The mister and I drove to Las Vegas last weekend. His mom was in town for a genealogy convention, so we drove to Sin City to meet her, have some dinners, and see a show!
Because I love a good road trip, we stopped at a few tourist traps along the way!
First was breakfast at Peggy Sue’s Diner. The diner’s door is a huge jukebox (the mister and I have a love for oversized roadside stuff) and the dining room is covered in horribly amazing paintings of old stars and singers like Elvis and Lucille Ball. The food is decent diner food and since there’s not much else out there aside from fast food, I totally recommend it, if only for the Elvis fortune teller.
Then we drove the 3 miles into the hills to Calico, a “ghost town” which was restored by Walter Knott (of Knott’s Berry Farm) in the mid-1950s. There’s an entrance fee of $7 per person, plus a couple dollars each here and there for other tours/activities such as the Mystery Shack, Gold Panning, and visiting the Mine.
Please note that it is HOT out there, and if you visit, please wear sunscreen and stay hydrated! I was wearing a long sleeve denim shirt, but I was afraid my little exposed toes were going to burn – luckily they did not.
On the way out of town, we saw some amazing old road signs:
That night we met the mister’s mom and the three of us went over to the buffet, Wicked Spoon, at the Cosmopolitan for dinner, because you have to go to at least one buffet while you are in Vegas. The buffet is very meat heavy, but all of the food was delicious. Aside from the desserts, my favorite was the macaroni and cheese bar where a chef takes a noodle and cream base and adds the ingredients of your choosing. You can choose from three types of cheeses, tomatoes, mushrooms, ham, onions, and bacon. I had the three different cheeses and bacon and it was so good!
And while I do not smoke and the smoke in all the casinos makes my throat hate me, I do love these new, old cigarette machines:
Where are your favorite spots in Las Vegas? Where do you like to stay, eat, and what shows do you recommend?