Sunday, March 3, 2013

Out of Office

Hello friends! It's been a minute, hasn't it? Well, I'm happy to report I haven't been blogging because I've been out and about traveling and vacationing and such. SUCH a busy life I lead and all that. HO HUM.

So, where have I been? Well, two weeks ago my parents treated me to an absolutely divine weekend in Las Vegas. What a great time we had! We ate more than we should have, walked from casino to casino playing (and winning!!!) and doing plenty of shopping. It was absolute heaven and very needed.

This trip marked the first time we visited both Las Vegas Premium Outlets North (my FAVORITE!) AND South (double trouble). See, the funniest thing happened. On the first day of our trip I hit a few jackpots (!!!) and decided to go nuts and spend my winnings at the outlet (before I could put them back in the machines and on the tables which, quite frankly, tends to happen when you win early in the trip!). Off Mummy and I went to the outlets. Boy, did we clean up!

The next day Daddy mentioned he needed a new wallet and loved his last one he got at the OTHER outlets, down south. Off we headed to those for a second round of shopping. So many great President's Day weekend sales. Whenever I go to Vegas on a holiday weekend I'm always pleasantly surprised to find 30-50% ADDITIONAL percent off sale prices. You can buy so much more with your money. I love a good sale weekend.

After all that, we headed back to the Strip and did a little more playing and guess what? I continued to win. I not only broke even but won enough money to cover my second shopping spree! That's what you call a good time. I hadn't been shopping in forever and A DAY so I'll just have to do another post on all the conspicuous consumption I partook in.

As exciting as relaxing as it all was a very short weekend. See, I foolishly assumed I had President's Day (Monday) off and told my parents to go ahead and make the reservations before I looked and saw I had to WORK on Monday! OOPS! Oh well, if we had stayed any longer surely I would have spent/gambled all my winnings and that would have been SO SAD. 

You must forgive my lack of exciting (new) photos. Many of you have already seen most of these shots on Instagram and twitter, but it was such a laid back weekend I simply could not be bothered with taking extra photos of everything for the blog. Such a bad blogger! Oh well. 

Stay tuned for another post where I share all 
my wonderful Vegas shopping finds. 

Until then, au revoire!