It was a quick trip filled with losing money and gorging ourselves.
On our first night, we headed to California Pizza Kitchen, which is surprisingly vegan-friendly. We ended up drinking fancy drinks and closing the joint. Oh, and we practiced posing for family holiday photos.
Here's my mom and brother doing it slightly less awkwardly.
When my mom and I headed back to our hotel after dinner, we played the slots for a while (read: lost money for a while). We also took full advantage of the $1 PBR special our hotel was having.
On Thanksgiving, our day centered around the Wynn Buffet. The owner, Steve Wynn, is vegan, so there are tons and tons of vegan options. If you go there (which I HIGHLY recommend), you can even take the vegan tour, where the chefs will show you all of the vegan items at the buffet, and all of the custom dishes they can prepare. Plus, you get the added bonus of the other customers looking at you like you're super fancy.
Here's just a sample of everything I crammed into myself:
I'm pretty sure I gained 7 pounds during that meal. In fact, I know I did since I'm writing this entry post-trip. To try to feel better, I convinced myself I'm just an overachiever and was simply getting a head start on gaining the weight I usually do during finals. I guess I know what my New Year's resolutions will be.
We waited for over two hours to get seated. And, despite having to practice more badder control than I ever had previously, it was totally worth it.
Happy to finally be nearing the end!
After eating for nearly as long as we were in line, we walked around the Wynn and checked out all of the decorations. So pretty!
Yeah, probably not going on a Christmas card any time soon. Although, if someone is looking for blackmail material, I think this would be a prime candidate.
After a whirlwind trip, I had to return to this:
Not happy about it, although I think my waistline probably is.