Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vegas Re-Cap

Well we are back from a totally rockin' Vegas weekend get-away among adults. I must admit, I wasn't too hyped up on the fact that we we were going to Vegas, as I have been there a hundred times before, but it totally blew away those doubts and we really did have a great time. It was so nice to spend that time with hubs and have a chance to reconnect with each other. Boy, did I need that time away. It was pure heaven...no whining, no dirty diapers to change, gourmet coffee at my finger tips, sleeping in, and the best part...I actually got to pee and shower by myself without a little boy running in and out of the bathroom. Heaven, I tell ya. Pure heaven.

So anyways, our decision to go to Vegas was a brilliant plan, if I do say so myself, as we didn't have any rain to contend with like we would have in San Diego. The weather was sunny most of the time with a slightly colder temp. Nothing that a little jacket and gloves couldn't cure, though.

Instead of writing a super long post with everything that went on in "sin city," I figured it was better to point out highlights from our trip in bullet style. There are actually few random lessons I learned while in Vegas. Here is a short re-cap of our trip:
  • Apparently there is no "recession" in Vegas. Unless people thought that being laid off gave them permission to try and win back their annual salary in the span of a weekend. The place was so crowded!
  • Leland from the TV show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is a lot shorter in person than on TV. We saw him twice at our hotel.
  • $7.00 is way too much to pay for a glass of OJ. Considering I can get a gallon of it at Costco for $6.99.
  • You can lose $50.00 at a craps table a whole lot easier (and faster) than you can win it.
  • Beginner's luck does exist. Hubs came home with a whopping $300.00 that he won at the craps table. I taught him everything he knows. Fortunately for me, "what's his is mine and what's mine is mine" is a followed rule here in this house.
  • Unfortunately, half of that 300 bucks will have to pay for the speeding ticket hubs got on the drive there.
  • Barnum Bailey has it all wrong. Cirque du Soleil's show "O" is the "Greatest Show on Earth."
  • The Palms Casino is a dump.
  • When you are on a winning streak, sleep is so overrated.
  • It's so worth paying the extra money to stay at the Bellagio then some crappier places that I have stayed at in the past.
  • The guys and gals that try to give you the "girls to you 24 hours a day" cards that they pass out all. day. long. are really annoying.
  • Some people have way too much freakin' money to blow.
  • Mike Shannahan hangs out in Vegas after getting fired by the Broncos.
  • The food in Vegas is amazing. Amazing.

So there you have it. Our trip in a nutshell. We can't wait to get another vacation all to ourselves. Unfortunately for us, once baby #2 comes along, that may be a little harder than we thought.

2 comments:

Katie said...

OH man, that sounds soooo fun!!! Maybe I'll go pay $7 for a glass of OJ just to feel like I'm there...hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Just because people like you come to Vegas to spend your money doesn't mean we aren't in a recession here! Next time you decide to visit our wonderful town and pass judgement on us why don't you take a drive away from the glitter and lights and see our wonderful streets lined with homeless people. Or take a trip around the neighborhoods and see how many homes are being forclosed on. Or talk to the 4,000+ employees laid off from ONE single hotel! The locals here aren't dumb enough to blow their money in these casinos! Only tourists are ignorant enough to believe they can win back their yearly salaries!