|Behind this lion-sheep thing in a box is Eddie.|
|I wouldn't have thought about it until I read the sign.|
First was football. The first drill made me feel like I was at the eye doctor because it tests your peripheral vision as well as your reaction time. The girl showed us how to use the machine and left us to our own devices. Halfway through my turn I just got very angry at the machine and started smacking every button possible. Then Eddie became his own hero for a moment.
The second drill was the broad jump. I think you're supposed to jump at least your height. I jumped about 4 feet after a very long prep period of deciding how to position my feet to jump, and I wound up kind of cheating anyway because I had one foot in front of the other to push off rather than jumping with my feet parallel, but again, at 4 feet, even the partial cheating was much help. Everyone jumped about their own height except for my husband the show off who jumped around 11 feet.
|This is the kid's hockey stick.|
|This is the adult stick, which is too big. That's why I don't play hockey on the regular. Too big sticks.|
We then played the baseball. I am an expert at the baseball because I learned all about it when Eddie and I first started dating and watched every single game on television. Watching so much has made me the go-to professional athlete for the baseball. The skill was pitching. Basically, you throw a ball and see how fast it goes. My first throw did not even register because it hit the top of the cage. J gave me a second ball and said, You want to throw it lower. Hahahhahahhahahaaaaaaa. The ball was going to go wherever it was going to go. There was no lower, higher option here. The second one did register. I throw a ball to go fast enough to be faster than the first one I threw. Everyone threw pretty hard. We stayed for quite a while as they kept throwing and throwing. I didn't go again because I didn't want to put anyone to shame.
|Add 15 to the number that registers. That's what we were told.|
|I'd chosen 00 as my number. Apparently, the computer didn't like that.|
We sat at the SportsBook back in Luxor for the rest of the day, occasionally leaving to get snacks or water. There were two football games to watch plus lots of horses to bet on. Every horse I chose lost. I am giving up horse racing. I think the horses hate me. The games were exciting and Eddie's teams won, so that's always a good thing.
At first, Eddie and I were going to get all dressy. Then we heard the temperature was falling to 40 and we were planning to walk up the strip. Umm, no. So I put on a dress for five minutes in the hotel room since I'd brought it.
We also tried to see the pirate show at Treasure Island, but found only a sign that said there are no longer any shows at Treasure Island. No pirate. And it smelled funny, so we left right away. We went back to the Monte Carlo and played roulette into the wee hours. Then Eddie headed to MGM to play some more poker into the wee-er hours. Doing the sports and continent hopping--quite a day.