Sunday, July 31, 2011

Time Off

We are finally taking some time off together and since our trip will not start until the early part of this coming week we slowly eased into our vacation.  What do we usually do on weekend mornings if we are in town?  Go on a bike ride but it was a short one at that.  The weather was very warm and humid so we only got in an hour and a half before we were back inside.  It seemed the day would be better spent relaxing by a pool and so we decided to go to Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.

It's a topless pool with a cover charge of $50 for men and $20 for women, and in a way keeps the pool from overcrowding.  I had always scoffed at the idea of paying to show my breasts (even though I keep my top on) but a) John has never visited this pool and b) the cover includes seating on cushioned chaise lounges if you get there early enough so these reasons justified our trip to the day-club.  Our next visits will be free of cover now that we have a season pass.

We must admit the staff and servers were all attentive and friendly, and the food was of better quality than other pools we've experienced.  The two of us had plenty to eat and drink: beach chicken nachos, hero panini, piƱa colada, coconut mango water, melon daiquiri, iced tea, and a few Bloody Mary's for about $75?  Then again the drinks were virgins and we needed liquids because the temperature only got hotter later in to the afternoon (so much so, the glue on my magazines softened and loosened the pages, LOL).  I still think that's not bad for a lovely afternoon by the pool!

After that we had some grocery shopping to do but I sidetracked us before our destination with a quick detour in to the Jerky Outlet of Las Vegas ( ... their website is not quite ready) on Las Vegas Boulevard near Windmill.  Bags, walls, and barrells full of jerky -- I was in jerky heaven!!  From the typical beef and turkey jerky to the more exotic alligator, elk, and kangaroo jerky.  You can purchase by the bag or pound and some of the jerky are dry (which I like) to refrigerated (they will keep for 10 hours before needing to keep cool). They also carry candy corn, cheese curds, fried peanuts that you can eat shell and all, and t-shirts (the PETA was cute...which stands for People Eating Tasty Animals).

We left with a bit of everything in hand including Cajun fried peanuts and garlic dill mozzarella cheese curds.  After we grabbed a few items from the grocery store, I couldn't help but get the jumbo gumball out of the machine, LOL.  That thing was the size of a tangerine, maybe larger ... and looked tastier than it really was.  Too sweet and tough to chew -- but it was our day together of bike riding, pool time, and jerky heaven.

1 comment:

JoeinVegas said...

A hot day by the pool - time to put one in your back yard