You read most of the insane travel-related quotes yesterday, so you understand that just getting to Vegas was an adventure all its own.
Once we all got situated, we decided to head down to Freemont Street. My parents and Aunt and Uncle Evil Kineval say this is their favorite spot in Vegas, so I was excited to check it out. We all piled into a limo (including poor Soldier Cousin who got stuck riding on the floor there and back) and I proceeded to get car sick from riding backwards.
|Loading into the limo|
I'm totally not a gambler, but I decided to play some quarter slots. About 20 minutes into this, I hit three 7's across the screen. I knew I won, but could not tell how much. After the winnings total got to $20, I yelled to my dad who was a couple aisles away, "Dad, I won!" He sort of waived and kept on playing his machine. When the total got to $100, I yelled again, "Dad, I won A LOT!" When it was finally done, I ended up winning $135. I spent $20 to play. And so, being the wild and crazy person I am, I cashed out for the night.
|The three sisters lined up at the slots....Uncle Evil Kineval checking on things.|
Next, Soldier Cousin wanted to ride the zipline, and he wanted Aunt Delta Dawn to go with him. She was really nervous, so being the kind of niece that I am, I totally lied to her and told her it would not be scary at all. So off she went to ride the zipline with her grandson. He had an absolute blast. She did not. Here is photo proof. It's hard to see, but Soldier Cousin is doing a thumbs up and Aunt Delta Dawn looks horrified. (Family: does anyone have a better picture of this?)
|Solider Cousin and Aunt Delta Dawn|
She was not happy with me, but she crossed it off her bucket list and gave Soldier Cousin a memory that he will never forget. I call that worth it.
The rest of the night was spent just milling around Freemont visiting with family and friends and listening to a live country music show.
|The whole crazy group!|
|Me and the Hepburns|
About 1 am, we decided it was time to call the limo to come back and pick us up. Everyone was on board, except for my mom who was still playing Deal or No Deal and was NOT happy to leave. So there I was, dragging my own mother out of the casino.
|My parents in front of Hard Rock at 2 am|
|Me and Ski Trip John (aka the quitters)|
Stay tuned tomorrow for the recap of Day #2!