Day 219: Vegas to L.A.

Today’s photos are not as comprehensive as yesterday’s of everything I did, but take that as your break from scrolling through 30-some photos in one post.

My sister and I sweated it out one last time under the surprisingly hot morning sun (as soon as the pool opened at 9 a.m.) before packing up and driving our rental Chrysler to Vegas.

Pool at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas
Taking advantage of plentiful sunshine and cool pool one last time.

But of course, we just had to make a stop at Gold Coast Hotel for, yes, dim sum again. I had suggested the highly ranked and rated SUSHISAMBA, but my mom wanted to keep it simple (and cheap). We tried some new dishes and were not disappointed 🙂

Ping Pang Pong dim sum at Gold Coast Hotel in Vegas
In Canto, it sounds like “sherng ping nai.” I have no idea what it’s called in English (as with most things) but it’s good. It’s milky soup covered by a sweet pastry-like dome. There.
Ping Pang Pong noodles at Gold Coast Hotel in Vegas
Beef noodles 🙂
Ping Pang Pong noodles at Gold Coast Hotel in Vegas
Rice noodles with fish balls. Tastes better than it sounds, I promise.

Because of a family emergency, my dad took a flight back home early, while my mom, sister, and I made our way to L.A. to meet up with some friends for dinner.

Driving from Vegas to L.A.
#desertlife

Driving from Vegas to L.A.

Driving from Vegas to L.A.
Mountains upon mountains.

Unfortunately, I didn’t save the Snapchat photos I posted upon our arrival and initial plan to go to Din Tai Fung. Because of the 45-minute wait, we decided to go to another restaurant that wasn’t nearly as exciting.

And long story short, my mom extended our stay in L.A., once fully realizing how little time we had planned. We originally were going to leave the next morning! The updated departure: Saturday afternoon.