Friday, March 30, 2007

Vegas, Baby!

A while back Heath and I took a weekend trip to Vegas.
We decided to get a jump start on our trip by driving up the night before and stayed at a hotel just past the California/Nevada border, Whiskey Pete's. We arrived at about 1am. We were tired, cold, and in need of a hot shower. Now I'm not a diva when it comes to hotels, but let me just say it wasn't worth the $22 bucks we spent for the night. Seriously.

Here's a bottle cap we found in the corner of our room. Classy.

I slept in my clothes. I didn't want my pj's touching those sheets. When we woke up I asked Heath if he was going to shower. His reply was, "Not in this dump." I figured he was onto something, so we immediately grabbed our stuff and got the hell out of dodge.

Okay, so here's the sorta funny part. First let me tell you a little back story. When we decided to go to Vegas, we called a bunch of hotels and were pretty much priced out. We just didn't want to spend $300 plus on a room we weren't going to spend much time in. That said, we decided to get a room at Hooter's Hotel and Casino (yes, you read right). We were like, "How bad can it be?" Well, after spending the night at Whiskey Dumpsville, we were a little nervous. I wasn't in the mood to sleep in my jeans with my arms crossed like a mummy again. And at some point during the weekend a shower would be necessary.
Wow. You have no idea how happy I was when we opened the door to our room. Clean. Comfy. No bottle caps in the corner. It wasn't half bad.
Here's me hugging the bed. With a beer.

Here are some cheesy touches they put out to make their guests feel extra special: The Hotel is right across the street from MGM Grand. Where the San Remo used to be.
The best way for me to describe Hooters Casino is a poor man's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. You'll definitely see the Nascar types walking around. But who cares when the cocktail waitresses actually keep the drinks coming WITHOUT you having to ask! Now that's classy!

Obviously it's not the Wynn or Mandalay Bay. But for $90 bucks a night on weekends, you can spend your money doing a lot more of this:

and this:and see an awesome Cirque Du Soleil show like this:

There's one thing I couldn't get out of my mind. What those Hooters girls will look like when gravity takes over. Oh snap!


Anonymous said...

How awesome was the LOVE show! We loved it!
I just got back from seeing the Purple One at Rio...I even got into the aftershow! ;-) Love the blog! Isn't it fun! Hope to see you guys soon. xoxo. gloria.

Star said...

great blog! Such a good read. :)

Kiki Maraschino said...

The bottlecap isn't nearly as classy as that carpet!

At first, when I saw the pic of the bed at Whiskey Pete's with the rolled up tan blanket, I thought maybe it was a dead body.