Julz, me, Angel, Mel, and Tracy
Oh what a night...TravBuddy Vegas style! Actually, from what I hear, this was more of a TravBuddy weekend versus just a meet!! :-)
I feel bad I missed the pre-meet on Friday but I arrived much later than planned so I just met up with my local friends for sushi that night. We spent several hours grazing at Sushi Mon for all-you-can-eat and then had a quick martini at Ollie's on Decatur and it was off to bed for me! In fact, "rumor" has it the TB group was just getting warmed up when I called it a night! It was ok though as I had breakfast plans with local friends....if I had stayed out, I might as well just have gone to breakfast right from the bar! Wow...that actually brings back many memories of living in Vegas. LOL.
Anyways, some of the gang did a pre-meet again on Saturday for Sushi Mon but I was already meeting up with my sushi chef at Osaka, so I just met everyone at Red Rock that night.
With my local friends...Lisa, Matt, and Michelle
I managed to drag along several of my local non-TravBuddy friends - Lisa, Michelle, and Matt (they've all promised to join now...we'll just see!!) and we had a great time drinking and talking at the lounge. I must point out I felt really bad for James
though. Being at his first TB meet, he was eager to meet everyone. He introduced himself to my friend Matt and when asked if he was a TravBuddy, Matt replied, "What is that?". LOL. (Matt and I used to work in the same office when I lived in Vegas. He's leaving next week to move back to WI and I had just texted him that I was coming out & meeting friends if he wanted to join). So, Matt became known as the official TravBuddy Crasher for the night! Of course, after hanging out with such great people for the night, how could he not want to be a TravBuddy now!?!? :-)
After a few hours of drinking and talking, the discussion turned to dancing and Red Rock's club Cherry was right across the way.
The trio of cleavage...back together again! :-)
..armed with VIP passes, we were there! We almost weren't after "someone" ignored Mel's request to dress to impress and had athletic shoes on so we almost didn't get in the club....Ahem. LOL!!! Fortunately, after a smile that could charm any woman, he was in. Unfortunately, this is also where we lost Will
, likely for another all nighter at the poker tables!
Cherry seemed like a great idea at the time but my feet said otherwise shortly thereafter. Several hours on the dancefloor with Angel, Mel, Tracy, Julz, James, and Heinz seemed like an eternity.
Heinz and his harem!
I had the most uncomfortable shoes on....but I wore them because, well, they were cute of course. :-) Fortunately, there was always places to sit down when everyone needed to take a break so that helped. Scott and I ended up bailing around 1am or so because I had to get up at 4am to drive back to Los Angeles so he could catch his flight in the afternoon.
I hear the fun continued into Sunday when James went to Red Rock with Tracy, Angel, and Mel. See James' Blog for great photos of their trip! What a fun time and cannot wait to see everyone again!! Thanks again to Mel for coordinating a great time and being such a wonderful hostess!
Here are links to a couple blogs I know are posted already:
Las Vegas Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
If you happen to be in the SW part of town, Ollie's is a great place to stop for a drink. If you are familiar with the Golden Tavern Group that owns … read entire review