A day with Julie and Louise and OMG....my 7th farewell to John (JPChoi)

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Mel and I with our Bobas!! :D

OMG...hard to believe Julie is leaving today...Waaahhhh!  First Brett, then Dana, and ultimately Adrian left yesterday..Booooo! Now Julie goes home this afternoon and despite our best attempts, we couldn't talk her into changing her flight and staying another day...or two. LOL.  After a completely useless morning (workwise) since our systems were down, I would end up being able to hang in the afternoon with the girls! 

We took Julie on a whirlwind tour - first stop was food. Melanie suggested we go for Pho which was perfect since my throat was sore and I was a bit under the weather.  We stopped at a cool place near Chinatown which Mel said is highly recommended. Not only did they have good Pho...they had BOBA!!!! OMG, time to tease our favorite Boba Whore (MzJulz85) - sorry chica!!!! Next it was off to satisfy Julie's sweet tooth and try frozen custard!!!  WOW.

Good god...that's a mouthful! LOL
.we finally went to Luv It Frozen Custard which was uh, yeah, really a hole in the wall.  It was a tiny little place on Oakey and LV Blvd,  Julie and I were all excited at their extensive list of flavors and went up to order only to find out they only feature a certain few each day....Awwwwwwwwwww!  It was my first time trying frozen custard and it was gooooooooood!  We were sitting there enjoying our custard in the comfortable air conditioning of my car when my phone rang...it was John (JPChoi) who has supposed to have left to Korea a dozen times since April (hence why I've had 6 prior goodbyes with him and something tells me I will see him again before he leaves!! LOL)  Anyways, John asks what we are doing and as usual, I answer that we are off getting food.
BWWWAAAHAAAAAA
  He asks me why is it everytime he calls, I am taking Melanie somewhere that involves food and/or dessert!!! HA HA HA.  He has a valid point!!  We make plans to meet up later that night and next we are off to take Julie sightseeing on the strip!

We call Louise to see what she's up to and find ourselves headed to Bellagio to show Julie the gardens and the fountain show but we quickly figured out it was time for them to switch the motif for the fall so it was under construction.  WAAHHHH!!! But Louise called and she was in her room so we headed up and at least Julie could see the fountain show with a high roller view!!!  Louise's room was INCREDIBLE...she had the most perfect view to the fountains and off to the left was Bill's Gambling Hall.

Awwww Poor Julie
....where Brett and Dana stayed.  A wave of sadness rolled over me at that point because I knew they weren't there anymore. :-( 

We goofed around in Louise's room a bit and watched the fountain show which was even more grand from up above.  After the show, Julie was still checking the room out and came out of the bathroom with a question that floored us all.  She said, "Can I have your shower cap?" WTF?!?!  The look on all our faces was priceless!  Apparently Julie's sister collects the various hotel toiletries and since Julie was flying, she didn't think she could fit the lotion or anything liquid in her carry on so she thought the shower cap would be good!!! HA HA.  So, on your travels, collect the shower caps and we will all send them to Julie!!! :D 

So, no trip to a hotel is complete without staging a few goofball photos, including Mel and I pretending to have a romantic moment in the tub together!!! LOL.

Awwwww....the remaining girls of TB!!
  Poor Julie - we tried to stick her in the tub and she never grew up with one so she didn't quite know how to get in or out the right way!!!! Mel surveyed the fridge and found no Grey Goose...Belvedere was in the house but no Goose. Tsk tsk!!!  Next it was downstairs to the gift shop and the evil world of the best pastry shop in Vegas.  Jean-Philippe is unreal and a true house of sin!!!  There is a multi level chocolate fountain and every rich dessert and pastry imaginable. His work is displayed elsewhere in the hotel and his desserts featured on the Bellagio buffet.  YUMMY.  So OMG, here we are a couple hours later and Mel's ordering a sugar free Napoleon and Julie is off trying Gelato.  I think Louise thinks we are NUTS!!! Too bad JPChoi didn't call again!!!  Mel asked me to split the Napoleon with her and uh well, it didn't stand a chance.
HA HA HA...this is my favorite one!!!
  I got one bite and next time I look over, Mel is licking the box!!!! HA HA HA 

We decide to take Julie over to Caesar's so she can see the Forum Shops and we can goof around there. One of the first stops was the three story Fao Schwartz.  OMG what a fun store!!!!  Amazing the pics that emerged from that shopping adventure.  My Tim (TYoungTX) tribute to his snake photo, to Melanie and her beavers!!!  I am sure this firmly convinced Louise that we need to be committed!!!  Mel and Julie played on the disco biscuit like video game, Mel found Galaga (check her out Brett!!) and I had fun trying to play with the little squirrel toys!! LOL. 

Sadly, it was now time to take Julie to the airport and wish her a safe flight home too.

The Three Stooges!
  One by one, the TB's keep headed home and I wish we all lived in the same city!!!  It was a great weekend with Julie and I can't wait to do a girls' foodie weekend!!!  PA here we come!!!  Miss you Julie!!!!!!!!!!!

