Road Trippin’: Day 11 – Vegas Baby!

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Wait, what city are we in again? Did we drive too far?
Wait, what city are we in again? Did we drive too far?

Ahhhhh Las Vegas – where all-you-can-eat lobster buffets get questionably cheaper the further down the strip you go. Where you can get married by both young and old versions of Elvis. Where free WiFi pours out of almost every casino, just begging you to come inside. Some charge for it or make you signup for stuff to use it (I’m looking at you Bellagio…) but why on Earth would you when you can literally just walk out on the street or to the next casino and get it for free?

Now, this was a budget-friendly, two-night stay in Vegas, mind you, so we didn’t go super fancy with where we stayed. Our modest accommodations found us in the HoJo (Howard Johnson) just right off the strip. And you better believe they had free WiFi.

The first thing we did when we got to Vegas? Beeline to an In-N-Out Burger. We don’t have those on the East Coast, so naturally all moderation flew out the window and I got two burgers (mustard grilled), Animal Style fries, and a Neapolitan shake.

Heaven, served on a red tray.
Heaven, served on a red tray.

After our meal, we walked off the calories by going up and down the strip and taking in the ridiculous sights. I think my favorite thing was seeing two guys dressed up as Cookie Monster and Elmo, walking down the street together in unison just counting stacks of money – Sesame Street has gone straight thug, y’all.  We watched the crazy volcano erupt at The Mirage, and capped off our evening chilling at the courtyard lounge at Wynn. Vegas might be a bright light city in the middle of the desert that shouldn’t exist, but it was a match made in heaven for my Moto X. I never once had connectivity issues and got some pretty great photos.

Why yes, we will use your free WiFi. Thank you MGM Grand!
Why yes, we will use your free WiFi. Thank you MGM Grand!

Tune in tomorrow for Vegas round 2 – when we see a Cirque du Soleil show, followed by a car exploding right outside the MGM Grand (no really, we saw a car explode…) Vegas baby! Catch up on previous days of our trip here.

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