Sunday, January 12, 1997
Kingman, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
1:30pm: We’re in Vegas now. Last night, we played some Egyptian Rat Screw (NOTE FROM 2007: It's a card game for those who don't know) and went to bed. Before we went to sleep, Patry was getting into bed and hit his head incredibly hard. Very funny. This morning, we went to the restaurant next door to the hotel for breakfast. Everyone encouraged me to get the buffet so they could see me puke again, but I didn’t. So much for peer pressure.
We took off for Vegas and all we saw were deserts and tumbleweed tumbling across the road. We hit Hoover Dam, which was cool to look straight down. Andrew and I tried to roll pennies down it, but they pretty much just flew down.
We also discovered something else at Hoover Dam: If you try to spit over the edge, the wind is so strong, that the spit won’t go down. Andrew spit off the side, and it started going down to the bottom, but the wind took it up, and it flew over our heads, over the sidewalk, and onto the street. It was the coolest thing. Here’s a diagram:
This was quite a discovery. I gave it a shot too, and it worked. Dave witnessed both. A highlight of the trip. After that, we left the damn and drove to Vegas.
Plotting the drive to Vegas:We got to Vegas and got a room. We’re off the strip in a motel. The Panthers lost to the Packers in the NFC Championship game. Bryan and Jamie wanted to watch the Patriots play the Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, so Andrew, Patry, Mike, and I decided to walk around. We went to the convention center to see the Consumer Electronic Showcase, but didn’t see too much because we didn’t have passes (although we got some free crap).
Then, we walked over to the strip. We stopped at Treasure Island and played a few dollars on the slot machines. I ended up losing two dollars. Then it was over to the Mirage, and then to Caesar’s Palace. At Caesar’s, we walked through this mall that was part of the hotel. As the mall ends, there’s a few slot machines, so Mike started to play. A security officer came over just as Mike was finishing and Andrew was sitting down to play. The guard asked for ID and it was a good thing Andrew was playing because he’s 21.
We walked back to Treasure Island to watch an outdoor show, but it was cancelled because of bad weather. Las Vegas is very interesting. The 7-11 had sparkling lights – very cheesy. You walk around and people hand you pamphlets of porn. It’s crazy. The casinos are cool. We went into one of the areas for sports betting and everyone was watching football. We’re going out tonight – where, I don’t know.
Mike called a stripper and asked for rates. The stripper asked for information, so he gave out our hotel name, room number, and Patry’s name. D’oh!!! Now we're all freaked out that the stripper and her pimp will come, break into our room, and steal all of our stuff.
We’re very hungry and waiting for Dawn, Michelle, and Bonnie to get back. They went out to the Mall. Earlier, when we were walking around the strip, we saw them sitting in the car at a red light, but they didn’t notice us. Andrew walked over to their car to hand them a porno pamphlet. When he knocked on the window, Bonnie nearly shit her pants. Really funny. We keep seeing signs for Sigfried and Roy – how cheesy.
One of the Girls @ Hoover Dam: (Half-joking) “I’ll never travel with you guys again!”
Willer: (Under his breath) “Good!”