LAS VEGAS, NV â€“ I’m waking up on my last day in Sin City. The Terrace Pointe Cafe at the Wynn has free wi-fi. We’re driving back to Nor Cal in a couple of hours.
At work, my co-workers complained about the civilians who chatted up their holiday plans: grilling, traveling and other ideas on how to enjoy their work-free day. I suppose folks in the TV news biz don’t like to be reminded that a federal holiday is simply another day in the newsroom.
This year, I got a chance to enjoy the holiday. That’s after surviving an 8-hour car ride to my second hometown, Vegas. The hubby and I promised ourselves we’ll fly next time.
We enjoyed yummy Filipino food on our first night in Vegas: kari kari, bbq beef, adobo, lumpia and more. My family also got a tasty mocha cake from Red Ribbon. Mark and I blew out our birthday candles for the snapping cameras. Yes, I’m not the only shutterbug in my family.
Yesterday, we had breakfast with my morning anchor from Topeka, KS. She sounds like she’s having a blast in this market – live shots, breaking news and anchoring the weekend morning show. We compared our experiences at our new stations and remembered the good ole’ days of Good Morning Kansas. There’s an amazing, talented group of folks working in our Topeka newsroom. I learned so much from them. I suspect they miss me as much as I miss them. Maybe.
Next – my hubby and I soaked up sun and atmosphere by the pool at the Wynn. I caught up with my Amy Tan book and sipped mojitos, Coronas and margaritas. Paradise.
Finally, we indulged in a tasty dinner at Craftsteak – Tom Colicchio’s restaurant and site of the season finale for the 1st season of Top Chef. The food geek inside me almost had a culinary orgasm as I followed in the footsteps of my favorite reality TV series.
I don’t want to go home, but I know we’ll come back soon.
Of course I have pictures of all this.
I’ll post them later.