Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vegas Baby!!!

We left for Vegas Sunday. It was our 6th Anniversary. Our flight left B.R. at 8:30. We went to my parents & my dad brought us to the airport. We were on one of those little American Eagle planes. 2 seats on one side & 1 on the other. I was a little concerned that the flight was going to be delayed because bad weather was supposed to be coming through. We left on time but this was not the nice, smooth flight I was hoping for. At one point I was scared. We were bouncing around a lot. I thought of BFF Vicki a lot & how she would've been on the verge of a heart attack. It was not fun. Luckily, it didn't last the whole flight. We had a 55 min. layover in Dallas which was just about perfect. Much bigger plane this time but still a little bumpy. I managed to take a nap. Imagine that.

When we got to Vegas & stepped off the plane the first thing we saw were slot machines! I was amazed by the weather. It was BEAUTIFUL!!! We found our little shuttle bus & headed to the Venetian. Apparently, we were very lucky that we didn't fly through Atlanta. There were some guys on the bus that said they were scared to death. There was a time when the plane literally did a free fall & the nose was pointed down. I wouldn't have handled that well.

The resorts in Vegas are unbelievable! They're huge! Everyone kept telling us that but it's just something you have to see for yourself. Apparently, everyone was checking in at the same time because the line was ridiculously long. I mean like 100 people in line. We must have had that deer in the headlights look on our face because someone that worked there took pity on us & brought us to the desk that said "Invited Guest Check In". Thank you God, it took 10 mins. The resort was soooo pretty & fancy. Our suite was on the 30th floor. It was a great. We had a huge bathroom & it had a high def TV in it which was really cool. I got used to watching Sportscenter every morning while I got ready. There was also a high def TV at the foot of the bed & in the living room area. These TV's were approx. 15 feet apart!

We had such a great trip. We took a gondola ride at the Venetian, rode the roller coaster at New York New York, saw the Bellagio fountain show, the volcano at the Mirage & the pirate show at Treasure Island. We went to Fremont St. which is old Vegas & to the wax museum. We ate a lot of good food too! We saw V which is a variety show. It was fun! Since Wayne Brady cancelled we bought tickets to Peepshow with Holly Madison & Aubrey O'Day. I've always watched The Girls Next Door & was excited about seeing Holly. The show was at the theater on the 2nd floor at Planet Hollywood. We got to there early & were just looking out over the casino watching people when all of a sudden a little white Maltese with a pink tail & pink paws goes running by. It caught me by surprise because seriously we saw some sites in Vegas but a pink dog inside the casino?? Trotting right behind her was Aubrey O'Day telling "Ginger" to stop. WOW! She's really pretty (Aubrey not Ginger, although she was pretty cute too).

Our seats were GREAT! We were in the VIP section at a table right by the stage. At one point I was seriously scared that I was about to get kicked in the head with a stiletto! Imagine my surprise while we were sitting there drinking our Crown (Can you say bottle service??), when the dancers laid down on the stage right in front of us & asked what we were drinking!! After the show I was coming out of the restroom & there goes Ginger again closely followed by Aubrey. I'm thinking the poor dog is trying to get away from the crazy woman that dyed her pink!

There were so many sites to see it was unreal. There were people everywhere wearing stuff they had no business wearing. I saw more tattoos than I've ever seen in my life. I swear more people had them than those that didn't. Craziness. Oh & the card flickers! Seriously - a bunch of Mexicans wearing shirts that said "Women - Direct to you in 20 mins." It didn't matter if you were a man, woman, woman with a man, young, old they flicked you. I just wanted to ask "Dude is your mom proud?".

We ended up having our Anniversary dinner at Delmonico's at the Venetian. It's one of Emeril's restaurants. It was easily the best steak I've ever had. Most expensive too!

Now we have the cruise to look forward to! I can't wait!!!

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