As posted before, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Las Vegas with Carl to celebrate Olie-O's bachelor party. Special thanks to Shannon for giving the budgetary approval for this trip.
Of all the famous landmarks, grand hotels, and shows there was one place we had to visit. Carl and I wandered through the opulent Harrah's Casino to find our destination. Suddenly there it was, a red, white, and blue beacon of freedom shining in the gloom. My pulse quickened and my hand unconsciously moved to my heart. We had arrived at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill.
Let this be a warning to anyone who hates my freedom:
We didn't eat there or buy anything. We just had to go. The rest of Vegas was nice as well.
This was the view from our hotel room:Las Vegas is a glamorous city full of 5-star restaurants and the showpieces for celebrity chefs. Here Todd and Dan enjoy a gourmet meal at one such restaurant.
I had dreams of paying for the trip by crushing the house at blackjack. That definitely didn't happen, but I didn't lose my retirement account or anything. Little did I know what would happen just days later on Wall Street and in the Capitol. That, however, is a story for a different blog and day.