Ordinarily, I would not attempt to fly to Vegas one afternoon and return the next morning, especially in August when the temperature was expected to be around 115 F.
But this was special. My oldest son got married this weekend and we weren't about to miss that for anything in the world.
I had a tense afternoon when our plane sat on the ground at the Denver airport, fully loaded with passengers, for almost an hour while we waited for a new pilot after a scheduling snafu had ordered the original pilot off to a different flight. However, we made it to Las Vegas in plenty of time to see all our kids and then get ready for the limo ride to the chapel. I had so much fun, and yes I did get all teary-eyed during the ceremony.
Later in the evening we all had dinner at a Japanese hibachi-style restaurant where I ate way too much (but it was soooo good and I was so happy) and enjoyed lots of good conversation. It was so great being with my boys and my wonderful niece and all their super-fantastic spouses and friends.
At the end of a great day, I spent about 30 minutes feeding the slots before my husband and I headed for our room, knowing we had to get up at the crack of dawn the next morning for an 8:00 AM flight back to Denver. I'm such a gambler...I usually play penny slots and bet nine or ten cents per bet. I ended up with a seven cent profit for my efforts that night.
There were no complications or delays on the flight back to Denver, so we were all the way back home by 1:00 PM. There we learned from my friend who had served as pet sitter that our Katie Cat had refused to eat the whole time we were gone. I don't know what will happen when we decide to take a real trip of more than 24 hours.
Now it's all about getting back in the groove. After a long nap yesterday, extra extra long night's sleep, and another nap this afternoon, I think I'm recovered enough to get a lot of work done. That's the plan.
Join me tomorrow for some more Tuesday Stuff plus the link to a "What's New from Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers" post at Chiseled in Rock. I have lots of unusual "stuff" to share, so it will be fun.