Going home today

Yep. Gotta go home. Hotels have early check outs here! We have to check out by 11am. I guess we will go find a place to eat or something.

Yesterday we drove to LA. What a gorgeous drive!!!

I have now finally seen a Del Taco and In N Out burger place too. πŸ˜‚

We parked on Hollywood Blvd and walked about a mile looking at stars. Here are my favorites.

Here is Hollywood and Vine intersection too! Sorry it’s a bit far away but it’s not like I could get both standing up close.

Then we drove up to see the Hollywood sign. When I was 14, my mom and I made this drive on Mulhulland Dr and we were on the side of a cliff on a dirt road. It was scary back then. So much has changed (it HAS been 30 years)!!! The drive is all paved, there’s a concrete wall and fence above it where we used to be on the edge of the cliff, and of course all the homes that are up there now. It was crazy!!!

Please let me remind people of one thing. When you are parking your vehicle on a steep road and you are going downhill, turn your wheels towards the curb when you park. If something happened and your car started to move, it would not go down the road or into traffic if you do that. There was only ONE other car up there that did that! I just kept thinking that there could be so many problems!!!

After about 3 hours spent in LA, we drive back to Vegas so I could go meet with Authoress51. The drive back was still gorgeous!!! I love mountains (especially with snow on topπŸ” )!

She gave me the book she wrote and I was so excited! It’s a cute book. Y’all should look it up and get it!

I got an interview at the gym!!! They set it up for next Tuesday morning. I am so excited!!! The good thing is that they all know me so they know how hard I worked to get where I am and how often I am there anyway between my exercise and my sons karate class.

I haven’t really gotten formal exercise while I’ve been here although I have been walking around. I have been eating pretty much nothing but crap too. I will be back on track tomorrow morning. I am thinking I may go to the gym and go running to help get some of these toxins out of my system!

I hope y’all had a good day! I will let you know about TSA tomorrow.

Meeting fellow bloggers

Such a great time here!

Dinner with Hunida and her boyfriend last night was great!

We went to a place called Ichizo and my son got to eat Japanese food for the first time ever. We got a bunch of plates and tried them all. He said he liked them but when I offered to take him to another place today he declined. 🀣

Hunida can probably tell you guys what we ordered. I have no clue what anything is called but the pictures are great and the food was awesome other than our ramen which was SO salty! I had a Japanese beer called Kirin which was pretty damn good!!!

We then went to Circus Circus and went to the Midway. We all spent too much and had a blast. I tried to pay them back since my son decided everything was for him but they wouldn’t accept (so nice when he was being a greedy teen)!!!

Tonight I got to meet Authoress51 too! We met at MGM Grand, had dinner at their food court, and spent a couple bucks on .50 slots (well, I spent a dollar and she gave me another one). It was so nice to hang out with her! My son decided to stay in our room to use the facilities and shower but that just gave me more time to get to know her. I had so much fun!

I am sad to go home tomorrow but it must be done. One of my clients called while we were at dinner with Hunida to take her shopping, plus I got a call today for an interview so I must go home and hopefully, prayerfully, get a job!!!!

I hope you guys had a good Monday. Pray I do not have to go through the airport crap tomorrow!!!

Traveling day and the next day

What a great day today!

Yesterday was just so awful with my son screaming, the airport doing that, and the hotel putting us in a one bed room with a crappy view in the oldest un-updated part of the hotel. My son had to make a makeshift bed out of the room chairs because he says he is too old to sleep in the same bed with his mom.

We had the worst view too! And the windows were really dirty but it has been raining off and on from what I heard so I won’t hold that against the hotel.

The hallway reminded me of The Shining (with Jack Nicholson). Creepy! And we had a corner room where we could hear everyone walking by.

The front desk guy was so nice though! He got me 2 free drinks, said he would change our room today (it came through at 5pm), and he and I chatted for like an hour.

I put $15 in a slot machine. I lost $12 and then won $10 so I quit right then ending up with only a $2 loss. I’m not crazy! I had 2 beers free (thanks Joey) and paid for one. I was tipsy and finally went back to the room at 5am which is 7am back home. I slept until 10 and then packed up, got my son up, and we took off.

We drove to Hoover Dam and parked on the top floor of the garage there. We took the stairs down, walked one end to the other of the dam (it’s NOT as big as I thought it would be) and then walked back on the other side. Then we drove back to Vegas.

We went by the Fashion Mall in Vegas and my son saw a Hot Topic so we went in. They had hoodies on sale “buy one, get one for $5” so he grabbed 2. We were looking for a snack because we were meeting Hunida for dinner but couldn’t find anything until we saw a Godiva store. I ended up getting macaroons dipped in multiple kinds of chocolate and he got chocolate pops dipped in sprinkles.

We had a great time with Hunida and her boyfriend at dinner and after too! I told her we should do a post together of that so sorry guys, that will be in a different post. We are supposed to get together Tuesday to ride the hotel’s roller coaster before we have to go to the airport.

Thanks to her boyfriend for taking that one! When we got back to the hotel, we got the new room cards and it is so much better!

Today was a great day! I hope y’all had a good day too. Chat later!