While he was learning more about taxes, I went shopping every morning. I hit the two yarn shops in town, a bead store, and antique and thrift stores. I came back to the hotel around lunchtime to rest and read my books. After the convention was over for the day, we would go out to find dinner. One day we ate at the Four Kegs, always good (veggie stomboli), once at a BBQ place, and the last night at Rosemary's Restaurant, easily the most expensive restaurant we have ever eaten at in our lives. So so good. The restaurant was packed because it was Ladies' Night, but the nice host seated us in the bar area at a high table. I liked the high seat and enjoyed watching the people, it being Vegas and all. This restaurant has mostly locals for customers instead of tourists. I had a crayfish patty appetizer that was just wonderful, a grilled eggplant, mozzarella, and heirloom tomato salad, and the entree, filet mignon. We ate everything and cleaned our plates, and the chef sent out another free appetizer at the start, and a dessert plate at the end. The sauces especially were so delicious.
Here is the gambling report: amount I gambled = $0, amount he gambled = $4. Amount we won = nothing.
We got home on Friday and rested and did laundry, then had the family birthday party on Saturday night. Sunday was Abby's birthday, so we had lunch of steak, mashed potatoes, asparagus, salad, garlic bread, and chocolate cake frosted with tons of whipped cream. We had invited the EG's, who really enjoyed the food. My meat mojo was strong that day, and none of the steaks were overdone. Presents for the Abster included two Thai cookbooks, a cool cake pan that produces a stuffed cake, and a kit to make twinkie-type cakelets, plus the usual birthday money.
Today will involve more laundry and some sewing, if I can get an apron cut out.