Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Vegas Baby

Alissa and I went to Las Vegas last weekend for her brother Chris' wedding at Treasure Island. It was nice to get away for a long weekend. Alissa held up pretty well, but it is hard to be in Vegas when you are pregnant. We stayed at the crappy Best Western Mardi Gras. It wouldn't have been so bad if someone didn't try to break into our room at 12:30 in the morning. I assume it was a drunk person trying to get in the wrong room, but it was still hard to sleep after that. The day we checked in, some dude got arrested in the lobby as we got there. We heard lots of sirens while we were there as well. Next time, we will spend the extra dough to be in a hotel on the strip. I placed a couple bets on baseball. I lost the first day because of the Mariners. The second day I turned $10 into $80 by winning a 4 team parlay. I correctly picked that the Angels, Dodgers, Cubs, and Cardinals would all win. It was a little tense towards the end of the Angels game when Scot Shields allowed runners on first and third with no outs in a scoreless game. Somehow, the Angels ended up winning 1-0. Chris and Lisa got married on Sunday afternoon and it was surprisingly nice. It was pretty big, considering it was Vegas. There were just under 60 people. Afterwards, we had a reception at Kahunaville at TI. Besides the wedding, we pretty much just ate good food. We ate the Paris Buffet for breakfast the first day. We also ate at the Harley Davidson Cafe and the Hard Rock Cafe. I would have liked to play a little blackjack as well, but Alissa couldn't handle the smoke in the casinos. While it only took us a little over 3 hours to get to Vegas, the trip home took more than 6. We actually parked on the freeway for about 20 minutes. I was walking around on the 15. Crazy.


Jeremy said...

Nice parlay! Last time I was there I turned a $2 parlay into $35. Actually, I won both my sports bets when I was there, pretty cool. Betting baseball is a hell of a lot easier than betting something like the NBA.

Mark said...

The first day I did a $20 parlay and lost. Too bad I went cheap the second day and only bet $10. I like betting baseball because I keep up with what is going on pretty good and have won 4 out of the 6 times I have bet.

Jeremy said...

Yeah, when I lived in Nevada I learned that betting baseball is pretty easy, just play the pitcher game. The worst sport to bet is the NFL, especially in today's era of parity.