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Serendipity3

Well I said I was going to go and we did.  I had heard amazing reviews of Serendipity3 in Vegas.  On the second day of being there, Richard and I decided to head down the strip and check it out.  We parked our car at Sahara…let’s be honest…the strip is nice but really long!!  I hate to say, but I wanted to get my frozen hot chocolate and not burn all the calories walking back!! 

Serendipity3 is located right along the strip in front of Caesar’s Palace.  It is in a very neat little sitting area with plenty of tables and chairs outside as well as an indoor restaurant.  When we got there we noticed it was very busy.  A wedding had half the restaurant booked, so the wait time to get in was 1.5 hours.  We decided to take advantage of their “take out” window on the side of the building.  There was quite a line, so I stood there and Richard grabbed an outdoor table.  I am not sure of the cause of the long wait, but I did stand in line for about 30 minutes before I was finally served.  I know the lady in front of me was quite angry, but I guess I figured it was just frozen hot chocolate….if you don’t like the wait….leave.  I however was willing to wait it out so I could report back to you guys!!  Wouldn’t want to disappoint!! 

When I finally reached the window I ordered a frozen hot chocolate, a vanilla chilla and a small diet coke….$27.00!!  I about choked on my own tongue…handed over my money and headed off to enjoy my treat.  I will say however…it was good.  I was not a fan of the vanilla chilla….it just didn’t seem to have enough vanilla for me.  The frozen hot chocolate was delightful…like a fudgesicle in a cup!  It came with whipped cream and dark chocolate chunks on the top…very yummy!

If you guys want my honest opinion and I am betting you do…I probably wouldn’t pay that much, or stand in line that long again…for frozen hot chocolate.  Very good…but probably a one time thing!

Las Vegas – Fremont Street

Further to Tanya’s post in the “Loving Life” section of this website, we have found several new things you can do in Las Vegas.  For $15 – $20 you can ride the zip line over Fremont Street under the canopy of lights. I have been zip lining in Costa Rica before, which I am sure is no real comparison, but it still looks like fun. The zip line is 67 feet above the street dropping down to as low as 14 feet. You will be going between 25 and 30 mph fro about 800 feet.

Here is the video from their website.

You can visit their website for more details by clicking here.

Cheap car rentals…

Family travel can get expensive with hotel, meals and car rentals, so it makes sense to save money where ever you can. Here is a money saving tip anyone can take advantage of to save a few dollars when renting a car.

I tend to use Priceline for most of my travel bookings, but I have found that often you can get a better deal on car rentals using Hotwire.com. I usually check the price listed on Hotwire and then go to Priceline and bid a few dollars lower and see what happens. If my bid is rejected on Priceline I will book the car using Hotwire.

Click the link below for a quick video demonstrating how it’s done.

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