I promised an update after my trip to Vegas so that is exactly what you are going to get. It would not have been a successful trip unless there was some type of branded/promotional item. So, it was only natural to create a super soft t-shirt/tank (with my dad's face on it) to honor his 60th birthday celebration. If you know my dad, you know he thinks he is the most interesting man in the world (or at least the second most interesting). With that being said, how could we not play on the famous Dos Equis campaign? Here is what we came up with, let me know how we did!
In case you can't see, the back says, "Stay sixty, my friends" - which I think is pretty awesome. My dad was totally shocked and absolutely loved the shirts! Must give a shout out to Keri and Jillian in the art department who completely rocked it with the artwork!
Overall, I would have to categorize this as the luckiest trip of my life. I think my parents, sister and Eric would have to agree. We were extremely lucky in the casino with roulette, craps, and even on a slot machine. There are tons of in between luck that went on but I will tell you about one of the highlights. After lots of winning, my dad, sister, Eric and I decided to form a partnership and head to the high stakes slot machines. We would each do 10 spins and hope for the best. My dad went first, then Stacey and then myself. We won a little, but ultimately, we were down to our last 10 spins. It was Eric's turn and he said the pressure didn't bother him (typical attorney attitude). He spun, and spun again and finally, on the third spin, we knew we had won something! The machine did not make a sound, and the section where the prize had previously been shown was blank. The four of us were screaming that it HAD TO BE SOMETHING! After what seemed like 10 minutes (which was probably 10 seconds) the machine said "Please call attendant," bells and lights were going off and then we saw the prize...
"Hand pay amount: $1,800."
WHAT! It couldn't be! We had been so lucky that night and the slots were supposed to end our night, not start it up again! When an attendant finally came over she confirmed the win and brought over a huge pile of cash. We each walked away with $450 and could not be happier, to say the least.
I took my winnings from the trip and ran! Since I am typically not a gambler, it was not difficult for me and I will stick to my old gambling ways. But, I will admit that winning is really, really fun and I hope to win in the future. :)
Happy Birthday dad! Hope you had a great 60th! Here's to 60 more! :)