Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Pretty Perfect Day! *Updated with PICTURES

Today was amazingly simple, busy, and perfect all in one nice little package.  We did some service, ate good food, and spent quality time together.  Plus, more FREE stuff!

We started by taking my friend to the airport.  Our closest airport is Vegas.

Then we went to Paris for breakfast... yes technically it was The Pairs Las Vegas, but it was as close to Paris as I'm getting any time soon!  We ate at Mon Ami Gabi, which is right on the strip across from the Bellagio fountains.  We sat on the street and people watched.  We had a lovely waitress and as busy as everything was around us, relaxed a little.  It was exactly what I needed.  My lemon strawberry skinny pancakes (aka crepes) were divine!  Not to mention their delicious bacon... I don't know what they do to it but it was amazing! And yes, we're still talking about our breakfast and what we can eat next time we go!

After that we went to Costco... the Business Center version.  (If you have one of these near you, you HAVE to go check it out.  70% of the stuff they sell isn't at the regular Costco.  We LOVE it!)  We had to buy all the food for the youth fundraiser dinner at church on Wednesday night.  Lets hope we calculated everything right and didn't forget anything!  I can't wait for this dinner to be over.  We stopped at a couple other stores too.

Luckily we brought coolers with us to put everything in to keep it fresh, because on the way home we stopped for an hour or so at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  It's NASCAR weekend in Vegas!  Not having TV we hadn't realized it was so soon this year!  Anyway, we stopped and went through all of the free fan sponsor tents and events.  We got some free hats and t-shirts plus a bunch of other stuff.  The highlight by far was me turning around to see in the midst of the crowd John jumping up and snagging a free hat being thrown into the crowd.  John's favorite part was being a plexiglass all away from The King himself.  Yup, that's right Richard Petty happened to do an interview in the Sprint Fan Zone while we were there!

It was awesome.  John's commented all night on how cool it was to be so close to him and how its just now sinking in.  Love it!  When the race started for the Nationwide series they started shutting all the booths down... but not before I got a free massage!  It was amazing and definitely too short and something I need to do again! Right as we were getting ready to leave the Nationwide series started and the air force did their fly over.  These pictures don't do them justice.  They were so close, and so fast!

We had some great conversation and a ton of fun!

These two had a fun day together without us too!  They're ready for bed!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Glad you guys had a chance to get a break. You both work TOO HARD!