APRIL 3, 2014 (Thursday)
Beautiful sunshine today.
Lazy morning. Didn’t do much of anything but watch TV, sit around, read, and play games on the computer. Around 1:00 PM we headed out. First stop was at Fry’s Electronics. Michael picked up a copy of a tax prep software. He used to get Tax Cut but I guess they don’t have it anymore.
Second stop was at the Excalibur Casino and Resort. We went to Dick’s Last Resort. It’s a fun but very raunchy place where the employees are deliberately rude to you. Our waitress threw down the menus and was quite funny. They also put hats on customers that look like huge dunce hats from the olden days. Some are better than others. The first time we went we saw one that I loved – it was on a middle aged woman and said “my prom date was Moses.” Lexi finally got her big drink. It was 100 ounces and weighed about ten pounds. They have a strap that you can use to carry it around your neck. (It was almost $40.00.) We all had a hamburger and french fries for our lunch there. Food wasn’t that good but we wanted Lexi to experience it since her brother went and enjoyed it so when he turned 21. She seemed to like it.
We walked across the bridge to NYNY. Michael wanted to get 3D cubes with the kids and their dogs in them. While he was getting those, I walked with Lexi down to the roller coaster and waited while she rode it. The cost was $14.00 per ride. She loved it and wants to do it again. She said it was the best one ever.
After that it was time to go to The Linq to wait in line for the free concert that had Cole Swindell. Michael dropped us off and decided to just go get gas and do some errands (pick up the 3D cubes, etc.) while we went to the concert. It was very crowded and hard to find a parking spot, so it was just as well that Michael did the other errands. Lexi and I waited in line for about an hour before they let us in, then another hour before they started the concert. This was the first concert at The Linq. They had lots of tents with merchandise set up for the County Music Awards weekend celebration. Tomorrow they start charging for the concerts – but they have bigger names like Keith Urban.
We were right up at the barricade to the stage with a great view of the stage. The first person up was Sasha McVeigh, from England. She’s a 20 year old country singer who is quite good. Her mother was standing right in front of us and was crying with pride. So sweet. After her it was Cole Swindell. He sang five or six of his favorite songs and we really enjoyed it. We left after his set and we were tired, plus our ears were hurting from the speakers right in front of us. Was so fun though to experience this. Lexi was hoping to see him after his set but he didn’t come out.
Michael picked us up out front and while driving home we said we were hungry. We stopped at South Point Casino and went to Steak and Shake. That was our day. Hope yours was great!