My Vegas trips are focused around pool tournaments, but non-pool things happen too, lol. I thought I'd share with you some of the other activities and happenings from my ACS Nationals May 2013 Vegas trip:
I was lucky enough to get to see ELTON JOHN in concert at Caesars Palace! Teammate Janet and I got to have a date with him on my second night in Vegas (his last show until September). I never in a million years thought I'd get to see this talented showman.
Janet and I.
She found these AWESOME, PERFECT glasses for us! Yes, we wore them inside Caesar's Palace and at times during the show :)
I really wanted to hear two songs that he didn't play, but I was impressed with his enthusiasm and stories! The stage was beautiful and he still is a major performer for sure!
I stayed at the Planet Hollywood Casino/Hotel (PH) this time (abt a 20-25 minute walk to the Tropicana) because I got a good rate. I LOVED staying there! The atmosphere and abundance of table games and eateries was awesome.
I am not shy to admit since I normally stay by myself, the rates at the Tropicana where ACS was held were WAY too expensive when I can stay at PH for $20 night because of my players card.
I heard they were filming Think Like a Man Too ( the second installment of Think Like a Man) for a couple of days and so Courtney (my roomie and teammate) and I stalked the taping's for a few hour, lol. Actually, we just watched the filming at the table games.
But I noticed at one point that someone was taking a pic with Michale Ealy while he reviewed one of the taping's. I told Courtney and she ran up to him to ask him also and she snapped this pic:
Michael Ealy and Courtney
Then we stalked Kevin Hart so she could get a pic with him, too. Turns out these two are her Mom's favorites! When we sent her the pics of her favorite actor and comedian, she literally was screaming with delight through the cellphone's speakerphone! It was so super super cool.
Courtney and Kevin Hart
Teammate Angel picked up Courtney from the airport, in STYLE:
(Courtney may not ask for a ride again, lol)
I ate at a few new places this time!
Munchies with teammate Janet at Caesar's Palace before we saw ELTON JOHN!
The PH buffet where I saw this sign:
It sounds really cool and a good deal, except all drinks are free if you are gambling, so why pay for this during the buffet? FURTHER, I went during the champagne brunch. Yes, where they give free champagne with your meal, lol.
I ate at Fatburger fur the first time, since a friend recommended it. It was tasty!
And also ate at Del Taco for the first time (which is real funny since they have them in Texas and had never been, lol).
I also sat by two pools - PH and my FAV at the Mirage:
Ironic Meeting held in one of the conference rooms, since the IRS was all in the news, I thought the topic was hysterical:
Hit a few slot machines, mostly because Courtney played them. Hit this mini jackpot at the Mirage on a 5 cent machine:
Played Poker at the Mirage and Planet Hollywood. Did much better at the Mirage. Here's a pic from my view the last day: