Monday, August 11, 2008

We're back :)

Phew...we're back from Vegas and we had a wonderful time. I'll upload pictures at some point...really...lol.
We saw Cirque's Mystere and it was PHENOMENAL! What an amazing show! I would highly recommend it to anyone going to Vegas and I would definitely see it again. We also saw Folies Bergere at The Tropicana and that was a cool show too. Oddly, the music was almost a little too loud to enjoy! Never thought I would say that, but it appears that in my old age, I just can't handle loud singing lol. That was nice because it was a free show...we attended the Tahiti Village timeshare presentation on Tuesday morning and it was well worth it. Tickets to the Folies show run about 45-55 bucks a person and we got three tickets. We also got free breakfast while we were at the presentation, so I think we made out pretty well.
It was awesome walking along the strip, too. Listening to all the different languages and seeing so many different people was really cool. I am a people watcher so that was one of the most thrilling experiences for me. On Thursday, our last night there, we went and saw the Freemont street experience which I personally didn't think was that great. As far as Brandon is concerned, he thought it was amazing, but I just expected something different, I guess.
I would love to go back at some point in the future, and I have to say that Vegas is definitely NOT a family place any more, so don't bring your kids! But I think if we went again, we'd stay at the Mirage. TI was nice, but the Mirage was SUPER nice :) We liked the casino, too, and did very well there. I would also get tickets for more shows in advance. They have the Tix4tonite place there, but I like having a plan, so I'll definitely book more stuff in advance the next time we go. Hopefully we get to go again.

In other news, Brandon started his new job today. I'm excited about it because it represents a fresh start in all aspects of our life! Literally, we're refinancing, he's got a new job...this allows us a second chance to not screw things up! The schedule is strange, like they have a staggered schedule, so one person comes in from 7 AM to 4 PM and then the other guy comes in at either 8 or 9 (can't remember) and works another 8 hour shift. Plus, he works every other Saturday, but sometimes he'll get Sunday and Wednesday off and sometimes he'll get Saturday, Sunday, and Monday off. It's weird...we'll just have to see how things pan out! But, he's making comparable wages to Robideaux's and they also offer benefits. I know he's nervous because even though he's worked on all kinds of cars, he used to specialize in GM and now he will have to basically specialize in ALL cars. It'll be good for him, though, and I just hope this job works out.

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