Music Monday – "How I wish that there were more/Than twenty-four hours in the day/Cause even if there were forty more/I wouldn't sleep a minute anyway" – March 2, 2009

So, on somewhat short notice, Shea and I have decided to head for Sin City (except that we'll have Pace in tow so “sin” will be restricted to too much sugar and staying up later than 8pm.) 

How this came about is that my parents called last weekend that they'd won a free flight to Vegas through their travel agent (having just gotten back from another trip.)  They told us the date and coincidentally, it happened to be a week that Shea and I had already booked off…with the full intention of taking the time to do a bunch of work around the house, begin spring cleaning, stuff like that. 

It didn't take us long to decide that “Vegas with a couple extra sets of hands” > “Scrubbing toilets so we called my folks back to see if they wanted company on their trip.   

Cue mad scramble to renew passports (we had no plans to go anywhere further than Moose Jaw in the near future when they expired last year), book flights and hotel rooms and read everything we could on Vegas.  I went when I was 21 but haven't been back since, Shea's never been so it's going to probably be pretty overwhelming for both of us.  If anybody has tips, suggestions, “must do's” or anything else, feel free to post a comment or e-mail me directly.  We're staying at the Excalibur which is family-themed and fairly inexpensive, we're planning to hit one (or possibly two) shows – likely Cirque's “Love” by the Beatles or possibly Penn and Teller, the best way to get rid of the time share salesmen is to say you're “leaving that day”. 

I also think that for the first time in three years, I'm going to take a blog holiday and not post for the whole week.  Our hotel (The Excalibur) charges $15/day for Internet or something, I don't think there's any public library on the Strip and there is free WiFi in the hotel's food court but it's apparently near a Krispy Kreme so that's the last place I should be hanging out.  So if things fall silent from next Monday to Friday, you'll know why. 

Until then, here's a little mood music (I was going to be all cool and alternative and link to the Dead Kennedys version but really, why would I do that when there's this clip on YouTube?)

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Young Elvis rocks!! (Older Elvis is just sad.)
    Check out my friend Shelley's LV photos:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8854735@N05/sets/72157607777659657/
    You should try the showgirl backstage tour (it's “family-friendly”):
    http://www.vegas.com/attractions/on_the_strip/jubileetour.html
    Have fun – we'll miss you! ;-D

    Posted 03 Mar 2009 at 5:28 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for the tips – and yes, it's funny how “young” Elvis and “old” Elvis have literally become two separate, unique people in the collective memory (even for the US postal Service with their contest to choose which image to use on the stamp a few years back – was there ever any doubt that young Elvis would win?)

    Posted 07 Mar 2009 at 11:26 pm

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