I promised I would offer more details of our fabulous trip to Las Vegas so here goes. And, Ladies and Gentlemen, you get your first glimpse of ShortMan…
Getting through O’Hare Monday for our flight was surprisingly unremarkable considering the whole NATO crap was messing things up around Chicago. Arrived in LV within 2 minutes of The Sis and took a cab to The Mirage, where our room reservations were slightly messed up, so for a very nominal fee, we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom penthouse suite on the top (30th) floor. Unfreakingbelievable. Took Katie on a tour of the hotel and casino, then headed across the street to The Venetian where we played some slots, including an Alice In Wonderland machine that paid out quite well, and had a nice dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe. Keep in mind, every evening after dinner for the next three nights, The Hubs hit a blackjack table and Katie and I played on our favorite Goldfish slots (the one that paid out huge for me last year).
Day 2 (Tuesday), hit the pool for four hours, then walked through Ceaser’s to the Bellagio to see the fountains and the opulence. We were initially planning on eating at Bobby Flay’s restaurant, Mesa Grill, but it was super pricy and nothing on the menu was omigodihavetohavethat. Moving on, we were all getting hungry and a bit crabby, and we had already walked a few miles, so we just parked ourselves for fatass burgers at BLT Burger at the Mirage. Repeat slots and drinking.
Day 3 (Wednesday), hit the breakfast buffet before heading to the pool for another 4 hours. For dinner, I had $100 in Lettuce Entertain You gift cards, which we were planning on spending at El Segundo, which was relatively inexpensive. So we walked past Treasure Island to the Fashion Show mall, but alas, the entire restaurant was booked for a private party, so we decided to hit Joe’s Seafood, Prime Rib and Stone Crab, which was close by at Ceasers. Had a lovely dinner there, then more slots and fun. We met a very nice lady playing Goldfish from Calgary.
Day 4 (Thursday). We spent an even longer day at the pool, this time deciding that we were going to drink indiscriminately because it was our last day and we wanted to make the most of it. And it was our most noteworthy day. There were a bunch of snotty looking girls who parked their kiesters right next to us, and we were like, Oh Great, now we have to put up with bitches. Not so! Turns out they were from our town (small world!) and we were all very friendly! I also got to talking to two guys from Israel, which was especially fascinating for me because they were very open about what it’s really like in their country and how wonderful it is. They were very surprised when I asked about their compulsory military service, and The Sis had to explain that I was very well read and knew my stuff. We hung out in our suite for a while getting beautified and drinking Champagne and then went down to dinner at Onda (Italian) and even The Hubs had some red wine! As for the rest of the evening, well, we’ll just say our last night was of the “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” caliber.