Recently, we visited Las Vegas to attend the Sweet Adelines International Competition. A friend was singing and with our winter proximity to Vegas it seemed like a great way to support my dear friend whom I have rarely seen for over a decade. While there, we also helped a high school friend celebrate his birthday. Such fun with new friends and old friends. It is true that new friends and old friends are silver and gold. Time is precious. It was a special few days.
Looking through Mary's calendar, I see that Mary and Vern were in Vegas at about the same time only sixteen years earlier. It appears they arrived on Sunday, October 8 and checked into room 1509 at the Las Vegas Club. The reader may remember that Mary almost always recorded the hotel room number when they traveled.
Monday, October 9, 2000
went to gamble at 6:15. toast and coffee at Horseshoe
Breakfast with Pat & Cecil at 4 Queens
I hit 3000 nickels
Vern hit $445 at Las Vegas Club
to bed at 9:15 p.m. In the 70ties.
Tuesday, October 10, 2000
brkt [breakfast] at Dugout on Main St. No luck
I won $200.00 at L.V Club on wheel of Fortune (2)
Vern won on W of Fortune also. Connors came to eat
chicken & lunch with us at L.V. Club. I made about
$700 to-day to room at 7:30 both tired
Wednesday, October 11, 2000
45 degrees at 6:10 a.m. brkft at Union Plaza went
to Sam's town. lunch at soup & salad buffet back
to Fremont at 1 p.m. Went to Californian lost on
double diamond. Connors left for Iowa
cool most of day wore jackets.
There are no more reports of winnings on Thursday and they left Vegas Friday a.m. at 10:30. They always had fun when they went gambling... win or lose.