The last three months of planning for Kathy's surprise birthday party came together this month.
The execution of the plan began the morning of 21st as dear Dad provided transport for Melissa and
DIA, which begin the first leg of our journey. The
Luxor in Vegas was the agreed upon rendezvous point,
as Pam and I, due to our work schedule boarded a later Frontier flight. The car rental upon our arrival
and Luxor checkin signified that our first leg of this journey was completed.
Checking out the sites in Las Vegas always includes a stop at the
StarTrek Experience Museum and gift shop. Posed with my uncle, but his
Ferengi twin was on break.
The evening activities included a stop at the
RIO to view the
Masquerade Show in the Sky and ended the day at the famous
Freemont Street Experience.
Friday's activities included a gondola ride at the
Venetian with Melissa and Karl.
The disappointment on this day was the No Photo rule at the Ferrari Store and Showroom at the
Wynn. The whole point of visiting the Wynn, was to view the extraordinary automobiles and capture
a few digital pictures, as a must see stop for the fancier of these fine sports cars.
But this policy implied that we would receive financial gain by exploiting our amateur photography
abilities, rivaling those of a professional.
The thought did not occur to us that we had the
power to control the destiny of the vast Wynn Empire? Yes, just imagine a vast conglomerate
of photo reproductions that would spread to every continent on the world. The rumor spread,
as these fine reproductions forced a sale off of
WYNN stock and the beginning of the end as the
vast resort empire crumbled, forcing granny to seek solace at the penny slots across the street.
Ok, I was going to write that all the seniors lost their net worth due to their vast holdings of WYNN
stock had collapsed, which hasn't
been seen since the great depression! But that would be pushing it just a tad too much?
You can tell from the way I've been writing, that we were somewhat perturbed of the whole deal,
and hence Mr. Wynn lost four customers who turned around and did not tour the showroom that day.
But I do now understand Mr. Wynn's success, is due in part to the gatekeeper who utters
those words Photos Not Allowed, which preserved the natural order of the vast resort
empire, avoiding catastrophic economic failure and ruin from this alternate universe.