Thursday, December 10, 2015

Vegas Adventures

I would say my trip to Las Vegas was very eventful. I left early Tuesday morning, flew down there and worked all day. Easy enough.

I was greeted at Hertz with this pretty car.

Who knew she would cause me so much anguish later on.

For lunch, I went to this newer restaurant called SkinnyFats. They have two sides to their menu, the healthy side and the sinful/fat side. Everything on the menu looked so good. I had even considered going back on Wednesday for lunch there again.
 Pimp Shrimp - Sriracha Tempura Shrimp, Avocado Pico, Cayenne Lime Slaw and Spicy Cilantro Aioli on a Cucumber Boat

After work, I checked into my hotel, hit the super small gym and went to the Fashion Show Mall to get a few stocking stuffers and more shopping done for the girls. I wasn't that successful in it. After I went to dinner at a place that resembles Crawfish Asian Cuisine here in Reno,  Smokin' Crawfish. Basically it is peel and eat anything (shrimp, crawfish, lobster, crab, mussels, etc.) in some very yummy sauces. I went for one pound of shrimp in their Smokin Sauce with some corn on the cob to soak up the yummy sauce.

Wednesday I worked in the morning and after I got done, which was early, I decided to head back to the airport to catch an earlier flight. And I skipped out on lunch in order to do this. I was about 2 miles from the airport when this happened.

My back tire was losing air and fast. Most of the air was gone within a mile and I was stuck on the side of the 215. Cars were blazing past me and my car shoke every time. I called Hertz to let them know and they said they would send over AAA, but it would cost $80. Or I could change it. That sounds like a plan, have a woman in a dress change a tire on the freeway and said tire is on the side of traffic. No thanks asshole. I told them I would fight the charge, but to send them out.

NDOT stops by awhile later and checks to see if I have a spare in my trunk. Nope. Who rents out cars without a spare tire? Apparently Hertz does. He tried to air up my tire and said that there was a patch/plug on this tire and it was repaired poorly. He said air was leaking out of it quickly and it wasn't anything I did. AAA arrives and I tell them that there is no spare and they call in a tow truck. Another 30 minutes later, the tow truck arrives and puts Mercedes up on the bed. We drive to the rental car place, I tell them what happened, fight to get the extra charges taken off and leave. Not very good customer service either. And I am a gold member.

I didn't make the early flight, but I made my original flight. And I had to eat a late lunch in the airport. But I made it home safely and I have a good story to tell now.


  1. Oh my gosh, I can't believe they didn't have a spare in the car! That's crazy!

    1. I know, right? I guess it happens a lot according to the tow truck driver. Rental cars need to step up their game. Not safe at all.

  2. Oh my goodness! I'm so glad that you are okay!

    1. Thank you. And me too. My girls need their mama.