Alternate post title: Things you should know about Vegas.
1. Beware of the plane ride to Vegas.
Our plane took off at 2 in the afternoon. The flight was a little over 2 hours long. Barely half way into the flight, the attendant announced that they were sold out of booze.
I wondered why the beverage cart was taking so long to get to me.
Plane full of people + sold out booze = very loud, drunk, middle-of-the-afternoon plane ride.
Girls were laying across the laps of total strangers for pictures. Flashes were going off all over the place. There were 3 girls in particular that Alissa & I were watching.
We affectionately dubbed them the "ho-girls". Because after all, if it dresses like a ho, walks like a ho, and talks like a ho (as in planning who they were going to hook up with later that night)...well...I'm calling it a ho.
And I wish...I really wish I'd taken their picture.
We wondered about them the whole trip...."Wonder what the ho-girls are doing tonight."
2. Las Vegas is full of good, cheap food.
Primarily because they want you to spend your money gambling.
I don't gamble. I had planned to spend like $20...and then I got there and realized all the machines took this credit card thingy that plugs into it. And it all just seemed too complicated and not worth the effort. So I didn't gamble one teeny little bit.
Which was a little disappointing...but hey, I still have my $20.
Back to the food.
This sign caught my eye RIGHT away:
There was also $8.99 prime rib...but it was at a different casino, and we didn't get there. So sad.
We did however, get to Hooters.
Where I tried (and LOVED) deep fried pickles.
I know. Deep fried pickles.
But they are so. stinkin'. good. The waitress even said if we didn't like them she'd buy them. And I was all set to let her. But they were too darn tasty.
Hooters deep fried pickles. Who knew.
Sidenote: Yes, I bought a Hooters shirt. No, I will not be wearing it publicly.
And I have to say I was a little disappointed with the uh...um...how shall I put this? The hooters at Hooters. I guess I had BIG expectations. This particular franchise would have been more aptly named Hooterettes.
3. People smoke a lot in Las Vegas.
I feel a little spoiled here with all the clean air. Evidently people like cigarettes with their gambling. Ironically, our hotel room was "smoke free"...but you could smell it as soon as you walked out of your room. My poor Hooters shirt smelled like smoke.
My eyes were bloodshot the whole time, so bring Visine.
4. Allow lots of time to explore the Strip.
Alissa and I had about 2 hours, by the time we figured out where to park. You need like 3 days, at least. I didn't get to take the pictures I really wanted to because we just didn't have time. And our hotel wasn't on the Strip. So I didn't get any cool night lights pictures. And I didn't get to go into the Bellagio...for some reason I was obsessed with going to the Bellagio. Probably had to do with Oceans 11.
We did find this photo CD thingy...it had tons of printable pictures on it.
I'm just going to use these. :)
5. Vegas is a rather naughty place.
You've probably heard about the guys who try to hand you "advertisements" on the streets. Do NOT accept anything from these people.
Well. Unless you WANT a picture of Bambi with glittery stars on her nipples.
And that's mild.
The streets are literally littered with porn.
There's naughty stores too:
So there you have it. 5 things you should know about Vegas.
I might think of more.
Happy Wednesday! ;)