Hello from Las Vegas, NV (Belated)

Hello from Las Vegas, NV (Belated)

Saturday evening – April 7, 2018   (First post of this travelogue)

Note:  I prepared most of this post on Saturday,  but I was not able to finalize the draft until today (Wednesday).

Well, we are in sin city.  Unfortunately we are too old to do much sinning {grin}.  We flew in very early Thursday and will depart early Sunday.

We are here for Pat’s Stampin’ Up! convention.  The convention was held at the Rio (Google Map Link).

We are staying on the 15th floor of the Masquerade Tower.  If you look at the google map, you will see that the Rio has two towers.  One is in the shape of three spokes – we are in the other tower.  In between the two towers is a huge convention center.  There are several very large meeting rooms and the whole area is very ornate.  Stampin’ Up used two of the meeting rooms and they easily accommodated over 600 people each.

Friday we were hosted to a special meeting/dinner for higher level managers.  Today was the main meeting day.  As a part of the meeting Pat got to walk across the stage in honor of her achieving Gold Elite level. 

Today I went to the national drag racing even at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  This is a fabulous complex that includes a NASCAR track, dirt oval track and a modern state-of-the-art dragstrip.  They just rebuilt the track to include 4 wide racing.  It is amazing to experience 4 top fuel/funny cars racing side by side – each putting our over 10,000 horsepower!  It was fun to spend the day at the track.  Pat and I have attended several races at this track and each has been fun.  Obviously she did not go this time.

Pat was able to play the slots a bit and they were pretty kind to her this time.  She just cashed out tickets worth over $380.  Not bad for penny slots!

Tonight we had a group dinner with Pat’s downline (some with spouses).  It is always fun to see the enthusiasm of these ladies. 

Well, since this is late, I will add a few more details.  Our flight home was uneventful albeit pretty darn early.  I always say that sleep is overrated.  As we approached the house, we saw a large elk  herd in the back yard (well over 50 head).   Later Sunday we saw a small herd of Deer in the front yard.  We don’t often see both at the same time.   I guess they just wanted to welcome us home.

That is all for this trip.

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