We have made it back from our little trip to Las Vegas. It is about a 4 1/2 hour drive from here, which is pretty good considering that most of the drive is over small desert highways and we also have to cross the Hoover Dam.
Unfortunately, by the time we arrived there so did Aunt Flo. Fortunately, that meant I was in the clear for margaritas. Unfortunately, that means that we are a "go" for the whole IVF thing. Fortunately, it is my best chance, and as I need to keep reminding myself, it is not my only chance.
OK, back to the trip. It was about 5:00 by the time we got there and settled into our room at the Bellagio. Brian's mom called as she was on a break from her conference so we went across the street to Paris to meet up with her and Brian's grandma. When we were done visiting we went back to our room for a little nappy rest time before heading over to the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino. We had dinner at PF Changs. After wandering around for a bit we called it a night and went back to the hotel. On Thursday morning we needed to be at the CSEA conference by 9:45 for Brian's mom's award presentation. Since we didn't want to be late, and we still wanted to have breakfast, and we didn't want to get up super early, we treated ourselves to room service breakfast. We picked the "healthy alternative" breakfast, and it included the most awesome bowl of yogurt, granola and fresh berries. We also had toast, hot tea, and fresh squeezed juice. However, the yogurt, granola and berries was absolutely amazing and I would happily order it again, again, and again. In fact, it was the best meal I had the entire trip. I know. I'm weird.
Anyway, the awards presentation, by the time it really started around noon, was really good. Oh, I haven't said what the award was for! Brian's mom was honored as CSEA employee of the year in the office manager category. There was a very nice video showing her at work and sharing all that she does. After being presented with a watch and award, Brian's mom gave a speech to the 2,000 people in attendance at the conference. Afterwards Brian's parents and grandma went to a luncheon while the rest of us were on our own. I wasn't feeling so great, on a number of levels, so I spent the afternoon in the room. Later that evening we all go together for dinner.
We really didn't do much the rest of the weekend. We did lots of wandering around, did a little gambling at the Wynnn (I lost $8 in a Lucky Lemmings penny slot machine), and drank margaritas at Margaritaville. There was lots of down time, and that was fine by me since I wasn't in the mood for doing much. Anyhow, I am so done with Vegas now, and I hope it is a good long time before we go back.