A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas..

Posted by Pepper on June 1, 2011

but a little bit does make its way to the blog. A tiny bit perhaps.

Mint and I are last minute people. We had been talking about where to go during the long weekend for a while, but we never got around to finalizing anything. While eating dinner on Friday night, we started discussing it again. ‘Should we just go somewhere?’. It was quite late in the day to start planning a trip. If we decided to go, we’d have to leave early in the morning. And we’d have to drive to the destination. Getting air tickets in the last hour that did not cost the world didn’t seem like a possibility. So we had to make a choice accordingly. Vegas had been on our minds. But it is quite far. Google maps said it would involve more than 9 hours of driving.

Should we or should we not? After dithering for a while, we decided to just go ahead with the idea. This is what I love about us – the fact that we can just take off without any prior planning. We have no real responsibility and are willing to rough it out if need arises. Once decided, everything moved at high speed. Mint said we should go in a rented car, and off we went to collect it. It was past mid night by the time we got back. He logged on the minute we stepped in and started looking for hotels for us to stay in, we called up his cousin and even convinced her to join us though it was such a last minute plan. I moved about trying to pack a few things.

We were to leave by 7 am. I knew that was being a little too ambitious, considering we’d had such a late night. I was right. By the time we hit the road, it was almost 10 am. Fortunately, the drive didn’t seem all that bad and we were checking into our hotel in Vegas by evening.

Vegas. Both Mint and his cousin have been there a few times. But it was my first time and I took it all in. I kept thinking of the numerous movies I’ve seen that were shot in Vegas. The place was windy, which is not surprising, considering it is a desert. But I was still unprepared for the gusty gales that were making it difficult for us to walk. Honestly, at times I think such forceful winds might blow me away. We could feel the mighty shoves that were pushing us backward as we tried to make our way.

We had a good time there. It was all about glittering streets, casinos with beautiful interiors and themes, brilliant artwork, skillfully carved statues, paintings, murals, flowers, lights, the works. And that is about all I am willing to put down here. * Grin *

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52 Responses to “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas..”

  1. R's Mom said

    Wow..now thats what I call a super awesome sudden last minute trip..I loved that white skirt πŸ™‚

  2. Mahes said

    OMG! We were there over the long weekend too. How come I didn’t bump into you? Same places, we could have definitely seen each other. Do you ever remember a family of 5? Nice pics and yes it was very windy. My poor MIL couldn’t take the wind, she was awful 😦

    • Pepper said

      You guys were there too? We may have seen each other for all we know. I saw plenty of Indian families around πŸ™‚
      It wasn’t that windy at the strip, but close to our hotel, it was quite insane!

  3. Blognostic said

    Did you gamble anything at Vegas?

  4. Bikram said

    Wow. As usual thats another destination on map. My collegue here swears by it she and her husband go twice a year to vegas and tell us stories.
    Loved the pic beautifulll..

    Btw you seen the movie hangover haan he he he πŸ™‚

    You had fun excellent ….

    • Pepper said

      Your colleague goes to Vegas twice a year? Wow. It is a nice place, but I wouldn’t like going that often πŸ™‚
      Yep. I’ve seen hangover. Lol.

  5. Loved your red top πŸ˜€
    Did you guys gamble? πŸ˜‰

  6. Deboshree said

    I loved the painting picture. Truly beautiful!
    The much talked of shimmer of Vegas seems to be true to its hype. πŸ˜€

  7. What fun!!! I love last minute plans…and Vegas sounds like so much fun!!! p.s. love your snap in front of the Bellagio

  8. Ashwathy said

    Awesome recount!!! Awww c’mon…give us some more details of…the pole dancer…er..I mean Vegas!! :mrgreen:

    Pics are lovely…I am sure they must be truckloads more! How many days did you stay? Just Sunday and returned?

    The last pic made my jaw drop. Sure I’ve seen similar stuff in London…but one could still make out they were people..with some difficulty. This one is mind blowing!!

