... but texting your friend about it while you're there, is perfectly ok.
Had a fun, fun weekend in Vegas! Came back home to computer issues on my laptop. But they were resolved this morning via remote access. Thank you Geek Squad! I'm the geek using Geek Squad.
AND... while they were getting started on my laptop, I snagged Madonna tickets on my iPad. Woot woot! I'm nothing, if not a great multi-tasker! ;-)
Anyway... back to Vegas. It was a combination of a lazy & crazy weekend. Our day usually revolves around where we're eating next. Seriously... it's amusing. It's also a good thing we work-out while we're gone... because I can barely hold my gutt in right now & I ran the 2 days we were there! Good thing the weather was too chilly to put on a swimsuit. Or actually... maybe I wouldn't have ate as much if I did have to put it on? Nah... probably not.
We stayed at the Venetian. The place is HUGE. They have 7,000 suites. We had the smallest size suite & it was big... 650sqft. Even had a sunken living room. The biggest suites must look like a house. I'll never know, unless Garth wants to take me there some day. More on him in a bit.
One of their restaurants is owned by the Cheesecake Factory. Ummm... hello. We may have gone there more than once. Again, I say. Amusing.
This next photo was the 3rd attempt at Bob taking a picture of me with this Italian accordian player. And he really did have an accent. But I could NOT stop laughing, so my eyes were either closed or half-open or in this picture I was ready to burst out laughing again. Bob kept dropping stuff when he was trying to take a picture of us, so finally he says to me (in broken English), "Your papa needs to concentrate." I about LOST IT! Yes, Bob's obviously old enough to be my papa & yes, he's clumsy sometimes... oh my gosh... I am losing it all over again! So, so funny!
So much for all my sleeveless clothes. Jackets all day!
I accidentally put $20 in a penny slot machine. Let's just say, I didn't exactly win big on it either...
Since Celine Dion cancelled her show we were supposed to see, we were on the hunt for something else to do. Found out that Garth Brooks was in town last weekend (he's only there about 1 weekend a month), so we went online to buy tickets. No luck. I figured all 4 shows must be sold-out, but asked Bob to call the box office & check. He called & we were in luck... 2 mezzanine tickets were available. They told us it was a small venue though, and all seats were good seats so we wouldn't have a problem seeing the stage.
We picked up our tickets from will-call & went to a bar for a glass of wine before the show. I don't know how or why it happened, but while sitting there we noticed they gave us 5th row tickets! All ticket prices were the same... $250/each... but still mezzanine or 5th row? Ummm... thank you!!! No photos during the show, but here's how close we were...
Had no idea what to expect. Well, actually, what I expected was a big rock concert. And that's not AT ALL what it was. One of the most AMAZING SHOWS I have EVER seen though. Just him & his guitar. No band. He told story after story about his life & songs that inspired him from the time he was 5 years old until he hit it big in the early 90's. Then he would play each of those songs. Songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's... country, pop, rock. Finally ending the show with his own big hits. Trisha even came out toward the end to sing 3 songs. Not only is he an amazingly talented singer, he's an awesome story-teller & freakin' hilarious!! I didn't want the show to end. It was so intimate. Like you were sitting in his living room, just captivated by him. Bob saw him in the 90's, but loved this show even more. I would fly out there again, just to see his show again, & fly home. Incredible. And I was never a huge Garth fan either. But now I think I'll be the president of his fan club! Haha
Every night we ate dinner around 10:00. Probably why I had a migraine most of the weekend. Did it stop me from having fun? NOPE. It did stop us from going clubbing at night though. So... I suppose we'll have to go back soon. Heehee.
Back home again! So happy to see Bryn again, too. I MISSED HER!!!
And YAY for my Monday Zumba class! Makes me a happy girl.
There's no place like home!