11.15.2013

Las Vegas in November

The first thing I noticed when I got out of bed Saturday morning was my hips.  No headache.  No hangover.  I didn't drink enough for that.  But my hips!!!  Oh my gosh, they were so sore.  My knees were hurting too.  Nothing like having sore hips from dancing all night on a stage to make you feel old.  I got my groove on alright but I paid for it.  At least I can say I got in a work out on our trip.

Mj left while I was still in bed.   He had to be at the bar by10am so he could watch every second of the Bills game.  I walked my old lady hips over to Ross to return the dresses and then met him at Twin Peaks, otherwise known as football heaven.  They have 11 flat screens all together on one wall plus several more scattered throughout the place.  By the time I got there he was a happy camper half way through a pile of wings and a beer.

My parents crashed our Vegas weekend but I didn't mind.  I was glad that they wanted to come.  I booked them into a place waaaaayyyyy down at the end of the strip way past Mandalay Bay.  I actually did try to get them into our hotel but it was booked.  I didn't want to spend the whole weekend with them but we made plans to meet up on Sunday night for dinner and a show.   Mike picked Fogo De Chao for dinner.  It's a Brazilian restaurant with all you can eat meat but he was the only one that chose that option.   I couldn't deal with all that meat in the middle of all the other Vegas eating so I just went with the deluxe salad bar which had a lot more then just salad.   The Cirque Du Soleil shows are really expensive which is why I've only ever seen one.  I hear they are all good so I just picked the cheapest one.  We saw Mystere at Treasure Island and it was a good show.  We got a $100 credit towards the tickets since we did that time share presentation so we basically paid for one ticket. 

We had fun with my parents despite my Dad's shenanigans which were totally expected because we know how he is.  He initially refused to eat at Fogo De Chao because he wasn't going to pay $29.99 for a salad bar. Then he argued with me about how much to tip.  At the show he got busted for filming with his cell phone.  I totally saw it coming since we were in the front row of our section.  I have no idea why he felt it necessary to record it anyways.  My Dad can be....how should I say this.  Difficult.  I love him but he's a handful and we all know this. 

After the show we made the long walk back to our hotel with my parents.  There were people promoting clubs but we were tired and my hips can only handle one club night.  Monday morning we checked out, took my parents to the airport, made a pit stop for food and drove home.  Usually I go during the summer when it's really crowded and over 100 degrees.  Las Vegas in November is about 73 degrees during the day and 50's at night.  Too chilly for shorts but comfortable with jeans and a light sweater.  There was little to no traffic there and back.  We didn't do the pool thing but this was a nice change.  This might be my new favorite time of year to go.  


17 comments :

Faith said...

haha, old lady hips ... you are too funny!

hehe, i laughed when you wrote that he got busted filming! i wish i had the guts to do that, lol.

it really is different going after the summer months ... not as crazy busy. glad you had a great time!

Rachel Murphree said...

That is the best kind of sore though!

Nylse Esahc said...

your dad sounds like my mom!
i need to dance until my hips hurt.
you look lovely!!!!

The Happy Homeowner said...

Love it! Looks like you had a great trip--and I think it's sweet that your parents joined in for the fun, too! :)

fancythatfancythis.com said...

I've never been to Vegas around this time...such a good idea! I bet the weather was perfect.

I LOVE Fogo de Chao's salad bar. The meat really overwhelms me though, even though I'm not eating it.

Glad you had a good trip. The lack of traffic makes all the difference!

middle child said...

Dancing is always worth it!
I went to Vegas in mid-November and stayed through the first week in December. My son, his wife and grandkids live there. Beautiful during they and really cold after the sun goes down. Especially if you are dressed in shorts and a tank top to watch your grand daughter play softball. But it was soooo worth it to spend Thanksgiving-my daughter-in-laws favorite holiday. Then I was also there for my son's birthday as it is December 4th. Glad you had a great time!

Rakel said...

very nice post!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

awww..i love that you traveled with your parents to LV...how exciting is that! i so need to go to vegas soon!

The Lady Okie said...

I've never been to Vegas. I hear is craaaazy, though! Hope your hips stop hurting soon :)

Janna Renee said...

I love vacations with my parents! Glad you got time to yourselves though ;) I feel ya on waking up full of pain after a night out!

Whitney Cypert said...

I would love to go to Vegas this time of year, I hate the heat in the summer. Sounds like y'all had a great time. I'm giggling at your "old lady hips". I'm sure I would be crazy sore if I danced even for 10 minutes. Garrett always wants to try thos all you can eat meat places but we have never been.

Always Maylee said...

I love Vegas and this is such a great time of year to go when it's so crazy hot!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Courtney B said...

I seriously DON'T understand why people go to Vegas when it's 110 degrees every day! We live just a couple hours away so we go all the time. Fall and winter are my favorite times to go since it's WAY less crowded!
I have yet to see a Cirque Du Soleil show... I'm dying to see one soon!

Catherine Gacad said...

i have always wanted to see cirque du soleil. hopefully one day.

Brittany said...

I would love to see Cirque Du Soleil!! That last picture of y'all is my favorite ever...you are so gorgeous. Your hair looks beautiful!

Law_Fal said...

Your recap makes me want to give Vegas another go round! Looks like a blast!

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