Sunday, March 15, 2009

Back from Sin City

Tonjia and I made it home from Vegas. We didn't break the bank, and we didn't come home with any cars, jewels, or piles of cash. Like the vast majority of Vegas visitors we only brought home some memories, and a pile of dirty clothes.

We did have some good times, though. One day we met Elvis on the bus. We were taking the Duce (the bus that travels the Strip) and one of the passengers was an Elvis impersonator. Last year we didn't see a single Elvis, so this was a treat. The man was good, and he even sang a few songs for us, and the rest of the passengers.

On Tuesday night, Tonjia and I saw the Cirque du Soleil show "Mystere". It was quite the show, a lot of action, music, and flash. It's amazing what those people could do with their bodies, and with the costumes.

We spent a few bucks on the penny slots, as I mentioned before, we aren't high rollers, and the casinos don't make a lot off of us. Our room was at the Excalibur Hotel. The room was nice, with a wide screen TV. Oddly enough, there aren't a lot of channels to watch in the room. I guess the hotel doesn't want people to spend time in their rooms, instead of playing on the casino floor.

The best part of the trip, was getting to spend some time alone with Tonjia. So often we are going in opposite directions, and it was nice to spend some 'us time' together.

So, now it's back to work. It's going to take me a while to get used to streets without a lot of neon and flashing lights.


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