Mini golf on rocky water

We tried to play mini golf. We almost blew off the boat. There were several noisy kids playing retrieve the room key and hat. It was an unscheduled group activity, due to the wind. Security got involved when the kids were hanging over the railing using the golf club to get the hat. My daughter and I decided that we should go inside where it’s not as windy.


It looked beautiful. Conditions just weren’t right.

Cold water swimmers will understand…

Some of you know that I swim in the bay on and off.

We were on a cruise. The captain announced the stats each morning. The temperature outside, the depth of the water, how many miles from our destination, etc. My first thought? I wonder how cold the water is… I figured he didn’t want us swimming in it so he didn’t announce it. I suspect I might be the only one here crazy enough to contemplate it, though.

Best laid plans

I have had a cruise planned for months. My friend who was supposed to go with me got sick at the last moment. I didn’t find out until I was essentially on the way to the airport.

Because the reservation was in my friend’s name, I called the cruise line to make sure I wouldn’t have trouble getting on the boat without him. I found out that he had been awarded a discount because he had been on so many cruises in the past, and I would have to pay the discount back when I got to the cruise terminal. They asked me if someone would be taking his place. It turned out that I would have been paying the same amount if I went alone or if my daughter went with me. We couldn’t get a last minute flight for her, though. We thought and thought.

I was planning on going alone. Crying. I mentioned it to my co-workers who asked why we didn’t drive the six hours. That’s doable! So my daughter, with three hours notice, packed and shopped. I called the airline and booked a hotel. We were on our way!

Thankfully, I have a daughter who is willing to do last minute things.

Overwhelming myself

With the ADHD, I find that I try to do way too many things at once. Like I said in an earlier post, I’m prepping for vacation, so I got several posts started. All the post drafts are calling to me. All at once.

I know, logically, that I can’t do everything at once, but I’ll try. Actually, I’ll try to save something to do later. Like I planned.

Prepping for vacation

I have an upcoming vacation. I am doing the last minute things, even though it’s not really last minute yet.

I went to purchase what I need for the trip. I haven’t quite finished, but I got the majority done.

I tried to get a mani pedi done, but I ended up getting called in to go to work, so only the pedi got done.

I got to work and finished up on record time. Then I went to buy sunglasses for the trip. I am almost ready! I am planning on getting the manicure soon.

I also found a lot of memes and book related photos to write about when I’m away. I am sure I’ll have time to write, so I’ll publish when I’m back. At least I don’t have to think about what I’m going to write about. I’ll figure out other topics, too, while I’m away. Always thinking…

Leaving Las Vegas

The last day in Vegas is always a quiet one. We are generally exhausted by the last day. I still had to pack and get my stuff to the bell desk so we could wander around without our luggage after we checked out. We set the alarm so that we wouldn’t oversleep. At 9am, the alarm roused me from a DEEP sleep. Ok. Ok. Ok. I’m up. I’m gathering my stuff.

Housekeeping knocked at the door at 9:02 am. Really? You’re wanting to clean the room now after not showing for two days?

We had breakfast after we checked out. Then we all did our own thing for a while. We made the mistake of not looking at the denomination on the slot machine and blew through $20 in one pull. Well, that wasn’t fun.

At about 2pm, two of us ended up at happy hour. We had bbq pork tacos, fries and housemade fireball. Yum! It didn’t taste like cinnamon syrup, just cinnamon.

After happy hour, we found three of our group sitting in the food court with one of them sound asleep on the bench, waiting for the time to leave for the airport. I did what any good friend would do. I took a photo and sent it to her wife. I didn’t post it for the world to see.

We caught Lyft, said goodbye to the one who was staying one more day, and we headed to the airport. We had different flights, so we say around, waiting at the airport after a smooth check-in and security check.

I walked around and found souvenirs since I didn’t do much shopping during the weekend. All but two of us at the airport got on the first flight home.

I wandered down to my gate and had about fifteen minutes to wait. I got on the plane and ended up sitting next to two small boys who were already in the middle and window seats. They had one iPad between them. They were arguing a little bit over what to play. The last two women on the place voiced theirs complaint that there weren’t two seats together. The flight attendant basically told them to deal with it and sit down. I started reading with myself about what to do on the plane, sleeping vs reading vs blogging. As soon as we pulled away from the gate, the two boys lost Wi-Fi so they decided to sleep. I decided to sleep since they were quiet. I woke up twenty minutes later and worked on the blog from the previous days. No reading got done.

When we landed, the boy in the middle seat tried waking up the window seat boy. It took quite a bit to wake him. When I finally stood up, I could hear the flight attendant arguing with a woman who wanted to get off rear door. The rear door isn’t attached to the gate. Not happening lady.

I got to baggage claim and called my daughter to get me when the bags started moving. I waited inside for her once I got my bags. I was standing with a woman with a small child and a lot of luggage who was waiting for her husband. She moved outside when I did. She left her son with the luggage and ran a few yards down to see if her husband was there. Her husband had parked far away. She was making trips with the luggage and her son kept following her back and forth. Finally, the husband gets out of the car. He looks very familiar. He works in the same building with me. What a small world!

My daughter arrived after being lost for a little while. We loaded up the car and were on our way. When we got home, I half unloaded my suitcases, set the alarm, and went to bed, since I cancelled my day off for the next day.

Fourth night in Vegas

We had tickets to a drag brunch for Sunday morning. It was all you can drink with the VIP tickets that we had. It was so much fun!

Birthdays and engaged people

 

Tina!

The fountain at the Bellagio was not in the middle of the drag show.  I just can’t figure out how to reorder the photos.  We walked to the miracle mile and my friends got dessert.

I was pooped and my feet hurt so we headed back to the room to take a nap.  When I got to the room, I found that our room hadn’t gotten cleaned AGAIN, but this time, there was no excuse.  I napped after calling to complain that our room didn’t get cleaned, so we had no towels or clean glasses. I called the front desk to complain.  They told me it was housekeeping, so I called housekeeping.  Towels and glasses were delivered twice.  Better than not at all, I guess.

Dinner was at the Hard Rock cafe.  It was ok.  We went into New York, New York to gamble a little.  When we got bored, we found a place with karaoke.  Some of the songs were scary, but some were ok.  I was not brave enough to get up and sing.  Nope.

We went back to the room and chatted for a while. We set the alarm and went to bed at 2 am.