The Sweetie Chronicles

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Lucky Numbers

My hubby and I have been talking about taking a trip back to Las Vegas. As you know, that's where we got married in December 2009, and it was one of the most fun trips we've ever had. We are hoping to go back for a number of reasons. Number 1, G's bday is in July and we could go during that week to celebrate. Number 2, My Peachville High Demons series will either be complete or close to it by the beginning of July. At that point, I'm thinking I will at least have the rough draft of Book 5 completed. A trip to Vegas could be a huge blowout celebration of my very first series being published and complete. Number 3 is a bit too personal to share on the blog, but let's just say we have reasons to want to relax and unwind and be happy in July.

Since we live in North Carolina, and since Las Vegas is on the entire other side of the country, it's a pretty serious trip to get out there. It's somewhat expensive, so it's always good to plan pretty far in advance. Plus, I really like planning trips like this and looking for the best deals. Last night, just for fun, I decided to take a look at Travelocity hotel + flight packages for the week of my husband's birthday.

Choosing the right hotel is important. First of all, staying on the main strip is a MUST. We don't want to bother with trams or taxis just to get to the main casinos. Which brings me to my second point, which is that we actually enjoy the casino atmosphere, so we'd prefer to stay in a hotel that is also a casino. Last time, we stayed at the Mirage. It was beautiful and the rooms were super nice. We loved everything about the Mirage and wouldn't mind staying there again. But on the other hand, there are so many fabulous hotels in Vegas, we kind of want to mix it up. Plus, the strip is really long, so we're thinking maybe we'll concentrate our search on hotels that are on the other side of the strip - like around where the MGM Grand and the Luxor are.

We saw a show last time at the Luxor - the Criss Angel Believe show - and we liked the looks of the pyramid hotel, so out of curiosity, I looked up the price for the Luxor. 6 nights with airfare in July would cost exactly $1272. Here's where the lucky number comes in. At the same time I was looking up the trip on one monitor, I had the second monitor open to my daily sales for ebooks. I had just figured out that as of midnight last night, my daily average income for the month of March is $212 a day.

On an impulse, I thought, "I wonder how much I would need to make every day to pay for a six night trip to Vegas?"

$1272 divided by 6 nights = Exactly $212.

A coincidence? I don't think so. I took it as a sign. Sometimes in life, things just line up in an eerie way. I've always taken those kinds of signs to mean that I'm on the right path. That I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. The fact that right now, in six days I have made exactly the amount I'd need to pay for a six day trip to Vegas means that baby - we're going to Vegas this summer!


iamcheckedout March 18, 2011 at 9:18 PM  

Congrats on your sales and your trip! I hope you have a great time celebrating everything. Vegas is my hometown, my oldest was born there as well in the same hospital that I was :)

Sarra Cannon

Young Adult Indie Author

I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader. And a witch. Now, I write about both. The first five novels in my Peachville High Demons Young Adult Paranormal series are available now in ebook!

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