Sunday, December 03, 2006

Knitting on the Road to Vegas

We got back Friday night. Even though I brought along the sleeves to the gray textured cardigan to work on in the car, I finished up 2 second socks instead. My projects in progress are now down to 7.

Las Vegas was fun and slot losses moderate. Every time we go, it's a totally different experience. This time we timed it to coincide with the National Rodeo Finals. The thousands of cowboys who descend on the town are polite and cute in their pressed Wrangler jeans. We don't go to the rodeo, but love country music. We stayed downtown and all the casinos were piping in good stuff. The casino waitresses donned their jeans, as did some of the table dealers.

The rodeo kickoff on Wednesday night was a hoedown on Fremont Street. There were 2 stages with 4 bands. Each band did a 2 hour show starting at 7 and 9 pm. It was all FREE. We saw Ricochet, Trick Pony and Little Texas. We missed Deanna Carter. On Thursday there was a band at each stage for an 8 pm shows. I did not recognize the names, but the music was good.

We got there on Tuesday and scored half price tickets to the Simply Ballroom show at the Golden Nugget. 5 world class ballroom dancers strutting their stuff with 2 emcees who could really sing. Even Bob enjoyed it. The Golden Nugget has refurbished its showroom. The movie theater style seats were really comfortable and with only 600 seats, there isn't a bad seat in the house. This is good to know since we'll be back in February.

It was nippy at night [in the 20's!] but I had my wool sweaters under my windbreaker and was comfortable. I did notice the scarves everyone was wearing and realized I did not have any knitted ones. I will for the February trip for sure.


Terry & Jonesy said...

Congratulations on finishing up 2 matching socks - and they are beauties!! A COAT - cold? I'm sitting here in my too big tank top and PJ shorts being thankful for the evening breeze. Why aren't you here with me?
Pick a date - we'll be in Puerto Vallarta from June 1st to late October next year! Seriously.
Knitting on...

Knitting Rose said...

A knitter not having a scarf!! Are you nuts? You absolutely MUST knit one up immedaiately. It is a breach of Knit-edicate not to have one!
sorry - I get a little dramatic sometimes.

Knitting Rose said...

BTW - LOVE the socks

Beatriz said...

You are a fast sock knitter! Love your blog. I've been to Vegas in December before and remember the big rodeo fans all over. It's finally getting cool enough to wear the hand knitted socks.