Thanksgiving in Vegas

Instead of sitting down for turkey dinner with the family, J&I have always spent Thanksgiving traveling.  This ‘tradition’ started a decade ago while we were still in NY – traveling overseas is always less crowded (with American tourists) around this time of year.  After moving to Cali, we opted to travel domestically, since flying to Europe from the West coast is just too time consuming.  We found that traveling domestically was just as quiet, but somewhat depressing and weird – places tend to be closed, and Asians are everywhere!  This year we’re vacationing in UT hiking, and decided to spend Thanksgiving in Vegas since it is en route, and figured sin city never shuts down.

Not only was everything open, the place was bustling with people – yes, you guessed it, with Asians.

We checked into Vdara,

squeezed in a 6-mile run on the treadmill – haven’t been on a treadmill in almost 5 years, and  we were off to dinner.

On our way to our Thanksgiving dinner at CUT, we walked past the tastefully done Bellagio fall display.

Unfortunately, tasteful displays are a rarity in Vegas.

Here’s the Christmas tree out front of the Venetian,

Venetian

and the fire show outside the Mirage/Treasure Island…

This thing goes off every hour on the hour - imagine trying to get some shut eye in the hotel next door.

This thing goes off every hour on the hour – imagine trying to get some shut eye in the hotel next door.

Thanksgiving dinner…

Don't let appearances fool you, this piece of steak was sublime.  Dry aged for 35 days and cooked in garlic butter, the taste was intense.  Probably the best steak I've had so far.

Don’t let appearances fool you, this piece of steak was sublime. Dry aged for 35 days and cooked in garlic butter, the taste was intense. Probably THE best steak I’ve had so far.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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