Friday, November 16, 2007

Sin City - Part 2, Trip to Las Vegas

Lori and I flew to Sin City last weekend. Our flight was at 7:30 am, so that meant getting up early, 5:00 am. The flight was nonstop and was the most entertaining flight I've ever been on.

The stewardess in this picture was cracking jokes from the minute we got on the plane. About half way to Vegas, she asked the married people having an anniversary to write down one piece of advice for this couple. They were on their way to Vegas to get married. She called the couple up to the front of the plane and handed them "wedding" gifts the staff had made. A veil made from peanut packages, a bouquet made from napkins, a cake made from a roll of toilet paper signed by everyone on the crew and slippers for the bride to be made from sanitary napkins. Then she read the advice from the married couples. Sex often, morning and night, was the most popular suggestion. Everyone got a big laugh from it all.

The fight was seven hours and was the fastest seven hours I've spent in a very long time. We landed in Las Vegas seven hours later at 10:30 their time. Check in time wasn't until 4:00 pm, so I guess we'd just ride around town until then. Instead I drove over to the hotel and see if we could check in early. No problem, they had room ready, so we went right up.

We hung out in the room for awhile then took a drive along the Strip. We had lunch at a Greek place on the food court in the Fashion Show Mall. Then back to the room until it was time for dinner.

We didn't know our way around, so we decided to just stay near the hotel and walk over to the two casinos close by, the Stratosphere and the Sahara. On our way to the Stratosphere, we were approached by a guy begging for money. I just said no and we kept walking. We walked around the casino in the Stratosphere then ate dinner in their Italian restaurant. The service and food were excellent.

We left and on our way to the Sahara, the same guy asked us for money again. Guess he can't take no for an answer. We walked around the Sahara for a while until Lori's feet started hurting. She wore new shoes, which wasn't a good thing to do when walking around a lot. She was hobbling pretty badly by the time we got back to the room caused by this large blister on the bottom of her left foot.

We got changed and sat in bed to watch TV and get in a little snuggling. I was too tired for either one and fell right to sleep. That was at 10:30pm. That may seem early to you, but to us it was 1:30 in the morning and we'd been up for 21 1/2 hours.


Wenchy said...

Your trip sounds wonderful!!

MizMouthy said...

Great pictures from the plane and great story :)

Can't wait to see more :)

patti_cake said...

Wow sounds funny and so glad you had an enjoyable plane ride.

Och on Lori's blister. I'm sure you made it all better! ;)

TUG said...

Nu-skin...for the blisters! But I guess they are probably better by now.

That couple will never forget that plane ride, how cool!

lime said...

wow, those stewardesses sound like a riot! sure makes the flight less boring though!

sm said...

Excellent! You are making me excited about our trip in February!

Tara Tainton said...

Sounds just like the effect our beloved road trips have on C. and I when our heads finally hit the pillows in a hotel room at the end of the day. ;)

And what a fun flight! None of mine have ever been quite like that. :(


searabbit said...

That is an interesting beginning... I love it when stewards are looking happy and playful... ;-)
Can't wait to read the rest... ;-))

Jes said...

I hope I get on a flight with that stewardess one day!!

Can't wait to see the pics!

TK Kerouac said...

Yes, I so remember the aching feet and non stop excitement, late nights.

jillie said...

But just think of ALL the rest you'll be storing up the all the fun you're going to be having. Now onto the rest of the stories.

Awwww...Lori! Poor feet :o(