So I’ve decided to sporadically write my posts about Vegas whenever I feel like it, in between posts about various other things. At this rate, I’ll still be writing them in the winter. But whatever. That works for me. Bloggers in Sin City was just full of so much stuff that I feel like I need to write like ten posts about it at least.
When I arrived at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas in May, I was supposed to meet up with Jessica, a fellow blogger who I had never met, because our flights arrived ten minutes apart. So it made sense that we could just meet up, and make our way to the Flamingo together. Simple, right? Or so we thought.
I picked up my luggage at baggage claim 26. Jessica was at baggage claim 10. This is where the confusion began, because wherever Jessica was, the numbers only went up to 16. How was this possible? I was clearly at baggage claim 26. Had I entered some magical world like how Harry Potter goes to platform 1 and 3/4? I didn’t recall having ran through any walls or anything, so that couldn’t be it.
And that’s when we realized that we were at different terminals. Curse the Las Vegas airport for being so damn big. So we brilliantly decided to take the interterminal shuttles to meet each other. So we both went to the shuttles and got on them. At the same time. Going in opposite directions. It was too late to turn back. So I believe Jessica simply stayed on her shuttle and took a round trip to meet me back at terminal 1. Or was it 3? I don’t even know anymore. And yes, this was all as confusing as it sounds, possibly more so.
We wandered a bit and eventually had to go ask someone where the hell the hotel shuttles were. Upon finding them, we patiently waited until it came time to board. And then patiently waited while it drove oh so very slowly around the strip, proceeding to drop off every other passenger but us. Not only were we the last to get to our hotel, the driver even stopped to pick up people to take back to the airport before finally dropping us off at The Flamingo. Actually, she dropped us off a block away from the Flamingo because of “construction” or whatever. We hoped that this experience would not be indicative of the rest of our time in Vegas. It was unfortunate that our shuttle ride took so long, but if I was going to have to spend a ridiculous amount of time getting from the airport to the hotel, I’m sure as hell glad that time spent was with Jessica because she made it awesome.