Vegas Vacation (Part 3)

Saturday was a warm day.  It was not as hot as Friday had been, but it was still hot and we needed a way to cool off.  I had been watching all the Vegas shows on the Food Network and the Travel Channel and knew of a place we should try.  We went to Minus5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay.  Minus5 is a bar that is entirely made of ice and even the drinks are served in glasses made of ice.  We paid an entrance fee which includes 2 drink tickets, a coat, gloves, and boots.  If you upgrade, you can get a fur coat and hat.  Unfortunately the cold temperatures can be damaging to electronics so we had to lock up our phones and only bought one picture from inside, but it was pretty cool.  The drinks all had clever wintry names and despite wearing summer clothes under our parkas, it didn't feel that bad.  There were a few people who opted for no coats.  It got a little colder when we sat on blocks of ice around the ice table, but it was still fun.  Plus, the ice was no match for my hot blooded husband who melted through his ice glass by the end of our time.

 Minus5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay

Minus5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay

 Jason, Ashley, me and Mike chilling at Minus5.

Jason, Ashley, me and Mike chilling at Minus5.

The number of unique hotels/resorts in Vegas is amazing.  Our next stop took us to New York, New York.  It was definitely cool with replicas of various New York landmarks that I've seen on TV and in movies.  Much like I imagine the actual New York, it was absolutely packed.  This would not be a place I'd want to stay.  There were many restaurants and bars I'd love to try, but it was insane.  We stopped by the Hershey's Store and got to see a lot of cool things you wouldn't seen in a regular store such as Macadamia Kisses and giant Hershey's bars.  I opted not to buy anything because I didn't want to end up with melted chocolate.  There was a cool arcade that looked like a kid's version of a casino and a giant roller coaster.  The rest of the gang rode it, but I abstained because I had a bit of a headache and wanted to enjoy the rest of my day.

 New York, New York

New York, New York

 Statue of Liberty at NY, NY

Statue of Liberty at NY, NY

 Roller Coaster and Statue of Liberty at NY, NY

Roller Coaster and Statue of Liberty at NY, NY

 Hershey's Store at NY, NY

Hershey's Store at NY, NY