This morning was leftover bread pudding for breakfast (yum!), packing, and saying goodbye to Lena the kitty. She never came and cuddle with me overnight – I had been warned she might try so I left my door open for her – but she enjoyed my petting thoroughly.
My friend Andy had recommended Lotus of Siam and Vicki had been there before so also recommended it. It’s well off the Strip so didn’t fit in the rest of my trip, but they have a lunch buffet so we thought that was good for my last afternoon today. Very tasty, and I watched to avoid hot peppers so I survived fine, even the spicy soup. Since this was the first meal we didn’t share everything, we all overate because it was so good. Darn! As we left we saw all the awards and articles that it is one of the top 50 restaurants in the USA…and lunch for all three of us was only $35! Wow!
We still had a few hours before I had to get to the airport, so we headed back to the Strip to see decor “that looks likes a Florida snowbird Jewish grandma exploded” per Amanda’s description. I have to say I agree.
We entered through the Palazzo, saw Wynn and Encore, strolling past all the super-expensive shops (who buys all this stuff?!?), and ended up at the Parasol Down bar outside by the waterfall. There are scheduled night
shows with fountains and projection on water spray, but with the sun filtered by a cloudy sky today it was quite nice to sit there, sipping cocktails and chatting, at least until it started filling up around is with several smokers. By then out drinks were done, so we moved along back out to the car. They tried to have me try on some expensive super high platform wedges because they were teal, but they only had up to size 8 so I was spared. Amanda tried on some platform stiletto heels in hopes finally to be as tall as me, but she was still a couple inches short. Haha! They dropped me off at the airport with hugs and thanks all around.
I don’t find gambling fun, let alone can’t tolerate the smoky casinos, so I didn’t gamble at all in Las Vegas proper, just like my 2007 trip, but Grandma gave me cash to gamble for her. Amanda said the best odds were at the airport so I waited until my way home. Grandma likes watchin Wheel of Fortune every night so I thought that was appropriate. I put $5 in a 25-cent slot machine and got a spin thing right away and won more than I thought. I wasted many spins and when I saw it was still so high I cashed out at $22.50! I’ve never won gambling my own money, only with Grandma’s money. Haha! I also got TSA pre check so bypassed the long security line, but my flight was a little late, so I had plenty of waiting time. I got home with kitties fed by 9pm and will start laundry next. Huge thanks again to Amanda for such a fun weekend!
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