Vegas is one of those places you have to take a day at a time. After Zarkana, I just wanted to enjoy the end of my days in Vegas and hit the poker room. I played at the Flamingo, Harrah’s, and Mandalay Bay. There were little ups and downs but eventually I made my way back to the Excalibur for one more buy-in. In my last hand, I went all-in on the turn after making two-pair with my 5-6 off-suit. Someone else made a straight on that turn and it sent me to bed. But before I went up, I had to get one of those pizzas from the Pizza Joint at the Flamingo.
That pizza hit the spot and ended Vegas on a good note.
The next day was Thanksgiving and I didn’t have any plans for the holiday. I figured Universal Studios was only 4 hours away and it would be an awesome way to end the trip with a bang. I finished the leftover pizza and started the trek through the desert.
It wasn’t long before I arrived at Universal Studios and enjoyed the short lines and cool weather.
It’s always a good idea to take the studio tour while the sun is still up so I went there first. I knew the other rides were indoor so the light wouldn’t affect those rides too much.
It’s always cool seeing the sets from movies from the past and enjoying the memories. Checking out Jaws and those cheesy animatronics.
The next stop was the Bates Motel and the house from Psycho!
And a studio tour wouldn’t be complete without a crash site and complete mayhem. The studio tour is definitely the best part of Universal Studios.
With the sun going down, it was time to hit up the rides and other attractions. Springfield is a great part of the park and the Simpsons ride is the best. If you make your way down there, you have to ride the Simpsons ride. It’s nothing like anything you’ll ever experience anywhere else.
It was getting chilly and the day was coming to an end. I decided to check out the Water World show before I called it a day and made the long drive home.
I thought the show would be boring and cheesy but it definitely exceeded my expectations. Sure, it had its corniness, but it was was fun and I enjoyed the effects throughout the show. After it was all over, I made my way back to the car and started the long drive back home. What a great way to end the week.
All good things must come to an end and it was time to get back to the real world. I hope you all enjoyed the trip and will join me for the next one. Time to get some much needed rest and prepare for my next adventure. Until next time, good luck and enjoy the ride!