Tuesday 25 July 2017

Day Not Quite 1 - Dallas to Las Vegas

My mistake was calling yesterday 'day zero', because I can't really call this 'day one' - I didn't do any driving. Instead I flew from Dallas to Las Vegas, where the trip starts properly tomorrow.

I must have upset the gods by doing this, because yet again I flew through the most incredible thunderstorm. So strange seeing lightning from above. The same happened when I flew to Miami last year. It must be my punishment for not driving this part of the route.

I know Las Vegas pretty well, and had no desire to hang around this time. The city continues to bemuse me. There's nowhere in Europe that has a such a single minded desire for a good time. It's like a cross between Blackpool and Disneyland Paris. I'm sure it would make more sense if I gambled, but I know the maths and I've got better things to spend my money on - like dinner! This year I tried the Cosmopolitan's Wicked Spoon Buffet for the first time, and as you'll see below, I loved it.

After that, it was an early night after a double-check of tomorrow's route - Death Valley, here we come ...

Wicked Spoon ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Well, I did enjoy this! I've always been a Bellagio's fan (no one ever forgets their first Vegas buffet experience!), but I thought I'd move 'up market'. The food is really top-notch, especially for the pretty reasonable price. There's a good variety, every dish was uniformly strong and I love the 'small plates' approach. I don't go to the a buffet just to stuff myself on crab - I'd rather have quality than quantity, and this hits the spot.

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