Last Friday, the husband and I skipped off to Las Vegas for two short nights to meet friends for some fun in the sun and casinos. Hubby met me there via a business trip.
So this is how I began my solo flight…
I hadn’t been to Vegas since I was a child. I lived in Nevada for a time and casinos have never been very appealing to me. But I kept hearing about how the casinos are so exotic and cool now, and even more exciting are all of the great chefs who have restaurants in Vegas. I was excited to see what it was all about.
The food was unfortunately a big disappointment. There was no opportunity for us to eat at one of the finer / famous chef restaurants during our short stay. We’ll have to go back for that. This breakfast was the culinary highlight of the trip: French Toast Panini… Italian Ham, Gruyere and Baked Egg pressed between two slices of Brioche french toast. Dipped in maple syrup, this was truly a pleasure to eat.
At the pool we ordered up some drinks. This was my favorite: the Orange- Basil Mojito. A couple of those and many beers later, we napped and visited with our friends poolside. My mind was churning with excitement at re-creating this drink when I returned to San Diego.
We clubbed it on our last night, and then visited the video-poker machines for a little Vegas fun. My husband, playing alongside me often asked me for advice on what cards to hold. At one point, he had a King and a Jack of spades. He asked if he should just keep the King and try for a pair. “Why would you do that?” I said. “If you get another King, you’ll just win back your coin. But if you go for the longshot and keep the Jack and the King, you might just get a royal flush.”
And he did! This is proof of why men should always listen to their wives! Too bad he had only put a dollar in. If he had bet 5 dollars, we would have seen $4,000 on that voucher there. (He wasn’t listening.) I was next to him betting $5 at a time. But he was the lucky one. Like the smart guy that he is, he immediately cashed out and we retired to our suite (up $280.) Not bad, huh?
So what should I do with the cash that he won for me?