I had an eventful five days with my friends, mom and fiancé. In bullet form, this is how it went for me.
-Jordan, mom and I visited the Pumpkin Patch in Calabasas where we saw Travis Barker of Blink 182. We were the only ones at the Pumpkin Patch who didn't have a kid in tow. It was rather funny.
There was a petting zoo, blow up slides and concession stands for the guests. We had fun.
I see pumpkins!
It's Travis! :O
The blow up slide
They sell everything that's Halloween related
-Jordan and I went to Old Pasadena to meet with an old friend of mine and mingled with her friends.
-Jordan's aunt and boyfriend brought us to Redondo beach and Hermosa beach.
(I'd rather not post my friends' faces on here. I'll tell you though, we had a great time!)
What did we do?
We got to Redondo at 1:00 pm so we went around to see the sites. The usual, me taking photos of the area and then we had champagne. After walking around for a bit, we bought hats at a store since the sun was beaming that day. We proceeded to Hermosa and ate at a place called Heineken. We had cocktails and grape vodka shots. After lunch, we proceeded to the beach and stood by shore where the cold water touched our feet.
The view of Redondo Beach
It's Baywatch ala Hermosa!
She was on stilts walking around the pier
Suddenly, I forgot how to swim
View of Redondo from the pier
Mom enjoyed the stroll
All of a sudden, we spot boats a few feet away from where we were standing and people huddling around the pier above. Lifeguards rushed to the water, we saw a fire truck and ambulance arrive while a helicopter was circling in the air. A lady was telling my mom that a woman fell off the pier and landed into the water. After a few hours of searching, the boats and the rest of the rescue team proceeded down the beach. I assume that they found that poor woman's body.
We drove off to Vegas at 12:00pm and got there at 3:00pm. That's the perk of leaving on a weekday. No traffic whatsoever. We stayed at Treasure Island where we gambled for a bit and won a little. That night, we went to The Venetian and rode the gondola then watched Sirens at Treasure Island. Upon returning to the hotel, Jordan and I were exhausted so we slept in as my mom gambled.
The view from the room
On the gondola with Carisa
By the canal
A mammoth's tusk
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, anyone?
I woke up in amazement because my mom flashed her V.I.P. card to Jordan and I. She gambled so much the previous night that she got us a free lunch, tickets to Cirque du Soleil's Mystere, a free night during our stay and the privilege of not lining up at any places within the hotel. For our next visit, we're going to get a free night and the same privileges.
When my mom told me about the free Cirque du Soleil tickets, I was ecstatic! I defied the laws of gravity and lunged at my mom with a big hug. This was my reaction:
*with a twinkle in my eye*
I wanted to see the wax museum so we visited Madame Tussaud's and took photos with the wax figures. There was a Scream maze inside and zombie actors walking outside the maze. I was talking to my mom about not wanting to go inside then when I turned, an actor was an inch away from my face and I screeched like a mother!
I paid $1 to take a photo with them
We belong together :)
I got "married" to George Clooney
J-Dogg and Double TT carousing with Hugh
I'd see it all over again
We went around the strip afterwards then my mom resumed her gambling as Jordan and I got all dolled up for Mystere. It was an two hour show and I adored how the actors so interactive with the audience. Jordan has seen it before but they tweaked the show a tad and added new acts so it was fun for him as well. Mystere was amazing but Cortere will forever remain my favorite Cirque du Soleil show.
Also, Jordan had his first taste of Dunkin Donuts and we grabbed some Tacos Mexico after the show for dinner. My mom seemed to enjoy the tacos.
I was sad to leave Vegas but I knew that we had to so I stared at the view of The Strip for as long as time permitted me to. We bought pizza from Pizzeria Francesco's in Treasure Island. After a two hour drive, we stopped at Barstow and got chili fries from Tommy's.
That was the best and most eventful five days of my life. I was so tired when I got home that it felt like a hangover. It looks like my future father-in-law is planning a trip to Vegas next week so lets see how that goes!
We just got our marriage license. The wedding is on October 29, 2010. I'll catch up with you all soon!