Last September, Bart and I went home to Vegas for Labor Day. Our flight back to Austin got canceled. We got $200 worth of airline credit (in hindsight, we totally should have pushed for more).

Originally, I was planning on using that credit to fly to Maine and meet up with my mom and Landen this summer, but that trip got shelved eventually for various boring reasons.

So instead, last night, I bought myself a ticket to Las Vegas in July, a few days after my summer class is done. I’ll be spending a full week there with my family, and I am confident that the week will involve many good times around Las Vegas, a great deal of delicious food, much movie viewing, and other various good times.

We’ll also be going up to Cedar City for two days for the Shakespeare Festival. That weekend will also be Merrick‘s birthday, so she and her lovely husband will be driving down from Provo to meet us in Cedar City for a birthday lunch and “The Taming of the Shrew.” (The choice of show and Merrick’s birthday are a coincidental match-up, I assure you).

And, if all that wasn’t good enough, it appears very likely that Kayla and Wes will be coming up from Arizona for a few days. I have met Kayla at least once before in real life, but I don’t actually really remember it. Than, via Miss Nemesis’ comment section and my unusual name, we discovered that we both had desk jobs that allowed for many many emails to be sent during the course of a work day and, viola, fake friends! I’m ridiculously excited.

Alas, Bart cannot come with me as 1) we have only $200 of credit, 2) he’ll be in school and 3) he’ll be working. This is unfortunate, but cannot really be helped. But someone needs to pay for that whole. . . . $85 my ticket cost after the vouchers.

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  • Reply TheMoncurs May 22, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Yay!! It’s going to be awesome. We have to go to the casino shops and mock the ridiculous prices.

  • Reply Merrick May 23, 2008 at 2:16 am

    I actually laughed out loud at that certain part about moiself – and as I’m sure you know, I don’t actually laugh out loud that often. Especially when reading blogs.

  • Reply Britt May 23, 2008 at 3:15 am

    You will only be four hours away from me while in Cedar City. We can send each other friendly vibes across I-15!!

  • Reply Jess May 23, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I can’t believe you only got $200! Cheap bastards! Torsten and I once got $300 worth of credit EACH just for agreeing to take a later flight when ours was oversold, which didn’t even inconvenience us at all because we had a long layover scheduled at the next stop anyway.

    But I’m glad it was enough for a fun trip, at least! I’ve never been to Vegas.

  • Reply Lara May 23, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Good for you! I can only dream of a vacation right about now. Tell us all the deets so I can live vicariously, k?

  • Reply The Liddells May 23, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    You said your trip back to Austin got cancelled…is that Austin, TX? Is that where you live? Just wondering because that’s where I live.

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