Monday, March 19, 2007

New Mexico or Bust...

Coming soon, a story about a great little town in New Mexico...

Friday, March 16, 2007

A Hillbilly in Vegas

Two of my best girlfriends and I decided we needed a girls weekend. Our first thought was a nice relaxing spa getaway. A couple of days at a beautiful spa, what better way to rejuvenate and reconnect with one another? However, one of us, who shall remain nameless, had something very different in mind. She had the urge for a much wilder weekend. She wanted to party! After much discussion, our chosen destination-Las Vegas! We decided Vegas had it all, good food, great spas, and of course great clubs. All the things girls need for creating one memorable weekend.

It all started Saturday morning. A late morning flight to Vegas would get us there just in time for a nice lunch before our afternoon massage appointments. We had decided to stay at the Wynn. Now for a hillbilly from Kentucky, the Wynn is a magical place. Who could imagine a hotel with several restaurants, a ton of shops, a casino, nightclubs, and a spa? How could all this be housed in one building? Let me tell you, this is no Motel 6!

The crazy thing is, there’s a whole strip of hotels just like this, although personally I don’t think as nice as this one.

Anyway, after staring in awe for several minutes, we checked in. After a quick bite to eat, we were off to the spa. Wow, another amazing site! Now this hillbilly has been to spas before, but none quite as big as this. It wasn’t anything crazy, but it was still quite beautiful. The massage was great. I have to admit, I even nodded off a little during it. After our treatments, we hung out for a bit, chit-chatting in the steam room, before heading back to the room for a quick nap.

We awaken, refreshed and ready for a fantastic night out. Three girls getting ready in one room, takes me back to my younger days. It was just like getting ready for the prom! We chatted, we giggled, we discussed clothing, shoe & accessory options. We all wanted to make sure each looked their best.

Off to Tao for one fabulous dinner. Everything we ate was divine. Getting into the club after was a bit of hassle and not quite worth it. The club scene in Vegas is just crazy. I think all the clubs want to create the illusion that they’re the hottest club in town by making you wait in line, even though once you get inside, there’s not a whole lot going on. Of course, it’s still early Vegas time. After a couple of hours at Tao, we decide to head somewhere else. We head off to Drae’s, some after hours club one of my girlfriends knew about. Now, it’s not the hippest place in town, but it’s playing some great music and there are some fun people there. We start to dance, and we dance and we dance. After what seems like a couple of hours, my feet really start to hurt. I tell one of my friends my feet hurt and I think I’m ready to leave. She’s ready to go as well. So the two of us head out (our other friend had left shortly before) to go back to the hotel. We walk outside and I’m completely shocked to see it’s light outside. How can that be? It seemed as if we’d only been dancing for a couple of hours, but it’s like 6:30 in the morning. I have to admit, I read the celebrity gossip magazines and am always wondering who goes out and parties until 4 and 5 in the morning. Suddenly I’m one of them. Me, who normally falls asleep on my couch by 10pm, is suddenly partying like a rock star! I’m so surprised at myself and my friends as well. Woo, hoo, look at us! Dancing until dawn in Vegas.

Luckily we only had a day of lounging by the pool planned for Sunday. After a nice peaceful day, we had a long relaxing dinner and then did it all over again. Although, I called it a night early. I head back to the room at 5:30am.

Boy, this is the life. What could be better than a fabulously fun long weekend, catching up with two of your best girlfriends? We had one amazing weekend, spending time together, sharing intimate stories with one another and strengthening the bond between us. It is a weekend I cherish and will always remember.

So, where are we off to next year girls?