Had a wonderful trip to Vegas to help Almost Grown celebrate her 23rd birthday. It was just the two of us and we decided that our mission would be to eat our way through Las Vegas at all our favorite spots. However, there are just so many meals and snacks you can fit into 2 days! Boy, am I full!
I got to Nevada before AG, since she had to work, and I need to be supported in my old age. This gave me time to spend with 2 of my favorite people, Awesome Ann and Outrageous Angie. First up, breakfast with Awesome Ann:
This is Ann outside the IHOP where we hang and eat nothing of redeeming value. We gab the whole time and cover everything with syrup, but since she's a dance teacher, she looks like this... and, well, I don't!
This is Ann's cute Thunderbird, with my rented very dark grey Cadillac in the background. I mean, seriously! Do you know how hot it gets in a dark car with black leather interior, in Las Vegas, in August??? What moron buys these cars to rent here??
About two hours after breakfast, I had a lunch date with Outrageous Angie. At the Cheesecake Factory! Where she ordered cheesecake for us to have as an appetizer!
See?? We're saving some for dessert too!
This is Angie with her new fireman's wiener! Yes, she is the one I was making him for. I hope her husband Jim doesn't divorce her over it!
Angie has a thing for firemen... and their wieners!!
Oh look! There I am with Angie at the Cheesecake Factory! She made our waiter take the pictures, and we kept screwing them up or closing our eyes or whatever. Hi, Angie! Thanks again for lunch!!
Almost Grown got in that night and we crashed immediately. The next day it was back to the IHOP for breakfast and then shopping at the Fashion Show Mall on the Vegas Strip. Truth be told, we were really there for the California Pizza Kitchen, so after we pretended to shop a bit, we stopped into the restaurant for BBQ chicken pizza and salad.
Back at the hotel, AG wanted me to color her hair a darker reddish color for the fall and winter. I don't think she's quite impressed with the job I did. Could it be the large blond patch at the back of her head?? We redid it and fixed the problem the next day, not to worry.
She considered the Cousin It style, but we were finally able to arrange it so we could have her birthday dinner at Benihana's.
I like the color!
She was determined to eat everything at dinner, even though the pizza had just hit bottom!
She did a pretty good job of it!
A little time playing the slot machines,
and then we collected out car so she could go hang out with some high school friends.
Yikes! I know those weren't there 23 years ago on the day she was born!!
And even though we spend a good deal of our time together eating or lying on the bed with our pants unbuttoned, we did manage to do a few other things, like make a couple of trips to Joann's to fondle the fabric and squeeze the yarn!
And so a good time was had by all and I am safely back at home on the farm, with the armadillo guts, dog hair, a sweet husband and a large pile of laundry!