With a bar tap of $551.87, a limo, and the singing of Kumbaya at an Irish pub I’d never heard of, the Living in Las Vegas Podcast Spring 2010 Meet Up was a rousing success!
Here are all the photos! (Thanks to Sally for your contribution!)
Let the Party Begin
The festivities started promptly at 6:30PM at Brio. Jacob, Sally and Cheryl were the first to arrive and secure the area around the fire pit (our favorite spot). Neil, Sarah, Melissa and I arrived via cab shortly thereafter. (None of that fashionably latest stuff for our listeners!) It seemed that within 30-45 minutes or so, all the revelers were in place. Some decided to dine on Brio’s good food. All decided to sip from the adult nectar of joy.
The conversation and drinks flowed easily from the beginning and went well into the night. It was GREAT fun hanging out with all the folks who joined us. EVERYBODY was having fun, talking, laughing, meeting new people, re-connecting with folks we hadn’t seen in years. . .good stuff.
And with good conversation, often there is good drink to be had as well. In reviewing the bar tab, there was a wide variety of drinks being consumed during all the fun. Here’s a list:
- Captain and Diet
- Bombay Sapphire Martini
- Bellini Martini
- Wine (by the bottle!)
- Bacardi and Coke
- Coors Light
- Jack Daniels and Diet
- Bombay Sapphire and Tonic
- Bacardi Silver and Sierra Mist
(I leave it to your imagination which beverage was most consumed. Interestingly, it appears I thought some form of flight was an option.)
So that we could drink without worrying about getting pulled over for a DUI, several of us decided to take a limo home. As always, Presidential Limo delivered. The car (super stretch) was great, there was champagne waiting, all the gals got roses and our driver Danny was outstanding. Very classy. Thanks Presidential Limo! If you’re in the market for a limo in Las Vegas, give them a call. They’re fantastic!
When our limo pulled up outside Brio at 11PM, the party was still going strong! At this point in the evening, several of us felt we could go for something to eat, and continue with the fun a bit longer, so we decided to take advantage of our stylish transportation and had Danny take us to McMullan’s Irish Pub (on Tropicana). I’d never been before, but David and Alicia recommended it.
On our way to McMullan’s, Neil was kind enough to pour all of us a bit of champagne.
From Italian (Brio) to Irish (McMullan)
Eleven of us ended up at McMullan’s. We had a few more drinks but mostly chowed down. (The Irish Nachos were as big as a bowling ball.) We hung out there for a while and then decided to bring the evening to an end.
As we dropped off the last of our fellow limo riders, Melissa and I took the limo home and reflected on how much fun we had.
It was a great time.
Personally, I felt that I had connected with all these people more than ever before.
I felt love.
And when I think love, I want to sing. While holding hands. With lots of other people. Which explains what’s below. I leave you with video proof of the love that was in the air.
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present, Kumbaya: