That’s Amore

600 miles and 24 hours later, I am home sweet home.

I don’t know when I’ve felt more tired, driving solo for 4 hours or the morning after a long race? 4 hours is the longest time I have ever been driven straight and I did it twice in the last 24 hours.  I did the return trip solo today. Yay, I’m quiet proud of myself.

It was a fun trip, too bad it was too short.

Last night we left the suburbs and headed 3o minutes south, towards The Strip and main hub of Las Vegas.


Our destination was The Venetian Hotel.


We had dinner at one of the restaurants in the hotel, Noodle Asia.


We drank tea before dinner. Cool BUT very heavy tea pot.


There were 5 of us dining, so we each ordered a dish and shared it family style.

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I ordered a chicken and broccoli dish above. I asked for a light sauce. It was tasty without being too heavy, like typical Chinese dishes are prepared.

I’m not really the type to rave about Chinese food, but I must say that the dishes at the restaurant tasted really fresh and really flavorful. I was actually surprised.

After dinner, we walked around the hotel in search for dessert and do some window shopping.



We found some very tempting desserts right away but we wanted something a little lighter, so we passed on these goodies at Tintoretto Bakery.

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When in Italy, do what Italians do, eat Gelato.


What a cute little cup of gelato. Perfect serving size to satisfy my sweet tooth.


My gelato mix = coconut and pistachio


If budget doesn’t allow you to make a trip to Italy this year, then I think staying at the Venetian hotel is the second best option.

When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie
That’s amore
When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine
That’s amore


I love the ambiance of this place. I have stayed in the hotel before and it is worth the price if you are celebrating something special. You feel really pampered when staying at the Venetian.

Before heading out for the road this morning. Other family members from around Las Vegas joined us for  breakfast.

Strong coffee was in order.  Scrambled egg + 3 egg whites for my plate.


Blueberry yogurt with a cup of fresh blueberries to round out my meal.

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I left Las Vegas right after our late breakfast. I didn’t stop to eat lunch but just snacked while on the road and ate a lot of fruits, crackers, snack bars and plenty of water.

I drove solo and was home in 4 hours. My mom and aunt will continue their Vegas fun until this weekend.

I’m off to bed. I’ve got work early tomorrow morning.


  1. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    I love the Venetian never stayed but loved walking through there when I did. You brought back memories when I went there Gee 2-3 years ago.

    Congrats on the safe trip back and eating within your calorie range. That’s takes control.

    Great pics by the way and night.

  2. Sometimes longer solo drives are so relaxing and really help clear your mind! The second part of your trip looks like fun! I haven’t had Chinese food in a long time. Now I’m sort of craving it 🙂 Hope you got rest

  3. David Longoria says:

    what a nice review of your trip! Thank you for all the mouth watering details!

  4. So glad you had a great time! I love the venetian , best shopping ever and it is just beautiful there!!!

    I also love Bellagio ; )

    Gelato = yummy!!!!

    Hope you are getting much needed rest! xoxo

  5. All of your food looks sooooo amazing!
    Glad you had a good time! =D

  6. That hotel is ah-mazing! It really looks like Italy. The ice-cream looks good, everything looks so fabulous. I am so jealous! My brother got married in Vegas (He had been dating his now wife for 8 years though ha.) and it was so much fun. I really want to go back sometime later in my life.

  7. What a fun trip! It looks like you had a great time!!! I’ve never had gelato before! I’ve always wanted to try it.

  8. movesnmunchies says:

    ahh looks like a BLAST!! i am so jealous.. gelato is awesome isn’t it!?

  9. looks like a wonderful time!!!

  10. Coconut gelato is my faaaaavorite! Looks like a good time.


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