Wednesday, November 30, 2011

You made my heart melt, yet I'm cold to the core*

Greetings from Vegas!  (Holy crap I can't believe I'm here and that the race is on SUNDAY!!!).  Ok, minor freak out moment there, it's all good. 

I lucked out on my flight out here.  My dad drove me to the airport and dropped me off, only to find out that my plane was delayed by 2 hours (thanks delta for updating your online flight status!).  BUT, it actually worked out fantastic for me.  Due to the 2 hour delay, I was going to miss my connecting flight in Minnesota (ugh, connecting flights), so the guy changed me to a different airline and I got a non-stop flight leaving half an hour earlier.  Yay direct flights and less time in the airport. 

By the time I got through security and found my gate, I only had to wait about 30 minutes to board.  Then, I asked if I could get moved to an aisle seat.  And got put in the emergency exit row.  All by myself.  So, I had all this extra room and nobody behind me to complain if I put the seat back.  Talk about a good flight.  (Everything's coming up Milhouse). 

The hotel itself is quite nice, if a little...confusing.  It's a resort type place, with a bunch of different buildings connected outside along a jungle like path and very little markings anywhere to let you know you found the right building.  I felt slightly lost at night and texted K that one of us needs to stay sober just to make sure we find our room each night. 

I woke up at 7 this morning (ugh, my body thought it was 10) and spent my first day here just walking around the strip.  (Nobody else is here yet, K doesn't get here till late tonight, and Figgs arrives tomorrow).  I didn't do much gambling (spent a whopping TWO DOLLARS at the slots so far), but it was cool to explore downtown and I did do some shopping.  Always fun. 

However, today, has been all about the relaxing and not doing anything.  It's just me, myself, and Vegas.  What more could you ask for (ok, I admit, it was a little lonely at times and maybe would have been more enjoyable at certain parts with more people, but I have the rest of the week for that).  A day to myself was still pretty great.  And, like all good explorers, I completely forgot to take ANY pictures.  (Hangs head in shame).  So, hopefully I remember tomorrow. 

Anyways, I am now going to be entirely lame and take a nap, so I can be awake when K gets here.  Yay!

I LOVE being on vacation/traveling.  I feel like the world back home just doesn't even exist right now.  And that's a very good thing.  :)


Shirl said...

This means that we should expect fun Vegas pictures for the next post. Good luck tomorrow!!

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