Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

I should have taken two days vacation this week to join my brother and his wife Gambino on their trip to Arizona to visit my parents. I could have taken two days vacation to go along for $252.00 round trip but felt guilty leaving my husband (who does not wish to fly) home (although I think he would have welcomed the vacation also. I would have still attempted to go had the fare not gone up to $588.00 by Monday morning. Way back when they planned their trip I felt the twinge to go but was just getting over the hip surgery so I wasn't so sure on how I'd manage a 2 1/2 hour plane trip so I declined. The closer it got the better I felt but didn't want to suck up anymore vacation time. By Monday, I was ready to go and now I am kicking myself for not. Right now Gambino and I would be sitting in the casino in Laughlin with my mom playing some nickle slots just to bide the time and then graduating to the quarters. Mom would be on her triple play poker by then. Ken would be walking around with his cup of quarters looking for a bargin and my dad would have won at least two jackpots by now.
I don't know if anyone's ever been to Laughlin but it's a good time. A lot more low key than Vegas but the view is fantastic. Tomorrow morning I'd be out by the pool which is right on the Colorado River basking in the sun and drinking some kind of foofy drink. My mom would have made several trips to the Continental Breakfast to "stock up" and she'd at have at least 10 to 12 little bottles of shampoos, conditioners and lotions that just happened to fall into her purse on the way past the maids cart.
And at least 2 boxes of kleenex. She is a Casino Pack Rat. The medicine cabinet in her guest bathroom will show proof.
At some point tonight we'd be going to dinner on one of mom & dad's comps.There is an excellent Mexican place in one hotel and a SteakHouse that has Prime Rib that made even my husbands eyes bug out. But, no..I opted to stay home.

1 comment:

djw said...

you sound like me when I play the 'what if?'/what could've been game.