Continue from where I left off… Malibu.
After Malibu, we went to Hollywood Universal Studios! We went there once before, but we wanted to experience the Christmas feel in Hollywood Universal Studios for the first time! And another reason was to bring Tina to take the 3D ride of King Kong! This time we went, the theme was Grinch Christmas. We didn’t manage to take a photo with Grinch as there’s a long que. We went to que up for the 3D ride straight. This time, they added Fast and Furious 3D effects into the ride. Quite cool.. But I feel it’s a bit draggy. Haha.
We went back to rest after Universal Studios as we will be setting off early to Vegas! Driving up to VEGAS! Yeah!!
We woke up early in the morning to return the rented shitty car(Advantage). Then we went over to Alamo to collect our next vehicle. One good thing about having a baby with you in United States is that they will upgrade your vehicle for free!! Hahaha. We had the Chevrolet Premium SUV. Didn’t manage to take a photo of the car.
We went to take photos of the Hollywood sign and had Pink Dogs(Quite famous Hotdog store) for breakfast before going to Las Vegas.
Start of the 4hours plus drive to Vegas! Actually should be 5 hours la as we did a few stop over for toilet break. The scenery view of the drive is like what we imagine it to be. Desert……. hahaha. Vegas is actually located in a desert..
We reached at Las Vegas at about 6.00pm. We checked-in our hotel at about 6.30pm which we booked before hand, Caesars Palace hotel. Why did I mention about the time? Later I will explain.
After unpacking our luggages, showered. We went to return the rented vehicle and decided to go for a walk at The Strip(the famous street of Vegas). So while driving to return our rented car, we noticed that road along The Strip is filled with Ambulances and Police cars and the roads are closed. We engaged a Uber Driver to drive us to Planet Hollywood to have our dinner after dropping off the car. We went to Gordon Ramsey Steak House Restaurant for our dinner and also to celebrate Tina’s birthday.
After dinner, we thought that the ambulances and police cars might have cleared already and we can take a walk. But it’s not. This time, we saw reporters running around to find a good spot to record the happenings. So….. Being a ‘Kpo” myself, I went to twitter and search through hashtag, #lasvegas. Found out the reason. Apparently, a lady in her 30s with her 3 year old daughter in the car, decided to drive her car up the walking pavement and started to ram her car at the pedestrians at 6.18pm! You will think maybe she lost control of her car that’s why. But no!! After 1 round of ramming into the pedestrians, we did a U-turn and start all over again! She did quite a number of times! People were trying to stop her but unable to do so. Finally she stopped due to her car crashing into a truck which was on the road.
Oh man!!! Remember we were still checking in during 6.00pm in the evening??? If we were to reach Vegas earlier, checked in earlier, return our car earlier, it might had been us been knocked down! Thank God for His protection! We went back to the room, watch the news on the happening. The lady knocked down about 37 people, of which most are tourists. About 4 people were dead due to that incident. Scary!!
Our 2nd day at Vegas, we went for Exotic Racing! Drive sports car!! Hahaha. Only I have driving license, so that activity is just for me. Hahaha. Booked a Lamborghini Gallardo for 6 rounds. Costing about $300plus.
Before we can actually drive the vehicles, we need to have a tour of the race track. So there’s this young chap who is racer himself brought me on a tour in his Porsche. Oh man! He can really drive. Twisting and turning. I felt like vomiting after the tour. Hahaha. Anyway, took a few photos with the cars and I realized that I’m way too big size to be comfortable in them.
Driving the lambo was damn shiok! hahaha. My top speed was 285km/hr. WoOooo! Happy!! Hahaha. In the beginning, I wasn’t familiar with the vehicle, didn’t dare to really “chiong”, so the instructor was beside kept say, “drive faster! drive faster!! More speed! More speed!” Hahaha.
During night time, we went shopping for Chrome Hearts clothing, buying for one of colleague, David. Hahaha. At first I was thinking Caesar palace quite small in the inside, but outside look so big leh.. How come? So here we are in their shopping area! It’s huge!! Alot of stores and the place is very beautiful! Hahaha. We were amazed by the design of the place. =) Nice nice nice! hahaha.
Forgot to mention, we went to the factory outlet in Vegas! There are 2 factory outlet in Vegas, North and South. Before coming, we actually read the reviews and alot of the people said that it’s the best factory in the whole of United States in terms of prices and number of brands!!! We only went to the North Premium Outlet as it’s bigger and more brands. South is more like a smaller outlet, so you don’t really need to go there. It’s true that Vegas prices are cheaper than most of the outlets we went to. Samantha saw a Coach bag,asked for the price, it was USD$189. Cheap… yeah.. But I told her, since we are going to other outlets, let’s just go there and buy as we don’t want to carry so much things at the beginning of the trip. So…. When we went to other outlets, saw the exact same bag. Asked for the price, it was SD$299. WHAT THE SHIT! Hahaha. More expensive by a USD$110!!! That’s like freaking alot! Hahahaha. We went to every outlet to ask for the price of the bag and every outlet gives a different price. So in the end we bought it from Orlando Factory Outlet at a higher price at USD$250. So…. Please do your shopping at Vegas Factory Outlet. Hahaha.
Ok.. That’s all for Part 2. Vegas! =)