Ted dropped us off at the airport about four fifteen. What a song and dance one has to perform when going to the USA these days. I was the only one of the four of us that didn’t have to go through a full body scan. Then we discovered our flight was delayed 25 minutes. The other gals eventually ought sandwiches then informed me that they now charge for snacks on Westjet flights. I decided to go to a vending machine so I could choose my own snack, where the machine promptly ate my money and refused to cough up a snack. Signs of things to come in Vegas? I hope not
|Arlene goes through the body scanner|
|Las Vegas Blvd upon landing|
It always seems like you have to trek all the way through the entire airport to collect your baggage . . . then wait & wait until it slides down the shute. Arlene didn’t waste any time putting money into the slot machine and promptly lost $20 before we even left the airport!
Raylene, the beggar, gets to stay on a roll-a-way cot for $20 a night . . . not bad. We left our luggage in the room, which has a lovely view of some towers, even though we are in the back. Then Arlene & I headed downstairs to look for her sister Carol. We found her right away! Sister’s intuition! Then we set out to do a little gambling on the penny machines, where I had my first lessons on how to play. Once I was down $5, I decided to do some snooping around the shops etc. Wow! Everything costs a lot here – popcorn $6.50!!
Back to the casino for a little more play, then upstairs again. Almost 0030 hours. No cot yet, so I called down to the desk to remind them. Then I discovered I had lost the keys to my suitcase lock! I found a giant paper clip and fiddled with it until it magically opened the lock! Jammies, here I come!
Cot was delivered. Clothes were all put into the drawers, laptop set up and I uploaded my pictures and began my diary. Shortly after, Arlene came in, then later Carol who was up almost $300.