to see Mark knopfler play at the Pearl Concert hall at the Palms hotel in Las Vegas.
I flew out of Ottawa, on Thursday night heading for Vegas, on my own planing on having some fun.
Picked up my rental car and I ended up checking into the Palms hotel around 2:00am Friday morning. All good!
Took a tour of the casino and went to bed around 3:00am.
The problem started the next morning, I woke up around 8:00am not feeling too good, the flu I had been fighting
all week decide to really pay me a visit. So I shut my eyes hoping to get a bit more sleep, no problem I woke up around 11:00am
not feeling good but hungry. Got a late breakfast and I went down to the pool took some meds and fell asleep by the pool for a couple of hours and then I moved to
my room, slept until 5:30pm. Had a shower and went to meet some people from Holland and other parts of the US.
Has a couple of Scotch's and some more meds and off to the show.
What a real good show front row centre helped, just over 2 hrs of guitar heaven.
After the show a couple more drinks with the group and then off to bed. Woke up the next morning around 11:15am checkout was at 11:00
had a quick shower, and checked out. my plane did not leave until 11:00 at night. So still feeling like shit, I tried to do a couple of sight seeing things.
After a couple of hrs of walking around, I was fucked. I went to a movie to pass some time.
5:00pm came round I was feeling hungry, grabbed some food and took some more meds. got back to my car around 7:00pm real tired as I did not have to be back a the airpot
until 9:00pm I had a snooze in the car.
WHAT A FUCKING MISTAKE. I woke up at 10:30pm in the parking lot at the Palms. Over a 30 mins drive to the airport and my flight left at 11:00pm
Guess what, I missed my flight. Feeling shitty and stupid, I was not happy with my self.
Called my wife Pat, and she managed to book me on a flight the next day at 2:00pm. So now I needed a room for the night. Saturday night in Vegas lets party, no lets not
I need more sleep. Tried the budget hotels to get a room, no luck all full (or the 5 I tried where). Drove back to the Palms and asked about a room I was told $350.00 plus $20.00 resort
fee. I explained that I had stayed at the hotel on Thursday and Friday night for $99.00 + resort fee, hoping they could do better. I was told its Saturday night and thats the best they can do.
I said fuck that, and as I was getting real good at sleeping in the car, thats what I did. Took some more meds and passed out in the car.
The next morning I washed up in the bathroom at the Palms and drove back to the airport in plant of time to make my fight.
Got back into Ottawa at 11:45pm on Sunday, made it home for 1:00am. Back to work on Monday morning. left work at noon and have been in bed since
still feeling real shitty. But glad to be home.
I enjoyed the show, but not the best weekend in Vegas.
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