Vegas, Cher and Cheesecake Factory

July 22, 2008 1 Comments A+ a-

Had a Las Vegas layover again the other day. I flew with a sweet Flight Attendant, Erica--who is 22, and after a short nap, we went out to play. This was her first time to Vegas.

First, we hopped on the Deuce, a bus that runs from Fremont Street to the Strip. We walked around Fremont Street first, then took the Deuce back to Caesar's Palace.

On the ride to Fremont Street: the Stratosphere Hotel. It has several thrill rides at the top. Erica and I discussed it, and decided against the rides. After looking at the web site, I am glad we did!!

The Paris Hotel with its' Eiffel Tower replica.

Erica had never been in a casino before, and I was happy to help her out! She played the penny slot machines at Caesar's, and with her $5, won $29! (on a penny slot machine!!) She was thrilled. She was also in awe of the hotel and its' opulence (gaudiness) and the Forum Shops with all the designers' stores: Versace, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, etc.

Here is Erica trying to duck out of the picture at the Forum Shops.

In the Cher store--they sell a Cher Barbie doll for $54.99.

Erica was great to hang out with and it was a nice trip, with a good layover. But, we both had to leave early the next morning: our wake-up calls were at 3:30 in the morning!!

Last night, my roommate from training, Taneesha, spent the night. (Her plans included driving to Delaware today--so, it would save her about two hours worth of driving by staying with us.) This on top of my cousin, Diane, and her husband and their two kids, who are visiting from Memphis for the week. While Diane and her family were out touring our nation's capital today, Taneesha and I went to have an early dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in Arlington. The storm that blew through this morning (and scared the beejeezus outta me withvery close and very loud lightning) brought with it cooler temperatures with lower humidity, so we were able to enjoy ourselves on the patio and just really relax and catch up with each other. Neesh is in her 20's and there is no way anyone could have predicted how close we would be! She is a phenomenal young woman and I look forward to the day we get a trip together!


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July 23, 2008 at 11:30 PM delete

That's really cool about you and Neesh. You can never have too many great close friends. I count you at the top! Love you!