Vegas has been fun from early morning till late night, which has made it a challenge to keep up with the blog. I am a couple days behind, but with a cold, bruised up body from dune buggies, and exhaustion from trying to keep up with our fun loving friends, today is the perfect day to take it easy and get caught up. On Wednesday morning, following our rough dune buggy ride through the desert, my leg was even more swollen and achy than normal. While the rest of the crew woke up and headed down to Mandalay Bay to check out the aquarium, Shannon and I got a little extra sleep followed by some rest and relaxation with my foot elevated. In the afternoon, Dan, Lynn, Brendon, John, Shannon and I decided to take advantage of a couple of South Point Casino’s less popular activities, a movie theater and bowling alley. The wait till showtime time left a perfect half hour window for some video poker. That’s when it came, the jackpot, a straight flush…the second best payout. However, when you’re playing for nickles that only amounts to $15. No matter, I was thrilled to hit such a rare hand. With such an achievement on my resume, Shannon thought it was time to drag me away from video poker permanently, but I held on for the royal flush!
At the movie theater we watched True Grit, another great Coen brothers filmstrip. We’re huge fans of No Country For Old Men, O Brother, Where Art Though?, and The Big Lebowski, and True Grit lived up to the reputation. The witty dialogue was hilarious, although seemed like a foreign language at times and was often difficult to follow. Good flick to watch twice.
The movie ended just in time for some bowling, which I haven’t done in years and it was obvious. The first hurdle was dealing with the bowling shoes, there’s no way my right “hoof” would fit into those. Upon special request, we were first denied. However, when pushed, management had no problem with me wearing one bowling shoe and one slipper, or as I like it to be called, work boot. Bowling was a great time, but the competition was tough. My goal, just to break 100. Of the two games we played, Dan won the first and Lynn the second both with a 138. Good thing we weren’t playing teams, Dan and Lynn would have been unstoppable. The victory photo was satisfying revenge, why are they holding a bowling ball and shoe like that?? Okay, so that was forced.