Friday, March 20, 2009

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Cyberspace on this Blog!!

Just got back from two days in Las Vegas with my cousins, Jay and Cecilia. Cecilia called on Tuesday and asked if I wanted to go. Of course, I jumped at the chance. So Wednesday morning, I drove over to Glendale to their house and we drove up to Vegas.

I love to play the slot machines. Sometimes I am a bit lucky and other times, not at all. This was one of those other times.

We stayed off of the Strip at a hotel called the Southpoint. It was very nice, but they were doing something to the elevators so everyone in the hotel had to use the service elevators. When we got to the 24th floor, we had to walk through the laundry and storage area. Every time we got on the elevator, we stopped at EVERY floor and we were packed in like sardines. Because we started at the top, we were always in the back. I took this picture of Cecilia being pressed against the wall behind Jay.Going anywhere with Cecilia and Jay is always a fun time. Cecilia is always up for a good time. I thought of the title for this blog on our way up there, just in case......... With Cecilia, you have to be prepared!!!

We decided to try to get tickets to Jersey Boys for Thursday night. We went down to the Strip to try to find 1/2 price tickets. We ended up in the downtown area where we found out that it isn't one of the 1/2 price ticket shows. So we decided to splurge and go anyway.

Jersey Boys was as good as Marion said it would be. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Cecilia kept checking her phone during the show as we were waiting to hear from her son, David. His wife, Meg, was in the hospital set to have their second baby. When we got out of the show, Monica called to let us know that Cecilia and Jay have a new baby granddaughter. David and Meg have another little girl, Bisbee Scott, who is 2 1/2 years old. Needless to say, Cecilia and Jay are absolutely thrilled. So congrats to David and family in Idaho!!

On the way back, we stopped in Kingman to eat lunch and to watch the second half of the ASU basketball game. Go Devils!!!!

Our trip to Vegas certainly doesn't compare to the London trip that the kids are on, but we had a very good time.

Marion, I was going to put "Viva Las Vegas" on, but changed the song at after getting your email!!

Spring Break is almost over and it will be back to the last nine weeks of the school year on Monday!! I don't think people who work in the "real world" truly understand why we have to have these breaks during the school year, but it is so important to get away from the hustle and bustle for a bit and unwind.




8 remarks:

Martha said...

Hey, Sheila. I thought I'd check your blog before going to bed to see if you wrote about your trip. I'm glad you had a great time. You probably passed Janaya on the way home. She and six of her friends left this morning to go to Las Vegas for two days to celebrate her 21st birthday. None of us have been there before, but she texted me and said it is awesome. :>) Enjoy your weekend before returning to the busyness of school!
Martha

Anonymous said...

Glad you had lots of fun adventures during spring break Sheila . . . only wish you could have won the big bucks in Vegas! I've enjoyed reading all your stories! See you Monday!
Love & hugs,
Nancy

Susie of Arabia said...

What fun! Can't win all the time, I guess! But at least you had fun.

velvet brick said...

Oh darn...I was hoping that Lady Luck would have been sitting on your shoulder during your trip! I am so glad that you got to play, rest and relax on your spring break...you are so right...it is so important! I've heard that 'Jersey Boys' is good, so that's great that you got to see it! By the way...LOVE the name Bisbee Scott!!! : )) Here's to the next 9 weeks!
Carol

Sonya Jones said...

Sheila! Glad you had such a great time over spring break! I miss you lots! Can't wait to see you in June!!!!

Meags said...

Glad you got a break as well. I love the elevator pic. I didn't realize how bad I needed a break. Today I had duty and was flying high greeting the kids like it was the first day of school. I spent a long time on Sunday refreshed and excited about all the plans I was putting together. I enjoyed all the quirks that came up today. So worth the week off. I did a staycation and hung with my sister and then my aunt and uncle. Yeah!!!

Thought of you when I toasted on St. Patty's day.

Jane said...

Glad you got to get away during break. It looks like you had a great time (minus the elevator) Thanks for stopping by my blog...did you find your picture on there? Yes you can add me to your list, I would be honored.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

This is from Yaya.