I’m back with Part 2 of my Vegas Vacation! Exciting, writing these posts is making me reminisce so much, you know I adore America, and oh how I am so excited for all the trips I have to look forward to there in the future.
America is like where my heart feels at home, I have a connection with it there and honey, I’m so excited to go back,
Vegas Part 2, (2020 edition, hehe)
Following on from mine and Emily’s awesome Grand Canyon adventure, it was time for a new dawn and a new day.
On our third full day in Las Vegas, we decided to have breakfast at the Hard Rock Cafe. Emily & I do love a Hard Rock and we visit one on pretty much all of our trips together – from Paris, to New York, to Florida and of course London, we always visit a Hard Rock. It’s a tradition, and one I’m excited to keep up with as the years go on!
Whilst we always enjoy a Hard Rock wherever we vacation, usually we go for dinner as opposed to breakfast, so this time, we decided to throw a brekkie in there too (we of course visited for dinner later on in the week, it’s a must)! I ordered a typical cooked breakfast, vegetarian of course, and decided to treat myself to some fruit on the side as well. I figured I might as well try and be healthy where I could – and wow, the strawberries were really yummy. I didn’t finish all my fruit, but I sure did polish those strawberries off. 10/10!
We love a Hard Rock.
After breakfast, I believe it was this morning / early afternoon that we went zip lining on The Strip. I really can’t remember if we did this zip line on this day, or the day before the Grand Canyon but either way, at some point in those few days, we did a zip line over The Strip, known as ‘Fly LINQ’. This was my first ever zip line, and I absolutely loved it, though I was a little scared at first. I was proper freaking out, typical me, haha!
With this zip line, you can either ‘fly’ in a seated position, or laying down Superman style. I opted for the Superman style flight, which meant I had to wear a helmet. Emily chose the seated position, as had most other people, and it was only the few of us doing Superman who were given a helmet. Naturally, this freaked me out as I was wondering why we’d been given helmets – was it likely I was going to bang my head? The attendants reassured me I wouldn’t, so I’m glad I asked, but being one of the only ones with a helmet definitely threw me off a little.
What also panicked me was laying myself down. It sounds ridiculous now, and it’s so funny that this is what freaked me out, but basically, when getting ready for the ‘flight’, I was harnessed up and my attendant told me to ‘push forward’ as though I was going to do a push-up. Basically, I had to push forward into a push-up but into thin air, with no ground to push onto, this really had me screaming. I literally had to pluck up the courage to do an in the air push-up, I mean obviously, it just didn’t feel natural that I was throwing myself up into thin air, all by myself. Luckily, once I’d done it I was fine, and then as soon as we were all in our positions we were set off, zip lining in Las Vegas.
SO MUCH FUN!
I enjoyed the experience so much, I could do it again and again and again.
So worth the few moments of freaking out, I faced my fear and did it anyway. It totally paid off! Now when can I go again?
There’s still a part of me that thinks we actually did this zip line on a previous day, but either way, we did the LINQ zip line and it was awesome. 10/10 I 100% recommend.
Okay, so anyway,
the rest of that day we had lots going on!
We headed to The Mirage hotel where we visited Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat where we saw my FAVOURITE little huns, the dolphins. Oh my gosh, we were so lucky to see these adorable little dolphins, and we even got to see them splashing about having fun, playing BALL with all of us watching. I couldn’t believe that we had the opportunity to get this close to the dolphins, they are so freakin’ precious and joyful, I could watch them all day.
Along with my favourite dolphins, S&R’s Secret Garden also has other animals to see including White Tigers!
It’s a beautiful location, and so lovely to see the animals, it felt even more glorious being that the weather was so radiant!
I could of spent all day watching the dolphins and enjoying the sunshine, but as we had exciting plans for that evening, it was time to head off and grab some food at The Sugar Factory beforehand…
The Sugar Factory was recommended to me by a friend and after checking out some pictures, I knew we had to go.
Here, I ordered an amazing grilled cheese sandwich which came with chips and a marinara sauce and oh my goodness, this was unreal. I can’t think about it without craving it, my mouth watering, the sauce really made this meal, as dipping the sandwich into the sauce was like a dream. Oh my goodness, I need this meal again…
but maybe not the dessert…
So I can’t go to the Sugar Factory without ordering a ridiculously extra milkshake right? I of course opted for the Princess Make A Wish milkshake, which comes with a cupcake, a giant marshmallow flump kinda thing, cream and honestly God knows what else.
Whilst this milkshake may look cute and pretty, it tasted awful. Even the cupcake, which you think you couldn’t go wrong with, was abuse to my mouth as I bit into it. I had to leave the milkshake pretty much full, I just hope the waiters thought that I was too full up to finish it, as opposed to not liking it.
I’ll try a different dessert or shake next time, for sure…
Side note: So I found my pictures from the zip line and even though they don’t have a date on them, judging by my makeup and the outfits – it looks like we actually did the LINQ zip line on the Tuesday, the day before the Grand Canyon, as opposed to the day I’m talking about here in this post, OOPS!!! I knew we couldn’t have fit that much into one day, from zip lines to dolphins to the Sugar Factory and even more following, which I’ll share with you in my next post – Vegas Baby part 3!
Either way, everything I said about the zip line other than WHEN we did it stands true, it was AWESOME!
See you soon for Part 3,
Have you ever been zip lining?
Would you have flown Seated or Superman style?
What’s your favourite flavour of milkshake?
Please let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!
Thank you for reading,
lots of love,