Viva..... Wiesbaden!? Well, although we didn't land hordes of Euro to set us for life like we planned, we had a great time dressing up and gambling away our piddly amount we set aside at the casino this week. Although I had been to the decadent casino a couple times before, this was the first time I gambled at the black jack table solo. Well, I didn't quite have the lucky streak that Mandy and Jason did a few weeks ago, but it was fun nonetheless and definitely improved my math skills.
The night actually was intended for the four studly men pictured on the left (Jose, Jake, Jon and Ray) to have a classy men's night out making the big bucks. Well, no one made the big bucks, sadly enough, but I think they enjoyed suiting up and feeling oh so debonair. The casino in the Weisbaden Kurhaus is truly a sight to behold and Molly and I tagged along so that we could also have an excuse to dress-up and rub elbows with the rich people (or at least the people GETTING rich). Some of these folks had stacks and stacks of 50 Euro chips at their table, all the while we were pondering why they wouldn't break our 2 Euro chips down to .50 cent Euro chips. It sure would have allowed the night to last longer!
Last weekend, Jake and Molly hosted a going away party for those deploying in the squadron. The theme was to celebrate all the holidays they would be missing over the next eight months including 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, Election Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.
When I first walked in I was totally confused as to why Molly still had her Halloween decorations up when they didn't even move in until January, but then remembered the adorable theme. It was a great party with tons of food (the most important element of a successful party), games for the kids and one last opportunity to unite with the squadron before Jon deploys and I head to the States.
Yes, the dreaded date is soon approaching, one week from today to be exact. I find myself wanting the week to speed up and slow down at the same time as I want to cherish every moment we have left together, while also wanting the countdown for the time he's gone to hurry up and begin. This last week together we have nothing major planned, but simply hope to enjoy each other, our friends, and Wiesbaden as much as possible.
Happy Friday to all!