Monday mornings coming off a vacation are bad enough. Monday mornings coming off a vacation being SICK are even worse. My throat feels like desert terrain of Las Vegas, which I can only presume is the beginning stages of a full-blown head cold. 😦
Obviously, Vegas was a blast! But I think I’m going to chalk this illness up to smoke-filled environments the entire weekend…the one bad things about Vegas for those that don’t smoke (thumbs down to smoking).
On our flight to Vegas I got to (finally) enjoy a giveaway win from the lovely Marla of Family Fresh Cooking, Earth to Table. And Star [For those wondering, Sandra Bullock is likely divorcing Jesse and yes, Lindsay Lohan is still a hot mess. Hot, hot mess.]
I also perused The Newlywed Cookbook and The Vegetables I Can’t Live Without after Tina of Carrots ‘n’ Cake raved about it on her NuVal blog, Trading Up Downtown. Highly recommend both! I’m making a recipe from the vegetable cookbook this week 😀
There was a little scare on the flight to Vegas, however. A woman on the flight presented with extreme confusion and was complaining of dizziness and sweating. The flight attendants called overhead for any medical professionals. One gentlemen got up to help. Mr. Prevention urged me to go help, and low and behold, she was a diabetic. She had her glucometer with her, but for legal reasons I couldn’t take her blood sugar. I was able to help walk her sister through testing her, however. When we landed, the woman was taken away on a stretcher. Pretty scary stuff, but I was glad to be able to help 🙂
I admit now, I was REALLY bad about taking pictures all weekend, sorry!
On our first stroll down the strip, we ran into this cocktail stand. HOW AWESOME is this bartender? I could have watched all day, I swear!
Friday evening we met up with friends to go to Batista’s Hole-in-the-Wall. Dinner at Batista’s is somewhat of a Vegas tradition for us. The atmosphere is great and it’s a star hangout, which is always fun 🙂
Food – not so great. Free unlimited house wine – super great!
After dinner we went to the CLASSIEST joint on the strip (major facetiousness implied) — O’Sheas. We played some blackjack and watched these guys play beer pong. The smell took me back to the good’ol days of college, that’s for sure. Ew!
On Saturday morning, we cabbed it to Hash House A Go Go which was recommended by Lisa of Love Health Happiness. Hash House A Go Go was also on Man vs. Food, for those of you who are familiar with the show. And the food? Excellent! Best food we had the whole trip!!
Saturday evening we went to see Mystere. It was impressive with the acrobatics, but as a show, sub-par to “O”. Overall, a really great show, though!! 🙂
I did manage to get in a GREAT workout on Saturday – a really fast 3 1/2 miles with lots of stretching. It felt so good! My abs are finally feeling almost recovered from yoga last THURSDAY. Man, that was a workout! I’m looking forward to getting in my strength training this week! 😀
We returned to Tulsa with enough daylight left to checkout the progress on my garden…
Lookin’ good!!! 😀
I must say, it was a relaxing hiatus from all things blogging and computer. But, I’m so glad to be back. Two days feels like forever in blogland! I look forward to catching up with everyone this week 😀 Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Question: How are you doing with your DO What You DON’T challenge goals?
I need to get in my 30 minutes of strength training before Thursday, and I think that will be tomorrow night as I have hockey games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Random Question: If you go to Vegas or if were to go to Vegas, do you or would you gamble a bit? If so, what’s your game of choice?
I’m a blackjack girl! Though, I did way more losing than winning! C’est la Vegas! 😉
Have a wonderful, healthful week,