May 6, 2007

Back Home!

Well, my trip to Vegas was fun and eventful. It all started a week ago on Sunday. I flew out of Longview at 4:45 p.m. and arrived in Dallas at 5:50 p.m.. After a 3 hour layover, we boarded another plane headed to Las Vegas. We arrived in Las Vegas at 9:50 p.m. their time (but 11:50 p.m. my time) so I was exhausted. When we checked into the hotel the lady at the front desk informed me and Aunt Patti that she upgraded our room to the Impanema Suite because it was available. That didn't mean anything to us, but we soon found out that since our room was on the 20th floor, we needed to use our card to get there! Wow! We felt special! Our room was very nice, and after checking out the nickel slot machines we went to sleep to get ready for our meetings the next day. Most of our meetings were pretty good, although some were very boring and long. On Tuesday night there was a Gala event poolside at Caesar's Palace and we were bussed over there at 6:30 p.m. There was live music and lots of food. On Wednesday we toured 2 elementary schools and saw lots of good things going on at Magnet Schools in the Las Vegas area. Wednesday night we took a shuttle to the strip and saw the moving statues in the Caesar's Palace Mall. We ate at Margaritaville and had some great shrimp. I got blisters on the bottoms of my feet from walking so much, and was totally exhausted by the time we got back to our room. We flew home on Thursday, leaving Las Vegas at 7:20 a.m. (arriving there at 5:00 a.m.) and arriving in Dallas at 11:45 a.m. At 2:00 we were informed that our flight had been overbooked and the 6 people flying from my school would be the first to be kicked off the flight. The next flight home would be Saturday morning. I told them I could walk home by then, so I called my Dad and asked him if he could drive me home. He was too busy with teaching Bible study that night, but Lynn was more than happy to take me. Ben decided he would meet us in Canton because he was ready to see me and so were the kids! I got to see them around 5:30 p.m. which was only an hour and a half past the time I would have seen them if the flight had worked out. As it turns out, the ones who got on the flight had to wait to board because of weather and didn't make it into Longview until close to 6 p.m. anyway. I was just glad to be home and get lots of hugs from my babies!! Las Vegas was fun and VERY busy....but it is not a place I would take my family for vacation~ that's for sure! I added a video at the end that I took while I was at the Gala at Caesar's Palace.


Michael said...

I'm glad to hear that you got home safely and that you had a good time.

DollieDell said...

Your room looked amazing, glad you had a good time!