My mother arrived at the airport two hours ago for her flight back to Houston. I arrived in Las Vegas 48 hours ago. This morning I slept in til nearly 9am Las Vegas time. I feel extremely accomplished for that feat. Yesterday I made it to about 6am after going to sleep around 9pm Thursday night. My adventure from Beijing to Las Vegas included very little excitement. I slept on the plane, looked at “The Town,” “Secretariat,” and an episode of “Mad Men.” The gentleman sitting next to me only breathed his less than pleasant breath on me for part of the flight.
The largest difference between this trip and the one in October was that I did not require a wheelchair. That trip occurred only 2 days after my bicycle/ van collision. I enjoyed some good food, some relaxing activities, and a bit of sightseeing with my mother in the two days that she stayed with me. We stayed at Treasure Island. We ate one meal at a steakhouse in the hotel, another one at Sinatra’s, and our breakfasts don’t even warrant writing about.
The weekend before my trip back to Las Vegas included a Saturday and a Sunday hiking trip. I believe that I will continue to hike with my Saturday folks regularly and only occasionally see the Sunday group. Two long days in a row every weekend for me appears to be a little much. I did make a few new friends on Sunday. I’ll see them all again… just not every weekend.
Tomorrow night (Sunday) I set-up for my first of two shows before picking Tony up from the airport. I hope to be on schedule by Monday morning. Based upon my last night’s sleep schedule I should be fine. The sixteen hour time difference does mess me up so I have enjoyed these last two most relaxing days. I look forward to today’s continued relaxing time.
Photos to follow…..