Thursday, September 1, 2011

Las Vegas

What did the fish say when he hit a wall? 

Lynn, Rod, Ross, Me, and Lauren
Catchin' up on our Las Vegas trip from last week: We has a fun, short trip with the in-laws in the HOT HOT desert sun. 

We couldn't check into our condo until 4pm the day we flew in, so we drove out to see the Hoover Dam. . 

Don't remember what this was supposed to be... but there was something lucky about touching its toes?

This is the new bypass bridge they built so that you don't have to slow down and watch for all the tourists to cross the Nevada-Arizona state line. 

Looking down over the dam. Scary. 

As we walked across the dam the wind would hit the wall and blow straight up - kinda felt like I was flying! Rod snapped this shot - it's fun having a professional photographer as a father-in-law, and he does great work. If you are in need of a photographer in the twin cities area - check out his website!

Looking behind the dam at Lake Mead. 

The fish said "Dam!" 

The rest of the trip was pretty low-key, fun, and not at all what I would say a "typical" Vegas experience might be like. We played Bingo (I even won!) at our super-nice resort: Westgate Flamingo Bay. We swam in the pool, BBQed, mini-golfed and played countless card games. My MIL is a card playing fiend! 

One night we took a free shuttle down to the strip to see the sights - such as the Bellagio Fountain and the Sirens of Treasure Island. 

And we even got to see my friend Kim for one night! But like I said... I totally failed on taking more pictures. 
 Thanks so much Rod and Lynn for a great trip! Wish it hadn't been so short.