Viva Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Monday, April 11, 2011

After a day spent getting a manicure (which I managed to damage within half an hour of getting it done), visiting with Micheline, Alcina, Kim, Ben, and Ashley, going for lunch at Formosa’s (the Oh My God best pizza ever!), I made it to the airport to go to Las Vegas. It’s supposed to be a surprise for Cheryl, but I’m pretty sure she’s figured out that I’m coming. That’s what I get for doing a countdown on Facebook and actually putting my endpoint on this blog map. I just can’t keep my own surprises!

My visit with Micheline was really great, but for some reason Alcina didn’t like me. Apparently she’s been pretty moody for a couple days, so let’s blame it on that. We’re pretty sure she’s teething.

Formosa’s is an authentic Italian pizza place. They are just amazing! I had a Margharita Pizza with Roasted Mushrooms. The sauce is authentic tomatoe, really light. For desert I tried the Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Gelato. It was such an interesting taste, very unique. I really liked it, but couldn’t have very much at a time. Delish!

The flight from Edmonton was uneventful, and the other fliers were quite friendly. I guess that happens when most of the people are going on holidays. Even had a nice conversation with a trio of ladies about the cross-stitching I was doing and materials I used.

The taxi line at the LV airport was huge, but well managed and the wait wasn’t as long as the line up implied it should have been. It reminded me of the check-in line for the cruise in 2009.

The hotel we’re staying at is Hooter’s Hotel and Casino. It’s not the fanciest place, and smoking is allowed in the lobby, but then the lobby is also an open casino. The room is alright and appears to be clean. It sure doesn’t seem like a relatively new hotel, though. But you get what you pay for, right? I’ll feel more comfortable once the girls are here.

Anyway, getting tired as it’s late, so I’ll sign off for now. Oh yes, there’s no business centre for me to access the internet in private, so I’m posting this on my phone. Frustratingly time consuming and might look for another way to do this tomorrow…*

*I’ve found internet access at the hotel next door, so I’ve updated this the next day.

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