Time flies and another week inclusive weekend has passed!
Here is some news about the Las Vegas weekend getaway.
Haha you thought it starts here – It wouldn’t be me if I wouldn’t start writing about the week before Las Vegas.
We didn’t end up in the whirlpool after the beachy day mentioned in the last post. But still the beach hangout was great. We saw a seal and also a whale very close to the beach. The weather was just incredible nice: Sun, no clouds and soft warm sand between the toes. Even the sea seemed to be warm enough for a short swim.
At evening in Oxnard it was almost drizzling. The wednesday BBQ was preponed to conclude this amazing week. There was a Tri-Tip roasted on the grill and also some pork ribs straight from the oven. To repeat myself: again very meaty but yummy.
Monday night was Clippers night. We went to the staples center to witness a Clippers Basketball match. On entry every guest got a red Clippers T-Shirt in XL one size fits all. In the entrance hall was the opportunity for a photo shooting with some cheerleading girls. Unfortunately the girls left when I was almost in front of the queue. The 4 quarters of the match were very exciting. Breaks between the quarters were filled with various spectator entertainment. A woman had to scoop dollar notes from one side to the other of the field in order to win them. A man had to throw baskets from various spots on the field to increase the amount of money to be won. A chinese artist was riding on a really high monocycle, balancing bowls on her foot tip and throwing them high up in the air in order to catch them with her head.
The last 10 seconds of the match were really really thrilling as Clippers and Memphis Grizzles had the same amount of points but Clippers had the ball. In the last 1/10 of a second the Clippers threw a basket and hence had the lead. But then the Grizzles had the ball to become equal with the Clippers within the last 1/10 second. Well they didn’t make it and Clippers won.
I organized a dinner get together at the Bandits Restaurant in Camarillo for the last intern of the previous batch on Tuesday night. She made clear that she enjoyed the time with the new interns. And I had almost tears in my eyes seeing her leaving. It was a nice evening though
Wednesday and Thursday night have been defined as rest days before the big storm on the last weekend. Nevertheless I have been hanging out at the Surfers Point on Thursday to have a stroll along the beach coast. Unfortunately I also caught a cold on Thursday night which is quite a disadvantage if one is planning a pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
On Friday afternoon the trip to fabolous Las Vegas started. Our picnic dinner was held on the roadside without a table because we didn’t find a rest area at the Highway. The self made sandwiches were absolutely tasty!
When we reached Las Vegas we checked in our hotel, dressep up for the night and left for a stroll along the Vegas Strip. It was all so Vegas: bad looking guys were advertising escort services with small business cards, flashing lights on and between each corner and extravagance hotels/casinos wherever the eye is watching. Compared to February, the air outside was warm enough to roam in T-Shirt even at night time. The long day was concluded with a stopby at the Hooters Casino. I didn’t gamble but had a close look at the Black Jack and Roulette Tables.
The Saturday was the day of the big Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel. We started the day with a breakfast feast at the Hooters Hotel: quantity instead of quality. It was already incognizable hot outside when we reached the Hard Rock Hotel. First of all we checked in the Pool Party as our Hard Rock Hotel Suite has not been ready for check-in at that time. The pool area was incredibly large. There were several pools and artificial beaches. The main area was a large pool with relax benches and beach chairs around it. Animator girls in bikinis with super soakers were a good alternative to a dip in the pool in order to escape the heat. A small building in the pool area had another small pool on top with glass floor to see the bar area in the ground area. Another small pool held a few black jack tables so that it was possible to sit on those chairs in the water and play a few rounds black jack. The dealers there were really nice and helped to choose the right black jack strategy. Our hotel suite was in the 5th floor of the Casino Tower and facing the pool area – hence it was possible to listen to the party beats when the window was opened. In order to absorb some cheap drinks the party was shifted to the hotel suite a few times. It was a really really good time!
The party beats were fading out at approximately 6:30 PM. So we all met in the hotel suite to order some pizza. After dinner, a colleague and I went again to the strip to watch the Bellagio Fountain. The attempt to go in the Body English Nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel failed because we missed the time frame for free entrance: until midnight. Instead I was playing a few more rounds black jack. The total win of the day was 80 $ netto – richy!
We all were quite hangover on Sunday. Before breakfast I tried again my luck at one of the black jack tables but not much luck today: neither win nor loss.
I had a french toast with Crunch’n’crust and blackberries for breakfast – quite delicious!
Just on the way out of Las Vegas we stopped for a photo shooting together with the “Fabolous Las Vegas” sign.
In the desert on the way back home the temperature climbed up to 40 degrees in the dessert. The long ride was split up by an ice cream break and food break towards the end. The food was a Protein Style In&Out burger where the bun is replaced by crisp ice berg lettuce – very crisp and fresh!
Again you’ll be awaiting pictures as bonus for all the reading. Enough of the wait, enjoy them: