So my sister and her family just came back from their California trip yesterday.  They spent 2 days at Disneyland-  I was so jealous!  Thinking about Disneyland really got me craving all of the yummy foods.  So I decided to share my MUST HAVE foods from the parks and downtown.  Just writing this post is making me absolutely crazy!!!!

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Bacchanal Buffet @ Ceasar’s Palace

This is a gorgeous buffet- the decor, the presentation of the food, the comfortable seating it was all really nice.  We were very tired from the long night before so it was hard for us to get the full enjoyment of what was offered to us.  We started off with yummy mimosas! Sadly, even though everything looked beautiful and delicious not everything tasted that great.  I still highly recommend this buffet.

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Serendipity 3 Ceasar’s Palace Las Vegas

Out of all the times I’ve eaten at Serendipity I’ve never had the Brunch.  We ended up sitting out doors and freezing our asses off, but they eventually turned on the heaters which was really nice.  We started off with our frozen hot chocolates (a must lemme tell ya).  My favorite is the white chocolate frozen hot chocolate!!!!  Then we ended up sharing the Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict and a pizza.  The crab cakes were awesome!  I wasn’t a big fan of the pizza, I didn’t really like the crust or the fact that it was drenched in sauce.  Everyone needs to try serendipity 3, if not for their food, at least for their desserts 🙂


Las Vegas AKA Hawaii’s Ninth Island

Most of us living in Hawaii choose Las Vegas as our #1 travel destination. It’s one of the shortest plane rides and Hawaiian Airlines flies direct. Here, we refer to L.V. as The Ninth Island. If you’re ever in Downtown Las Vegas you will run into tons of people from Hawaii, that’s a fact. While we were walking around downtown checking out the new Grand hotel we came across this. I just had to stop and take a picture.

Bellagio Fountain Show

My most favorite place to visit is the Observatory at the Bellagio.  Sadly we went at the worst time, because it was under construction for its transition from Chinese New Years to Spring 😦  I still love walking around that hotel though, its so beautiful.  Every time I go there I have to stop at the staircase that my favorite actress (Julia Roberts) walked down in Oceans 11.  The funniest thing is that we were actually there, those many years ago, when they were filming that scene, but we didn’t know about it until a couple of days later. I remember seeing the camera crew and an entire section being blocked off to the public. You could imagine my disappointment knowing that my favorite actress was only a few yards away from me. I hope for the opportunity to meet her someday.

We also watched the fountain show!  It always amazes me how high the water shoots up.  We had the perfect view of the Paris hotel.  It was so romantical!  The song that we heard was “My Heart Will Go On”  by none other than my favorite singer Celine Dion.  I wish I were there now instead of sitting here at work on my down time typing about it LOL.

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Serendipity 3- Our late night dessert

Whenever visiting Vegas, it’s a must that I have my White Chocolate Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3! On this particular night we were still full from dinner, but I didn’t know if I’d make it back to Caesar’s anytime during the rest of the trip, so I forced myself to enjoy my fill of heaven in a cup.  It was sooo yummy!  My sister ordered a plain old boring regular hot chocolate.  She said it really good though.

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Celine Dion at Ceasar’s Palace

The highlight of my Las Vegas trip was going to the Celine Dion concert at Caesar’s Palace.  We were in the 13th row, so we had a great view. There were moments in the show where she was literally 10 feet away from us…. Amazing. At the beginning of the show, they play a video of her world tour and her life leading to her Vegas comeback. There are personal videos of her family and her beautiful children. It was a great way to start the show as it really built up the emotion of the audience. I was literally crying before she even came out on stage. When she finally came on stage… forget it! I was like one of those Michael Jackson fans we used to see on television. You know the one… they totally look like idiots because they lose all control of their emotions and practically faint. Well, now I can honestly say I know how they felt. I was star struck!!!

She has so much energy; she gave a100% through out the entire show. She had me singing along, crying, laughing and even dancing. What a great performer. With the orchestra, her amazing back up singers and the beautiful stage and lighting the show was one that touched so many senses. My favorite song performed was “Overjoyed” featuring a 3D hologram of Stevie Wonder. Her voice is so angelic, that I literally had goose bumps the whole time.

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