Friday, May 9, 2008

What Happens In Vegas...

I woke up this morning at 5:30a.m. to take my family to the airport as I am staying for an extra two days for the Nike Coaching Convention. Being from Bozeman, I find it somewhat unusual that it's already 70 degrees outside and will probably hit 90 before noon.

We have had an incredible vacation, but like most it has gone by way too fast. There have been many highlights to our trip beginning with the motorcross championships. My husband grew up on dirtbikes and secretly hoped for our four year old son to be the next Ricky Carmikle. That dream may have been short lived as our son slept through the entire event.

Our most eventful day was Wednesday as my husband and I started with hour massages. The most stress I had that morning was decided who to tip and how much. I was shocked when the receipt included the "host" as a separate tip on top of your massage therapist. Next time I will just walk myself to my locker.

We capped off the evening with a romantic dinner and the best show in town, O! The dinner was incredible, although my husband and I joke that the more expensive the meal the lesser the portions. Sure enough he got charged $4.50 for his first Pepsi and another $4.50 for his refill.

Being a professional athlete for seven years I had a unique appreciation for O. Not only was it incredible, but they performed to perfection. I told my husband afterward that I was praying the entire show as the performers are on the absolute edge. The slightest mistake for them could be deadly. He tried to convince me they have done this a million times. I said, so have our basketball players shooting a layup. However, I still have seen an athlete miss a layup from time to time.

That's all for now. We'll talk to you next week!

Coach Bin

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