    • Pepper said

      Oh yeah, there are truck loads of pics. I only put up a few. We stayed for 2 and a half days. It was a long weekend.
      Seriously, this man playing statue was really great.

  9. Smitha said

    Reminds me of our trip to Vegas. There sure is something about Vegas. We had even loved the drive there.

    The man pretending to be a statue – there used to be loads of them in London- along the Thames and in places like Covent Garden – Amazing!

  10. Nice pics! πŸ™‚
    I mean really nice. Man made of candies. Real lion. Very cool!
    Hope you had fun! πŸ™‚

  11. Comfy said

    Unplanned, impromptu trips are the best because you don’t stress about reservations and itineraries way in advance. Most of our trips are like that. Long distance ones get booked max a week in advance and for the rest we just pick up and go, which is followed by pitching our tent in any odd campground. Perfect way to go I say.

    Am glad you had a great trip πŸ™‚

  12. ajay said

    Bellagio. Ocean’s 11. πŸ˜€ Did you visit the other two casinos they robbed? πŸ˜€

  13. scorpria said

    ROFL ROFL ROFL — what’s Mint pointing up at, in pic # 4? πŸ˜€

    So what you’ve NOT revealed here, can be revealed thru gmail πŸ˜€ that’s what Gmail’s for πŸ˜‰

    • Pepper said

      Oh lol! I don’t think I even noticed that he was pointing at something in this pic. I’ve no idea.
      Oh yes, the revelations can happen on Gmail πŸ˜€

  14. Swaram said

    That flower painting is just soo amazing!
    I luv such unplanned trips too πŸ˜‰ They just turn out to be so good with those bits of adventure thrown in πŸ™‚

  15. Trip to Vegas is always fun !! Have been there few times and I think I am ready to go there again πŸ™‚

  16. Waw that’s a nice last minute trip, we were planning for a vegas or yosemite for long weekend and we went with later. You look pretty, love your red top and white skirt.So did you become rich going there?

  17. Titaxy said

    What fun! I love that flower painting…too good.

  18. But..but..where’s the Eiffel tower wala vegas photo? πŸ˜€

    The windy weather doesn’t seem right though..it was a one off thing, me thinks. B’coz whenever I was there it was always calm and warm..also b’coz a colleague mentioned about weird windy Vegas on her vegas trip the same weekend .

    Make many more of these impromptu trips and may fun follow you guys along! πŸ™‚

    • Pepper said

      Eiffel tower wala photo I didn’t put up here. I’ll upload the pics on fb. You can see it there πŸ˜€
      Yeah, probably this weekend was bad.

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

  19. Sig said

    What an awesome trip!! Lol in Melb the furthest we can actually go spontaneously by driving is Sydney hahaha.

    Do love the pics – that was a real lion on the roof??!

  20. UmaS said

    Beautiful pics…great trips always happen at the last moment…just like our Coorg trip…. πŸ™‚

  21. binpin said

    What fun! Been there 4 times so don’t want to go there for a while but the place has its own charm:). The shows there are lovely. I watched La Rev and the Criss Angel show and ahem another one of which I will let you know later:).

    • Pepper said

      Oh we didn’t get to see any show 😦 .. But never mind, we can plan a trip another time. I am waiting to know about the show you will tell me about later πŸ˜€

  22. wow wow and wow
    you guys had awesome fun. nice!! πŸ™‚

    i love unplanned, last-minute trips the most.. they’re so much more fun. πŸ˜€

  23. RS said

    Wow! This sounded like an amazing trip – so how much did you win/loose gambling? πŸ˜‰ Reminded me of our tripto vegas – somehow your posts end up reminding me of our short stay in US! πŸ™‚

    Like your top on the white skirt πŸ™‚

  24. Sands said

    How fun!! It is one of my most favorite place for rest and relaxation. Being just a less than 6 hour drive, the OH and I have been there quite a few times, with family, with friends and family, as just a couple, with friends and no kids etc etc. When we are in the mood for good food, shows and realxation, that’s where we go πŸ™‚

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