Two eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and a short stack with coffee and juice and a side of biscuits and gravy. We made a pretty good dent in it too! I only had enough left of the pancakes to take back to the room with us.
We parted ways with Paula and headed up to our respective rooms for a small nap before reuniting and heading out to the Meadow’s Shopping Mall. Rob had gotten a Salvation Army contact here in Vegas and got a gig outside Macy’s playing Christmas songs on his guitar for donations.
While he got set up Paula and I did what any self respecting woman would do if faced with two hours to kill in a mall. We shopped and ate. Because our lumberjack breakfast apparently wasn’t enough for us we had to stop at Hot Dog On A Stick and get some lunch and Johnny Rockets to get me a chocolate peanut butter milkshake …yeah, it was as good as it sounds.
Two hours later we were shopped out so we waited for Rob in the car because it was FREEZING outside and then finally we headed back to the hotel where another nap was had.
Around seven thirty I got up and started getting ready. We were meeting our friend Aimee at the Excalibur to go see Thunder From Down Under. We hadn’t seen Aimee in a long time and the irony was not lost on us that we lived very close together and it took a trip to Vegas to have a get together. Aimee was also running the half marathon with me the next day.
How do you prepare for the night before a marathon? We had cocktails and watched a bunch of oiled up half naked men dance. Seemed like the right choice at the time.
We took a cab to the Excalibur. I closed my eyes the entire time because the cab driver was apparently a retired nascar driver or something. At one point I heard Paula gasp and I looked up. She just patted me on the arm and said: “Keep ‘em closed honey, keep ‘em closed.”
We survived and managed to meet up with Aimee at the bar outside the Thunder theater where there was drinking and laughter.
There were a couple of bachelorette parties in the bar and so this cute bartender jumped up on the bar and announced a free shot for the bride to be. He took a bottle and poured a shot of red liquid into the bride’s mouth and then proceeded to do the same to her entire party. Us girls just watched and laughed until he saw us and walked over to us, still on the bar and demanded we do the shots too. We all said no, no, no…we couldn’t and then of course we did. Heh. I asked him what was in it and he just winked and said he made it himself. He placed a towel under my chin and it was down the hatch! It tasted very fruity and I suspect there wasn’t much alcohol in it since they weren’t charging for it. Then it was Paula and Aimee’s turn. The only one that actually got caught on camera was Aimee. Priceless!
The show was to start at eleven and the doors were supposed to open at 10:30 but apparently there were some really horny women from the earlier show still inside refusing to leave. Finally we were able to get in and get our seats.
This would be Paula and I’s third Thunder show. The first one we went to we fell in love with a hottie dancer named Donovan. Planned the second trip and show around seeing him dance again and much to our disappointment he had been on vacation. We were SURE he had to be there this time…Yeah, not so much.
It was still a great show and since it was Aimee’s first time seeing it, her reactions were worth the ticket price alone!! She had so much fun. She had told us earlier that she hadn’t had a girls night out since her oldest daughter was born…and she’s in kindergarten now! I was so glad we were able to provide her with such a fun night!!