Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vegas Bound

The birthday girls invade Vegas.

So my mom asked, "What time are we leaving?" my sister said "Early!". My sister forgot to remind my mom that for her "early" means around noonish, so my mom was up and ready since 7:00 a.m., so when we finally left Phoenix around 1:30 p.m. for the first hour of hour trip the word "EARLY" was disseminated by my mom from front to back and back to front.

So with no real rush to get there as my lil sister left La Puente after we left Phoenix and after all it was her timeshare we were staying at, we made the trip to Vegas enjoying our stops in between to stretch and rest. Remember our trip to Las Vegas was my mom's 79th birthday present so we didn't want to get her tired before we got there.

Our mode of transportation was this aswesome looking Mercury Sable station wagon that belongs to my mom, even though she does not drive she keeps it fully functional and insured and she won't part with it because it belonged to my dad.

We did get to the resort before my sister and Abby so we headed for the supermarket and stocked up on food for the weekend. We spent about an hour at the store which gave enough time for my sis to get there. After the market we only had to wait for about 20 minutes.

Cancun Caribe Resort.

After getting installed we sat to relax, coffee was offered and the sweet bread came out too along with a bowl of grapes and cherries. Perfect for sitting at the table and for conversation.

My sister Elena, the other birthday girl went outside to the balcony which had an awesome view of the Las Vegas skyline and I decided to join her. It was about midnight and we all thought we may go to sleep soon but my mom had a different idea. She is like "So we are here now what? Where are we going?" And with that we all left. We cruised all the way to the end of the strip and I was getting ready to turn around when my sister Elena says, "Look Tacos Mexico", needless to say a taco stop was in order.

Old habits never die. We are in Vegas and eating tacos.

We then headed towards a casino and winded up at the MGM Grand. We went in and walked around for a while, some of us played the slot machines and before we new it it was 3:00 a.m., so we decided to head back to the resort and go to rest.


Tara said...

Happy birthday to them both!

Jose said...

Thank you Tara!

Sandy said...

My son and his wife (who we all moved in together) just got back. We watched the kids for the weekend - sounds like they stayed up late gambling also...

Loved seeing the photos and hoping your mom has a terrific time!

I agree, early means around 7:00 - I hope she set them all straight!!!!, ha.

Love the car, wow....that's cool that she does that.

I'll get Mike ( my husband) to get you good directions and then i'll place them in the comment box here...or check and see if you have email and send them that way.

Jose said...

Thank you Sandy. Although I can just probably google them ha! We had a blast and my mom was a trooper as she stayed up both days until the wee hours of the morning.

Chely said...

Chely was here! - lol

I had a blast too! One of my favorite Vegas trips. =)

Anonymous said...

Increible pero cierto, un fin de semana basto para tener unas mini-vacaciones, este viaje fue un exito de principio a fin. Thank you guys!!!
Me llaman Elena.

Jose said...

Yes ma'am, it was one of the best. My mom did not complain as we did not get her too tired and yet she stayed up so late or should I say early both days. What I liked was that it did feel like a vacation and not one of those super tiring Vegas trips where we try to cram so much in one day.

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