My mom is a Berkeley hippie who leads a story-worthy life. You truly never know what she is going to do next. So I was not surprised when she called me yesterday with the news that she was going to be in Vegas during the time that I’ll be there with a friend…and she wants to hang out with us.
Is that weird? Would you hang out with your mom in Las Vegas?
Before you yell, “NO!,” here’s the thing about my mom: she’s really fun. She’s filled with enthusiasm and always up for an adventure.
She also LOVES Vegas. She just sent me this email. She’s so excited about this vacation! Turns out she’s pretty dialed-in to some good tips:
Downtown most every casino has $5 promos for joining their slot clubs. The downtown casinos can get smoky IF they are crowded which they probably will not be when we are there…although they always are more lively and fun than the Strip. I LOVE downtown. The slots ARE looser (they all have to report their wins to NV Gaming Commission). If you have time to go downtown, maybe you could wear a turban or wrap around head scarf to protect your hair. The Golden Nugget has LOTS of fun machines. 4 Queens and Binions are good too but Golden Nugget is the best. I also love their buffet. It is a good price and the hot foods are hot and the cold foods cold, unlike most Vegas buffets!
I also love the Deuce bus. Tina was the one who first rode it! You can sit up on the double decker. $8 for 24 hours. Takes about 30 minutes to get downtown unless traffic is heavy.
So of course we’re going to meet up with her…even though this was supposed to be a family-free girlfriend getaway. 😉
Would you do the same thing? Or do you think Vegas should be a mom-free zone?