When we landed, I had a text messages from my mother indicating that she was in the baggage claim area with my bag. WTF?
I asked if she were sure it was my bag?! I could hardly believe it when it was my bag.
We picked out a rental car, and headed off to the Las Vegas Hilton where we were spending our first night west. The hotel itself was fine, but I'd forgotten about smoking in Las Vegas. I have never understood smoking. You cough and retch with the first puff, but some folks decide to "get over that" in order to be a smoker? I'm confused.
Trying to keep on east coast time, we were at Benihana just about as soon as the doors opened.
Dinner and show was good ... typical Benihana. Eating within the hotel was nice, though. As the driver, I didn't have to worry about how much wine I had.
We went to bed without really deciding what we'd do on the trip. We agreed we'd look at the weather in the AM, and pick a direction based on that.