Journey to Vegas!
The Journey to Vegas!
By Shannon Schram
I receive a phone call from Becky at Naked Winery. I was unavailable to take the call, so a message was left. She was with Naked Winery and needed to discuss my membership with me. Okay, I thought, she is inquiring about wine club pick up and when I will be able to come and get my shipment. I returned the phone call and proceeded to tell Becky I would be in that coming weekend for pick up, as this was what I assumed she was calling about. Boy, was I wrong!
My partner, Lynnette, my mom and I headed to Hood River, OR on Saturday. Becky told me I needed to let the staff know that I was here and I was to speak with a particular employee. I did as I was told and the staff member says, "Oh, you are Shannon." Interesting, I thought, but whatever. We began our wine tasting for the day. As usual we were having an awesome time talking with the staff, hanging out with Peter their winemaker, introducing my mom to Cougar (she became a Cougar Club member that day). I was told they were going into the back to get my wine club shipment. The music changed from country to Elvis singing 'Viva Las Vegas'. In comes a suitcase with a dancing Naked Winery employee. The suitcase was placed in front of me and a sign that says “Open Me” is on the front. I unzip and there it is...a trip to Sin City/ Las Vegas as well as 2 tickets to Zumanity, airfare, hotel, the works!
We were all speechless, it was awesome. Who knew? We were told out of all their wine club members I had been randomly selected.
Here we come Vegas! Lynnette and I get to check out Las Vegas for free from Naked Winery?!?!
We left Portland for Vegas in late October. We landed early morning and headed to New York, New York Hotel and Casino. We spent the day laying out at the pool, catching some rays and enjoying the bar at the pool. The first evening was Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Soul 2 Soul concert at the Venetian. That man is so SEXY! Awesome show! We had a great walk back to New York, New York, stopping by many casinos on the way to check things out, spent some money and got some beverages to make that long walk back better.
The next day was Zumanity, the Sensual Side of Cirque du Risque. We picked up our tickets, and went inside. The show was in New York, New York. The venue exuded Naked Winery-ness and was a perfect fit. The plush red velvet covered lounges in the foyer and the various viewing windows and peep holes helped set the mood for the show. Our seats were right next to the stage and perfect for us to view the various sexy acrobatic feats showcased. The bawdiness of the dialogue was like a burlesque show and the near naked athletes performing made us wish for a bottle of Naked Winery to cool off.
We topped the evening off with dinner at an Irish Pub in the casino and then some time at the Piano Bar, which is another not-to-miss place in Las Vegas. The pianists dueling back and forth all night long and not to mention the sing alongs from the crowd were so amazing and fun!
Back to Portland the next day. Time for bed, as that meant back to work as well.
It was an awesome weekend filled with fun and lots of memories thanks to one of the best wineries around. Thank you Naked Winery for a great trip!!! We have enjoyed all of our time as members of the Club Naked wine club too. It is an awesome place to come and hang with friends and enjoy great wine!!!