Thursday, March 5, 2009

It's Vegas, Baby!

Yesterday, my friend and fellow author, Janet Quinn, and I drove to Lake Las Vegas for EPICon2009. It's about a 4-5 hour drive. I've got a laptop with me and hope to drop in here from time to time.

We had a good drive yesterday, with very little traffic until we arrived in Henderson, and that wasn't bad. It was raining in Orange County, but we soon drove out of it and by the time we got to the high desert, the skies were clear and sunny, though it was windy.

The conference is at the lovely Montelago Village Resort at Lake Las Vegas. The resort includes two hotels, a casino, a marina and a small Tuscan-style village of shops and restaurants. As you can see from the picture below, the Montelago is quite lovely. Our first room lacked a working internet connection, so the staff kindly offered to move us to another room, and in the process we were upgraded from a one-bedroom suite to a two bedroom. We each have out own bathroom, not to mention a working internet connection.

Today Janet and I have free time until EPICon Registration opens at 4PM, so we're going to sightsee Las Vegas with my brother and his lady friend. I'm hoping to visit some of the newer hotels (which for me is most of them) and get some photos.

More to come!



Teresa said...

Beautiful hotel!! You make me jealous. Have a great time.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Thanks, Teresa. It is a beautiful resort.

Anonymous said...

Don't you love upgrades? Have fun, enjoy the sights and get a massage.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Alas, no time for a massage, but we did a bit of sightseeing on Thursday. I uploaded a video of the living statues at the Venetian to YouTube: