I went to Las Vegas last week to visit my friend, Andrea, and her husband, Jordan. My trip started off lucky from the time I got to the airport in Houston. I grabbed a small bite to eat at a restaurant. The restroom was right next to the restaurant, so I figured I should go before my flight left. As I was walking out of the restroom, I wasn’t really paying attention to where I was going, and I almost ran into someone. I mumbled, “Oh, I’m sorry,” and then looked up to see that the person I almost ran into was this man:
Holy smokes, it was Drew Brees! And he’s even better looking in person! I didn’t get a picture with him or an autograph; I was too stunned to even form a sentence!
My first night in Vegas was pretty low key. Andrea, Jordan, and I grabbed a bite to eat and then settled in for the night.
The next day, Andrea and I spent our time sightseeing on the strip. We went into seven casinos, but between Andrea and me, we only put $5 into slots. We were having too much fun looking at the beautiful displays in the casinos and window shopping in stores that were a bit too expensive for us.
Madame Tussaud’s was by far the most fun of the day though! Andrea and I had tons of fun being silly and posing with all kinds of celebrities.
Jordan had off the next day, and we all drove down to the Hoover Dam for a tour. Wow, what a neat place! Before this trip Abilene, Texas was the farthest west I had been. So not only was the dam itself something to see, but the scenery was breathtaking!
After leaving the dam, we headed back to the strip for a little more sightseeing and some gambling. We went to MGM Grand to see the lions, and I decided to take a couple spins at roulette wheel. I had never played before, but Jordan showed me the ropes. And I actually made some money! We did a bit more sightseeing on the strip, and then stopped at Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on our way back to Jordan and Andrea’s. This wasn’t just any old pawn shop; it is the shop on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars. The guys from the show had left on a trip to Tulsa a few hours before we got to the store, but it was still a really neat place to see.
After driving through the canyon, we went to a local casino to bowl a few games. I’m not even going to say what my scores were! We took it easy the rest of the day since I was flying out EARLY the next morning.
I had a great time in Las Vegas! Thank you to Jordan and Andrea for opening your home to me and for showing me a great time. And thank you to my parents for keeping the kids. I know they had a great time with Mimi and Pops!