We’re leaving this afternoon for Vegas. I’ve been traveling for a lot of years and can’t help but think how much things have changed. I remember flying to Japan in 1973. DH was stationed in Okinawa and we all moved out there for three years. I had a two year old and a four year old. We took enough stuff to last us three years. Pots and pans and clothes and sheets and towels and everything we could get into 8 huge duffel bags. There were so many empty seats on the plane we were able to stretch out and take up three or four seats each to nap. They were shoving food, snacks and drinks in our faces about every ten minutes.
Today, we’re headed to Vegas. We’re supposed to be at the airport two hours ahead of time. We’re not taking any bags because they charge extra for them. Just a large carry on for each of us. I did an online checkin and could have upgraded to the stretch seats with an additional 5 inches of legroom for just $50 per person. There won’t be any food or drinks but flights leaving between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. get a complimentary chocolate chip cookie. The inflight movie is available for $8.00 per person. No smoking…on the plane or the airport which is giving DH a major panic attack.
We have a car reserved with Alamo. I made the reservation through Priceline and then they changed our departure time on the airline. I called to see if we could pick up the car three hours earlier and they said there would be an additional charge. Can’t figure that one out since we’re paying for 5 full days and only having the car for 4 1/2. Seems like we should have a little bit of leeway but I guess not.
We’ve already paid for our hotel room at the Monte Carlo but there will be a $12.95 “resort fee” per day due at the time of check in. Yeah…times have definitely changed.
Looking forward to getting away for a few days. Looking forward to a slice of New York style pizza at New York, New York. Also thinking about those New York style Deli sandwiches they serve. We’ve got tickets to see Lion King and I’m thinking about those yard long dacquiris they serve down on Fremont street. Forty five flavors to choose from.
Better get off here and start rolling up my clothes so they’ll fit in the carry on. At least they have free in-room wifi at the Monte Carlo so I’ll be in touch. Joy, if you happen to read this, I went to catch up with your blog and it says it’s been removed. Got another one, girlfriend?