I had a great time yesterday. MiamiDon's sister was in town and I got to meet her for the first time. It was also her first time in Vegas which is always fun. First we brought her to the house and then we went to our favorite Thai Food restaurant (Jasmine's) for an awesome lunch. After that we took her over to the Red Rock Casino to show her around. We took a lot of pictures with her camera because I forgot mine, so I don't have any pictures to post yet. She'll send me some when she gets back home. It's always fun to take people to the Red Rock Casino because it's such a beautiful property. We spent a few hours with her during the day and then we drove her out to Lake Las Vegas because that's where her conference is being held.
WOW!!!!!!!! If you never heard of Lake Las Vegas (like me) then you should check it out. I was amazed. We were just driving through Henderson heading towards Lake Meade (which I've also never seen) and I was looking around at the houses and I wasn't impressed. Everything was very old and dilapidated and really kinda ghetto looking. The next thing I know we start coming up over a hill and I see a bunch of green fields far off in the distance and what looks like some water. Do you know how long it's been since I've seen green rolling hills and bodies of water?? As we get closer we see this sign for Lake Las Vegas resorts and we turn in. All of the resorts (Hyatt Regency, Ritz Carlton etc.) are sitting right on Lake Meade and they also have 3 golf courses (that explained the green) - it's just beautiful. I never even knew that place existed.
Here's a couple pics of the resort...
After we dropped off his sister, we played at the MGM and I sucked. I tried to make a move (a semi-bluff) and I went all-in with a full-stack of chips and the guy called me - oops! I had to re-buy and I won a little bit of my money back, but not enough to call it a winning session. Oh well.
Today I'm meeting up with my cousin and my aunt. We are supposed to go to Sam's Town. I am not sure why they want to go there - I guess because it's someplace different (off the strip) and it's OLD as dirt. They have a bowling alley though so I think we are gonna play a few games and maybe eat at the buffet. I have NEVER eaten at a buffet ever in Vegas. Can you believe that???? I mean, they are everywhere and I've been wanting to, but I just haven't had the opportunity. I guess I just hate feeling that really full like I'm gonna bust feeling, but I'm gonna feel like I have to eat a lot to get my money's worth - ya know??? I'm definitely going to remember my camera today and hopefully I'll have pictures later today.