02/02/2011 - Las Vegas - I didn't get a lot of sleep last night I was so excited that Simone and Heather were about to arrive - a bit like a little kid waiting for Christmas morning. We arrived at the airport early - not wanting to miss them coming down the escalator. Unfortunately, their flight had been changed - even though they were still arriving at the same time - their carrier and flight number had changed, we did not know this. So I was pacing up and down the arrival point - not so patiently. And then all of a sudden we could see this big black boot coming down the escalators and I knew they had arrived. It was so great to see them, I was so excited - they looked fantastic, perhaps a bit tired. We all piled into Shooter and headed off to the RV Park at Circus Circus. The girls unpacked had a shower, and the first of many many many many wines to come before we headed out to Circus Circus for dinner, drinks and a bit of a gamble. I knew after our first pitcher of Margarita's at dinner that it was only going to get ugly from here - 21 days to go...
03/02/2011 - Today the girls and I headed off to do a bit of shopping at the Outlets - a few bargains were found before we headed back home to Stubbie to have a bite to eat before going out to the Bellagio and Caesars Palace. The big fella was good enough to be our driver and dropped us off outside the Bellagio - Simmy's foot has come in handy. We had a great night out and all arrived home safely - even though H had a bit of trouble negotiating the stairs into Stubbie.
06/02/2011 - I spent nearly all the day and night nursing an awful hangover. The girls went and did a bit of souvenir shopping and then stayed in Stubbie and played some cards and yes drank some more wine. I couldn't even stand the smell of it.
07/02/2011 - Today we have decided to start the drive to San Francisco. I must admit I'm still recovering from my hangover. We drive for about an hour before we get to our first stop Buffalo Bills, Pimm Valley. Sim and H go and visit the Outlet Shops and then being real troopers decided to head on over to the casino, I'm staying in.
18/02/2011 - LV. Tonight we are going to see 'O' Cirque De Soleil at the Bellagio, the 9pm session. Whilst we were out doing a bit of shopping we all (the girls that is) purchased some false eyelashes, of course we walked out of the store without the glue, so back in H goes to buy some. I was the first person to get their eyelashes done, H was doing a great job until Simmy decided to help and put one of the eyelashes on upside down. Lets just say that the eyelashes were not that successful, I was the only one who ended up going out with them on. We went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner prior to heading on
over to the Bellagio - we watched the show which was disappointing for a Cirque De Soleil, Not only was the show disappointing the gambling hasn't been going to well - and our funds are dwindling fast. But the drinking is still continuing - thank goodness we only need to tip a dollar or two for our drinks - otherwise our pockets would be empty.
19/02/2011 - LV. Tonight the girls and I were heading out to see some of the other Casino's, so the Big Fella (yet again) dropped us off at Excalibur, where we had a few drinks lost some more of our Kitty, so decided to go to the Luxor, were the pattern continued before we headed onto Mandalay Bay Casino for a taxi back to Circus Circus.
20/02/2011 - LV. Today we head on down to downtown Las Vegas. Dave and I really love the old downtown and I think so do Heather and Simmy now. The old downtown is a mall with more of the older type casinos on either side, it is great just to walk down and watch everything that is going on. Of course the girls still had to stop at every souvenir shop along the way of course as you can tell by the photo below Dave just loves his shopping. We decided to hang around until the night lights are turned on. So of course off to the Golden Nugget were we continued our down hill slide, the Kitty is now running low and needs a top up.
21/02/2011 - LV - More shopping today and then off to the Hypnotist show. Whilst we are waiting outside to go we get to meet the Hypnotist Michael John's. When they call for volunteers onto the stage H is up and running. There are10 people up on stage. Micheal John's tries to hypnotise them all - but only 8 go under - thank goodness H is one of them. One of the acts that the hypnotist gets them to do is to pretend they are smoking dope - he has told them that they will have no adverse effects and that for tonight it is totally legal. Watching H trying to smoke this was one of the funniest things I have ever seen (wish I had my Teena ladies on) nearly every time she tried to bring this imaginary smoke up to her mouth she missed, she was really giving herself a few upper cuts, sometimes the nose, the forehead or even the chin.
22/02/2011 - LV - Last minute shopping, then off to Circus Circus and Slots of Fun for the girls last night - I'm starting to get sad.. I'm sure that Dave is hiding is sadness.
23/02/2011 - LV - Time for the girls to pack their bags. After the girls have packed their bags we head off to an Olive Garden prior to dropping the girls off at the airport. I must admit I was very sad to see them go. I gave Simmy one last quick hug before saying good-bye. I had just turned around to start walking away when the tears came flowing fast.
A couple of little notes:
It took Sim 2 weeks before she asked how to turn the stove on so she could make her first cup of tea.
H really loves her Club sandwiches.
4 bottles of wine a night is not enough before going out.
We should of put a plastic cover under where Simmy slept - she really does dribble (with her mouthguard in).
Any spare time that we had was filled in with drinking and cards - oh how I miss my cards and beating Sim.
Sim can sleep anywhere at anytime - much like her husband.
My Liver has been drowned - I need some recovery time and some AFD's (Alcohol Free Days as H calls them). I don't need that last drink.
Sim shouldn't buy white...
A two day hangover, a lost leather jacket is way too high a price to pay for a night I can't even remember.
I learnt that I can make really good poached eggs - but make a woeful cup of tea.
I have some really wonderful memories and absolutely loved having them both here.
23/02/2010 - 02/03/2011 - LV. Dave and I are still in LV - getting a few things down to Stubbie. We now have new upholstery on our front chairs, new foam in our dinning seats, carpets have been shampooed plus many more little chores have been completed. Tomorrow we are heading over to the Las Vegas Speedway for the NASCAR races - apparently this is something that you must do - so more on that in the next Blog.