Friday, August 9, 2013

Las Vegas Turnaround 2013! PART 1

Just back from a fab 5 day jaunt to the lonely-land!  And it was a trip I will not soon forget!  We had a very busy 5 day / 4 night schedule.  Daryl Hall & John Oates, Eliot Lewis, and a History Channel bus tour just to name a few tidbits.  Here's the rundown...but first....a pic of the boss...

Caption not really required.

Nice, right?!?!
Jim and I headed out to our 6 AM flight bright an early on Thursday.  The plan was to arrive in Las Vegas at about 10 AM and be at the hotel and in our swimsuits by 11 AM.  Best laid plans and all that....We didn't end up with a room at the lovely Hard Rock Hotel until almost 4 PM!  Total bummer.  But they made up for it with an upgrade to a HRH Tower Suite!  It was one of the nicest rooms I have ever had the pleasure of staying in.  And probably the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever SLEPT in!  Great furniture, great bed, great bathroom, GREAT digi ipod dock and sound system!  2 thumbs up for that!

Pink Tortillas @ Pink Taco
I should also mention that we stopped in for a light lunch at the famed Pink Taco.  I will say that although I was impressed with the restaurant staff and decor I was not all that thrilled with the food.  We had the nachos and the steak fajitas.  Meh...that's all I'd give it.  I did REALLY like those pink tortilla chips though!  CUTE!

Next up was the screening of Eliot Lewis' performance and interview at the Gibson Showroom which had been recorded earlier that day.  The Ainsworth...a bar within the HRH casino agreed to put it up on a few of the big screens.  And like the geeks we are, we all screamed with glee when Eliot appeared on that 6-footer!  I will admit, it was very cool to see him up there!  We were happy and so was the bar as we guzzled away our jet lag.

Eliot Lewis on Fox's Gibson Showroom.
After the screening some of us headed for dinner and others to unwind a bit.  After all, we needed to be back at The Ainsworth for the High Voltage 80's Party @ 9:30 PM!  Oh....what a sad sad party it was.  I had arranged in advance to have a reserved was more like a sofa with an ottoman scattered here and there.  We all felt very least I did.  It wasn't a good set up.  I had also been promised some Hall & Oates themed drinks for the group....big NOPE to that, too.  I was so upset and beginning to feel like the weekend was just going to go down hill from there.  The best part, however, was seeing everyone and getting together...that's always the best part!!  

Will the weekend be a bust??  Will Daryl wear the same clothes on both nights??  Will Eliot pack the house at Vinyl??  Stay tuned for Part 2 and maybe even a Part 3 tomorrow!!

Hall & Oates @ The Joint Promo Poster

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