Archive for December 1st, 2010

News flash: Yuko and I will be in Las Vegas for New Year’s. We’re both leaving on December 26th, but because I managed to get more time off than her, she’s coming back January 4th, and I’m coming back January 15th.

This will be Yuko’s second time in Las Vegas (and first time with a native), so we started putting together a list of things we have to do and see in her few short days in town. Here’s what we have so far. Feel free to comment or make suggestions!

  • Shooting (she’s never even seen a real gun)
  • Meet my friends (and see where they live, if possible)
  • Clubbing (Japanese clubs are very different affairs)
  • Autocross/track day (wanted to, but I don’t think we’ll have the opportunity)
  • Cirque du Soliel (If you can hook us up with tickets to any show, even though I’ve seen Mystere three times, let me know)
  • Strip club (She’s semi-interested… anybody want to go with?)
  • Desperado roller coaster (we rode a motion simulator in Kobe, so we’ll ride the real thing when we drive in from LA)
  • Stratosphere (low on the list because she’s been there, but hasn’t ridden the rides)
  • Hofbrauhaus (a totally unique experience outside of Austria)
  • Paymon’s (Mediterranean food is totally unavailable in this part of Japan)
  • Taco Bell (sounds silly, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told her about my random cravings)
  • Kung Fu Plaza Thai Restaurant (best Thai food I’ve found in Vegas, endorsed by my only Thai friend, Pauline)
  • Christmas lights drive in a nice neighborhood (again, totally not a Japanese thing)
  • UNLV (quick campus tour)
  • Western High School, LVA (quick perimeter tours will suffice)
  • Congregation Shaarei Tefilla (where I had my Bar Mitzvah)
  • Shopping at Fashion Show (unless there’s a better location for high end brand browsing now)
  • Fremont Street (if they’re still running the zip line, because that just looks cool)
  • Metro Pizza (Japanese pizza is both expensive and crappy)
  • Salsa dancing (to compare what’s available in each area)
  • Sushi (medium low on the list, just for novelty’s sake)

I know it looks like a lot, but much of it is just driving around town. Even still, I’m sure there’s plenty I’m forgetting. What else should we try to cram in? =)

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