Vegas Birthdays

Early in October Jonathan asked if i could go to Vegas for his birthday (and to celebrate Thomas and mine) on the first weekend of November but with Shelly’s wedding that weekend i had to decline. Towards the end of the month we talked again and Janelle said i could just go Friday and fly back on Saturday and with a little thought i figured it was totally possible. So i logged on to Spirit Air and got myself a $38 flight from LAS to LAX.

Friday morning Jonathan picked me up and we headed out to Vegas and got there in a quick 4 hours and met up with Thomas who moved out there in September. We basically had a quick lunch and headed back to the Palms to check-in and to start drinking and relaxing. We finished our bottle of whiskey in an hour and half and were good to go. We hopped on a free shuttle from the Palms to Caesar’s Palace and went to try the new Bacchanal Buffet.

I’ve heard stories of two hour waits to get into the buffet so I had us get there around 5 and found a normal sized line and expected to wait a while still but 15 minutes later we were seated and off to the races. The seafood section was quite impressive with lots Crab legs, freshly chucked oysters, steam mussels, oyster shooters, and lots of other seafood items. The rest of the buffet seemed pretty standard and includes a noodle soup section, lots of charcuterie, and some bland prime rib. Four plates done, and lot of desserts later we were done and headed back to the hotel to take a nap.

We woke up a few hours later headed out to drink more and ended up at the Ghost Bar at the end of the night where we hung out until 2am. To finish off the night Jonathan wanted to get a 20 piece nuggets and watch Lost back in the room.

Saturday morning after breakfast it was time to relax so we met up again in Chinatown to get a foot massage. Its not as cheap as the ones in LA but still just as good. This was probably the first time i didn’t fall asleep in the middle of it. Once we were done we had to race to the airport so i could catch my flight, and so Jonathan could pick up Nelson who was staying for just Saturday night.