Monday, January 17, 2011

Vegas In A Nutshell

I'm back from Vegas! I flew into Little Rock around 3:00 and by 4:00 was on the road to Bentonville to see my hubby! I had such a great time. It felt like a girls trip mostly. Dad brought some of his customers to Vegas for this convention so the first few days he was with them. Mom and I did lots of shopping and we all ate great food! Check out my Life blog for more on that.

Miss America was obviously an incredible experience. You would have thought I was on that stage competing. My heart was pounding out of my chest and at one point I thought I may throw up. Seriously. I was proud and disappointed all at the same time. SO CLOSE!!!

As we were heading back to our hotel room to go to bed, I decided to go ahead and waste the last $15 in cash I had on some slots. I can't even believe how much money I lost gambling--I won't go into detail, but I could've cleared my house payment almost. Sickening. I was the classic Vegas idiot by thinking 'I'll get it back.' I have the worst luck. So Mom decided to slip in a $20 and play next to me. She, of course, turned it into $130 and cashed out. So we were walking to the room and we passed a $5 slot. I told Mom she should just put the $130 in it. She said 'nah......well okay.....which one should I do?' I said 'this one!' and she sat down and started betting the max bet--$10. It quickly dwindled down and she had one last pull. Guess what happened. She won $5,000!!!!!!! I freaked out. I mean, freaked out! Mom said I was doing a happy dance. I started screaming and jumping up and down for a solid 5 minutes. Everyone gathered around us applauding and congratulating Mom. The lady came over, gave Mom 50, 100 dollar bills and we walked into the room....with a glass of champagne of course. It was so exciting and it wasn't even my money! Dad was like 'how would you have reacted if that was your money?' Probably the same. It was super fun!

That's about all. Believe it or not I didn't take many pictures. I took a lot on my phone but I don't feel like putting them on here. Except one. This is the ceiling in the Bellagio lobby and I had preplanned to make sure I got a photo of it so I could use it as my new iphone background. Pretty huh!! Feel free to copy.

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