Vegas with a view

I left Chitown Saturday afternoon to head to Sin City. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to this trip since A) it was for business (my day job), not pleasure B) It’s a nearly week-long trip.

I have a maximum three-day tolerance level for Vegas. Anything more than that, and it’s just exhausting. Add to that the fact I am traveling by myself, so the time will go by even slower. It’s a little different if you’re with friends and having a good time.

I checked in to my hotel right before dinner time. So once I settled in I headed out to find a place to eat dinner. I immediately felt like Carrie Bradshaw from that one episode of Sex and the City where she is in Paris and she looks inside the cafe window and sees a group of friends laughing and having a good time and she realizes how much she misses her friends.

There were group of friends everywhere I looked. They were all having a good time, dressed to the nines for a night out on the Strip. Here I was, by myself, in jeans and a cardigan and sensible shoes, just trying to find a place to eat where I wouldn’t stand out as the loser loner girl.

Where do you go when you have the blues? A blues club!

BB King’s Blues Club is at the Mirage, where I am staying, and they also serve food. I decided I may as well listen to live music while I eat my dinner for one. It turned out to be a good choice as the band was great and the people watching even better.

BB King's Blues Club

I was also put in a better mood by winning big at the slot machines. My high-rolling self turned her $20 into $43 at the .02 slots. yes, that is 2 cents! haha I promptly lost my $43 at the $1 slots, but hey…it could have been worse, right?

Things really started looking up yesterday when I switched rooms. I had booked a King bed, but it wasn’t available when I checked in so I had to take a double Queen room for one night, then made the switch yesterday morning. It turned out, the King room had a much better view, too! I am now in a corner room with windows facing north and southeast. Much better than the view I had in the old room of the roof of the parking garage with Trump’s Casino in the distance.

Old room view

New room, view to the north

New room, southeast view








And I didn’t realize until last night, when I was in bed watching TV and heard a loud WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH, that I also have a view of the volcano that goes off every hour in front of the hotel. I tried to get pictures, but they didn’t turn out very well. This was the best one:

Volcano at the Mirage

More stories of my solo Vegas adventures to come …


About travelerontherun

I am a chronic adventurer who loves to see and experience new places. What I really love most is experiencing those places after parking my RV and lacing up my running shoes.
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2 Responses to Vegas with a view

  1. Well it sounds like you are making the best of it. Safe travels home! I wish I was there with you, We could have had some fun on the town. Hey 43 is not bad! I would have been proud too.

  2. We could have had some real fun!!! Hope all is well with you!!

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