Update: For some of you who are wondering, Tina is one of Jimmy's four sisters. She went on the trip with us. She isn't pictured in this post but she was in the last post - the picture with the drinks.
Now for the next Vegas Vacation installment:
Jimmy and I were up early on Tuesday of our vacation due to our early bedtime the night before. (We are probably the only people who went to Vegas and were in bed before midnight.
Anyway, we got up early and went to the food court to eat breakfast. (Starbucks has really good oatmeal, by the way.)
After that Jimmy and I went down to the casino to gamble while Tina got ready for the day.
Jimmy sat down and played video poker and I wandered around until I found a slot machine that only took 50 cents to "fill up." (I don't know what the correct term for this is. My mom always told me to fill up the machine. In other words, play the maximum bet. She's been to Vegas lots so I followed her advice.)
Since it was so early there were hardly any people around. I picked a machine based on the fact that is was only 50 cents to play and that there were no smokers playing nearby. (I know that these are funny criteria for most people - but they worked for me ok?)
I put in a $20.00 bill. (Do you know how hard it was for me to do that? It takes me an hour to make $20.00!) Before I knew it, all of my credits were gone.
I reluctantly put in another $20.00 bill. Once again, I was down to almost no credits very quickly.
I had $1.50 in the machine and had already decided that when that was gone so was I.
I pushed max bet and to my surprise this came up:
This was the top prize for the machine I was playing. I looked up and saw that I won but it really wasn't registering how much I had won.
Just then a drink girl came around. "I won!" I told her. At this point I thought I had won $400.00. Come to find out, 4000 quarters is a lot more than $400.00! (Yes, I'm a teacher. I obviously need to work on my mental math skills.)
The look on Jimmy's face when I told him how much I'd won was priceless. I wish I'd taken a picture of it.
I carefully filed away my voucher for my winnings and we went out to sight see.
Here we are in front of the MGM.
We spent over an hour in this store. It was four stories high. It had some museum type parts which told about the history of M&M's and how M&M's are made. It had tons of really cute merchandise to buy too.
(It was also next door to the Coke-a-Cola store so it contained a vending machine that sold Coke! The Luxor only sells Pepsi so I had been drinking Sierra Mist. I had a terrible headache from a lack of caffeine. About an hour after drinking my coke however, I was just fine!)