College Girl made it home in one piece from Vegas. Rah! She and her girl crew decided that if any of them were having a “down” day they would go to Vegas; apparently they got the red carpet treatment there. “Mom, we didn’t have to stand in any of the lines to get in anywhere, we didn’t have to pay any cover charges, and people sent us free stuff!” Well I guess not, six beautiful 21-year-olds dressed to the nines do standout among the sweat suit and tennis shoe crowd. She added that they got to their hotel rooms about 8 am each morning “because you can’t tell what time it is in Las Vegas”. That’s my girl. And, “Oh, yeah, Mom, I had to charge some food to your credit card – that place is expensive!” Great.
The last Vegas story I heard was about my other daughter’s friends. Apparently one night, these guys had too much fun and a surplus of alcohol. They found themselves a long way from their hotel with no cab money. What’s a guy to do? These enterprising young men noticed they were in front of a construction site, spotted one of those two-seater Caterpillar hauler things – with keys in it. Of course, they jumped right in, drove that machinery down the strip to their hotel, pulled right up to the front of the hotel and handed the keys to the valet. And that was that.
Miss Peach, aka older daughter, just called from the Napa Valley. She and her bestie, Panda, took on San Francisco for four days. They’d made plans to visit our family in Calistoga today and tomorrow. Problem was, they had no idea how they would get there. She said they went to a car rental place but the age limit to rent one was 25. Somehow, someone took pity on them (or advantage of them) and they are driving some horrible red something none of us have ever heard of. But it has four wheels and runs like a scalded dog. P & P have named their ride, “The Red Slut”. I think they’ve been drinking a lot of grape juice. And, “Oh yeah, Mom, they wouldn’t take my debit card in San Francisco so I had to charge some stuff on your credit card”. Double Great.
Later. Have to go apply for the night shift somewhere.