The Wildlife of Vegas

Friday, August 21, 2009

If you follow my tweets or read some of my recent posts - you know that I got to travel to Vegas for the first time ever 2 weekends ago. My cousin Alaina was kind enough to get married there and gave me an excuse to extend my Atlantic City slot losing streak all the way into Nevada.

I should forewarn you that my title is not a typo and I did not mean the Wild Life. We're just not that cool...(but apparently my cousin Joey Mac-who hung with us just a little-is...ahem follow Chatterbox Rox on Facebook.) No, I wanted to share my experience with the actual wildlife. Never having been before, we just stayed at The Flamingo, the hotel that my cousin was getting married at (especially since I got comped). It was really nice, though. The pool was gorgeous and they actually do have animals there.

The pond is filled with koi...beautiful, but terribly fishy smelling. And then there were the flamingos - appropriate since it is the Flamingo hotel.

They were all trapped on a little island - but when we saw my aunt's hat, we did begin to worry that one managed to get free - and those skinny legs....she was even standing like a flamingo. But, the cigarette gave it away - we knew for sure it was my Aunt Renee (who happened to be my matron of honor...I try not to hold her disgusting smoking habit against her ;).

However, I REALLY laughed my ass off got scared when I heard about the lions. My mom has been to Vegas before and wanted to make sure we saw all the great sights and didn't waste all our money time away in the casino. She gave us an improptu rundown on all the important must-see sights of the different hotels. Unfortunately, this video of her telling us about the MGM isn't the original take...but after the intital description I just had to grab my camera and record her. I'm really not sure if she was still buzzed or just ridiculously tired...but the retake was just a little more long-winded than the original.

Holy crap, I love my mom and my aunt. I had the best time with them. I have to admit, I was a little nervous when my mom asked if she could stow away in our room. We all snore, but ironically I'm also the world's lightest sleeper and everything (except my snoring) wakes me, but my aunt was gracious enough to volunteer to share her bed with my mom every night and thank goodness - because our bunking together made the trip all the better. There's nothing like 3 nights of slumber parties when your mom brings an entire suitcase full of liquor. Oh, and I do have one more Vegas-themed post inspired by my mom to come...


Hit 40 August 21, 2009 at 10:39 PM  

Vegas is a blast! I love all the different themed hotels. Very fun. I have not been there in about 12 years! OH MY!! I can not believe it has been this long.

I need to go back.

debi9kids August 21, 2009 at 11:18 PM  

LMAO at your mom. Just by that video, I can just imagine how silly you all got together. LOL

ps We will be in NJ all next week. (until Friday) Any day good for you?

monica August 22, 2009 at 12:38 AM  

I have wanting to go to vehas again! Sounds like you had fun!

Mummy McTavish August 22, 2009 at 6:27 AM  

Sounds like you had a wild time! What fun to all bunk down together!

Elle Bee August 22, 2009 at 6:52 PM  

Hahah! Your mom's a hoot! It looked like a wonderful time.

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