By OppressiveStink 1 Comments
Always remember what you say... I told my friend I would be honored to be his best man for his wedding, who wouldn't? Out of all your friends who could be, you're the one he chose to stand up there, in the middle of all their memories! An honor, right? Well, that honor ended up turning around and biting me right on the ass like a venomous snake.
So it came to be, that despite the economy, gas prices and general burden crossing half the country entails, my friend decided he would get married in Las Vegas this summer. When I heard that he had decided the venue would be 1200 miles away from where we lived (Omaha Nebraska) I thought to myself, "well, I could just fly in for the wedding and come back home the next day, it would be a lot of money, but it would be fast..."
It was about that time that my fiancee bought a new car, a Honda CRV. A mini SUV was just what the doctor ordered for driving us and a few friends around town! Thatt was when
she we thought we'd drive instead of flying to save a few dollars and have character building experiences( she was we were so excited!). What a brilliant idea! So we took to the road and made our way to Nevada.
Four days we would stay, and four horrible days they were. First, the suit was about four sizes too big, then my fiancee got food poisoning from the Rainforest Cafe, and to top it all off, I missed the one thing I was looking forward to, the Penn & Teller show that was during our last night in town.
Needless to say, I was pretty
bummed pissed off. Luckily, on our way back home(we stupidly drove) we managed to stop by DreamWorks and The Pinball Hall of Fame before leaving town. These are the pictures I managed to take and I give them to you! The little bit of happiness I derived from the whole trip are distilled in these pictures, along with the solemn vow that I would never step foot in Las Vegas again.
DreamWorks (all pictures were taken by me):
DreamWorks was a big deal to me, mainly because my local arcade is slowly kicking the bucket. Above the line is the pictures from DreamWorks, below is a video I submitted to the arcade edition of I Love Mondays, and next to it, the craigslist ad showing the arcade games for sale from said arcade. RIP Omaha Family Fun center.
Family Fun Center in Omaha
The Pinball Hall of Fame:
The pinball hall of fame was pretty awesome. Each pinball machine was either a quarter or two and I managed to stay about two hours with five bucks. The sign was a big boring though! (Sorry my photos were bad, my camera is old and seems to have forgotten how to focus correctly)