There has been so much going on here, that I didn't have much time to update my blog. We had a lot of stress with the house for a couple of weeks. That wore me out. I didn't feel like doing much of anything since I was working my insane amount of overtime too. I'll save the house stuff for another blog. I could write a book about it. I will completely relax once the keys are in our hands, which should be around September 5th since our our close date was pushed back a bit.
My birthday was on Thursday. Heath & I took Thursday & Friday off so we could celebrate. On Thursday, Heath rented a Porsche Panamera for me. It was a neat little car, but it had so much technology in it. I didn't know what half the buttons in that car were for. It was fun driving it up and down Las Vegas Blvd.
We stopped in Gold & Silver Pawn (where Pawn Stars is filmed) in the morning before heading down to Fremont Street. They weren't filming the show, so we decided to check the place out. They had a few things I'd love to purchase, but I'd need to win the lottery first. Once we left the pawn shop, we went to Fremont Street. It had been a really long time since we were last down there, so I wanted to hangout down there for awhile. We did some gambling, but didn't win anything big. Boo!
For lunch, we drove to the Stratosphere to have lunch at Top of the World. It's the restaurant in the actual tower that overlooks the valley. It also rotates. We got a view of the entire valley within an hour. I ordered the salmon BLT for lunch. It was the best BLT ever! We had a mini red velvet cake for dessert. For two meals, dessert and a few drinks, the bill wasn't that expensive. Definitely going to go back there for dinner some night and enjoy some wine too.
After lunch, we headed over the to outdoor premium outlets not far from the Stratosphere. I found a Dooney & Bourke outlet store. I had to go in there and raid the store. I love their purses, but rarely ever buy them because of the price. I found a new purse in there that was half off. Since it was less than $100 for it (after the discount was taken) I bought it.
On Friday, Heath & I went to Mount Charleston to get away from the Las Vegas heat. It was a cool 70 degrees with rain in the forecast. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the lodge and had fried cheesecake for dessert. Yes, you read that right. Fried cheesecake. Once we were done with lunch, we hiked on one of the trails. It was so relaxing and the views were beautiful. It started to rain on our way back down, so we had to end our hiking a little early. We can hike another trail whenever we have time to go up again. We don't go hiking anymore since Carleigh is too little. Some of the trails up there are a little strenuous and I don't think it's a good idea to take a three year old in tow.
The rest of our weekend will be spent relaxing before going back to work. It was nice to finally take time off for a little vacation. The only other time I have off from work is when I am sick and curled up watching TV. So it was really great to get away from work to do something fun. I hope there is overtime available on my return so I can collect a lot more money again.
I'll end my long post with some pictures from Top of the World & Mount Charleston.