Friday, February 8, 2008

Update for Feb 7, 2008.....

Uh...better make that Feb 8th 'cause the time just rolled over. I am here in my room at The Venetian in Vegas and I must say....this time around the trip was much nicer. Sad to say, but having along the right person certainly helps! That is not to say that I am not exhausted (cause I am), that my feet don't hurt (cause they really do) or that I like Vegas (cause I still find it depressing as hell) but Dan is very entertaining. He knows where the fun stuff is and isn't afraid to pull out the truck from valet parking and take us there. I will post pics of my suite probably on Monday but, suffice it to say, this room is pretty much as big as the duplex I live in (its a small duplex...what can I say?) Honestly, the bathroom in this room is bigger than my bedroom at home! You walk in and there are french doors leading to the bathroom suite, then there is the king sized bedroom area and then you go down two steps and into a living room with an L shaped couch, "dinner table", and desk set. I seriously need to look at what the mattress is because I am in love...last night was the best sleep I've had in a long time and girl wants to have a mattress of her own!!!! The Venetian is beautiful...vaulted ceilings with "painted" scenes, heck there are renaissance images all over the ceiling of the carport where you enter the hotel! Of course, like every other casino you walk a couple of miles through and around the slot machines, crap tables and the like to get to the convention center so by the time you get there you are already tired...then you get to stand for hours at the show! Note to self...next time buy some gel liners for the shoes! Anyway, as I have already told a few of you, I will be home around 2 in the morning on Saturday (we're hitting the road after the trade show ends...Dan thinks we'll be pulling out of Vegas somewhere around 6 p.m. As uncomfy as it may be, I really am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed. This room is so freaking huge that its easy to feel a little lost. Kid all you want but last night I bought a stuffed cat at the New York New York casino gift shop (we'd gone over there to meet a vendor who took us out to dinner at the MGM Rainforest Cafe...not exactly a quiet and peaceful place to eat but good food!) anyway, we were walking back through the New York New York when Dan decided to look in a gift store for something to take home and I spotted this calico stuffed cat. I walked away several times but kept coming back until I finally just took it up to the register. Dan has already given me crap about it...but it makes the room feel a little more home-y. Guess I am just not cut out for the swank-o high rolling lifestyle......

5 comments:

The Scotts said...

You are so close to us......yet oh so far away :(

annette said...

Sounds like a nice break from the snow! So, what shows have you seen?

Danielle said...

You passed right through! :(

shoezimm said...

Dani and Jalee....welcome to my blog girls!!!! Yeah, you wouldn't have noticed but I did wave at St George as Dan and I passed by, heading for home. Don't worry....I still plan to come down in the spring for a long weekend!

shoezimm said...

Annette,
Shows? Girl who needs to pay for shows when you've got so much entertainment just walking by! Dan took me to the Rio for dinner and floorshow (smucky dancing and mardi gras beads being chucked at the audience) and afterwards the chippendale boys came out for personal pics with the crowd but who wants to be seen with that?!?! Anyway, we were so busy with the trade show that I didn't even bother looking into tickets for a Cirque du Soleil performace....but someday I will get to one! Heck, I was so tired at night I didn't even take a gondola ride on the waterways around the hotel like I wanted!