Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Back and Winning

Please send me back! We had a great trip to Vegas but it went way too fast. We stayed at Silverton again. They spoil us. The free drinks and free rooms help me fall in love all over again.
We flew in Wednesday and came back on Sunday so it was really only 2 full days. But this is for the best, I don't think that my FIL could have handled much more. He was a trouper though.
We walked around at Bellagio's botanical gardens. I love it there.
Den said that he didn't think that was an accurate depiction of Jesus. Hell will be warm and we will be together. I've accepted it. Speaking of warm, the weather was perfect. In Vegas not Hell.
The good thing was my FIL is now on steriods and all he wanted to do was eat. Well at first, it was great and then after eating about 5 times a day it got a bit old. The scale was not happy with me when I got back.
We went to South Point on Friday day, our last full day. We go for the wonderful buffet and the AMAZING desserts. And who knew that I would hit! Yup that's right, I found a machine that was paying like crazy. That has never happened in my life! I walked away about $500 up! And I even shared with Den the man with bad luck the entire trip! Let's just say that he ate into my profit to the tune of $150. I always go to Vegas expecting to lose, and the money that I gamble is never to be seen again. And I'm alright with that. Vacations cost money no matter where you go. Never thought I would win a bit.
The best part was my FIL was the big winner. He kept hitting. It was so nice to see him happy. He was up $200 at one point. Even my MIL hit for $200. Den nada.
I left for Vegas with $350 in my pocket and came back with $200. Not too bad but we charged a few things. Parking alone was a damned criminal act against us! $138 to park at O'Hare.(We did price out cabs and parking at an offsite lot and it worked out that it was just a bit more to park at O'Hare so we did that since it was easier.)
After figuring in airfare, parking, having to pay for 2 nights at the hotel(they only comp Sunday-Thursday now), the trip cost us about $800 and that was covering the airfare, parking, and rooms for my inlaws. They bought us quite a few meals though. But it was nice to spoil them for a change. Can you tell that I like them?
In a cruel twist of fate on our last day, Silverton had a massive garage sale in their parking lot. Den and I decided not to go. He said that he would fall in love with something massive and then have to find a way to get it home. I looked longlingly at it from our room.
 And that's about it. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things and it ain't fun. October is going to be a crazy month for us. DJ said that he is probably coming home this weekend and I will have to drive or drop off. Sigh. At least, it is better than going both ways. Haha, I said both ways. Sluggy is coming in for a visit. And DJ made the Dean's list and we are going to drive out for a luncheon they are having in their honor. Plus Halloween and I'm sure that I am forgetting something.

I also had $15 from Pinecone waiting for me when we got back! Yup, winning at life!
So my total is.......................
$23.85    SavingStar cash deposit
$21.65    SavingStar Amazon gift code
$10         Swagbucks- Amazon gift code
$111        Pinecone Research
$91.25    BP
$10         Beer rebate
$24         Wine rebate
$25          MyPoints gift card-Macy's
$10          MyPoints gift card Panera
For a total of $326.75. I think I need to start Christmas shopping!
 So what did I miss in your life?
Sober but a winner,
Sonya Ann


slugmama said...

$24 in Wine but only $10 in Beer rebates? Den needs to step up his game for ya! That's ok, Hubs will help him when we get there. lol

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-There aren't many alcohol rebates otherwise I would be rich.

Jenny Woolf said...

Well if you can manage to win back most of the cost of the holiday it sounds like a good deal. What if took the free room and free food and then went out on a desert nature study week? haha...

Sonya Ann said...

Jenny Woolf-I'm quite happy about it. It still isn't as good as the time the Den hit for $1400 as we were walking out the door of our hotel in Vegas but I'm still thrilled.

Practical Parsimony said...

I am not a gambler, but it all sounds like fun. Actually, casinos are few and far between here, especially in the past.

Cheapchick said...

Congrats on your winnings! Hubby has all the luck, me not so much. He won $1000 in Reno the first time he went, slept with the money under his pillow (he was 20 and he was just fresh off the farm lol) Glad you guys had a good time and made it home in one piece without being arrested (or did you leave that part out??)

Elephant's Child said...

Woo Hoo.
I am thrilled that you (and your FIL) had such a good time.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Glad you had a great time and especially glad it didn't wear your FIL down.

I am not much of a casino person. I love the lights and the noise and the rhythm of the strip, but abhor the smoking, and it seems like everyone smokes there.

Sonya Ann said...

Practical Parsimony-It was a great time. I want to go back. I asked Den if he wanted ot go back and if I should start looking for cheap tickets again and he said we should leave tomorrow.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-Your hubs was adorable. Even at this age, I would be concerned about carrying that much cash around.
LOL nope, didn't get arrest. But there is always next trip.

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-It was nice to feel like a winner. $200 is the most that I have ever hit for. I would probably pass out if I hit for more.

Sonya Ann said...

Anne in the kitchen-He was looking really tired a few times but that might have been the cocktails he had been enjoying.
I can't seem to get enough of Vegas. We have casinos around here but they are terrible. It's not worth the drive because you can't win anything. Most people that I know stopped going. They have those silly little machines in some restaurants now but they are just as bad.

Frances said...

I am so glad you had a good time. I understand your FIL wanting to eat all the time. I felt the same when I was taking steroids. There was not enough food for me!

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