Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jill's Birthday in Vegas!!

One of my oldest (not age-wise!!) and dearest friends just celebrated her 30th birthday, and to celebrate properly she invited friends and family to Vegas to celebrate with her. My mom, my sisters Danielle and Meghan, and Meghan's wife Stacie all went and we had an excellent time. We arrived on Friday and started the evening by walking from Bally's where we were staying to the NY NY Casino to gamble for a bit, and hopefully get into one of my favorite pubs, the Nine Fine Irishmen. Unfortunately it was a bit late, and a bit crowded, so we just gambled until 2am.

The next day we walked up and down the strip, and went through The Forum at Caesar's where Pete Rose, the all-time MLB leader in hits, games played, and at-bats. I stopped by to get a baseball signed for my boyfriend, Matt, who is also an avid baseball fan. Pete Rose still hasn't had his lifetime ban from baseball lifted, but maybe someday the commission will allow him into the hall of fame and recognize his achievements behind the plate.

That night my mom treated Pete & Jill, and all of us girls to Mystere at Treasure Island. Treasure Island was remodeled a few years ago, and is a very nice casino.

On the final day, we rode the roller coaster at NY NY, I watched the Cardinals beat the Cowboys, and I won $110 on the Game of Life slot machines at the Venetian!! All in all, a fun family weekend.

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