For anyone planning on staying at the Planet Hollywood, please valet your car! We found out later that it's complimentary. Don't go the cheap way and self park because you are going to have to go trek through the Miracle Mile shopping center. It was awesome....with all our bags. We wait in line to check in and when we get there, they have limited rooms with a king size bed. Would we like the smoking optional room or the handicap room? Ugh! We pick the handicap room and it's complete with rails all over the place. We were going to stay there, but it looked like the room hadn't been occupied in a while. The furniture was dusty and the sink and shower drains were SLOW. Taking a required bath....I think not. Good thing we were able to switch rooms after the first night!
Other than that, we had a blast! The Strip was crowded to capacity and everybody was WASTED! The yard long margaritas were really prevalent and I wanted one, but never got one. Maybe next time! Jon was actually meeting up with a friend from high school so we hung out with his group. Jon went along with the group, which happened to be Jewish, and went with the "what's cheaper" theme. Yes I'm stereotyping, but yes that's the way it was. They do it to themselves! :P We went to Bill's Casino and I drank up four 99 cent margaritas which weren't half bad! I barely got a buzz off them, but there definitely was tequila in there.....they were just so small!
The next day was set aside for shopping. Unfortunately, I had a bad headache and wasn't in the mood so I left Vegas empty handed. I didn't find anything I needed at H&M, which was a disappointment, but I'll hit it up again when it opens up in Scottsdale. That night we went to Toby Keith's I ♥ This Bar and Grill. Don't ask me why this group wanted to eat there! It was fun though! I got a mason jar of electric lemonade which was all I needed, believe me! Some drunk girl just sat down at our table mid meal to ask us about Earth Hour, which I had no idea was happening that night. Sure enough, as we were walking back to our hotel I noticed that all the marquee signs were off. To be honest, I couldn't even tell because at ground level all the casino lights were on and it was still bright. You had to look up to notice that any lights were on.
All in all, it was a good trip even though we only really spent a day there. Next time we're flying!
Dinner time now. And I have a big day tomorrow. I have to break the news to my boss that I'm leaving my job in May. I'm so nervous! We're going through a grant renewal now so it's really bad timing. How am I supposed to tell my boss that I went behind his back and applied to nursing school?