Ran outside Lake Las Vegas -
8.5 miles/1:12 some hills
Bike/Elliptical in hotel gym -
30 mins/30 mins
The man left at 6:30am to go golfing with a friend so I decided to do a longer workout since he’ll be gone all morning and I can just rage on my own.
I ran some miles around the lake (it is beautiful weather here right now) which felt harder than they should have and then hit up the hotel gym for a little more cardio. I love cardio and I love sweating; there, I admitted it. We all have our faults.
BACK IT UP TO YESTERDAY
Remember that big bag of healthy snacks we packed for the trip?
Yeah, the dude forgot it at home. Last weekend I forgot an entire bag of luggage at home. Between the two of us, it’s a surprise that we make it back to our house every night.
Since we didn’t have any food and were about to go all Hunger Games on each other, we stopped in Primm at the Nevada border for lunch:
That there is the world’s most expensive sub sandwich – $7.50 for a 6” turkey. My whole meal cost $94.
We hit some traffic but finally made it out to Lake Las Vegas and the Westin.
The grounds are beautiful and everything that is in business is kept up and clean, but it’s still sorta weird to see so much empty space and empty homes.
We had a bet last night at dinner about the foreclosure rate; I said 10% and the boy said 85%. <–?!?! He Googled it to determine the winner – last year 21% of the homes in this area were foreclosed upon. crazy.
The hotel is done in a Moroccan theme and there are tons of outdoor lounge spaces, fire pits, water features, it’s all really pretty.
The hotel room itself is not spectacular; it’s nice but not amazing:
Since we were food-less and I didn’t want to pay $17 for a bag of nuts in the minibar, we stopped at a Target on the way and stocked up on the same snacks that we had left at home.
I also bought some Keurig coffee cups that were on sale for the hotel room; this raspberry chocolate truffle is so good, I’ve drunk like 7 cups already.
Does anyone use a Keurig or other pod coffee system? How much are the pods and how many do you drink a day?
Should I buy one or just my own coffee farm?
It’s so easy and quick to use. I really like it but see how it could be expensive if you mainline coffee like I do.
After a little pool time we had an early evening cocktail at the Arabesque Lounge:
And then we went out to dinner at Bernard’s Bistro in the Village. Wait, I’m missing $100. Oh yeah, we stopped at the Fiesta Casino and lost it there on 21. good times.
We sat outside on the patio and listened to a live band play.
Our entrees were decent, but the shrimp cocktail was really good and the roasted beet and goat cheese salad was killer, best thing of the night. Our waiter recommended it – dynamite.
While we were eating, there was a surprise fireworks show which reminded me of our wedding 5 years ago. It reminded the husband of the prison he contractually entered.
Afterwards we were feeling young and frisky instead of the old and saggy that we normally feel so we sat outside in one of the many lounge areas. He smoked a stogie while I had a cup of decaf coffee with a shot of Metamucil.
Now it’s time to hit the pool like a fool!