Like I mentioned in the last post we’re in Vegas for the week! Sam is out here working and brought me along because we are going to San Fran from here to celebrate our one year anniversary on Friday!
We hopped on a plane early Sunday morning, landed in Vegas at 7am, got breakfast and then headed directly to Mt. Charleston for a hike up Cathedral Rock Trail. We were feeling ambitious? The hike was a steep 1.2 miles each way, which doesn’t seem too bad until you are huffing and puffing up it. But it’s a really good workout and the view is worth it. AND there are the cutest little chipmunks at the top that come to see if you have food…if you find a quiet place and sit down long enough to enjoy the view, they’ll come! Sam had sent me a video of one taking food directly out of his hand on one of his previous work trips and so I was excited to get to see them.
After the hike we went and ate lunch at the Mt. Charleston Ski Resort because the lodge at the bottom of the trail was crazy packed! I bet it’s good but we were starving. Anyway, I don’t like dogging on places but I wouldn’t recommend eating at the ski resort if you can fight the hunger pains and wait to eat at the lodge. The food was okay at the ski resort, but the service was so bad and they weren’t too friendly. Granted it looked like they were under construction and they were clearly way too under staffed.
Other than the food, it was super cool to see the ski resort! Sam has been boarding there a few times in the snowier months. How crazy is it that there is a mountain with a ski resort in the desert?! There was only a tiny little patch of snow at the top while we were there, but there were SO MANY WILD HORSES roaming around on the mountain side. It was the coolest thing!
When we got back to the hotel we were exhausted! After being up at 3am, flying and hiking a mountain we turned on the TV, ordered two pizzas and literally posted up in bed at 4pm! And on the longest day of the year! We were asleep by 6pm and slept through till morning, it was THE BEST.
While Sam works during the day I am spending my time lounging by the pool. We are staying at the Aliante Casino+Hotel, which is a little bit quieter since it’s off the strip, perfect for relaxing.
Yesterday (Monday) after Sam got home from tracking tortoises in 109 degree weather in the desert, we went to the gym because we are noticing our old age kicking in 😉 haha. Seriously though. We eat like we have the metabolism’s of 12-year-old boys…and I for sure don’t.
For dinner we went to Leticia’s Mexican Cocina! SO GOOD! It’s Sam’s favorite Mexican place and now I see why. We shared an appetizer, chips and dips, and some of their tacos and we were stuffed with plenty to take back to the hotel with us!
Our waiter was also telling us about Leticia, the owner, who actually keeps everything there really authentic. The food is made specifically following her grandmother’s recipes from back home and everything seems to have a little extra touch of something that makes it special. Really enjoyed it, definitely recommend it.
Any cool parks in the area or good restaurant recommendations?
Happy officially Summer BTW!!