Monday, August 8, 2011

A Trip! A Trip! A Trip!

When my friends recently found out that Stern and I have only gone on vacation alone two times since having children 14 1/2 years ago, and the last time being almost seven years ago, they were all aghast.

Due to their encouragement (and logic) that we should take the opportunity while we can before this baby is born . . . well . . . we took a trip!

Just the two of us!

To Las Vegas!

Let me just say it took me a day and a half to get over my eyes being assaulted at every turn the scenery around me. I quickly learned the ropes, took the long way around, and looked at the ground whenever necessary (avoiding the dirty cards littered all over the ground).

Yes. Vegas is an interesting place.

My life-long dream cam true while I was there. I saw Phantom of the Opera. Words cannot express the emotion I felt nor how incredible the show was. It was everything I ever dreamed it would be for the past 25 years.

Stern and I walked nearly the full length of the strip on our first day (both ways!), learned our lesson, nursed blisters that night, and bought bus passes when we headed to the wax museum.

I don't remember laughing so hard in a long time!

Check out my sultry poses . . . LOL! There's nothing sultry about being hugely pregnant!

Me & Halle

A tender moment with James Brown
Me & Beyonce ~ Twins, right? YES!
The artist formally known as Prince was not amused being mocked for his tiny stature
Hiding under Cap'n Jacks luscious locks

Stern awestruck by The King
A sultry moment gone wrong . . . I look like I'm puking on him!

Stern yuckin' it up with his buddy

Jess is jealous of my curves
Stern cuttin' a rug with Sammy
 With massages, food, & fun Stern and I didn't even spend one penny in a slot machine.

It was a good trip.

Sunny and 102 degrees . . . You just can't beat that!