Friday, November 21, 2008

Vegas Baby

So, as you can see I'm not too good at updating weekly as I had hoped. I do however want to still caputre all the amazing moments that I am having during this amazing year.

With that being said. I just returned last weekend from my Fall Conference in Las Vegas. I'm so lucky that Dan was able to join me for the entire week. Tough twisiting his arm to do that of course! There were three places that I really wanted to see while we were there: Treasure Island Pirate show; Freemont Street and the Paris hotel inside and close up. We were able to do the first two and are saving the last for our next trip to Mandalay Bay (one I won of course).

So, the TI Pirate show.....NOT SO MUCH! The only thing missing were stripper poles and the ability to stuff dollar bills. This amazed me how tacky it was. I get that Vegas is tacky, but a show in the middle of the strip that aims at families too. It was absurd. So, let's see if the video will work this time!

Then Freemont street, what an awesome expereience. Give or take the 1 1/2 hour bus ride down there. But always nice to see the local wedding chapels and of course the Howard Johnson Hotel that is still booming! They had the most amazing light show down there with music. It was a different crowd and the minimums were definitely cheaper and thank goodness for that. It was our last day and we were running out of money. Keno wasn't our friend either at this point.

Overall, the week was tough for obvious reasons, but having Dan there was really cool. We went to the Mandalay Bay Shark Aquarium, gambled quite a bit, saw Danny Gans and The Jersey Boys. The music in that was awesome!

The funniest part of the trip was that we were totally suckered into one of those timeshare talks! All for the FREEBIES! What I have done to this poor man. For 3 hours of our time out of the casino we got $150 cash and two cruises, lunch and transportation. Not too shabby I might say and was fun to see how "we work" in that situation.

So, now we are both broke. Didn't win big all week, though he did come in 4th at my company Poker Tournament. Time to save for the next gambling trip to Atlantic City in December! I think I need to stop winning these trips to gaming destinations.

Now we are gearing up for Thanksgiving. I'm so excited because his parents are coming and I love when they visit. And I get to see his nephew and I get to see Oliver, MY NEPHEW after Thanksgiving. So all in all it'll be a great holiday I think.

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