Taking a break from all the car-related things going on and wanted to use this as a “filler”. To me it’s more of a good post to look back on down the road should I ever abandon the blog or stop altogether. Also a good way to recap everything that I remember and for those of you that care – to see as well.
We got back from Vegas last week and it was a damn good time. Vegas is the kind of place that makes you wish you lived there while making you homesick all at the same time. It’s a go go go type of place and after a few days, you’ve just got no more “go” in you to continue even though you want to. It’s also the best place to be when you’re with a few of your closest friends with wads of cash in each of your pockets with no strings attached for a few days. No worries about work, what’s going on back home, what shows your missing… Just a damn good time with good people.
I’ll recap really quick in a few of the hundreds of pictures I did take…
Just before boarding the plane. Everybody has smiles (except Punit – don’t expect many from that guy) and is ready to get the party started.
Actually – the plan was to land, grab some dinner, chillax since we didn’t land until about 830PM. We “felt” too lazy to do anything that night.
Arriving in Vegas – you need the obligatory wing shot.
We landed and took a cab to the hotel. We stayed at the Riviera and look what caught our attention. Ass.
So much for a relaxing night. We ended up accidentally finding a Shisha lounge a block away from the hotel – which later became the go-to place every night we were there. We also ended up spending $150 on some lame bottle service for one bottle of SKYY Vodka that we could’ve got at ABC for $22. Not worth it.
JC and Punit decided to go and get three bottles of Ciroc. Not a good time. LOL
The Shisha lounge we were at served us dinky little pizzas and we were still starving so what did we do? Go across the street to get 60 nuggets for $20. It’s like the guys planned the location perfectly – shisha to the left and McDonalds to the right. It’s a delicious feeling being fat.
Some smart guy decided it was time for more shots and this happened. Ricky the Asian Sensation and his inability to breakdown alcohol – this was the result.
He spent quite a bit of time by the sink the first night there. During the middle of the night I think it finally came up. In the morning I found a chopstick by the sink and I didn’t remember eating Chinese food. Found out shortly after that Ricky had some chopsticks and had to use one of them to unclog the sink from the mess he made in the middle of the night… hahahaha
Our breakfast that morning was good ol’ chicken nuggets. PS – they’re still good when they’re cold.
The drink of the day was powerade. Pounding headache after the first night and that was not planned. The reason we didn’t want to drink was because we had to be up at 8AM the next morning to get to the speedway to do some racing in exotics. The last thing we wanted was to be hungover while racing $200,000+ cars.
My ride for the day was this beauty. It wasn’t the fastest car on the track that day but it drove wonderfully. Awesome instructor beside me too.
Ricky’s Gallardo in white behind this one.
Shot of some of the other cars available.
Gopesh took the SLS.
Corey took the R8
JC took the 997 Turbo – the fastest car available there at the time.
I didn’t get a shot of Punit’s Aston Martin cause he went out on the track late and came back later… I guess I forgot to take a pic.
Riding back to the strip in style. LOL it’s actually the only option that doesn’t cost over $100 for 6 people. Ridiculous.
More drinks. I regret this one… As good as it looks, it’s just way too much liquid to drink.
The next night at Luna Lounge… Except we turned down for real with $4 bottle waters. We asked for tap water and they said “we don’t have any tap water…” Bullshit. I bet the ice that was in our glass was made with tap water…
Then we got home and pre-drank… Even though we said we weren’t gonna drink that much again. This was before we left for Hard Rock Cafe for Body English to see B.O.B… Four Loko – it ain’t a joke kids. Shit fucks you up… Punit is proof.
B.O.B. up on stage handing out Ciroc shots to everyone haha. Good night though… Awesome music all night.
Here’s proof that Four Loko + multiple shots throughout the night can mess you up good. We sat in McDonald’s while Ricky ordered another 60 nuggets. Punit wasn’t feeling too hot and puked once just outside the door and again in that bag you see above…
The funny thing about all this is as we took a taxi back from the Hard Rock, we were expecting to be dropped off at a Pizza place… Which we were, except it was closed. Wong – our delightful taxi driver ended up leaving us there and we had to make the trek to McDonald’s. Brutal.
The next day, Punit recovered a little and that night we were counting one’s… Punit folding each one separately for easy access. LOL
After the strippers, we made our way back to Luna Lounge and happened to snap a pic of one of the employee’s S2000’s there. Super clean.
Last day there was spent relaxing and just doing some shopping… Found some crazy bubbletea (Boba) place. They look deceivingly small but it was almost 1L of juice and it cost $10 LOL
Also went to some classic car museum and checked out some old school cars that we can’t afford. Pretty cool.
Last night there and we had one last drink together.
Got home… Sober… And Corey (he actually climbs for his hobby) decided that he wanted to see what it would be like to hang from the balcony. As I write this, my palms are getting sweaty because this scared this shit out of me. I hate heights so much… Even standing there looking at the strip during the day made me knees shake haha
The final night there.
And last morning…
Final shot in customs. Everybody is literally worn out but sad to go…
I just want to say a final thanks to the guys – Ricky, JC, Punit, Corey, and Gopesh for organizing and coming out and celebrating my last opportunity to be single. It was one of the best vacations that I’ve been on and I can’t wait to do it again when you jabroni’s get married. Cheers boys!!!