Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Shoot Outs: Reflections & Surprise! This isn't your Room!

The reflection of light off the Las Vegas streets; the reflection of Valentino Dresses and the man who patiently (or impatiently?) waited in a chair, my reflection in the hotel bathroom mirror, the people walking through a mall with their twin reflections following in the floor's shine, my brother reflected in the hotel's window with bits of vegas light peeking, the view from our room with the room reflecting upon it. Click on them if you want to enlarge the photo.

Yesterday I told the tale of the mistaken identity (teeheehee) is Friday Shoot Outs and the theme is Reflections. Since I want to post a series of happenings and photos from the strange land of Las Vegas, I'll use some of my Vegas photos for my Friday Shoot Outs, as I did above.

I do have one story to tell this morning - one you may be interested in if you ever stay in hotels.

When my brother and I arrived at Cesar's Palace, it took forever to get up to the desk to get our room card keys. My brother told the desk clerk they needed more help. The clerk said, "Let me make it up to you by upgrading your room..." Um, okay! So, he spent quite a while, but finally handed us two card keys to an upgraded room. We hurried up, exhausted from the flight and the late hour and just ready to put up our stuff and walk around for a bit. Tommy pushed his card key into the room, opened the hotel room door, we walked in. I first spotted some snacks on a table and thought, "well, huhn, that's a strange welcome to a room, these snacks. . . " But as soon as I thought that, I began to be aware of other things in the room - and all at once my brother and I looked at each other and said, "OMG! This is someone else's room!" We high-tailed it out of there -luckily, no one was in the room. Good Lawd! Imagine if they'd been in there and we just marched right on in, both unaware. eek!

We went back down to the desk, to a different desk clerk, and told them what happened - so, they upgraded our room to an even better one - teeheehee....we had a view of the Bellagio and the Bellagio water show....whoopee! But, this made me wonder how many times this happens, or could happen. When you are in your room, double lock it so no one can enter. When you are not in your room, put up anything you do not want someone to see. It's very disconcerting to me that this happened. Luckily, Tommy and I are good honest people, as most people are - but, geez. Y'all be careful out there in hotel-land.

Enjoy all the Friday Shoot Outs across Blog Land. And, I hope when I come round to catch up on "Catch up to Blog Friends Sunday" I can see your "followers" - Yesterday when I blog-walked a bit, I could not see your Followers to be able to follow you, and today I checked and I still cannot see my own followers, so I'll assume I still can't see yours so that I can follow you. . . strange.


Ellisa said...

great pics! i love vegas.

what a crazy story! At least something good came of it.

Sarah said...

Wonderful shots!!!! I love the fountain pic from your room!!
Wild story - fun you got a great room out of it though!!!! Whoo hoo!!!

Deb Shucka said...

Great pictures. Great theme. Bizarre story. Glad it turned out okay.

Jessica said...

Another hilarious tale. :-) We always put up our Do Not Disturb sign, even when we're not in the room. LOL

Jenn Johansson said...

Wow, what a crazy story! Actually, when I stayed at Cesar's our bathroom didn't have a door. It was...odd. lol I love Vegas though.

REDLAN said...

Great photos of reflection. I like the third photo most!

Can I grab my favorite photo? I planned to post a collection of this week's photo shoot out them. I will credit your site of course. If it's okay with you.

Doreen said...

the third shot is stunning! all are fantastic though. funny story about the room. at least you ended up with a great view.

Gordon said...

Enjoyed the photos and the story.