October 14, 2008

Come on Vacation

The countdown begins! I may even put a countdown gadget on my site!

Leaving for VEGAS in........

I really can't wait to go. (I love that phrase "Can't Wait", well guess what... YOU GOTTA WAIT!)

We got a SMOKIN deal at the Gold Coast for when we go. $53/night!!! FABULOUS!!!! It's not on the strip, but it is across from The Palms. I haven't ever been to the Palms, so it's going to be DOUBLE COOL. Our hotel looks pretty nice too. They even have a bowling alley!
Check it out!

I like the players card they have too. It's a tiered card. $1.00 in play = 1 Point. You earn 20,000 points (or spend $20,000) in 90 DAYS then you graduate from the RUBY CARD to the SAPPHIRE card! With the SAPPHIRE card you get 2 points for every $1.00 played. Then if you earn 125,000 (or spend $125,000) w/in 90 DAYS you graduate to the EMERALD CARD! This card gives you 3 points for every $1.00 played!!!! What a STEAL!

I'm sure that most of the players cards are rated exactly like this one, but i don't think they spell it out like that for you. It just kinda blew me away that they want you to spend approx $125,000 in 90 days to get rewards for their hotels and shows! That's more than I make in a year! Guess I won't be getting any comps from any hotels any time soon! Comps are for RICH people! We are so backwards in this country.

I'm really just looking forward to WONDERFUL BUFFET FOOD! I LOVE Vegas Buffets. I think that's the only way to eat while you are there. Buffets are what MADE Vegas. Aside from mobsters, that is. My mom used to tell me stories of the $3.00 all-you-can-eat buffet. Old Vegas used to be all about the cheap buffet, never mind the occasional mob hit! But Still!! Gone are those good old days for a steak and lobster buffet for $5.00. Probably gone are the days of everyone getting food poisoning also, though! I think I can pay $20 for a food poisoning-free buffet and still get my monies worth! I didn't get to go to a buffet the last time I went to Vegas. My BF Lindy and I went together and we didn't want to spend the money on the buffet so we were CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR FOOD. That was a horrible food weekend!!! We stayed somewhere where they only had one cafe, and we ended up waiting for like 20 MINUTES to get seated when both of us could see that there were EMPTY tables! So we decided to look for food elsewhere, and wandered around this other hotel and tried to eat there, but everything was WAY expensive! So we ended up eating a crappy pretzel in broken massage chairs, that were probably very unclean, in the middle of some passageway out of the hotel we were at. That was the worst food experience I have ever had in Vegas and I'll have to blame it all on not eating at the buffet! We didn't really have a choice that time as funds were very limited, but i don't think I'll ever do that again! Buffet all the way, baby!!!

I'm really really really ready for this vacation. Life is getting me down lately. I sound like a hippie when I say that, but it doesn't make it any less true. I'm FOR SURE ready for this Vegas trip! I'm ready to drink and smoke too much... oh wait, I already do that! So, i guess I'm ready to smoke ANYWHERE I WANT and not 20 ft. from the any entrance way with people looking at me like I have leprosy. I'm ready to drink ANYWHERE I WANT, even on the street! I'm ready to do some gambling and have my ass handed to me in the process. I'm ready to sleep in an uncomfy hotel bed and out the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door! I'm ready for VEGAS!!
Unfortunately, I have about 3 weeks until we go.... so being ready now does me no good. :) I do have 3 weekend full of stuff to do though, so hopefully that will make the time go by fast.

Great weather for Vegas! It's too soon to see what the actual forecast will be for when we go, but it seems like the average highes are in the lower 70's and the average lows are in the upper 40's. Record highs are in the upper 80's and record lows are in the upper 20's. I'm hoping the record highs will be more prevalent while we are there. I'm a wuss when it comes to cold. I'm an ARIZONAN! We get cold when it's 65 degrees out and cloudy! So I'm hoping it will be unseasonably warm that week.

To drive or to fly... that is the question! We can drive, but we have no idea what gas will cost at that time. I'm crossing my fingers that it will be quite a bit cheaper when we go, but we can fly for a guaranteed $286. That also means that we may have to pay for checked luggage, and then the taxi from the airport to the hotel, plus the parking fees at the airport. I'm pretty sure we are going to just drive because it's going to end up being cheaper in the long run. I really love to fly there though. It's just so nice to get there in 45 minutes. It's also really nice to get back in 45 minutes! The drive home is really the worst part of the trip. It always seems to take forever! *SIGH* I really like to pay for convenience, but this time it would take away from my gambling money. I'm pretty sure we are just going to drive.

So I'm sure you are going to hear a lot about my upcoming vacation in the next few weeks. I'll try to tone it down so you don;t get too jealous. LOL!


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