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February 6, 2007

Mi Casa! Es...mui...grande?

Ah, Vegas. The lights, the sounds, the buffets, the smell of 30 year old second hand smoke....isn't it great?! I'd forgotten how prevalent smoking is here. I walked into our hotel and my mouth dropped open as I watched several people casually smoking. Then I remembered that this wasn't a crime here in the great state of Nevada. Smoke on homies! I'll just uh, keep walkin'. Hold my breath a bit...

Not that I have a beef with people who smoke. I don't. I just don't prefer to do so, and am not in love with the smell. Or what it's capable of.

The hotel itself is HUGE. Even bigger than I had imagined. It's really it's own little world! It's not on the strip, which I think they secretly (okay, maybe not so secretly...) did on purpose, so that the poor little vacationers (us) wouldn't have an excuse to leave the hotel. Want to shop? We've got outlets! Want to go bowling? We've got an alley! Want to see a movie? Come check out our ginormous movie theatre! Sushi? Right here! Steakhouse? Right over there! Want to watch a horse race? Oh! We've got a race track! Arcade? Sure! Spa? You bet! Ice cream parlour? OF COURSE WE HAVE THAT.

As I said, my husband's business partner's wife (got that?) just so HAPPENS to be one of my best friends. We met up today at the hotel and our husband's had a surprise for us. They both stood up in front of us and explained that since the business had done so well this year (see yesterday's blog about the hotel last year compared to this....) they wanted to thank us for um...well, pretty much sticking with them. :) Not going off the deep end? Running away screaming? Going "boneless" and throwing a fit? I kid, I kid...it's really not been bad. But they wanted to thank us anyway, and gave us both gift certificates to the hotel's day spa. I have never been to a day spa. What to do? Anyone? Massage? Facial? Pedicure? They all sound so fabulous...

Tomorrow? The company is celebrating it's 20th year in business. There will be a party. An 80's themed party. At a club. And yes, I will be taking pictures...and posting them. Because well? What happens in Vegas? It can't ALWAYS stay in Vegas.

3 comments:

Em said...

Holy Moses! Have a great time, which I'm sure you will. I personally would go for a facial and pedicure ... two things you can't really do yourself to any satisfactory degree.

See, there are rewards for your suffering :) Caleb seems like a great guy!

Danae said...

So jealous!! I want to come! Next year, will you invite me?? :)

By the way, I picked up the book you recommended... Twilight. I haven't started it yet because I'm right in the middle of another one, but I can't wait to read it.

I am excited to see your pictures from your Vegas trip! And keep on holding your breath!! :)

KimbaLee said...

He IS great Em! And oh what I wouldn't give for a pedicure right now! They were more of a massage place though....and now I'm craving a pedicure....

Ooh, Danae, I'm excited to hear what you think about it! And you can totally come next year! I think it's in Orlando though...feel up to Florida?! :)