Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

We got in last night after stopping at Hoover Dam, which was pretty incredible. Such as massive undertaking and, of course, the electrical engineer in Hubs was fascinated.

The Hilton conned us into paying $20 more a night to get their new "upgraded" room. In this "upgraded room" we've already had to have maintenance come up and plunge the toilet, the shower curtain is torn and the internet is virtually useless. The last is because of damage sustained in California by the tsunami. So, not Hilton's fault. However, the pillow top bed was worth every penny of the upgrade cost.

Tonight, we're going to see the Lion King at the Mirage. Last night we caught the tail-end of the Bellagio's fountain show and we'll try to catch it again tonight. Today, we're hitting the casino.

Today also happens to be our 25th wedding anniversary. When asked what the trick is to staying married so long is, my Hubs always answers: "marry the right person." Not much help to those advice seekers, but accurate. I would add that luck had no small part in it.

Also, we both just assumed we were in it for the long haul and the only way out would be pistols at 20 paces. Saves the messiness of a divorce.  Sharing a sense of humor (dry and sarcastic), liking similar things (books, gadgets, games) and having similar outlooks on major things (politics, child-rearing) but still maintaining our separate-ness (he plays bridge and is very analytical, I'm a big picture/gestalt thinker). That's it in a nutshell. Probably not very helpful, but it's worked for us.

Now, I'm off to go lose some money at the blackjack tables. Hopefully, not too much. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Aliceson said...

Best of luck at the casino and congrats again on 25 years of marriage!