The rest of the trip.
Saturday, we went to some fancy schmancy crepe place in the Bellagio called Jean Philippe (probably not even his real name). Paid almost $1,000 for brunch. Then we walked to the M&M and Cocaine Cola factory stores about a mile away. On the way back to the Bellagio where we parked our car, Monica wanted to do the “Coke From Around The World” tour. I figured it’d be faster if I go and get the car and pick them up. I leave them to get the car which should have been 20 minutes. Took 50. Got lost in the casino and couldn’t find the parking lot. Then found the parking lot but forgot which floor. Pressed the alarm panic button and heard the alarm from afar, but couldn’t pin point the location. After combing three levels of parking lot, I finally get to the car and call Monica. We agree to meet behind Ross. I drive around in loops unable to find the back of the Ross and finally pick them up in some back alley off the Strip. Orion has been sleeping in Monica’s arm for about an hour. Everyone is tired, we drive back to Whitney’s. I accidentally take a nap and we all get some rest.
Night time. The girls leave. Orion and I are back on the prowl. We jump into the GTI, close the garage door and run out before it closes. I drive around for about 30 minutes looking for a local burger joint. Some how ended up eating at some Hawaiian place. It’s 8:30, windy outside, and kinda chilly. With no one to hit on in the restaurant, Orion goes on strike and decides not to eat. So we both drive home hungry. Get out of the car to open the front door. Someone locked it from the inside with the chain lock.
It’s 9:30 now and my phone is running on 10% power. Orion is awake and won’t fall asleep unless the car is moving. I call Monica with no answer, so I text all the girls to get a hold of Whitney so I can get the garage door opener. Marisa text back and I finally get a hold of Monica, they’re at Caesar’s Palace. I punch it in the nav and get on my way. Nav couldn’t locate the casino. I drive to the strip and use my psychic abilities to find Caesar’s Palace and drive around the valet parking circle three times before Monica comes out.
We finally drive home and he wakes up, looks around, doesn’t see mom, gives a little whimper and falls asleep. I do some reading and try to get some rest also. When the lights turn off, the noise starts up. Its a sporadic clinging banging noise. I ignore it for several hours trying to sleep thru it with no avail. Every time I fall asleep the noise The girls come home and I get up. They quickly get to bed to prepare for the drive home in the morning. This banging noise comes back. I get up to investigate. I come up to the kitchen vents and it gets louder and clearer. I pull the filter out and two crickets come out and hop around. Being tempted to let them just crawl under the stove, I wait to see what they would do. I’m too tired to chase them around.
After staring into an oblivion for what seems like an hour, my conscious wins and convinces me to catch them and put them in the sink and drain them. I catch both of them and put them in the in-sink-erator. The noise continues. I’m too tired now and fall asleep anyway. One of the crickets jump out of death in the morning.
We drive home. The end.
Oh, that picture is just Jess lying on the ground playing Scramble with Friends against Steve.