Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Griswolds go to Vegas!

Well, we made it back to the great state of Texas! We had a fabulous time in Vegas, but we were glad to hit Texas soil at 12:30am. This week was the Rogers' version of Vegas vacation. A sum of events include, but are not limited to: Winning on slot machines, losing on slot machines, Jersey Boys, Wayne Brady Improv, Laying out by the pool, spa day, touring hotels, great dinners, setting up the tripod and camera in the middle of the Venetian, Kristen being hit on by Alfie (our waiter), Kristen being called and texted by Alfie, playing Catchphrase with the family and getting enough funny material for the entire trip.

Example: Dad's clue (His word was JFK Jr.)
"OKAY....Shot in the back of the head."
Kristen: "Lincoln??"
Tiffany: "JKF?"
Dad: "His son!"
Family in unison: "JKF Jr.??" WOW!!

Needless to say, we had an amazing time! A little explanation... Alfred, lovingly known as Alfie, was our waiter (me, mom and Kristen) on Friday when we left the pool to hit up Gonzales Y Gonzales for some chips, hot sauce and a rita. He proceeded to give mom her Diet Pepsi on the house because "Our mom's H-O-T!" We should have known right there! We had a 2 hour lunch where he ended up professing his love (in a very comical way) to Kristen. Let me give you one exchange:

Dad had come and joined us for our last few minutes of lunch and Alfie walked up and started talking....again.

Alfie: Yeah, I'm having solar panels put on my house.
Dad: Really? My company makes the micro-chips for that. Are a lot of people putting them on their homes here?
Alfie: Yes, but it is pretty expensive. But don't worry!! I'll still have enough money to get her a proper ring!

He ended up asking for Kristen's number and we weren't sure how to get around that, so she actually gave it to him. Not 2 hours later, he makes the first call. Are you kidding me? She doesn't answer, we go see Jersey Boys, and we think that is the end of it....oh no! He called and texted 2 more times over the course of our trip, then texted to make sure she made it back to NY. WOW.

In all, we had a great time together and shared a ton of good laughs. Mostly at each other's expense, but hey, that's what family is for. :) Here are a few of our fun vacay pics.

Kristen and I having a drink while Alfie fell in love :)

Dave and I outside of the Wynn on our hotel tour day

The "kids"

Um...my heart was beating SO fast when that bell was ringing! I was so hyped. I can't even imagine what I would do if I actually won a lot of money! It was fun!

Jersey Boys! It was AMAZING!

Kristen took our picture while the tri-pod was being set up in the middle of the Venetian for the "family photo"

It really needs no explanation

Dave and I at the water show at the Bellagio (I almost forgot....I cut all my hair off during spa day. The back is the "Victoria Beckham" cut...short!)

Our fun family!

Taylor, Dave and I at dinner

Woo hoo... Big bet for a BIG man... Sure you don't want to save a few bucks for the buffet? ~ National Lampoons Vegas Vacation


Liz said...

LOVE the haircut. And love the fact that you have a gaming voucher for the same exact amount as one of the ones I had... until I put it in another slot machine and lost it all. awesome.

allison said...

can't wait to see the hair in person! looks like y'all had fun!

Abby said...

looks like you all had so much fun! let's all get together soon. also your hair is really cute!!

skd said...

I love the cut as well! Super cute friend! Glad you guys had a great time... nothing like a good family vacay full of laughs! Let's get together soon...

Katie Norwood said...

The description of the vacation was awesome! Sounds like a blast. Your family is totally fun.