Sunday, January 30, 2011

What Happens in Vegas.....

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...can, as far as I'm concerned, stay in Vegas.

I apologize for my lengthy absence. I have been pretty busy with my new job and travel and playing catch up in between and then last week I had to travel to Vegas for the first time for a training. Now, those of you who know me know that I am a pretty simple person. I'm not big on rowdy parties and big crowds. So really Vegas is not high on my list of sought after destinations. In fact, if I wasn't being paid to go I probably would have never set foot there ever....but hey it was free, right? However, the internet WAS NOT free and there was NO WAY I was paying $14 a day for internet so no blog for you guys.

So, of all the places I could have stayed in all of Las Vegas we stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel. It was where the conference was being held. Go figure. When we went to check in it was about midnight on Saturday night. I was definitely over dressed. If you took a black tube sock, cut the end off and then squeezed it over your body and completed the ensemble with 6 inch heels and a total absence of underwear you woulda fit right in. Good grief. I saw more hootchie mamas in 10 minutes than I have my entire life.

So we all went back to our rooms and went to bed. The next morning we woke up, went to breakfast and then went to Target. Well....you gotta have priorities, right? Isn't Target the first stop for everyone in Vegas?

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So after Target we took a ride down the strip. I have never been anywhere where there were palm trees that weren't growing out of a planter.



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I saw the Belagio....



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I saw the Statue of Liberty.....and at least 5,000 more hootchie mamas.


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All kidding aside, I did have fun. I went to a show.....



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...I won Zillions of dollars on slots at the Venetian....



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...and saw the biggest display of duct tape I have ever seen at the Wal-Mart in Henderson. Amazing!

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"HOOTCHIE MAMAS"....LMAO

We missed you while you were gone.
Wecome back.
D.

gscottfla said...

this was a funny post. I am not a fan of Vegas either. Just don't really get the attraction. Welcome back.

Connie,Barry said...

Cathy, cute Vegas post - made me laugh - know the feeling - not a fan either but I did enjoy what you wrote on your blog!
Connie

Anonymous said...

I've been going there since I was a preteen in the late 1970's. We had fun playing the arcades in Circus Circus. Once I was old enough to have to spend my own money, it wasn't so fun anymore.

Its great to see an outsiders POV.

Tracy said...

We have PLENTY of hoochie mommas here in TX in the summer too. :-P I'm guessing they're not as common in AK since most were clothes to stay warm. ROFL My sister in law used to live in Vegas and was quite glad to move when her husband got a new job. ;-)

gpc said...

Tobe socks -- so THAT'S what they are wearing! Always wondered! Love Palm Trees, no interest in Vegas, but glad you had fun. It is fun to win on the slots, glad I don't get to them too often!

Becky said...

Hahaha!

That colored duct tape is FUN stuff! Some girls in our church make wallets out of them (which never wear out, because you just throw on more duct tape, lol.) It's also great for color coding ordinary black luggage. I've seen it used to make a Nomex jacket for a little child's Fireman costume for Halloween. Oh, and bangle bracelets.

I'm not a fan of Vegas, either. I live just a little under 3 hours away and have only been once, when our flights were $200 cheaper for each of us if we came through there.

Conchscooter said...

Why do people plant palms in pots?