We started Day 2 in Vegas by getting our hoof on. Over the course of the day, we walked between Mandalay Bay at the extreme south end of the Las Vegas strip and Encore near the north end. 5.8 miles round trip, and that doesn’t even count all the “Family Circus” walking we did in and out of the casinos. I didn’t wear a pedometer this trip, but last time we were in Vegas I did, and I averaged around 30,000 steps a day. I wore my trusty gray Converse Chuck Taylors, which also saw me through a LOT of walking in Buenos Aires last year. Can you tell I like walking when traveling? Great way to sightsee + exercise = general awesomeness.
Where else can you see the Statue of Liberty (above) and Monte Carlo (below) in the space of an hour?
Breakfast was fruit and Trio granola bars (from our suitcase) before we beelined for the Starbucks in Planet Hollywood. Lunch was a fabulous steak salad at The Pub in Monte Carlo (where we tried to go the night before) and a beer (Rogue Shakespeare Stout for me). Too dark in there to take a proper food photo.
We left room for dessert from Sweet Chill, a fab gelato place in Aria (one of the resorts in City Center).
Yes, we shared this. Two scoops of amazing pistachio plus one scoop of totally extra amazing carrot cake. So good, but really too much for two…
…so we walked some more, to go see the MGM lions, oh my! (Yes, that’s a person sitting in the lion den. I want his job…well, maybe.)