Waking Up in Vegas

I’m sure by now you have figured out that my vacation post titles are all shout-outs to Las Vegas songs.  Feel free to leave any favorites in the comments section.

Thanks Katy Perry!




On Saturday morning, I woke up in Las Vegas MUCH earlier than I expected…darn you 2 hour time difference!  When I couldn’t fall back asleep, I figured I would go for a run down the strip.




Although not your typical Vegas activity, I was excited for a sunny warm weather run.  And although the BOY thought I was nuts, I laced up my running shoes and hit the road.  I wasn’t sure what to expect for the early morning Vegas crowd, but was pleased to find a fellow runner passing my hotel as I walked out the door.  The sidewalks were more crowded than I expected with a mix of runners (there were definitely more than I thought there would be), sightseers, and drunk people finding their way home.  I ran done to the Encore and then back to my hotel.  The BOY had found himself a poker tournament and we dragged him away to brunch while he still had some chips in his hand.




We walked the almost 2 miles down to the Wynn and although the BOY complained, it was fun to check out all of the hotels.  We finally found ourselves walking through his magical hotel eagerly searching for the Buffet.


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We got slightly lost in the forest, but thankfully, there were signs to lead the way…




We ran quickly walked our way to The Buffet.




Only to find a surprisingly long line.  We figured that meant it was a GREAT buffet and decided it would be worth the wait.  Taking pictures is always a good way to burn some time…




Although the guy were hungry and got sick of the photos quickly.  The line moved fast enough and when it came time to pay, we all decided the ‘All You Can Drink’ Champagn brunch was definitely the way to go!


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Confession time…I probably took 100 pictures of this buffet.  They had EVERYTHING you could ever want and it was AMAZING.  We had the best time and we spent hours eating omelets, trying vegetarian options, and piling our plates with an eclectic mix of food. The guys found the biggest slice of bacon that I have ever seen which brought huge smiles to their faces.  I am thinking that the Wynn buffet would make the PERFECT wordless Wednesday (so there are more pictures to come!).  I have such fabulous friends that support my blogging. They didn’t mind waiting to take their first bite while I got my camera ready for a photo of their full plates.






We made friends with our waiter (he probably knew us as the table who always wanted more champagne).




And we were pretty buzzed before it was time for dessert!




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The two sided dessert buffet was impressive and although we were stuffed, we made room for some chocolate and sweets.  My favorites…the bread pudding and the chocolate covered marshmallows.  Yes…there are more mouth watering dessert pictures to come!


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Eventually, we were soo full that we couldn’t stomach any more food or champagne and we slowly waddled our way out of the buffet.


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We made our way back through the forest towards the sunny afternoon, stopping for photo ops along the way.


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We walked our way back through the hotels checking out the stunning Palazzo and stopping for a short rest along the way.




We crossed the street to Treasure Island for some gambling before eventually making our way home for a nap.


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The day’s take home message…when you wake up in Vegas, make your way to the Wynn buffet and treat yourself to some Champagne!!! 

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