Las Vegas: Day 5


Happy Birthday Jantina! Today Jantina picked our itinerary, there were a few things she saved for us to do today.

We started by buying some Vegas monorail tickets for the day’s travels. We hopped on at the MGM and exited at Harrah’s for our first stop. We visited Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum to see the life-like celebrities. Jantina’s favorite was the Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy. I wished the Patrick Stewart was still dressed as Captain Picard, but they had changed him into a boring suit.

We crossed the street to see the tiger at the Mirage, and then boarded the monorail again to go to the Hilton. The Hilton hosts the Star Trek Experience and it was pretty incredible! We bought the latinum passes which included both rides, the Klingon Encounter and the Borg Invasion. Both were excellent, and designed by Paramount so the sets and props were all authentic. We also took a backstage tour to see how things were done… being transported was pretty amazing. We fit in lunch at Quark’s between rides and viewing the Trek museum.

After a day at the Hilton, we had to hurry back to the room so we could change for dinner. We rushed back to our place, changed clothes, rushed back to the Venetian (getting every dollar’s worth out of the monorail) to have dinner at Delmonico’s. They knew it was her birthday and treated us to a couple complimentary treats. A puffed pastry with pate and caramelized red onions at the start of our meal and a chocolate sorbet afterward. The entire meal was perfect; I had the mini filets with bacon wraped prawns and blue cheese / bacon potatoe cakes …and even though we had the complimentary sorbet, I still went ahead and had the bananas foster ice cream pie for dessert.

Jantina and Buffy
View more of my Las Vegas photos in my “Las Vegas” set on Flickr

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