November 07, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Bless her evil little heart. My dear wife, in a plot seemingly known by everyone but myself, whisked me away on a three night Las Vegas weekend to celebrate one of those milestone events in a persons life. "You only turn 50 once" she said as we hit the ATM for another fistfull of dollars to donate to Sin City's booming economy.
What a weekend it was. We arrived late Thursday and spent the first evening checking out the hotel and casino at the MGM Grand. Up bright and early Friday, we spent the day walking Las Vegas Blvd and the major Casinos along the way. We walked till our feet could stand it no more. A late night trip to the "Amazing Jonathon Show" at the Sahara topped off a great day.
Saturday morning we rented a convertable (OK it was a PT Cruiser and not the Vette that I had hoped for) and headed out to the Hoover Dam and later Cruised the Vegas Strip with the top down. Remember, You only turn 50 once.
That night it was hanging out on the strip, a little gambling, a lot of beer and to top it off the wife got half of the people in the Harrahs Casino to sing me Happy Birthday. You have to love a place that hands out free beer and they dont care if you take it with you out on the street.
Sunday, a malfunction at the airline delayed our arrival home till the wee hours of the morning and we were greeted by a front yard filled with giant "50" signs, while the house was adorned in black balloons and crepe paper courtesy of my mother and aunts.
The water show at Belagio was awsome. The MGM was awsome. The whole trip was awsome. The decorations on the house were awsome. Most importantly, my wife is AWSOME!
Too bad you only turn 50 once.

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