As I said, we left Sunday morning around 5:00a.m. to head out and drove the whole way to Las Vegas...which landed us there around 5:00p.m. their time! THIS is what my bed looked like on Saturday night! Not only did we have to pack for ourselves for a week, but we had to pack Malachi for Saturday night, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for staying with Lolli and Pop. Then, we had to pack his bag for the time he would be with us, from Tuesday afternoon through Saturday night! So, yes, it was a little chaotic getting everything together! I'm happy to report, though, that I only forgot my razor and picked one up at the Walgreens near our hotel in Vegas!
The Dam itself! The white area along the bottom of the rocks on the right side of the picture shows how low Lake Mead's levels are right now because of the extreme drought situation!
My hunky hubby and I in front of the dam! (For the record...although I LOVE rollercoasters...I did NOT love being this high!)
How high were we you may ask? THIS high! This picture was taken from the dam itself as we drove across and prepared to turn around!
Finally, we arrived in Las Vegas and, after a brief respite to clean up and change clothes, we headed out for our first night! From our room we could see the Eiffel Tower of the Paris Hotel! (This picture was taken at street level)
Here I am waiting to utilize the public transportation system to get to breakfast on Monday! (Eating on strip is RIDICULOUSLY expensive...so we headed down to Main Street for a $6.99 buffet!)
My sweet hubby standing in front of the New York skyline! I just LOVE the juxtaposition of the New York sights with the palm trees!
This was a beautiful indoor garden area in one of the hotels! I think it might have been the Palazzo?
Of course - no trip to Las Vegas would be complete without a trip to M&M world!!
Thomas eating at the Cheesecake Factory before we went to see...
The Phantom of the Opera! Now THAT was incredible! An amazing experience and one we're SO glad we splurged on!
The next morning, before leaving for California, we headed over to the Pawn Shop made famous on History Channel's "Pawn Stars!" Behind me you'll see a "WT" brand from West Texas State University (now WTAMU) that was pawned a few years ago by some WT professors! I attended there for 2.5 years before we went to Texas Tech!
And here's my husband in the signature "Pawn Stars" pose!
And, while we were sad to see our time together end, NOTHING could prepare us for leg two of our journey...Huntington Beach and DISNEYLAND!!!
To Be Continued...