Monday, February 16, 2009

A Vegas Valentines!

Friends and Family,

Happy (late) Valentines Day to you!!

The beginning of our week consisted of work, school, and preparing for our three day trip to Las Vegas. We had a fabulous time.

We left about 5am Friday morning and met up with our friends from Michigan, Matt and Alisha, around 10am.

We stayed at the Monte Carlo, which was quite nice. On Friday we settled in our rooms, walked over to Planet Hollywood for lunch and window shopping and stopped at a patio grille for drinks. Jimi & I shared a 'Rum Keg", while Matt & Alisha drank margaritas. We went over to the Bellagio to get our hands wet at gambling. I broke even and Jimi played $10 on roulette and won $50. That evening we went to see 'The Ultimate Variety Show". It was a great show consisting of comedians, magicians, trapeze artists, and gymnasts. After the show, we were all beat, so we called it a night.

Jimi & I woke early the next morning and went to the casino to film footage for a school project. We also gambled a little: I lost 10 of Jimi's dollars on roulette, as did he. We also got a couple of coffees from Starbucks and some pastries for breakfast. We met up with Matt & Alisha about 11am and headed back over to Planet Hollywood where we ate lunch and began consuming cocktails. We gambled at Planet Hollywood for a while and then at the Monte Carlo. Again, Jimi was the winner. He started with $1 in the nickle slots and won $10. Then he took that $10 and played it on roulette winning $152. After a while, we decided it would be a good idea to take a nap before dinner and the club, as our plans included going dancing in an all night club. We took our naps and then went to eat at an all you can eat Brazilian restaurant; however, Alisha was not feeling well and I was not feeling up to par for the club scene, so after dinner, we took Alisha back to her room, while Matt, Jimi, and I went to the casino lounge. We had a few drinks there and before we knew it it was 1am. I was really sleepy, so we retired for the evening.

Sunday morning Jimi & I were again up early and went to the casino for coffee and some breakfast. We met up with Matt & Alisha at 11am, which was checkout time. After checking out we stored our bags with the bellhop and set out for the town. We went over to New York New York, the MGM, and Harra's Casino. Finally after years of faithful fan following I got to go to Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill. I was so excited. Alisha, Matt and I all agreed it was the best food we ate while in Vegas and the prices certainly were the best. We hung out there for a while. We gambled a little at Harra's casino and then headed back to the Monte Carlo to collect our bags and then grabbed a taxi for the airport.

All in all, it was a fabulous time and while we were not able to see everything, for Jimi and I it was enough. We were glad to be back home. We pulled in to our driveway about 11pm, exhausted and without even unpacking we were in bed snoozing.

The morning of Valentines day was very nice. Jimi woke me with "Happy Valentines Day Sweetie, I Love You". I had taken some modeling type photographs of myself (I've been working on them for months) and gave them to him in a photographers proof book and he gave me the perfect card and a beautiful sea turtle necklace.

We hope your Valentines Day was just as wonderful as ours. Happy Valentines!

With Love,
Jimi & Lorie

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