I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy the time with some friends and family. I was unable to go back “home” to Florida this year because of work but my Daddy was able to come out to see me for my first Thanksgiving in Las Vegas so I can’t be sad.
He and Teresa started the party before they even left Florida but thanks to Delta and their absurd delays and shitty flights they were sober when I picked them up. tourists.
This was not only my first Thanksgiving in Vegas but it was my first ever Thanksgiving without a home cooked meal. Gasp. We decided that with so many amazing restaurants having so many featured meals, we wanted to give them a chance. Not to mention it was pappa bear’s first time in Vegas and we really didn’t want to spend the whole day in the kitchen. I mean, it is a pretty awesome kitchen but I thought he should see the strip too. =)
We started with breakfast at the Bellagio Buffet. We heard one lady say “I’ve never had Thanksgiving dinner this early in the day.” We looked at each other and thought, Lady, this is just the warm up, we still have dinner!.It was a pretty good buffet, however in the future I recommend Wicked Spoon at Cosmo over this one. Even Caesar’s. But Dad and Teresa said the prime rib rocked and there were definitely some delicious nuggets of goodness at the Buffet. Once we stuffed ourselves to 80% capacity we decided to walk the Strip for the next 7 hours before dinner.
Believe it or not, it really was Dad’s first time in Vegas. Crazy huh? So we tried to get as much of the Strip in as possible, by which I mean, we walked the entire strip.
We did a little gambling.. I lost. don’t ask me how much. But Dad won, that was exciting. I was his little keeper, letting him know how much he was up and when it was a good idea to stop. It worked out pretty well! We also learned how to play craps! We went to an empty table and all the dealers (are they still called that at a craps table?) taught us how to play and what to do! It was a ton of fun, I think we found our new favorite game!
After lots of gambling and lots of walking off breakfast we headed to Hash House a Go Go for our Thanksgiving dinner!
|mmmm Bloody Marys|
Hash House has the best bloody marys I have ever had and I was so excited for Dad and Teresa to try them!! The menu at Hash House was so good but the portions are just way too big! I had pumpkin bisque to start which was phenomenal and then a portabello “burger” with potatoes. not very Thanksgiving-y I know, but I don’t eat meat so what do you want? They shared an amazing stuffed turkey meatloaf. I tried some of the mashed potatoes it was stuffed with – insanely good.
We definitely left with that “I’m stuffed” Thanksgiving feeling!
Then we needed to walk… again. So we headed over to the Venetian. They had all sorts of winter wonderland characters out in front of the hotel so I decided to take my grown-up Disney pictures, you know like the ones you have with Goofy?
They told us to stick around for the parade at 8 so we thought we would give it a shot. It was free and pretty fun to watch for a couple minutes, especially when they brought out these guys
|Seriously, how cool is her face!|