|Ronda and Chuck|
Once my husband was free from his duties we high tailed it to The Colorado Belle to visit Pints Brewery. Pints is the only brewery in Laughlin and I must admit I didn't expect much. Wow, was I ever wrong, the beer at Pints is really good.
I was lucky enough to sit next to the head brewery (Chuck) who gave me a tour of his operation and took this sweet picture with me. He took over the brewing a short time ago and, according to everyone I spoke to, has made a huge impact with his fantastic beer.
Now on to Vegas to celebrate my husband's birthday. We stayed at the La Quinta South Airport which was a nice hotel that was (most importantly) very clean. Did you know that La Quinta Inns are all dog friendly and do not charge extra for dogs?
I hadn't been to downtown Vegas in years and it did not disappoint. If you usually go to the strip, take some time and check out downtown one night. It's a different sort of freak show than the strip.
Then it was on to the Shelby museum where I
Pawn Stars. I'm not a fan, my husband DVRs it. We are a match made in heaven don't you think?
What's a hungry birthday boy to do for dinner while in Vegas? Go to The Meatball Spot, of course. This restaurant is really beautiful on the inside and the husband was happy with his meat filled dinner. I am happy to say that they offer a vegetarian meatball which was really good. They also have handmade ice cream sandwiches which made my husband's day.
Birthday surprise time; tickets to see Kevin James. My husband LOVES Kevin James so when I saw he was going to be doing stand up at the Mirage I knew we had to go. It was a great show and I really recommend seeing him. The biggest surprise to me was that his act was family friendly. I had seen him do stand up on TV before and assumed it was clean because it was for TV. He will be back at the Mirage in March on a double billing with Ray Romano which would be fun to see.
After the show we stopped by the pub in New York, New York to listen to an Irish band that was surprisingly good. We spent the rest of the night at the pub and in the casino where I won a whopping $27 at video poker. Sure, it cost me $30 to win $27, but that's Vegas for you. We got back to our room at 2:30 a.m. and Bamboo was pretty upset.
On our way home from Vegas we stopped by Alien Fresh Jerky in Baker, CA. If you have ever made this drive you have seen many signs for Alien Fresh Jerky. I love tourist traps and this one is awesome. They have an enormous selection of jerky, olives, hot sauce and alien crap.
|All growlers are Bamboo Approved|
Well, that was enough for a weekend. See you next time when I check in from Eugene and Portland Oregon.