Remember a while ago, when I said that I love spending time with my kids, but “Oh my God, it can’t be all kids all the time?“ I’m getting a break this weekend, and I’m so excited to be a guest of the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. where I’ll get to be a little self absorbed. Not once will I have to listen to whining if I want to shop for sandals for 3 hours.
Steve is adamant that the only thing you go to Vegas for is to gamble, which is why his sorry butt isn’t here with me. There are a million other things to do here, and one of the things I like best is when everything I desire is under one roof. That’s the case so far with the Monte Carlo.
I’m lucky enough to be a person without a ton of vices. Diet coke is about it. So all the drinking, smoking, and gambling don’t do much for me. Carousing used to be fun, but I kinda had to give that up when I got married. But I Love to read by the pool, frequent the spa, and shop like nobody’s business. I’m also partial to a good comedy show, and we’re going to see Frank Caliendo, a hilarious comedian that I’ve wanted to see for a long time.
I even tweeted Frank that I’d be at the show tonight. I’m sure he’s pumped about that:) (Hey Frank! I’m a KQRS fan!)
A Day To Yourself Equals Bliss For Us Moms
I know some people, aren’t comfortable traveling alone, but you guys, there’s something to be said for it! Today I arrived one full day before the rest of the group, and I loved having an entire day to myself!
I got the lay of the land, which isn’t easy for me because I have zero sense of direction. I spent time reading by the pool, poked around in some cute little shops, and joined a group of women I met for a couple beers.
Then…and I know this sounds unbelievably lame, I ordered room service and a movie in my HUGE hotel room. I was in heaven!
I have to confess that I snuck down to The Cupcakery late last night for dessert. I couldn’t resist! I don’t usually have a cupcake store right downstairs! And The Cupcakery has all those fancy cupcakes I loved as a kid, but only saw on really special occasions.
After sleeping in, today the whirlwind starts. The rest of the group arrives, and we’ll be having spa treatments, dinner at Diablo’s Cantina, and of course, the Frank Caliendo show. All of the service I’ve had so far has been fabulous, and I’m looking forward to playing princess again today:)