Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Cardinal Vault XVIII: Vintage Vegas

By K.J. Cardinal

The Cardinal Vault makes it valiant return with this trip out West back in the summer of 2005.

The Cardinal and George families took Las Vegas by storm over the Fourth of July weekend and for some reason Tiffany, Pete, Matt, Angie, Katie and Donnie felt that it was necessary to bring some vintage clothes along to create quite the scene down in Old Vegas.

They all got dolled up and actually rented a limo to help take the spectacle to the next level.

You may be wondering where I am. Well, I was taking the photo for one. And two, I wasn't about to put on a three-piece suit in 100-degree Las Vegas weather.

My favorite part of this photo has to be Matt's eye patch. Not sure how that is "vintage", BUT it was freakin' hilarious. Also, this photo doesn't do justice to the shade of pink that Donnie's pants were...those who were there know what I'm talking about.

Also interesting to note that this was just a few hours before I drank this huge football mug full of SoCo and Coke and lost about $300 at the craps table in 5 minutes.

July 3, 2005 was memorable for many reasons...thank god "Vintage Vegas" is the event that we have visual evidence of and not my hammered miscue on the felt. However, I was rather embarrassed by both.


  1. Thanks for sharing this memory!! That was a very fun vacation with some of my very favorite people in the whole wide world!!

  2. That is a classic photo. Besides Matt's eye patch which is hysterical I like that pete is wearing sneakers with his suit. hehehhehehehe. this photo made me laugh out loud. where did tiffany get that dress???

  3. For the record, the ladies loved the eyepatch. We were a sharp looking bunch.

  4. I completely forgot about Pete's pipe! Why don't you sport that around anymore, Pete?