Friday, May 30, 2008

Five Days in Vegas

Ahhh... I finally feel relaxed...

Dave and I just got home from five days at Mandalay Bay. It was glorious. Our daily routine consisted of:
  1. Waking up.
  2. Putting on sunblock.
  3. Stopping by Starbucks.
  4. Getting to the pool around 8:00 a.m. to enjoy the perfect, sunny, mid-80s to low-90s weather.
  5. Setting up our loungers with three towels each - one to protect you from the chair, one for a pillow, and one for ...whatever - and a small chair in between, which served as a table. (I highly recommend the back side of the lazy river. Quiet, low traffic, minimal amount of tough guys and dirty girls.)
  6. Lounging until sweaty.
  7. Taking a lap around the lazy river.
  8. Lounge. Lap. Lounge. Lap. Lounge. Lap.
  9. Heading inside about the time that all of the Smokey McHungoveredsons got to the pool and started blowing their smoke and aggravating my allergies.
  10. Napping, showering, eating a late lunch. (Diablos, attached to Monte Carlo, is the bomb. They have a wheel that they spin every 30 minutes from 3:00 to 6:00, and whichever drink it stops on only costs $3.00 for that half hour. And the club quesadillas were to-die-for delicious.)
  11. Checking something out. I.E., the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood, New York New York, the Paigow Poker table at Bally's.
  12. Seeing something. I.E., Zumanity (so totally amazing!!!!!!), Jubilee (pretty amazing, but slightly overshadowed by Zumanity - I recommend seeing Jubilee first).
  13. Late dinner and/or dessert. (Nine Fine Irishmen, at New York New York, was so so yummy and had a live Irish rock band with an Irish dancer. I loved it.)
  14. In bed by midnight in order to be well rested for tomorrow's lounging.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Vacation's my favorite.