Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vegan in Vegas


I'm back from a great little trip to Las Vegas. Family, friends, sun, and fun. A few tasty beverages, a little shopping, a lot of fountain watching, and no gambling. I'm too smart for that silliness. I choose my silliness elsewhere, thanks.

My youngest sister, Jill, rounded us all up to celebrate her 50th birthday, and we did a great job. It was also the first time our Dad had been to Vegas since 1939. Things had changed a bit, and it was fun to watch him take it all in. As Official Photographer for this trip, I took way too many pictures to post them all here, so if you want to see them, follow this link to Facebook, where you should be able to see the whole album.

My biggest "fear" about going to Vegas was the food. I knew I was traveling with total meat-and-white-food eaters, and thought I'd be stuck with bowls of lettuce the whole time. I brought along some staples of my own to make in our hotel kitchen, and that was a good idea. But one great surprise was that all the restaurants at the Wynn, which is right down the street from the Wyndham Grand Desert, where we stayed, have vegan options. Oh, happy me! Our first night out I had a wonderful, imaginative salad and mushroom risotto. At the big catered party the next night, Jill made sure the caterer had several special little dishes, just for me. Very thoughtful! I did eat my share of salads, and lunch at Gilley's was the most challenging, but I made it work, and certainly didn't starve while I was away from home!




A few days in that crazy town are enough for me. I had a great time, but it's good to be home!


4 comments:

Barb said...

I was vegan during my first trip to Vegas. If it hadn't been for peanut butter sandwiches, I would have starved to death. That was way back in the 90s when finding a page full of vegan offerings was something that only happened in Seattle. Glad to hear that you got some special treats!

Penny said...

I gotta ask...what in the world is "meat-and-white-food" lol??

Kim Miles said...

Haha Penny! White food is all that yummy stuff we stock up on at Costco to feed a crowd... muffins, cookies, crackers, and other snacks made of white flour and sugar and fats of questionable content... I eat mostly brown food. :o)

Anonymous said...

So glad you had a fun time with your family. It would be hard for me to go one more time to that city. The lighting (fluorescents and neon)and the smoke do me in. But I found two restaurants on Convention Center drive that had normal lighting and no cigarettes. One was a sushi bar and the other was the Italian place almost to the convention center. Not quite like having a labyrinth in your own back yard. N.