Mel and I dropped Louise off so she could go see a show and we headed home for a night of actual relaxing (aka blogging).  We managed to stay up pretty late and John decided to stop by for a bit around 1am!! Such nightowls!! HA HA.  We chatted for a bit, shared some of the silly photos of the weekend and it was time for him to leave and us to get some sleep since Mel and I had a big day Tuesday...it was tattoo time!!!!  We said bye to John and I headed off to bed in anticipation of a busy day ahead!!!

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Mel and I with our Bobas!! :D
Mel and I with our Bobas!! :D
Good god...thats a mouthful! LOL
Good god...that's a mouthful! LOL
BWWWAAAHAAAAAA
BWWWAAAHAAAAAA
Awwww Poor Julie
Awwww Poor Julie
Awwwww....the remaining girls of T…
Awwwww....the remaining girls of …
HA HA HA...this is my favorite one…
HA HA HA...this is my favorite on…
The Three Stooges!
The Three Stooges!
Julie with her Pho and Boba
Julie with her Pho and Boba
Mel showing how to eat Pho!
Mel showing how to eat Pho!
Luv It Frozen Custard
Luv It Frozen Custard
Julie and the Stratosphere
Julie and the Stratosphere
Ok, a bad attempt at a self shot!!
Ok, a bad attempt at a self shot!!
HA HA HA
HA HA HA
The Hard Rock Showgirl bear
The Hard Rock Showgirl bear
Julie @ the Hard Rock
Julie @ the Hard Rock
LMAO!!! Our Kiss poses! :D
LMAO!!! Our Kiss poses! :D
LOL..the hard work that goes into …
LOL..the hard work that goes into…
Hi Mel!!! :D
Hi Mel!!! :D
LOL..now Mel has no excuse of why …
LOL..now Mel has no excuse of why…
Bellagio Gardens ungoing their tra…
Bellagio Gardens ungoing their tr…
Chihuly glass pieces in the Bellag…
Chihuly glass pieces in the Bella…
View from Louises room
View from Louise's room
Rainbow during the show!
Rainbow during the show!
Ohhhhhhh
Ohhhhhhh
Aaaaahhhhhhh
Aaaaahhhhhhh
OMG!!!!! NO GOOSE??!?!?!
OMG!!!!! NO GOOSE??!?!?!
Louise and her Delicious Tummy! LOL
Louise and her Delicious Tummy! LOL
Leave it to Julie to find the tech…
Leave it to Julie to find the tec…
Brett and Danas hotel...but they …
Brett and Dana's hotel...but they…
Chocolate fountain
Chocolate fountain
OMG!!!!
OMG!!!!
OMG #2!!!
OMG #2!!!
Some of the Halloween Chocolate sc…
Some of the Halloween Chocolate s…
Ratouille cake!! :D
Ratouille cake!! :D
Its not sugar free Mel.....step a…
It's not sugar free Mel.....step …
Mel says, You can smell the choco…
Mel says, "You can smell the choc…
Julie enjoying her Gelato
Julie enjoying her Gelato
OMG...yeah, that Napoleon stood ze…
OMG...yeah, that Napoleon stood z…
LMAO!!! Level 4 Mel...remember,  L…
LMAO!!! Level 4 Mel...remember, …
Fountain in Caesars
Fountain in Caesar's
Trojan Horse - Fao Schwartz
Trojan Horse - Fao Schwartz
Yeah I am a dork! LOL
Yeah I am a dork! LOL
For my favorite Bat King...Ketmeis…
For my favorite Bat King...Ketmei…
Look at the little Ket!!! :D
Look at the little Ket!!! :D
Mel getting kissed by a piggy!
Mel getting kissed by a piggy!
No clue what this thing was but it…
No clue what this thing was but i…
Run Mel Run!!!
Run Mel Run!!!
My tribute to TYoungTx except this…
My tribute to TYoungTx except thi…
Couldnt pet a moose in Alaska but…
Couldn't pet a moose in Alaska bu…
Mel and all her beavers! :D
Mel and all her beavers! :D
Yes, this is a horses a$$
Yes, this is a horse's a$$
Mel playing Galaga
Mel playing Galaga
SSC - SQUIRRELS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
SSC - SQUIRRELS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
Yes, you have the social grace of …
Yes, you have the social grace of…
Hi to our fellow SSC squirrel love…
Hi to our fellow SSC squirrel lov…
Escalator shot...at least an attem…
Escalator shot...at least an atte…
What sound does a hippo make, Mel?
What sound does a hippo make, Mel?
Julie in the Trojan Horse
Julie in the Trojan Horse
OMG....Adrian!!!
OMG....Adrian!!!
Fountain in Caesars
Fountain in Caesars
Airport goodbye shot!
Airport goodbye shot!
Had to get Louise in the car photo…
Had to get Louise in the car phot…
John and Mel
John and Mel
Me and John
Me and John
Awwww.....bye again John!!! :-(
Awwww.....bye again John!!! :-(
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