Wednesday, December 27, 2006
27 December 2006
I am pleased to report that the Christmas Eve BBQ actually came off without any problems. We got a bit if a late start, which in the high desert in December means it is going to get cold before you are done, but we had a good time and ate lots of the wrong kinds of food. We tried to make up for this indulgence with our traditional attendance at Christmas Eve service, no matter where we are, at a local church, this time at the Nellis Air Base Chapel.
Christmas day was spent at Katie’s home, which she shares with two other Air Force Lieutenants. They have a quite large place with minimal furniture and single women’s distain for cooking and the equipment that goes along with cooking. Despite these obstacles, Anneke managed to prepare a good Christmas dinner, which we all enjoyed. We had fun exchanging some gifts and playing some games. All in all, we had a very good holiday.
Yesterday was spent walking the strip and browsing the many shopping areas. I would vote the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace to be the most lavish of those we had time to check out. We had dinner at PF Chang’s in the Aladdin. We secured in time to prevent wearing out the soles of my shoes.