Well, I am back from my weekend in Las Vegas and I am tired (but happy).
So, I left for the airport immediately after work on Friday, and my flight (amazingly) left on time. I changed planes in Houston, but didn't have enough time to pick up any food. Bah.
AND, I was very fortunate to sit beside a trio of screechy Texan chicks who were OMG SO EXCITED TO BE GOING TO LAS VEGAS AND EVERYTHING OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS WAS THE FUNNIEST THING EVER SO HOW ABOUT ANOTHER VODKA SODA!!!!! Needless to say, my plan to sleep on the second leg of my journey was not realized.
The plane arrived in Vegas around 10:30PM and I made it to the Rental Car Center at 11PM. By 11:15, I was on the road to M's house. Of course, I got a little lost. Oops. I got to his house around 11:35, I think. I was starving, so we headed to Denny's for a bite to eat.
We got back to his place around 2AM (which would be 5AM EST, which meant I had been up for 24 hours straight. *ugh*). We collapsed into bed.
The next morning, after a little *wink wink nudge nudge*, we cleaned up and headed out for brunch. Then, we drove to Red Rock Canyon, which was OMG So Gorgeous (see picture above). Here's another pic:
After driving back into Vegas, we had mid-afternoon lunch at the Yard House. Super Yummy Veggie Burgers. Then, we headed back to M's place to take a nap. Mmm. Nap.
That evening, we headed out to the Strip. We ate dinner at the Sweet Factory, which is right across the street from the Bellagio. Every 20 minutes or so, we could watch the Bellagio's water show. Fun.
We walked around for a bit more and ended up at one of the newer casinos, the Cosmopolitan. I decided to play $20 on the slot machines. I found a nickel slot and had at it.
With about $2.50 left, I managed to do something right (I'm not sure what). There was lots of spinning and flashing and electronic beeping. And, I won $100! YAY! I cashed out and M said, "Well, that was a fun 10 minutes." Ha!
We left the Strip and headed to this cute little gay bar, Garage. We ordered our drinks, which were served in pint glasses. The bartender said, "$7." So, I was like, "Um. I'm paying for both." And he was all, "That is for both. Where are you from?" ... M was laughing.
While at the bar, a friend of M came up to talk to him. M introduced me. And then, he said, "So, are you two dating?"
At the same time, M and I both said, "It's complicated." Which it is ...
Sunday morning, we got up and went for a 3.7ish mile run. Then, we went to the Black Bear Diner for breakfast. Very tasty.
We went back to his house to chill for awhile. We ended up watching the Super Bowl there. Afterwards, we went to a Mexican place for dinner. Mmm. Enchiladas.
And, then, I packed and got ready to leave. This morning, I had to be up at 3:20, so I could return the car and make it through security before my 6:10 flight ... Only it wasn't a 6:10 flight. It was a 6:45 flight. I looked at the boarding time instead of the flight time. I could have slept for a bit longer. Bah.
The trip home was uneventful. All my flights were on time. All my connections were easy. Hurrah. The only sad thing is that I'm too tired to make it to the first pottery class tonight. Oh, well ... I think this trip was worth missing one night of pottery!
Hope you all had a fun weekend, too! And, if you're interested, here is the set of pictures I took from the trip: Las Vegas 2012.