So, at 6:40 this morning, we were off. We drove Dog to the Petshotel to stay with his friends. He was so excited to go that he was whining 5 miles before we got there. Then, when we got into the store, he practically wanted to run to the hotel part. We got inside and he was like, see ya! And, he was off. So, with that, so were we.
We drove out to Wickenburg and went through the drive-thru for some breakfast. We decided, after eating our breakfast, that we would take pictures of every single meal we had for Michigan Man since I always blog about food. We laughed about that and continued on our way. Soon, I was pulling my regular travel trick - falling asleep. My head was bobbing up and down and side to side like an apple in a big bucket of water on Halloween. But, I was tired! At one point, I woke up and saw this:
I seriously thought Melon Man had gotten on the wrong road and was in Flagstaff or such! But, he wasn't. It had been raining most of the way since home and Kingman is high enough that the rain had turned to snow. I had never been through Kingman when there was snow. I so miss seeing snow!
I then proceeded to take a picture of Melon Man and, of course, as usual, he pulled one of his wacky faces with fake smile.
So, I made him smile nicely for me and I took another picture. Geez, why does he do that? Silly man! He's happy though...feelin' like a big man driving
his my our big red truck.
As you start to approach the dam even more, you see these big white things sticking up high above the mountains. They have LONG cables attached to them, but you can't see where they go...yet.
Soon we crossed over the state line and we were in Nevada and a new time zone.
We went to our room, relaxed for a few minutes and then I headed down to go get our show tickets. Man, was I ever grateful I did it then! There were only about 5 people ahead of me when I got there. Later in the day when Melon Man and I were cruising around the hotel, the line was almost as long as the hotel check-in line! We were able to get much better seats for less price with revising the package like we did, so that was nice. I called Melon Man and he came down and I played a few slots while waiting for him to meet me in the casino. We walked around and looked at some of the shops. There really wasn't anything we wanted at that point...except, we decided to get an ice cream at Ben and Jerry's. So, Michigan Man, here's Melon Man's cup of Chunky Monkey ice cream for you!
Melon Man LOVES eggrolls. If there is an eggroll around, he will eat it. He thought these were pretty good. I went for the pork carnitas and tamales. Those were good. The rest...just ho-hum. But...of course, more food pictures for Michigan Man....
So, after dinner, we went back up to our room. The doors for our show didn't open until 9:00 so we took the time to....well, you know....what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
After the show was over, Melon Man was hungry again so at 11:30 at night we headed to the Canter's Deli in the hotel. We shared a pastrami sandwich and an order of onion rings and a drink.
It was alright, but it definitely was not Chompies! So, off to the casino again we went. Melon Man went one way and I went another. After a while, I was pooped and losing money so I headed upstairs to the room. I tried finding Melon Man but to no avail and I couldn't get ahold of him on his cell phone either. He was just off playing a machine somewhere and having a little winning streak of his own. Good for him!
When I got up to the room, I turned off all the lights and sat in the dark looking out the window at the scene before me. The strip certainly is a lively place. All the glimmering lights and all the cars and people roaming about. It's weird how this town comes alive after dark! Of course, I wanted to capture the sight on my camera, so I took about 20 different shots the best I could from my window, but I guess I should have brought my tripod and it would have worked better. But, this isn't too bad, I think. Lovely view of our parking garage right down in front, isn't it!?!?