Up All Night to Get Lucky
I took off for Las Vegas last night at about 10:15 P.M. I knew I would be driving through the night but I don’t let anything hold me back. It’s funny how the excitement for a trip wears off so quickly. After about 3 hours in the car, I was ready to take a nap. I toughed it out and let me tell you, those views of the sun rising in the desert did not disappoint.
I know these pictures never do justice but I love giving you all a taste of the ride. I quickly got to the border of Nevada and I was just ready to lay down and get some sleep. You can just see the enthusiasm for the drive on my face.
And in case you don’t know, it gets pretty cold out in the desert in the morning. The car was telling me it was 31 degrees out there. I was ready for the home stretch and Las Vegas was only about 30 miles from the border. I just couldn’t wait to see the end.
It was great to finally arrive, but I knew that check-in would be a problem because it was a little early. The Excalibur did let me know that I would have to wait until at least 10 A.M. I decided to kill some time and get some food. I took a short walk down the strip, won a quick $60 playing slots, and ate a little breakfast.
After breakfast, I ran back to Excalibur to try and check-in. I did have to pay a $28 early check-in fee and I wasn’t too excited about being in Tower I (They have 2 towers and tower II are the renovated nicer rooms). I just didn’t have it in me to fight too much and wanted to lay down. I quickly knocked out and now I’m up ready to tackle the strip. I’ll keep you posted and take you on the ups and downs of Vegas!