I love Vegas. I didn’t realize just how much until this trip. After my last post I decided to stay active and be proactive and do some things Id always wanted to do.
First and foremost, I took the time to look at a couple of apartments. Big step for me. I don’t consider moving lightly. I might talk about it a lot but deep down there are fears that stay constant that keep feelings about moving superficial and on the surface. If I really sit down and consider, I get scared.
I get scared of family time I’ll be missing out on. I get scared of change in general. Im complacent where I’m at. But I’m not happy. I feel like I have so much more to see and experience and give to the world than Im currently doing and I want those things. I feel caught between two worlds. Old me and new me. Sad me, break down me, and new and improved happier, go getter me. But I am scared that sadness will creep back in if I move away from everything and everyone that I know and love. The people that care for me and saw me through so much hurt. I feel like Id be betraying them. But am I betraying myself by not pushing myself further?
I have a lot to think about.
Also this trip in Vegas I played total tourist. I went shopping, saw the sign, explored different hotels and different restaurants. I went to Fremont st like I said I would and people watched. I drove around a little too much of Las Vegas due to operator error on my map, and even met up with some friends of mine from home that were there for a convention.
In all my many times out there, I have come to find several things that Id like to share from a tourists perspective.
- The sign is worth it. Go see it.
- Any of the Cirque shows are worth it. They are incredible. If you’re really open minded, “Zumanity” is my personal favorite.
- Sushi is good anywhere in Las Vegas. The Sushi place in China town is just as good as Mizumi at Wynn or Sushi Samba at The Palazzo. The only difference is atmosphere and price. If you can swing it, do the expensive ones because the service and cocktail menus are better, but if not, China town works just fine. How they manage fresh sushi in a desert is beyond me but whatever. Brings me to my next point.
- All of the food in Vegas is good. It has to be. There is so much competition, it all has to be good. (Except Heart Attack Grill. Avoid it. Its cash only, its disgusting, and they make you wear hospital gowns.)
- New York New York is the most kid friendly hotel on the strip. They have a huge arcade and a roller coaster and kid friendly dining options. Luxor is great if you want educational, but New York New York is a little livelier and more convenient to everything else.
- People watching on the Strip is one of the best things there is. Find a restaurant/ bar that overlooks it and enjoy.
- Everything is themed, down to the service. At 9 Fine Irishmen at New York New York, the entire staff has Irish accents. Real or fake its cool either way. I noticed at most of the themed restaurants the staff tend to accomplish a myriad of accents suiting whatever country they are representing. Its fun.
- Lavo is my favorite restaurant on the strip. Its at Palazzo and the food and service are top notch and not priced outrageously. You can even sit outside and people watch like aforementioned.
- The Eiffel Tower restaurant has the best view for dinner.
- Priceline your hotels. Be careful which ones you choose but don’t be afraid of downtown. Fremont St. has some great properties.
- The pool parties are worth it if you want a day time party but the pools in general are great. Its the desert. Cool off and enjoy a cocktail. At ANY of the hotels.
- Don’t be like me and over pack EVERY SINGLE TIME. Chances are you’ll do some shopping and have nowhere to put it. I do it EVERY SINGLE TIME. And the shopping is fantastic! There is great shopping on the strip at Planet Hollywood, Caesars, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan…the list goes on. But the best outlet mall in the country (rumored) is just North of the strip. Its called North Premium Outlets and it is amazing. Armani, Coach, Michael Kors, Ugg, Cole Haan, Nordstrom…all have outlets there. And it is affordable.
- You can meet nice people anywhere in Vegas. Especially the tourists. They’re just as lost as you. Help each other out.
Now I have so much to figure out for myself. I have a lot to consider. I know that moving might do me some good. I know I want to travel more and see more of the country and being relocated would help me do that. I know I’m grateful I can put these thoughts into my blog again and start to process it all. A lot has changed for me these last couple of years. Maybe a little more wouldn’t hurt.
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