Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It's been two long years now

We just got back from Las Vegas yesterday, in the wee hours of the morning. Peanut was anxiously waiting for us, since Ryan (our current dogsitter until he gets a dog and can't dogsit anymore) fed him in the evening and then had to go home to take care of some stuff.

We hadn't been there in two years, and boy have a lot of things changed. The Aladdin has turned into Planet Hollywood, which is sad, because the Moroccan-ish decor was one of my favorites in Vegas. The good shopping is still there, but they're redoing the entire building.

Our favorite, the Golden Nugget, has been sort of remodeled as well - the casino looks a bit different, with a really cool light fixture thingy, and the pool area now has sharks. Fortunately they're enclosed in their own tank, but they have a cool tube running through it that you can swim through and pretend like you're swimming with the sharks.

We stayed at Paris, which was nice. The food was pretty crappy, except in their Italian restaurant. I keep wanting to like Las Vegas buffets, but really, food is just not that good when it's been sitting out like that. But they do get special points for making crepes on demand.

The good news is that both of us came out ahead in our gambling. Pretty amazing! I won about $50 playing Pai Gow Poker. Actually, I won more than that but lost a bunch at Video Poker. But all in all, it was a fun weekend. A great vacation, and very stress-free.

I only got a few pictures and will post those soon. My fancy new $6 mini-tripod has arrived from, so I'm looking forward to trying it out on some of the bracelets I just made. I'll post those too.

What have y'all been up to?


  1. Has the Aladdin really changed into a Planet Hollywood? Wow.
    I've only been to Vegas once, and I didn't enjoy the food AT all, to be perfectly honest. Oh well - guess the whole point is that you're supposed to be spending $ on shopping & gambling - NOT food!:-)

    I had sent you a LOOONG e-mail awhile back, and it never reached you. Apparently, it never got saved in my "sent" mail, and I haven't had the patience to sit down and type it all out again! Will do this weekend, hopefully. Looking forward to "chatting" with you!

    And BTW - good luck on this new great adventure of yours! It sounds fabulous.

  2. Good to see you guys in Vegas... we'll need to spend more than 30 minutes chatting next time. I just couldn't leave a hot craps table. :)

    Later that Saturday, we saw a guy bet a $100 on a 30 to 1 bet and hit it. That was incredible! I don't got it in me to drop $100 on a single roll... That guy had a big pay day and probably paid for a bunch more trips to Vegas.


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