I am not going to write anything about Friday because we were driving that night. It seemed like forever! It was Erika and I in her car and Yvette, Angel, Cindy and Eliza in the other car.But we finally arrived early Saturday. I was really tired the last half hour of driving. You know, swerving on the road and those speed bumps waking me up every so often. That’s really not good, but that’s how tired I was. Finally! We see the strip lights and it was like a big dose of WAKE UP! was injected into me because I was sleepy no longer! We are in VEGAS BABY!
So after 10 hours of driving (a bit of an exaggeration here) we get to our hotel, The MGM Grand.
Angel and her Tropical Mojito
I had stayed there previously and liked it, so decided to stay there again. It took us about 20 minutes to check in. It was really quick. The clerk “upgraded” our room to the Celebrity Suite since the room I had reserved was no longer available until the following day. So for one night my friends and I had a suite with a Jacuzzi in it. Unfortunately that Jacuzzi didn’t get used. :(So we were debating what to do since it was so late in the morning. Huh…maybe I should say early in the morning. We decided to head on out to the Hard Rock hotel. I love that place. I’ve always had good times there. Like sleeping in a van, oh, wait, that was another time years ago! Anyway, we get there and walk in expecting this huge crowd and just going to the bar and having fun. Well, we always have fun wherever we go, so we don’t need a crowd to entertain us. But you know it just makes it better. Well, the place was empty! Needless to say I was very shocked! But we headed to their 24 hour restaurant and had a bite to eat.
Me and Yvette
After that we went to the bar in the middle of the casino and chatted with the people there. I swear there was an 80’s hair rock band there. This guy had that type of hair and the girls he was with had that type of clothes, well, that didn’t make sense. But if you know about the hair band era, then you know what I am talking about.I had a couple of drinks and we were chilling having a nice time, but we decided to leave. So off we go back to the room. Well, at least half of us did. The other half of us are gamblers and decided to stay and loose their money.
We slept maybe 3 or 4 hours.
my sister with her favorite thing, THE SLOTS!
When we woke up it was approximately 9 or 10 in the morning. I don’t remember. But actually, I didn’t wake up. The other half was returning from the casino and they woke me up! Why those little!I’m just kidding! So then 2 of them were resting and my cousin Cindy said she was going downstairs to gamble some more. I couldn’t believe that girl! She has it bad! I mean, really bad! REALLY BAD! But hey, as long as it doesn’t ruin her. I was not able to go back to sleep after that. I tried! I really did! But no sleep for me! A couple of others felt the same way because eventually we all were up and just lounging around doing nothing. What to do? What to do? I started getting my things together to go to the pool and before I know it, we were all ready for the pool.I then went downstairs to get the new room. It was on the same floor, so we just had to walk down the hall. After that move, we went down and ate at their Stage Café. It was really good. I will write about it later.
Yvette, Angel and I
After that we went to the pool!
This pool at the MGM is awesome! I loved it! It was PARTY CENTRAL! I kid you not! There was a dj that was playing all types of different music. Rock, Hip Hop, Electronic! It was great! We got our lounge chairs, which I thought was weird because I didn’t think that there would be any available. We may have taken some that were occupied. (Shrugging shoulders) I don’t know! But we put on our sun block. We also got our drinks. I had a Tropical Mojito in one of those very long cups. It was more like a bong. But it was really delicious!The pool was very crowded with a bunch of people just having a good time.
Eliza & Cindy
I really wanted to be a part of those people, so I asked the girls if they wanted to go in. A couple wanted to tan for a few so Erika, Yvette and myself got into the pool. The water was not freezing cold. It was just right!The pool has tubes and floating devices. Some guy even had arm floaters and that was really funny! Angel decided to join us in the pool, but how she got in is what had us laughing. She decided to jump in cannon ball style. I will post the video of this later. But there was this one guy that had two tubes on him, which made him look weird because his arms were a little bit raised and he had his arms up and out.I hope you all can visualize this. Anyway, Angel told me to tackle him. “WHAT? WHY?!” was my response to that. She just had the urge to do that to him and was hoping that I would do it, but I told her I wouldn’t. So she did. She ran as fast as the water would allow her, which wasn’t fast at all because she looked like a slow motion video.
She then grabbed a hold of the top tube and pulled with all her might! His face was incredulous! It was funny to see the reaction of it! These twins started laughing and said that they had wanted to do that, too! They also joined in the tugging. Good thing the guy had a good sense of humor about it. There was this one incident, which didn’t involve my group, but I thought I would mention. This girl that wasn’t inside the pool grabbed some guys’ sneakers and tossed them in to the water. Well, needless to say that didn’t go so good with the guy and so he retaliated by throwing her purse in. I don’t know if the purse was designer brand, all I know is that when she started taking out her stuff to dry, she took out everything! Money, camera, phone, and her freaking PASSPORT! I would have been pissed! But she wasn’t. She was dancing and let it slide.
After a while we got out to of the pool to get more drinks and the line was super long! While in line we heard this announcement that the pool was closing and that everybody needed to get out.
Yvette & Angel
We also heard the dj say that it was his last song. So basically, POOL TIME IS OVER! I thought to myself, “but it’s only !” We got out of line for drinks because what was the point of the refill if we weren’t going to be in the pool. At first I was like, WHY? WHY ARE THEY CLOSING? But now I see it may be because people have to go eat, get ready and then go out and party some more. I didn’t see that then. We did get out and go to the room. And then we went to eat before we got ready to go out. To be continued on the next blog...