Another Vegas morning had arrived.
This time I woke up a little later…7 am. I can’t sleep when I am anxious to start the day. And how could I not be anxious? I was in Vegas! I grabbed my workout clothes and headed down to the fitness center at the hotel. I did a nice jog and weight session. I was surprised to see an empty fitness center. How do these Vegas goers look so good if they don’t hit the gym? I must be missing something.
On the way back up, I grabbed a little fruit tray from the cafe and a couple coffees.
After showering and getting dressed, I sat down to read a book with my fruit and coffee. I left my laptop at home to prevent wasting my time getting caught up in Facebook or Pinterest. A book is much easier to put down than closing up a laptop during a Pinterest session. Am I right?
A couple hours later, Jeremy’s parents met us for breakfast down at the Mandalay bay buffet…yup…my fourth buffet in one weekend!
This time, I had: yogurt with granola, blueberries, pineapple, melon, blackberries, a scoop of scrambled egg and a slice of french toast. I grabbed the apple and took it with me for my long day ahead. I learned my lesson and didn’t go back for another plate.
Jeremy, his parents and I headed down the strip. We did a ton of walking until we got to the Cosmopolitan. I bet you can guess what we did…yup…gambled. I played slots and left a winner, and so did everyone else! It was getting late, so we all headed back to the Mandalay.
When we got back to the hotel, I caved. I opened up the room’s $4.00 K-cup coffee. Such a rip off, but only coffee addicts understand.
We relaxed a little, watched T.V and got ready for the night out on the strip.
We decided to have dinner at the Bellagio buffet…yup…my fifth buffet in one weekend! We kept hearing it was one of the best and decided to try it out.
I’ve never seen anything like it.
They had everything for everyone. It was fat kid’s heaven and health nut’s heaven all at the same time. I squeezed right between both heavens.
As all buffets go for me, I go in with a method.
Instead of starting off with everything that looked good like: pasta, macaroni, pizza or mashed potatoes, I decided to fill up on greens. My first plate consisted of: grilled salad zucchini, cucumber, bell pepper, dried fruits, romaine, egg whites, cous cous, onions and a side of dressing. This was just a teaser…
For my next plate, I decided to fill up on protein and cooked veggies. My plate had: grilled salad zucchini and squash asparagus, broccolini, shrimp, crab, glazed baby carrots, cous cous, dried fruit and a baby potatoes. I know dried fruit isn’t that great for you, but it was so tasty. I never buy it, so once in a while won’t kill me. The broccolini was incredible. I can’t describe the flavors. All I could think of was getting more!
I was starting to fill up, so I chose to put a piece of pizza on my plate. If I would have put pizza on my plate the first time up, I would have kept going back for more neglecting the vegetables that tasted just as good.
My last plate consisted of: mahi mahi, cheese pizza, grilled salad zucchini, dried fruit, broccolini and a couple seasoned potato wedges. I skipped out on the macaroni and cheese because I was getting full. Good thing I didn’t put that on my first plate.
The dessert bar was incredible. It was basically it’s own bakery. It had every kind of dessert from every kind of culture.
I have always seen macaroons on Pinterest and in magazines, but had never tried one. At the Bellagio, I finally did. I only planned on taking one bite, but that didn’t play out as I planned. I can’t describe how delicious it was. It tasted like a brownie flavored Kit-Kat on the outside with brownie batter in the middle. I can’t believe I have been missing out on these all my life. Shame on my parents!
If I ever decided to eat until my death, I would go here. Is that crazy to say? Oh well…
After we left the buffet we headed out to the Bellagio Casino and of course…played some games.(sounds better than saying we gambled) Jeremy and I had fun people watching at the Bellagio. The things you see in Vegas….
We were so tired. We ended up leaving his parents there and taking off. Shouldn’t it have been the other way around? Where do adults get their energy? As soon as we got back to the hotel we passed out like babies.