It was time to head back to Vegas after the amazing hike at Zion. Our trip was coming to an end, and I was most definitely looking forward to a nice shower and a soft bed.
J&I checked into Rio, and S&B at The Palms. Since it was a sunday, hotels on the strip were pricier, so 0ff-strip we stayed. Rio was hosting the World Series of Poker the coming week, which explained the 30-minute wait to check-in. The line snaked around the lobby akin to an airport check-in line. It was maddening.
Dinner was at Lotus of Siam, featured on CNN, and totally over-rated.
After the lackluster dinner, we headed to the original Vegas Downtown, which had been revitalized.
This place was a human freak show. You had people either half naked or dressed in costumes (not all well made) doing all sorts of things trying to get a buck or two. The whole scene reminded J of Coney Island. If you have to go to Vegas stick to the strip, unless this sort of scene appeals to you.
The $4.99 breakfast buffet at The Palm the next morning was followed by getting stuck in the post-Memorial Day weekend exodus back to Cali.
Dinner was the most amazing ramen at Tsujita Annex in Little Osaka, and S&B’s culinary journey to the West was capped off with Blockheads’ shaved ice.