Wednesday, June 10, 2009


We had a really good time in Vegas over a long weekend! I got home around 9pm on Monday...but to start things out, we got to Las Vegas around 1pm on Friday(they are 2 hours behind the central time zone), picked up our rental car and headed to the Hoover Dam. We did the entire tour and it did not disappoint. It was really neat to see such a architectural marvel! There was a lot of traffic there, and it was supposed to pick up even more on the weekend, so I am glad we did this on Friday! At the Hoover Dam:

After the tour, we rode back towards Vegas and stopped along the way to shop and eat. We got into town and checked into the hotel shortly after 9pm. When we got to our hotel room at Caesar's Palace, I was disappointed to find that we did not have a bath tub and only a shower! Matt called down to the front desk and worked some magic and thus we were changed to a junior suite for no additional charge.....nice:). After freshening up, we decided to take advantage of our 24 hour rental car and hit the road once again to downtown Vegas and went to Fremont Street. This was where Vegas got its start. It was pretty neat, but we did not get home until 1:30am(3:30 our time) so needless to say we were worn out! It probably goes without saying that we "accidentally" slept in until 11:30 the next morning. I can honestly say this was a first in my lifetime at sleeping that late....Below is the "old Vegas strip":On Saturday we walked a good 3-4 miles. Each casino is a good 3 or 4 blocks long, so you think you have walked a good bit and then realize you haven't gone as far as ought to have(not sure that made sense!). Anywho, we rode the New York New York roller coaster(FUN!), I went to the Bodies exhibit which showcased actual disected cadavers in all forms, including a fetus room that showed embryos all the way up to fetuses of 14 weeks gestation plus a set of Siamese twins that looked full term. Obviously some of what I saw was tough to see, but I marveled at how complicated the human body can you not know that only God could create something to complicated and marvelous. We just mainly took in the sites of Vegas for the rest of the day....and again got in really late that night, but didn't sleep near as late the second morning! Below we are in front of the Belagio:

Sunday included lunch with some of Matt's friends that he works with. They were going to see Jersey Boys that night and I am SOOOO glad I tagged along. Matt opted out and went to play some at the Venetian, but the play was GREAT and I highly recommend it. Below are some pictures before we went to the show:

Matt is still in Vegas and will be home Friday. It was great to see the kids and they were WELL taken care of while we were gone. Jake didn't seem to miss a beat with the potty training and last night even pooped on the potty. I made a REALLY big deal out of it and we went to Wal-Mart this morning to get him ANOTHER Thomas train. Landry Grace is still her typical assertive self-but doesn't want mama to get too far away or she goes kinda crazy;). Only 1 more week before we leave for Disney World. Jake is SO excited and talks about it every day. Of course he doesn't know exactly what is going on, but at the same time he catches on to more than we realize. Lately we have been watching a lot of home videos on You Tube of families who have gone to WDW and he loves who knows! Stay tuned for more updates.


adrian seney said...

Looks like a fun trip...glad you had a great time! BTW, I am very impressed with the potty training. That's awesome!!

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Looks like fun!! Glad y'all had a good get-away!

Lora said...

Sounds like a great "Adult weekend" and now fun with the young ones! I TOTALLY get the bath deal-it is genetic since your Mom tells me her best sleep is in the tub!