I think we all depleted our energy stores the first night by being out until 4:00 am. On our last night in Vegas, we were all pooped and ready for bed after dinner.
OOooh, and for dinner, we went to a tapas place 5 minutes off the strip. It was REALLY yummy:
^Bacon-wrapped stuffed dates. Lord knows I don’t care for bacon, but I loooove dates. I was willing to give it a try because others rave about it. I’m so glad we ordered it!
These ahi tuna and mango skewers were also bomb:
And the grilled octopus was good, but I filled up on the other stuff more than this dish:
Josh ordered the lamb chops and clams:
(BTW, I don’t eat lamb. They are so cute and I would probably cry if I ate it… but the presentation of that dish was pretty awesome).
We went to bed pretty early on Monday night and had a good night’s rest.
I woke up a little earlier than everyone else to go to the gym. I had a blister within a blister from my other run, so I just ended up doing the elliptical for 30 minutes, and then weights for another 40 minutes or so. Nothing crazy, but definitely great to do a little something.
When I got back, everyone was packing up. After getting washed up and checking out of our awesome room, we went across the street to take a walk around the Grand Canal Shoppes.
We kind of took a bunch of pictures because it was so pretty in there!
We made one more stop by the Bouchon bakery. Instead of the macarons, which were just whatevers, we got the carrot cake and the Better Nutters (Thomas Keller’s versions of the Nutter Butters):
They were both REALLY good! The Better Nutters got a little messy when the bag got squished, but it was still super yummy.
And for lunch, we went to Carnegie in the Mirage. They are known for this huge pastrami and corned beef sandwich (the Woody Allen):
Quite possibly not a good thing to eat right before having to drive all day. Good thing they split it!
I went with the turkey burger. Umm, I don’t know if I had low expectations, but it was the best turkey burger I’ve ever eaten. Or maybe I was just hungry.
I hope all the cousins had a great time on their first trip to Vegas!
We arrived in Anaheim in 3h 40min (it’s weird to think that in a marathon, I was running for that whole duration of time. MIND-BOGGLING).
We had one last dinner with Joe’s uncle and aunt (Thanks Jay and Sunny for always being so hospitable!). Everyone got the naeng myun and bibim naeng myun (cold noodle dishes). I went with the dolpan bibimbap (hot stone mixed rice and veggies dish), which is pretty much my favorite Korean dish:
The hot stone thing keeps it really hot and makes the rice a little crispy, which I loves. The only thing is that I think it just had a raw egg yolk instead of a fried egg… which made me just a little sad because I love eggs.
OH, WELL. It was a great dinner and the boys took care of the driving on the 5.5 hour drive back to San Jose.
This trip was great because I got to know some of the family members better and there was certainly great conversation had throughout (especially the long drives).
God has certainly blessed the family with good hearts and closeness. I hope we can continue to make memories together and share in the joy and blessings of Our Father!
I needs to exercise. I kind of let myself go during the trip. Now it will be interesting to see if I can get back to a regular eating and working out routine.
IT’S SPRING BREAK BABY! Hope you are enjoying your week . And for those on Spring Break, have a good and restful time!