Last weekend we met up with my dad and brother in Vegas. We didn't get out of LA until about 8:30pm on Friday so we didn't pull into town until after midnight. Thank you Vegas traffic...in LA. It's always crazy heading east out of LA.
I was all ready for bed when we arrived, but somehow we ended up driving around and wandering around the Aria, just to check it out. No, we did not stay there. We were finally able to go to bed at 3am or so. You can imagine my joy when I woke up at 7.
We grabbed breakfast at the casino. Note to self: never go to a buffet when it changes from breakfast to "brunch"...unless you want Chinese food and fried chicken and do not want pancakes or cereal.
The main attraction for the weekend was a Cubs-White Sox exhibition game.
Normally the Cubs do their spring training in Phoenix, but who wants to spend a long weekend there? (I do not love the desert, but if there are bright lights and the chance to win some money, I can make an exception.)
Here's my dad and brother and I:
It was COLD. Like, wearing a winter coat would not have been out of line. It was probably in the 50s but the wind was unreal. I think I had peanut shell remnants blow into my eyes every five minutes. For about 5 hours. (We were there REALLY early :) )
The Cubs were up right away but then down for most the game, which combined with the cold made it not the most pleasant. However, they rallied for a very exciting comeback and WON! I was pumped. I think it was the first time I've been in attendance when the Cubs have won, so I was even happier than I normally would be.
He was wearing his W shirt, but it was too cold to take off the jacket and show it off. And I forgot to tell him.
We went to the Hoover Dam Sunday afternoon, but do not have any pictures. My camera is dead and Chris' iPhone was about to die, so I had to buy a disposable camera. Did you catch that? A disposable camera. It's been about 10 years since I've used one and didn't realize until we were driving back to LA that I never "charged" the flash for any of the indoor pics. So I'm pretty sure I'll have very dark pictures from there. Oh well.
It was so nice to see my dad and brother, donate some money to the city of Las Vegas and just hang out. Now, if only my dad would have smuggled THIS into his luggage...
See? She even has her own hat!