I'm back. Later, I'll post some pics and what-not but for now here are a few tid-bits from Sin City.
It's not always wise to try and get revenge on casinos for losses incurred at the gambling tables at the buffet table. Sure I ate my weight in crab legs and it was tasty at the time, but I paid later.
Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame has a tattoo joint right on the strip. While watching a woman hoist her top and reveal what used to be called love handles but now is often referred to as a muffin top, I turned to my friend Jerry and asked, " Think she's getting poppy seeds inked on to complete the look." Yes, I'd had numerous rum and Cokes at that point.
I played two tournaments getting in the money in one with an 8th place finish out of 83 players. The other I made it to the final two tables before getting knocked out in 13th place. Nope, didn't get paid for that one.
Went to the Crazy Horse Paris show at the MGM. Not spectacular, but not bad either unless you are offended by topless dancing French women. The rest of my group also went to Le Reve a Cirque Dy Soleil show at The Wynn and they all loved it, but I played poker so can't tell you anymore than that.
Also at at a restaurant called Pampas Brazilian Grille. It sounded like it would be right up my alley, since it was all you could eat meat that the waiters carved right off the skewer for you at your table. But it was a bad case of good idea/bad execution. The meat mostly sucked with the exception of the lamb in Balsamic vinegar sauce. All the beef tasted rancid to me.
And it rained every single day. Not a lot, but enough that no one could say, It's a dry heat.
Overall, we had a lot of fun, but I'm tired and glad to be home. Next month I go back on Union business for work and will be there an entire week. I'm not sure my liver or my checking account will survive.