I don’t actually turn 40 till mid-November, but we celebrated a bit early. Unlike Trina who was checking off her bucket list, I didn’t leave the Strip at all. After an unexpected nine hour delay in Dallas-Fortworth airport, we managed to miss dinner at Mesa with Trina, and had just enough energy to grab a bite to eat before heading for bed.
The next day, we were more energized, and Kris and Jason did the Stratophere’s Insanity ride. I pucker up at that height, so Trina and I just took pictures. Kris ended up doing all three rides multiple times.Vegas looked dead in the morning when we head to the Stratosphere. But it started to come alive as we waited for the Bellagio water show.The Bellagio and Caesars are now part of ‘Old Vegas’ as new skyscraper hotel/casinos like the Aria, Vdara, and Cosmopolitan open up.Justin and Aubry admire the P.F. Chang’s horse outside Planet Hollywood while we head in for dinner.Good friends, good food, good drink! We hadn’t been in that room since we held our ‘reception’ there almost 7 years ago.Group shot of the dinner group. It’s amazing how many friends are willing to show up to help celebrate when you tell them it’s in Vegas! :)A most appropriate fortune for the night.One tasted like water, the other did not.A few people headed back, a couple more showed up, and this turned out to be the hardcore party crew.With this group of guys, we inevitably ended up at Pirahna Nightclub to watch the DC Cowboy Dance Company (as seen on America’s Got Talent).We made it back with our livers intact.