Sunday, 30 July 2017

Vacation Blog VIII, Part IV....and what the Hell am I doing up at this hour???

3:45 AM - Um. What????????

Aye Carumba. This could put a kink or two into our plans today.

7:22 AM - After hours of tossing and turning I finally am giving up. Might as well get up and have some breakfast. I'm sure there will be a nap in my not-too-distant-future.

9:00 AM - Tracey is up, and I'm already on "second breakfast". She didn't sleep well either, waking up shortly after I did and not sleeping much after that. I'm not sure what time the crash is going to come today, but it's gonna come hard.

We have our day planned out so we are going to keep the morning part of it, and we have dinner and after-dinner plans that we will want to keep, so hopefully we are going to be able to get some sleep in the early afternoon.

1:00 PM -  Back in the room after completing one of our main tasks for the day: getting Tracey's iPhone fixed. Finally. I Googled "iPhone repair Las Vegas" and a Groupon came up, so we ended up getting her a new screen for way less than half what it would have cost back home. Of course, we took care of those savings pretty quickly......since it was going to be an hour and a half until it was ready, we went to a place called Total Wine.

You can imagine how much money we could spend in such a place. This place makes the Everything Wine stores back home look like kiddy playpens. Holy shit. We spent an hour in there just looking at the wine they had for sale, and that was only half of the store! The other half is comprised completely of spirits and other alcohol. If I lived here I'd have to just sign my paycheque over to them every two weeks. It's amazing.

We were actually quite disciplined and only picked up 3 bottles; mostly because we can't possibly get any more home on the plane, and then over the border. We could have bought 3 cases without even thinking hard.

Now....we nap!!

4:06 PM - Well, we are awake. Sort of. I'm not sure either of us managed a world-class nap, but there was some snoozing at least. Time to get back to our plans for the day.

Off to the Wynn, where we hit the buffet and we hit it hard. If this isn't the best Buffet in Vegas, it's in the top 3. I make the Prime Rib station my personal bitch.

After dinner, off to do a little shopping in the Wynn's high-end district and then over to the Canal shops in the Venetian/Palazzo. We are very disciplined and don't buy anything, and believe me it was not easy. There was a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes that would have definitely come home with us had they had Tracey's size.

After the shopping we head to our favorite wine bar, La Cave, only to find that it's packed and they won't be able to get us in until about 9:15. Considering that they close at 10, that's not much good to us, so instead we head to Parasol Down where I have a middling glass of Chardonnay and Tracey has a cocktail. We don't stay that long, due to the fact that we are getting tired AND are surrounded by smokers.....cigarettes and cigars all over the place. Yuck.

9:45 PM - Back to the room and I am going to finish up tonight's blog entry, take a sleeping pill and hopefully be unconscious until around Noon tomorrow. Tracey is going to have a bath, which might also end around Noon.

Tomorrow we are going to head to the Mirage to redeem all of our "My Vegas" rewards vouchers, and pick up our tickets for tomorrow night's show: Terry Fator! Between then and the 7:30 show time, we will just see where the day takes us. As long as we both get some sleep, it will be a much more productive day.

Pina Colada count stays at a pathetic 1, but tomorrow will change that at the Mirage. Still have not wagered a dime.




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