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Las Vegas, and it's HOT

First thing on the agenda: Happy birthday, cornerofmadness!

You would hate Vegas right now. It is VILE outside, blazingly hot, barely a breeze, and nothing but blinding sunlight. My mother up and decides suddenly to walk from New York to the Bellagio, and of course I left my hat in the room.

Then we come back to the room after finally making our way back down the Strip, I turn on the television to some mindless entertainment (in the form of innocuous sit-com), she comes out, grabs the remote, and puts on a nitro-burning drag race. WTF, Mom?!?!?

I have no idea what else we'll do. She was wearing out outside in the sun, but now she wants to get going again (sigh), despite the fact she's been up since 10 pm our time (her flight was 6:30 out of Orlando, and she drove up from Vero to get to the airport on time).

Found out why MGM is getting rid of the classic movie great posters in the rooms -- apparently they were being constantly STOLEN (people would take down the frames and pull the posters), so that's part of the reason for the plain sofa art that's in the rooms now. The new beds are certainly comfortable. I'm ready to sleep in them NOW.

Mom wants to go again.


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Jun. 17th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, that weather sounds miserable. I don't think you'd be able to coax me to go back out.

How long are you there for?
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
It's not too bad if you're not tramping down the Strip in the sun. Las Vegas is a walking town, which is a hard thing from June well into September (or October), and it gets worse all the time.

Just until Wednesday morning.
Jun. 17th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
If you could bottle your Mom and sell her as perpetual motion, we could retire right now.
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
TELL ME ABOUT IT. She's been going for about 24 hours now and she's just starting to wind down.

<3 you! :)
Jun. 18th, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
[hugs and air-conditioning]
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Never fear, they keep the interior of MGM at around 60 degrees (brrr!).

They also have one of those "Ice bars" over at Monte Carlo, which was one of the things that we had to go look at!
Jun. 18th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
I am glad I am in VA right know, even though it will be going into the 90's later this week. Though I am envious of how close you are to the Gold and Silver Pawn shop. Is your mom a fan, I know my mom and I are, even though I know alot of the show is faked. And though I know you won't be going off the strip, I sill envy that closeness to it, but definitely not the heat !!!
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
I'm not familiar with it. What is it?
Jun. 18th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oh sorry I forget to put the name of the show down, it's called "Pawn Star" and it's on the history channel.
The show is based off the Silver and Gold Pawn store in Las Vegas Nevada.
Jun. 18th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
thank you. It must be horrible if you're dying in the heat. I was there for my birthday 5 years ago it was pretty bad

Mom is going going going I see

Ah well that makes sense
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
Hope it was a good one (at least, family horror stories aside!).

It is nasty outside today, although I will say that it was largely because of the sun and my walking sandals are really wearing out more than I thought, so my feet were killing me.

She is, thank goodness!

Yeah, I'm torn on the renovations between "Looks good, and long overdue, some of this place is a dump," and "Why are they getting rid of the whole THEME? Where are the LIONS?!?"
Jun. 18th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
it was

oops to the sandals, that sucks

i can b elieve that
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