Day 3 in Las Vegas was our last full day, seeing as our flight left the next morning at 6:30 am. It was also the day I would be running in the Rock N Roll Half Marathon! Since the Rock N Roll Half Marathon was that day, but didn’t start until 4:30 pm, so I didn’t want to do a ton and tire myself out before the race.
After getting up, we went and grabbed breakfast at a buffet that was located in Harrah’s called Flavor’s. I’m not usually keen on buffet’s, but I wanted to make sure I ate a lot in the morning and not as much the rest of the day before the race. After we ate, one of Brian’s goals while we were in Vegas was to get a tattoo. There was a tattoo place located in our hotel called Club Tattoo, so after breakfast we stopped in there so he could try to set up an appointment for sometime that day. When we first went in, they didn’t have anyone available to draw something, but said to come back in about an hour and someone would be available.
So while waiting, we decided to take a walk, and we noticed a building right next to Caesar’s Palace that we had not seen before. Turns out it is a HUGE mall that you walk through for what seems like miles before getting to an area where you can’t go any further, so you have to turn around and go back the way you came. Fortunately, there is a split at one point in this mall that actually turns into Caesar’s Palace, so we walked down that way and out of the hotel, instead of going back through the entire mall. And to think I didn’t really want to do much that morning, right?
Shortly after that, Brian went back to Club Tattoo to get his new tattoo. Before the trip, I had thought of also getting another tattoo, but when Brian told me the price they asked him to pay for what he got, I was like yeah there is no way I am going here to get a tattoo. Brian got a kangaroo on his front shoulder, that he drew up, and could I guess could be called a tribal tattoo. They originally tried pricing it at $800 and Brian was like yeah no that is not worth $800, so then they dropped it down to $500. Chances are if he had gone anywhere else back home to get it, he would’ve paid around $250 probably, but I guess when in Vegas. When I realized how pricey they were, I decided it wasn’t worth it for me to get a tattoo, especially since the last tattoo I got was only $70 and seeing as the minimum tattoo price was $150 at Club Tattoo, for what I would have gotten it wouldn’t have been worth it.
So anyways, Brian go his tattoo and his mission was accomplished. We decided to walk down towards Mandalay Bay after that because the start line for the race was on the Strip outside of Mandalay Bay. The walk was about 2 miles, and I accidentally made it longer by trying to shortcut through hotels and casinos, but instead made the walk longer because I actually had no clue where I was going. But we got a nice tour through the Bellagio and Aria hotels since we couldn’t find out ways through them!
Since my parents were staying at Mandalay Bay, we just met up with them before the race and people watched outside of their hotel room. In my post for the Rock N Roll Marathon, I mentioned how we could see all of the thousands of people at the Kid Rock Concert before the race, and everyone starting to head towards the start line. Since I made a completely separate post for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon, you can read about it here: Rock N Roll Half Marathon – Las Vegas.
So I have a Fitbit that I wear pretty much all day, every day, and Sunday was my most active day since I got it. I’ve had it for several months now, and the most amount of steps I’ve gotten in one day so far is a little over 30k. Between walking around that morning and the Rock N Roll Half Marathon, I managed to rack up over 51k steps! Soooo much activity! So I managed to go up 3 more daily step badges, which was pretty cool.
After the race I actually felt really good, but I was starting to get tired as the adrenaline wore off. I went back to the room, showered, and took a quick 30 minute nap before we headed down to the casino for our last night. We played a little bit of Black Jack to start off, but then Brian wanted to go and play Roulette. His other goal for Vegas was to place a $1000 bet on Roulette. Crazy, right? So I watched him play Roulette for a bit and then he finally decided he was going to place his bet. He planned to but $100 on 5, $400 on the lower 12 and $500 on red. I was gonna tell him he shouldn’t have done it yet, since the table had been favoring black, and the upper 24 the entire time we were pretty much there. But I kept my mouth shut, and when he placed his bet it landed on black 26. I knew it wasn’t going to be a good time to place it because every time we walked past that Roulette table there was always at least one red 5 on the screen, if not 2 or 3 of them, and that entire day when we walked past there never was a red 5 on it.
But that pretty much summed up the end of our trip. We packed up that night that way we could just wake up and check out the next morning to head to the airport. One mistake I made for us getting to the airport was underestimating what time we should get to the airport for. In my head I was like oh it’s early in the morning there won’t be anyone at the airport. Man was I so wrong. We didn’t get onto our plane until 6:25 am and our flight was leaving at 6:35 am. It took forever to get through security, because hey it was early Monday morning, and lots of people travel early Monday morning to go to work. Luckily we didn’t miss our flight though, and made it home just fine!