Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Las Vegas Lunch

     In trying to think of a memory starting with the letter L I couldn't help but remember the fun and adventures we had when The Fab 5 went to Las Vegas.  For those of you who are new to my blog, The Fab Five are my 4 best friends, Brenda, Kelly, Libby, Linda and myself.   It was the summer of 2008 and and I had never been to Las Vegas before.  Even though I am not a big gambler, it is a fascinating place.  I was awestruck.  To say we had a good time would be an understatement.  We had so much fun that I won't even try to tell all about it in one post.  I will save stories for later.  For now I am only going to tell about one of our lunches.

     We had spent the morning walking around town sightseeing and were in the MGM Grand when we decided to eat lunch at the Rainforest Cafe.   The atmosphere was amazing.  You really felt like you were in the forest with the trees and animals.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch as we laughed and talked about this and that.  Somewhere in the conversation I just happened to mention that it was Kenneth and my anniversary that day.   Next thing I know, here comes the waitress with a gigantic dessert.

      My friends had decided since Kenneth and I were apart for our anniversary that at least I needed to celebrate.  Now when I say gigantic,  I mean HUGE.  This thing was called The Volcano, complete with lava.  Let's just say we all shared it and we still didn't eat it all.   We laughed so hard we couldn't speak.











     Just imagine piles and piles of rich, creamy vanilla ice cream, surrounded by walls of fudgy,  chewy brownies, topped with mounds of luscious whipped cream, sprinkled with nuts and drenched in chocolate and caramel syrup!  It was heaven in a bowl!

So if you are ever in Vegas, don't leave without trying to conquer The Volcano.  I bet you can't eat it all!

Until next time...that's my view.
Kat






20 comments:

  1. "Just imagine piles and piles of rich, creamy vanilla ice cream, surrounded by walls of fudgy, chewy brownies, topped with mounds of luscious whipped cream, sprinkled with nuts and drenched in chocolate and caramel syrup!"

    Yes. I'm imagining it right now!

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    1. Makes you hungry, doesn't it? :D

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  2. Oh thanks Kat. Three hours into my diet and I'm reaching for the brownie pan. Oh and ice cream. Gotta have ice cream. Er wait, what Beth said, definitely what Beth said. :)

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    1. I know the feeling. My diets always go down the tubes in less time than that. :D

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  3. Oh yum. Being a certified chocoholic, this is right up my alley! Sounds like a delightful time and a wonderful memory. Thanks for sharing the story - wish we could have been in on sharing the dessert!

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    1. There would have been plenty for everyone! :D

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  4. LOL oh sure..i thought what happened in Vegas STAYED there..hehe well...dang..NOW I CAN DO IT TOO..hehe...minus the sparklers...just makes it to flashy for me..LOLOL

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    1. Some things are just too good to leave in Vegas! :D

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  5. Gene Pool Diva told me there were brownies and I came right over. Wow, If I'm ever in Vegas I'll give it my best shot! I'll leave the calories in Vegas. I can do that right? ; )

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    1. Sure you can! You know the saying, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." That includes calories! :D

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  6. That looks so good! If I ever go to Vegas (honestly... not that likely, haha) I will totally have to try that.

    Good luck with the challenge!


    Dianna Fielding
    Sociologyfornerds.com

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    1. Everyone should see Vegas once in their lives. It is fascinating! Thanks for stopping by and good luck to you!

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  7. YUM! I love the combination of fudge and caramel!

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    1. I do too Beth and that was delicious!

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  8. Nice. I mean really nice! Chocoholic here and the caramel added, oh whipped cream and ice cream...brownies! Come on! you're killing me.

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    1. Sorry Jo. Believe me, as a fellow chocoholic it was irresistible!

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  9. Nice post on "L," Kat. You and the Fab 5 really know how to have a good time! Your dessert looks yummy...

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    1. Yes, Linda, we really do have a good time. It was yummy!

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  10. I'm glad you had fun in "my town". I grew up in Las Vegas, and after about a 5 year break moved back. :)

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    1. It's a great place Elizabeth! Everyone needs to see it at least once in their lives!

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