Well, we finally got home last night - uh let me correct myself... this morning! Our flight flew into Omaha at 12:30am...but we didn't get back to my house until around 3:30am- which I will explain in detail later!
My next couple of blog entries will be about "the trip"! Travel, shopping, dining, shows and attractions!
Travel was fine except for a few hiccups! My mom got pulled over for speeding before even leaving GI Monday morning. My grandma barely made it through the metal detectors with all her 'bling'.
The first day we walked- and I mean walked! We walked 3/4 of the strip on the first day and darn near died! My feet have never hurt sooooo bad! And it was because everytime we asked how to get to certain Casino- they would say "Oh, you don't need a taxi or trolley- its just the next hotel over!" WELL! The next hotel over is a freaking mile away! One block=a dang long ways! So the first day we walked it!
The second day we figured out the trolley system and got lucky by catching them with out much of a wait! It was cheap and does the job when you don't have many stops to make. We took it to the Stratosphere and then back to the hotel for the show.
Then on Wednesday we took the monorail! Super slick! Fast and easy! Definitely the way to go if you are traveling the east side of the strip!
Then there was our attempt to get home! Well, we forgot to call the shuttle people and make arrangements to get back to the airport so we got one super close to take off time. Then as we are waiting for the shuttle I realize the plane tickets (which I was in charge of) had a take off time 50 minutes earlier than I thought- sooooo. I waited until we made it to the gate to tell mom that our flight was a little earlier than previously thought. The security check at the LV airport took a bit longer than Omaha's too. My grandma barely made it through, AGAIN! Just blame in on the bling! Then my mom lost her ticket...uh huh! It just gets worse!
The flight was bumpy due to the wind and we landed in Omaha at 12:55 am CST. We were tired from not being able to sleep on the flight and then they lost my mom's baggage! It went to oakland we were told. Then we forgot where we parked in long term parking, and then got lost leaving Omaha- north Omaha at 2:30 in the morning...yep! And the sad the thing is this is fairly typical of a trip when my mom and I travel together. More to come tomorrow...