We tried our hand in the casino and almost immediately, Naomi won $60! What fun!
We wondered around to some other places and two of the guys had to get to the airport to catch their planes. Jim and Naomi decided to go to a comedy show. Tracy didn't want to go, so we went back to the Hilton. I checked through the Manilow store, but didn't buy anything. I really wanted to come back with less than I took with me. I did pretty well, too. I left my pillow, blanket (a free one I got in Pittsburgh for signing up for a credit card that I'll cancel as soon as the information comes), flip flops ($1 at K-Mart), hat ($3 at WalMart), and my towels (old and raggedy).
We went to the casino at the Hilton and I settled with a poker video game that occupied my time for almost two hours until I finally lost my $5. In the end, I think I broke even with the gambling.
We got up Saturday and packed up to head to the airport. The cab driver was really nice. His mother was a teacher and he told us about going on field trips with her to Washington, D.C. Our flight was uneventful. It was nice to have a direct flight home. We got into Pittsburgh at about 8:00 Saturday night. By the time we got the car at the Microtel, we were on our way to West Virginia by 9:00 with all of our luggage. Yeah!
Tracy's husband met us in Nestorville, so I didn't have to take her the whole ways to her home. I got home at about 11:30 Saturday night.
I learned a lot scientifically last week and met some fantastic teachers from around the country.
My roommate was adorable. She was lots of fun.
My roommate, Danielle
I enjoyed the time in Las Vegas. It was a clean and beautiful city. I was surprised at the flowers and greenery that was there. We certainly didn't see that at Zzyzx!
The next Spaceward Bound is scheduled for Antarctica. Don't think I'll be applying for that one. If I froze in the California desert, I don't think I'd ever thaw out there!