First nite in vegas and lost $5 on the pokies

Trip Start Jul 01, 2010
Trip End Aug 10, 2010

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mikes beautiful home

Flag of United States  , Nevada
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

the shuttle arrived 20 minutes early but lucky we were are organised as usual and ready for it so no drama there and off to LAX we go and when we arrive there, lots and lots of people lining up (and u know how we hate lining up) and then u have to scan your passport to get your tickets, panic how do we do this without stuffin it up and but we did eventually get our tickets, (2nd try. couldn't you guess?) and then we were on different rows and seats. We treid to get seats together, but that was going to cost $108 US to do so we didn't, (typical tight scotsman brian), When we got to our check in brian  went up and asked if we could have seats together and guess what? they upgraded us so we could sit together, no complaints from us for sure $108 US saved...  The flight was uneventful and when we landed in vegas we had to find our way to baggage claim  which included an undergound tram ride across the airport. We recovered our bags and went lookin for mike but wouldn't you know it mike was still at home, so a friendly baggage-type-trolley-pusher-worker decided to get a taxi for us. we had mikes address and phone number (we had spoken to him and told him to stay at home) the baggage-type-person  told the taxi driver where to go and off we go, unfortunately for us the baggage worker gave the wrong directions and with $46.00 on the meter we find out we had gone the wrong way so we turn around and head the correct way and we keep driving and driving so the taxi driver rings mike and mike gives him some directions but then things got really confusing and so the taxi driver turns the meter off (was at 86.00 by this stage) and pulls off the freeway and stops and rings his dispatch for directions.  We finally get back on the road again and the directions are correct YEAH and we finally arrive at mike's place, well before we can get to mikes place we have to get through the security gate and the number wont work, aargh, so on the phone again and try again, this time the gate opens and in we go to the housing complex and round a few corners and we arrive at mikes house, will post a pic of the house tomorrow, The taxi driver was a bit worried that brian and i were going to be grumpy, and was most surprised when we just laughed it off, and because he was such a nice man and did not deserve to lose this fare, we gave him the money and he gave me a big hug. and gave brian a man hug and then shook his hand as well, maybe he was pleased to see the back end of us lolololol. We went out to the casino for dinner and the a play on the pokies, brian  won and lost some dollars and i just lost dollars. we are now just going to go and have a spa before retiring for the evening. no pics today but watch this space tomorro cos im sure there will be heaps .
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haha a man hug what did he do Alice put his hand bag down and hug Brian good read and fun isn't it, you should try it in Dubai with a non english illiterate taxi driver trying to get u back to the hotel and he is on the phone to his dispatcher and driving at a million miles an hour as well love the blog and will save to favs :)

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