…the way I’m running has sure got me down on my knees; but next stop, Vegas please.
I’ve returned from the city known for showgirls, gambling, and a ridiculous amount of neon lights. I spent two days in the city – and was able to see quite a bit. The first day, I met up with a dear friend from college, Claire. She drove all the way from San Diego to see me – I felt so loved. Claire is a favorite of mine. It had been a year and a half since I had seen her/visited her in Seattle…but as soon as we were reunited, we were chattering and laughing like we hadn’t missed a beat. I love you, Clairey!
After our visit, I spent the afternoon with my parents enjoying the rooftop pool, some delicious food, and wandering through various casinos and shops. We ended the evening with a show – Phantom of the Opera – complete with a few Vegas tricks. On our walk home, we watched the Bellagio fountains – and it was beautiful.
Day 2 was spent enjoying some incredible natural wonders (and a man-made one, too). My parents and I spent the day in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area – complete with a visit to the Hoover Dam and the Valley of Fire. It was so beautiful.
It was a wonderful little getaway. My parents gave me a fantastic whirlwind tour of Las Vegas and the surrounding area – we filled our days and made the most of our time together. Viva Las Vegas!