If Monday was healthy day in Vegas, yesterday was the opposite. We thought about going to the lazy river in our hotel, but decided to check out some of the other hotels instead. We headed next door to New York, New York.
The hotel was really touristy and cheesy, but I loved it. I have a lot of memories of going to Rehoboth and Ocean City beaches as a kid and this hotel really reminded me of those trips with it’s arcade games and roller coaster, which of course, we rode.
We decided to buy this passport deal for $25 a person which included a ride on the roller coaster (normally like $15) and a drink at four different bars in the hotel. I think you can see how this turned into an unhealthy day, right? We were at least smart enough to do the roller coaster first. I haven’t been on a roller coaster in at least ten years but I was brave and sat in the front row.
We hung out in NY, NY for a few hours before going back out on the strip to purchase tickets for Penn & Teller.
(Who needs clothes right? It was hot out. Okay, not really, I was wearing a dress.)
Originally, we were going to check out the buffet in the Bellagio but, as we were running out of time, we decided to try the one at the Rio instead since that’s where the show was and you had to be at the ticket booth an hour in advance to get your seats which were assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
We waited in line for 45 minutes for the buffet.
It was not worth it! When people rave about the Vegas buffets, I think that they’re emphasizing quantity over quality. Yes, there was a ton of food. No, it didn’t taste that great. I had some crab legs, some guacamole and some soup. No pictures because it didn’t really deserve any.
The buffet left a bad taste in our mouths (literally) but we tried to re-energize ourselves for the show. By this point, any buzz we had from earlier in the day had worn off and I got really, really tired. Penn & Teller was good, but aside from being tired, I was also cold and I couldn’t see very well from where we were sitting. The show ended at 10:30 and we took a taxi back to our hotel where I immediately fell asleep.
I liked healthy vegas day better. Live and learn.