Friday, May 15, 2009

Las Vegas revisited: Day 5 - Ewwww, cankles!

The Urban Dictionary defines cankles as the area in affected female legs where the calf meets the foot in an abrupt, nontapering terminus; medical cause: adipose tissue surrounding the soleus tendon, probably congenital, worsened by weight gain and improved in appearance only by boots. From the English "calf" meaning wide portion of the lower leg, and "ankle" meaning slender joint of leg with foot. Well, let me tell you something, it can happen to dudes too! More later...

Flight was scheduled to leave Las Vegas at 9:21, so we climbed out of bed early and finished our packing and cabbed it back to the airport, arriving shortly after 7, which in retrospect, was way too damn early! Oh well, we just sat around and tried to piece together all the fun things we had done over the past few days. As we are lounging there this tall dude walks by and my jaw drops. I hear Nichole say sort of sarcastically, do you think he plays basketball? Um, yeah, he does, he was professional basketball player LaMarcus Aldridge who plays for the Portland Trailblazers. He was catching a plane to his hometown of Dallas, TX. That was pretty damn cool, my first celebrity in an airport. Most of you probably don't know him, but for anyone who follows the NBA, he is a rising star and someone who I think will maybe be an All Star someday.

It is finally time to board the plane, and sense we are in first class, we are the first ones on the plane. We have the flight attendant bring us several vodka and diet sodas to put us to sleep and we are on our way. We have a layover in Minneapolis for about an hour, giving us just enough time to grab a quick bite from the BK Lounge before reboarding and flying to Boston. Once back on the plane I happen to look down at my feet and notice that my left foot is freaking huge! Between the nasty sunburn and the changes in altitude my foot has blown up and I have a damn cankle! I am instantly a little freaked out, and Nichole is having the time of her life telling everyone about it. Thanks honey, you'll get yours! Some people suggested that I may be pregnant, which is cute, and not possible, I am on the pill! I mean, wait a minute...

Once in Boston we are quickly reminded that the weather is much different on the east coast in May, it is downright cold in comparison! We jump on the shuttle back to our car and fight with those douchebags for a solid 20 minutes, having to prove to them that we had already paid. I was more than a little annoyed with them, making us prove to them we did, when they have us in their system, just look it up fools! Anyways, we finally got it all figured out and were on our way home. We arrive home at about 11:00, exhausted from a wonderful vacation.

For those of you that haven't been to Las Vegas, we both highly recommend it. It isn't a kid friendly place, surprising, I know. It's one big party, all day and all night. You can drink anywhere you want, cabs, sidewalks, pool, wherever. You buy a beer at a bar, you bring it with you while you go shoe shopping, whatever. There is a ton of shopping, from Gucci, Prada and Tiffany & Co to Urban Outfitters and Gap and everything in between. There are more eateries than you could ever visit featuring every kind of cuisine under the sun. The weather is gorgeous every day. There are a bunch of golf courses, shows, concerts and comedy shows going on all the time. Best of all, if you enjoy watching people, this is the place to be, because you will see a little bit of everything! All in all, great vacation, and I can't wait to go on another already!