1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Funny trip report

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by hgmom, Mar 22, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. hgmom

    hgmom Tourist

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Messages:
    59

    My Trip Report

    This isn't MY trip report, but my parents just got back from Vegas a few days ago. They haven't been in many many years, so it has been a while!
    Well, they fly standby and flew to San Jose out of DFW, stayed the night and then took a flight from SJC to LAS the next morning. Got a room sat the Flamingo. They paid $75/night and she said the room was beautiful and large with a view of Ceasars that allowed her to see the penthouse suite!
    Well, my mother went to vegas under the impression that she was going to win "the big one" and bring us home millions. (I told her she coudln't do that!) The 2nd day they were there, her horoscope said "play the Monopoly machine". She went downstairs to meet my father and happened to see a monopoly machine that was sitting there all by it's lonesome. She started to walk towards it just for the heck of it and she was going to play it. Right before she got to it, 2 young guys sat down, played $1 and hit $250. She was sick over it. She kept saying "but that was my horoscope money!!" I think she even told the guy who won that too. She said he couldn't believe it.
    Then, the next day, she drops $26 not on a table, or in slots....but on the floor somewhere and lost it. During their stay they pretty much broke even (which I think is great...if you come home with no less money than you came with! Especially since all they played were slots and a few Blackjack hands).
    The flights did not look good for the ride home and my mother is a nervous flyer anyways, the war thing just made it worse so they decide to rent a car and drive home to Dallas. It was only supposed to take 1 more day.
    Well, she calls me the night after they left LAS crying hysterical that they were stuck in a snowstorm in New Mexico! There was no where to stay as most hoels were full. They finally found somewhere in Santa Rosa.
    This is the kicker -- the next day after crossing over the Texas border she got her very first speeding ticket! 82 in a 70 -- $130 fine. My mom is 60 and this was her first ticket!!
    She said that yes, they broke even but spent over $500 on the way back home. [​IMG]
    She is convinced she has the worst luck -- but they plan on going back in July. This time they aren't flying, they're driving the RV!!
    LMAO!! [​IMG]
     
  2. VEGAS $$$

    VEGAS $$$ Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2002
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    Kansas
    *eek*! I am glad your mom is not giving up hope on luck. She just had a bad streak, I wish her lots of luck next time she goes. [​IMG]

    P.S. Maybe the guy who won the $ on the Monopoly game shared her horoscope. He may have shared the same zodiac sign as your mom. ;)
     
  3. Lmadrid

    Lmadrid Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2002
    Messages:
    826
    Location:
    Boston, MA but originally from San Antonio, TX
    OMG. When I was younger I used to go skiing in New Mexico every winter. My Mom also got her first speeding ticket at the New Mexico/Texas border. I think it's a speed trap b/c there was also cops there, but she learned her lesson the first time. She was so made and irritated at him (who gives tickets for 10 mph over???) he ended up tacking on a fine for not wearing a seatbelt.

    So, everyone be careful if you're speeding there!! :D
     
  4. hgmom

    hgmom Tourist

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Messages:
    59
    Oh, did I mention that when they went it rained alot, it was cold and windy? The locals were telling them how the weather "never is like this!".
    Guess my parents brought Texas weather to Vegas with them!! [​IMG]
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.