My Travel Philosophy

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First Day in Vegas

Sometimes I'm too smart when planning these trips.  Jeff will be in class the next three days, so I thought we should get here early so we could enjoy some time together.  Our hotel room wasn't ready yet, but we were able to check our bags and headed out to have some fun.  Not surprisingly, we ended up at Toby's place playing video poker at the bar.

I used to think that the best margaritas in town were at Margaritaville, but the ones I've had at Toby's bar have always been really good.  Now, they have a new twist:  you can pay $10 for a margarita in a plastic cup (not a red Solo cup, sadly), or you can pay $19 for one in a quart canning jar.  That has to be the 'no brainer' of the century.  So we sat at the bar and enjoyed some drinks and video poker for a while.  The videos used to be almost all Toby, but now his are only occasionally shown.  The upside of that:  free shots when "I Love This Bar" comes on in the bar since it's the signature song.  The bartender grabs a bottle of vodka, pineapple juice, and 7-up and walks around on top of the bar pouring it into everyone's mouth.  Great fun!

Eventually, we were able to get into our room (overlooking the back courtyard where there is considerable construction going on) and, then, met Jeff's work mate Travis for dinner at Margaritaville.  Good food, but the margarita wasn't as good as the one I had earlier.  Then, I went back to the room to read so the boys could go out on the town.

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