the Strip is not really a place that vegas locals frequent. in fact most 702 residents have a few tricks for how to avoid Las Vegas blvd entirely even if we need to get to other side of it.
there are ways, we have ways.
it's not that the adult playground isn't littered with crazy cool things to see, do and eat. it's just taken over by crowds and crowds of people. so many many cars, with so many different license plates.. which means people are taking their time and enjoying the sights. which means traffic moves exactly 2 miles an hour.
i'm not hating! i get it, this is what the folks come to see and partake in. so snap your photos. keep making those crazy lane changes because the lady on google maps keeps re routing you since you can't seem to find your hotel because you booked a room at the Hard Rock and that isn't on the Strip but you really insisted it was.
the Strip is forever changing, always evolving. things added - buildings imploded, just a few small spaces seem forever unchanged but really nothing is permanent here.
when a new spot opens that really catches my attention i will put on my adventuring pants and head on out using every back road i can to go take a peak or bite at my latest must visit.
The LinQ was a must but i won't tell you my main reason just yet. hrm.. i am sure you might be able to to figure it out though.
i hadn't really known what to expect.. presumed it'd be the usual shops, food, OH and a GIANT ferris wheel. yea, one of those too.
the polaroid fotobar was a fun surprise!
they had the raddest options of printing your photographs. really neat displays, photo books, and storing cases galore.
you could also purchase these adorable instant Polaroid cameras *raises hand* uh, one for me please! one of those little babies would be the perfect accessory for summer in my book. getting to capture all of those sweet moments and actually hold them in your hand or being able to put them into a journal sound so fun.
even though i didn't dabble the fotobar was where i could get in to some serious trouble. there is a fleet of beautiful computers allowing you access to log in to your instagram account (ritabakes) to print as many of your insta-beauties as you'd like.
for only a dollar you get a polaroid style print and even have the option to add captions within the base of the frames. in our digital age it's not as common to have sharable tangible photographs and this makes for a fun, easy way to change that.
planned adventures for a later date with a special friend.
uh oh, my motivation is showing.
after the months and months it took to build the High Roller it was very cool seeing it in action. it takes over an hour for a complete ride and i hear the sights are stunning.
especially at night after the sun has set all of the pods light up in different colors and they look extra glamorous.
easily distracted by sweet things. not to mention how much this chocolaty place reminds me of my beloved san francisco.
they had all of the flavors! holiday varieties, seasonal and the limiteds.refraining was not an easy task.
salted dark chocolate is in my top 3 pick favorites! also sort of a sucker for cookies and creme.
mmm. what are your favs? if your answer is "chocolate really isn't my thing" i am sorry but i don't think we can be friends anymore. deal breaker!
welcome to the purple zebra. slurpees on steroids. and by steriods i mean al-co-hol.
at first i was convinced i was in a candy store but things didn't seem totally right. then i realized it was WAY waay better than a candy store.
step one: pick your vessel.
sexy lady leg anyone?
approach the wall of endless possibilities and black out potential.
a lovely lady from behind the gate will fill up your jug with your heart's desire. they hand out samples and offer free advice on tasty mixes but ultimately you do what you like here.
see the Strip really is an adult playground, it is it's own life force separate from the normal that surrounds it.
as i keep dabbling at all the wonders in my backyard, i'll keep sharing.