BIRTHDAY to PETE!
By the time Ashlyn and I got up this morning, Wey and his friend had left for breakfast. Ashlyn and I put our bathing suits on and headed down to the pool with everyone. The weather, even in the mid 70's, felt much chillier because of the wind. Regardless of the unusual cold, the pool area was filled with spring-breakers lounging around in almost nothing. We ate lunch by the pool and played dominos while huddling in our towels. After a while, we decided to go up, shower, change, and walk around the Strip. Cin, Bett, Wil, Ashlyn, and I walked around Bellagio and shopped at Tiffany's, then headed over to Paris for a snack. Ivy, Oli, Aaron, Mayu, Wing, and Tony walked all the way to MGM to play at Gameworks.
Aric got in around 8pm...just in time to join us for dinner. We celebrated
Cin and Pete's birthdays at Chinois -a Wolfgang Puck restaurant specializing
in delectable Asian dishes served with European style and flair. We
dined on edamame, chinese chicken salad, spicy tuna rolls, sliced seared
ahi tempura with asparagus, sweet and tangy pork ribs, beef roast with
wasabi mashed potatoes, and spicy garlic shrimp...just to name a few.
I can't remember all the dishes because I got pretty full after the
appetizers, but EVERYTHING was very tasty! The decor's very art-deco,
the atmosphere is fun and upbeat, and the service was impressive.
we all went our separate ways. Some went to check out the club scene
at Palm's Hotel, while other stayed at Caesars to shop or gamble. Because
dinner ended so late, I decided to head back to the room with Aric and
Ashlyn. To my girlfriends' disappointment, I didn't join them for clubbing.
As much as I want things to remain the same after having Ashlyn, I have
to admit that it's pretty tough. I was dead tired and Ashlyn was fussy
because her rash came back with a vengeance...it must be the dry smokey
air of the casinos. =/
know I'm going to sound like such an anal neat freak (afterall, we're
talking about Vegas...the City of Sin...anything goes), but when we
walked into our room, it was a blown up mess! I could barely maneuver
the stroller into the room without running over clothes and shoes. Wey's
a pretty neat and organized person so I didn't mind him at all, but
his friend's stuff was strewn all over the place! She had a towel on
my bed (where she did her ironing), left her hair dryer on my bed, and
dumped all her makeup and ratty ol' hairbrush on the table where I kept
all of Ashlyn's baby bottles and food. The condition of the room drove
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