Back From Vacation

Sorry I haven’t blogged the past week.
I took a quick vacation to Las Vegas with my brother Travers.

Most people go to Vegas to and go crazy, I think we’re the only 2 people who went to Las Vegas to relax.
Here’s a quick run down of the trip.
THE PALM

Had some great meals. Lunch at the Palm Steakhouse in Caesar’s Palace and dinners at Stack in the Mirage and Nove in the Palms Hotel.


STACK

I highly recommend the chilean sea bass at Stack and the grilled baby octopus appetizer at Nove.

NOVE

As far as Vegas shows go, the best I’ve ever seen is cirque de soleil “love” at the Mirage Hotel. 12 years we’ve been going to Las Vegas and this one blows everything else away.

Usually we stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and have a great time but this year we changed things up. We stayed at the Palms Hotel….and I’ll probably never stay anywhere else. The Maloof’s have done an amazing job of making this property one of the best in the city.

Of course having the world’s only playboy club on the top floor of this hotel makes things very interesting.

THE PLAYBOY CLUB

As for gambling, I’m not really a gambler….a few hands of black jack and a few long shot bets at the sports book.
Some of those long shots.

I love The Masters and love the local golfers and the guys who’ve won here in New Orleans so…..I took LSU’s David Toms at 50-1 to win The Masters, and former New Orleans winners K.J. Choi (also 50-1) and Nick Watney (150-1).
I took a horse named ‘Embrace the Storm’ to win the Kentucky Derby. This horse is 125-1. He’s not even assured of running in the race.

And I of course couldn’t resist taking a chance on the Saints to win the Super Bowl. As of Saturday, December 15th, the Saints were 200-1 to win the big game.

The safest bet I think anyone could possible make at any sports book in Las Vegas is LSU over Ohio State by 6 1/2 in the BCS National Championship Game. 6 1/2….are you kidding me???

The Buckeyes got waxed by Florida in last year’s championship and to me are not as good as they were 12 months ago. Ohio State lost Troy Smith, Ted Ginn, Anthony Gonzalez and Antonio Pittman. And LSU is stronger than Florida last season. 6 1/2, what a joke! It should be 16 1/2!

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2 Responses

  1. That is nice how you & your brother Travis took a trip to Las Vegas, Fletcher! Las Vegas is a wonderful city.:)

    I agree: I can’t wait until the LSU-Ohio State match-up for the Sugar Bowl. Like you said, Ohio State lost a lot of players – – such as Anthony Gonzalez & Troy Smith – – last year when they entered the NFL Draft. Ohio State isn’t really the same team without team & the other team members who didn’t return this year.

  2. Oops, I meant the LSU-Ohio State match-up for the BCS Championship Game. šŸ™‚ I still have a feeling that LSU will win against Ohio State.

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