Saturday, October 23, 2004

Flat Tire in a Snow Storm

We left for Vegas at 3:00 A.M. on Friday. I had to drive slower than I normally do (I like to drive fast) because it was storming bad (rain at first, then snow). At 4:00 A.M., in the middle of a snow storm, we got a flat tire. I had to keep driving until there was an exit so we could safely change the tire. When we got to an exit I pulled over. It wasn't storming as bad but it was still snowing. We all got out and dug the spare tire out of the trunk. Then I changed the flat tire. It took me an hour to change the tire. One reason it took so long was that I assumed that the "cosmetic" lug nuts that held the hub cap on had to come out of the hub cap before it would come off. The fact that it was snowing (everything was wet and my fingers were numb) didn't help any either. We had to drive 55 mph for the next 115 miles until we got to Cedar City where we bought a new tire (the old one was tore up). We didn't get to Las Vegas until 1:00 P.M., Utah time (it was 12:00 noon, Vegas time). So a 5-6 hour trip took us 10 hours. We went to our friend Denis's house where I got some sleep (I drove all the way except for 2 hours when Dissaster drove). When I got up we all got ready to go and Denis took us to the Ra nightclub in the Luxor Casino. It was O.K.. It was expensive to get in ($20/ person-Denis paid for us) and the D.J. sucked. We were all together so we had a good time. We were there until 4:00 A.M. (2 hours after clubs in Utah are closed). Then Denis and his friend L.T. took us to a gentleman's club called The Crazy Horse Too. I'm not really into strip clubs (I don't like seeing women treated like sex objects), but there was a lot of beautiful women there. We got home and went to sleep around 6:30. I'm not sure what we are doing tonight but I'm sure it will be fun!

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