Tales of a Vegas Trip

I am back from Vegas. The drive was uneventful. We left Salt Lake at about 6:45 in the PM and drove into Vegas at about 12:30 in the AM. The next day we traveled over to the Monte Carlo hotel and casino. We stood in line for about 3 hours waiting to have Janet sign our books. Here I am with my mom and sister Shauna waiting in line...

Traci was there too so I took a picture of her by herself to document it...

I didn't get a picture of the line, but I believe that there were about 1000 people there waiting in line with us. We were about 3/4 of the way back. We waited for 3 hours. Did I say that already? When we finally got up there she was super nice. Traci asked if she wanted any ibuprophen and she said that she didn't, she takes that before the book signing even starts, but that her ass was numb. Traci offered to find someone to massage it for her and Janet thought that was a great idea, if she could find anyone. Here we all are with Janet, our new best friend!

We finally got back to the hotel at about 7pm. I went down to the pool and swam with Traci and then went back up to the room to get ready for the night. Jim flew into Vegas from a business trip so we was going to hang with us for the night as well. When he got to the hotel we set off for the strip. My mommy stayed behind to read her new book signed by Janet Evanovich, and we (Me, Shauna, Traci and Jim) set out for the strip!

It was about 10:30 PM by the time we left the hotel. We saw a sign at the Tropicana that said Karaoke! So, what do you think we did? You got it! Shauna, Jim and I all sang a song each. Here I am with our wacky karaoke DJ... I called him Crazy Eddie. I couldn't remember what his name really was and I swear that he thought he was a rock star from 1988, truly, I mean... look at him. By the time we left the Tropicana it was almost 2AM. I was dead tired and wanted to get some sleep before the drive back the next day, so they dropped me back off at the hotel and I went to bed.

While they were out until 3:45 AM they took a picture of the strip all lit up. It's a little blurry, but you get the point that we were indeed in Vegas! The next moring I went and layed out by the pool, read my book and soaked in some rays. When I went back up to the room, Jim had a wad a cash as though he had just won bunches and bunches of money... okay $150 that we all gave him for the hotel room but, I there was no way that I wasn't going to put this picture in... it was fu-unny!

We hit the road back to SL at about 10:30 AM and pulled into my driveway at home at 5:45 PM. I had a great time with my mommy and my sissy's and Jim too. Thanks guys for helping make my weekend away loads of fun!

7 comments:

Terri said...

Here I sit v. much jealous and full of envy for the Vegas trip. Wish I could've gone, but the damn b,asted tooth prevented that from happening.
Glad you all had a great time though!!!!

Sounded like karaoke was missing another Queen, and her name is Tex. Whaaaaaahhh!!!!!!!!!!

We'll have to go on another Veg. trip, so I can be present.**

Terri said...

blasted ))) not b,asted. Der. Der. derrrr..........

TibKat said...

We had so much fun!!! Especially the line wait... three hours of us entertaining our selves!!! We truly are hilarious! ;)

"Go Toby Keith!!!"

Shav said...

Vegas, Plum style!! Woo-hoo!!!

I'm just glad that Janet and I were able to work our schedules out so that we could finally meet. What a burden that has been!

Anyway, we are now officially best friends. We have hung out several times since then(though that pesky Alex HAD to tag along on several of our outings.) Oh, well...I suppose I'll have to get used to the third wheel.

Aaron said...

Three hours in line! Are you guys nuts?????

tracifree said...

What a great family outing. The Brand family truly rocks. Glad to hear you were able to soak up some sun; a break was much needed in your life. Can't wait to get my Vegas coffee.

tracifree said...

P.S. You need to set up a flicker site. Go to
http://www.flickr.com/
and do so immediatly.