Viva Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada:
Well, once again it happened to be my birthday and Jimmy Buffett happened to
be playing in Las Vegas. The planets keep aligning every fall - just for me!
Lisa flew in for the event and brought her good friend, Lily, along to
experience her first Buffett concert. Lily was a trooper and joined-in all
We had rooms at the Bellagio. Here is the view from our room on the 7th
...and check-out the fabulous view from the girl's room on the 17th floor!
Cory Bence (and her friends) joined us for lunch at the hotel
Lunch at the hotel. Lisa and Lily toast the weekend with the Bellagio
signature drink - a Cable Car.
The steak special at the Bellagio
Lily, Cory, Lisa, Whitney (Cory's roomie) and
Shaun (Whitney's friend)
The Bellagio decorates their massive atrium for each season.
Here are my favorite people under a goblin!
Obligatory family photo - aren't we gorgeous?
Lisa and Lily pose for MY WORLD
Pastries on display at Jean Philippe Patisserie in the Bellagio (we only
We walked up and down the strip Saturday afternoon and then had "nibbles"
before heading out for the concert - all the while watching the Ducks beat
Washington on TVs in various casinos, restaurants, etc. Shrimp and crab
claws, along with sliders (mini burgers) at FIX at the Bellagio.
Our Island Princesses: Lisa & Lily dressed for the concert
PHINS UP! Time for
The girls were just adorable in their
finest island attire. The taxi line was miles long, so DT hired a car to
drive us in style to the MGM Grand for the evening festivities. Lily was
amazed at the costumes and at the average age of the concert-goers
(50-something) and it was the first time she had seen a 300-lb man in a
grass skirt and coconut shell bra! We had a great time - it was another
great show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with 17,200 of our closest friends.
What were the chances we would be seated with the same Portland couple from
the concert last fall? (100%!) Fun, fun, fun! Sorry, no photos of the
concert... what happens at Jimmy... stays at Jimmy.
After the show, we found another town car and made it back to the Bellagio
in record time. We had a snack - starving after dancing for three hours at
the concert, ran into our old pal, Balki, and played the tables for just a
little bit. We were so tired - but the "children" went to bed before the old
As is our tradition, complying with our family mantra (GIVE JIMMY MORE
MONEY), we had lunch at the
Margaritaville Cafe at the Flamingo Casino.
Lisa and Lily with tropical smoothies from Margaritaville Cafe
A margarita and Jimmy's new beer:
Cheesy, I know. Cheeseburger in Paradise. I like mine with lettuce and
Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes; a big kosher pickle and a cold draft
Lisa and Lily - at the base of the Eiffel Tower (Vegas-style)
Pretty in Pink: before dinner Sunday eve
Everyone is home now and back to work! It was a great
weekend. Thanks to Lily for joining us!