What happens in Vegas…stays in Vegas

At least that’s how the saying goes. I didn’t do anything in Vegas that I couldn’t bring home with me, but it was an interesting experience that’s for sure.

I joined my husband on a business trip. My first time to Las Vegas since I was a kid!

Las Vegas sign

He worked.  I explored!

And if I were a gambling person, which I’m not, this would not have been my week-end.

It started with disappointing results at a long-awaited restaurant.  I’ve wanted to go to this restaurant for years, and lets just say, it’s going to be hard for me to give it a second shot.

That was strike one.

Strike two came the next day, when I ventured out to another restaurant.  One that had been recommended to me by a friend. Unfortunately, the results at that restaurant were less than desirable as well, although I may be willing to give this one another try.

And the final strike was on the last day.

A much-needed pedicure was cancelled by the spa. 😦 Oh, but I was comped the daily fee for the use of the spa facilities. And yes, I took advantage of this offer.

3 strikes and I’m out!

It wasn’t all bad though.

My hotel was great! I got to meet Taylor Hicks, and hear him in concert! The people watching was spectacular! The water show at the Bellagio was beautiful!  I even witnessed a couple getting married right there on the sidewalk in front of the hotel!

The Bellagio at night

It was fascinating. Bigger than life. Much brighter than home, but certainly not home!

It was another great adventure with my best friend! 🙂

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Good Stuff Eatery

The last time I went to Washington DC, I ate at this little place called “Good Stuff Eatery“.  Oh my, was it good!

Farmhouses
It took us a little while to find the place.  It was dark, it was unfamiliar territory, it was downtown Washington DC!

But, we were determined to eat at a place that was unique to the city we were in!  It’s a goal of ours to eat at local restaurants when travelling, and we try to avoid chain restaurants.

So, after negotiating the crazy streets, and finding a place to park, we ventured out to see what we would find!

What we found was a funky little place, offering burgers and shakes. But not just your ordinary, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shake!

Amazing names like, Toasted Marshmallow, Milky Way Malt, Black & White, Salty Caramel Kiss, just to name a few.

With names like that, I just had to give this place a try.

So I placed my order.  A ‘SHROOM BURGER – Muenster & Cheddar stuffed Portobello Tops, Flash Fried With Panko Crumbs, Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce & Pickle With Good Stuff Sauce.

Oh yeah!

And when the menu basically only has two items on it…I decided I probably should try the other item they were offering.

A hand spun shake.  My choice was the Salty Caramel Kiss.

And oh, it was so delicious!  I can’t even begin to describe how good the shake was!  The burger was gone in a flash, but the shake was something that needed to be savored.

I’m ready to go back to DC, just for the shake!  The burger was delightful, the shake….amazing!

It was another good adventure with my very best friend 🙂