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Greetings from Las Vegas

I never logged in at the Golden Nugget because for some asinine reason, their wireless required logging in through the television??? I didn't bother. But the Golden Nugget has the most comfortable beds in the universe, along with the best swimming pool.

We've been busy, busy, busy. Won quite a bit so far; put $50 bucks into a Double 7s quarter slot and played for nearly three hours on it (until I was staring at the word going "Doob-lee? What does that mean?"), and ended up taking $100 out at the end when we finally decided to call it quits.

We're going to see The Lion King tomorrow, and are dickering on whether to spend some of the winnings on either a) seeing Bette Midler again (Mom's choice) or b) seeing "Love" again (my choice). Or maybe going and seeing "Ka," which neither of us have seen yet.

The Bellagio's summer theme in the garden atrium is birds -- there are cages full of rainbow lorakeets and pretty crested parakeets, fountains and flowers of course, and a big ferris wheel. Very cool. Haven't done a lot of shopping yet, although kept going back to one shop on Fremont Street while Mom dickered on whether or not to buy the earrings that matched her fire topaz necklace (she ended up getting them). Found several presents for Barb, of all things. It POURED while we were in the Bellagio. Cleared up while we ate dinner at Ellis Island (if you like BBQ, and you're in Las Vegas, take a quick cab ride to a little dive out at the Motel 8 a few blocks from the Strip called Ellis Island. The menu has four choices: full slab, half slab, chicken, or sausage. The meat comes with beans, coleslaw, corn, and dense sourdough bread. It's the best meal and deal in town, and that counts the cab fare.

Everyone at home appears to be in a state of crisis. I'd comment on more friends journals but it's one in the morning and now I'm going to bed.



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Jun. 25th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
Hurrah for your Vegas fun! [hugs hugs]
Jun. 25th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
sounds like a great time

ooo fire topaz

pouring in the desert can be rather scary
Jun. 25th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
The Bellagio sounds lovely. Glad you're having fun!
Jun. 25th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I love lorikeets! The San Diego Zoo has an aviary where they fly around free and you can buy little cups of nectar to feed them... so they'll perch on your arms/shoulders/head/any part of your body they can reach in order to get at the nectar. It's a lot of fun!
Jun. 27th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
I adore lorikeets, too! They have a feeding station like that at the World Wildlife Zoo here in Phoenix, too. They are SO cute! (And such, such pretty colors!)

I came so close to buying one once; we were at a pet store where one perky little fellow was acting like he loved me and wanted to come home with me and it took some serious willpower to leave him there!
Jun. 26th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Viva Las Vegas! Congrats on the winnings! As I never gamble, I never win, and thus am extra pleased to have the vicarious pleasure of reading about your good fortune :) .

...the ciiiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiife!

*drooling at bbq*
Jun. 27th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
Lion King was SOOOOO good on stage!!!

I only gamble when I'm with Mom. She's a semi-high roller! *g* (She gets free rooms and such, so it's worth it, most of the time!)
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