Sunday, February 2, 2014

Another Las Vegas Adventure - with Marilyn Weidler Ulve

I had an airline ticket to use up before April, so I opted to go to Las Vegas again….my friend Janet likes
country and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were performing there. Also her granddaughter was scheduled
to compete in a gymnastics competition at the same time…so away we went. 

We stayed in a place off of the strip so we had to take a shuttle bus to and from the strip. One particular 
driver we called the maniac…he was foreign and drove “like a maniac.” He roared the engine taking the
corners sharply and we had to hang on for dear life.

The first day we went to Fremont street…there are all kinds of characters dressed up and they want
people to take their pictures with them, for a tip of course. I was looking at a pair who appeared to be
statues. As I was looking at them and walking by, they started waving at me…I then ran into a black
man…as I ran into him, I tipped forward and my hand went down to his crotch, I righted myself and my
hand went up and spilled his drink that he was holding. It was absolutely hilarious!! The poor guy didn’t know what hit him!!

As we were walking on the strip, there was this cute and charming young guy selling eye creams. Of
course, he talked me into buying some…I kept telling him how cute and charming he was. He put my
hat on and that made him cuter yet….They prey on old ladies…he asked me if I wanted to adopt him!!

We arrived at the Venetian for the Faith Hill/Tim McGraw show…we had no idea where the showroom
was…we asked a friendly security person where it was, and he said, “I’m on my way right now, I’ll take
you.” So we had our personal escort…we had pictures taken before the show….

There is a bus on the strip that takes you up and down the strip and to Fremont street…it seems that I always meet someone on this ride…Janet and I had been on Fremont Street and on our way to see Faith Hill and Tim McGraw…There were two young girls that came up from the back of the bus and asked us if they could join us…they said they admired us and wanted to be just like us someday…(when they were old ladies, of course) We sat and visited with them and they wanted to take their pictures with us…they were from Colorado…We had been discussing this man who appeared to be in a deep sleep…an older ladie stumbled over his foot and he didn’t stir…we were wondering if he was dead, but the one girl thought she heard him snoring… one of the younger girls and I had to touch him on the way out to see if he was cold…he was warm!!

We had a layover in Phoenix on the way home…they said it was 75 degrees there…we were tempted to call Lee & Lonna and ask them if we could stay for awhile…lol…instead we came home to the deepfreeze and snow!!

And so, another fun trip was had.


1 comment:

  1. I guess I'm living my life like the song by Tim McGraw, "Live like you are dying." I'm going to do what I can now, because we never know what tomorrow will bring. I figure I'm on my last here I go...don't stop me!!


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