Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Viva Las Vegas

We took a little trip to Las Vegas the end of March. We left on Wednesday, March 27th as soon as Courtney was done at school. We drove as far as Payson, Utah and stayed at a "real Quality Inn" (Courtney knows the joke behind that) We got up Thursday morning and headed south.

Blake's sunglasses have a string to keep them on, for some reason, the string ended up on top of his head. I'm not sure why he needed the glasses, because his eyes were closed most of the time.

We stopped in St. George to eat at Cracker Barrel, and walk around the temple.

The trees were all blooming outside Cracker Barrel.

The St. George temple is gorgeous!

The scenes outside the car after leaving St. George.

When we arrived in Las Vegas, we stopped in to see Blake's uncle Richard and aunt Joann Grant. 

We stayed in an RCI resort because all the Worldmarks were full. We had booked a 2 bedroom, and that's what it was, but it was set up different than any condo we had ever stayed in. When I checked in they said we were in the Sage Building, room #1003 A & B. I didn't know what that meant, but found out when we got to the room that we actually had 2 separate 1 bedroom suites with a connecting hall. So we not only had to bedrooms, but 2 living areas, 2 kitchens and 2 nice bathrooms with huge showers and jetted tubs. It was very nice.

Friday, we decided to go see Hoover Dam. There were a lot of people there, so we didn't get out of the car too long. 

It's a pretty impressive sight.

We saw some signs for helicopter rides on the way to the dam, so on the way back, we decided to check it out. It was $29.00 for a 2 minute ride. We decided to go just so Randy and Courtney could say they've been up in a helicopter. 

 Courtney got to ride in the front, Blake, Randy and I squished in the back. It was a fast two minutes, but so cool.
Yep, that's about all we saw, but it was a different view than from the road. It was very fun.

On the way home from Hoover Dam, we found a Rita's in Hendersen! Love, love, love Rita's!

We ate at a buffet at the South Point Casino. But, the real reason we went to Las Vegas was to play tennis, or so Blake thought. He was able to meet up with his cousin Linda's husband Darrin and his brother to play some tennis. It was nice and warm even after dark. 

Randy's still got some hops, even on the tennis court.

Saturday, Blake, Randy and Courtney went to the Strip for a while and walked alot! The strip is still the strip, hasn't changed much!

Sunday, we got up early and drove home. We stopped at Cracker Barrel in St. George again for breakfast, but were kind of disappointed with our meals. Then we stopped at Iggy's in Orem for dinner. We got home about 6:00pm.  It was a fun trip.

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