Sunday, March 14, 2010


I didn't mention this before I left but we have spend the last several days in Vegas for Jerry's birthday. We got back last night. We visited the Hoover Dam-here is a picture of Lake Mead, formed by the dam. We went on the dam tour, took some dam photos, and saw a lot of other dam tourists. Seriously, that never gets old.

Here is the new bridge they are building to eliminate traffic over the dam.

We stayed at the Excalibur. It was nice but the rooms are a little lackluster. I guess they want you down in the casino, shops, and restaurants.
Here is the Excalibur at night-pretty cool.
Here a few views of the strip

This is where the TV show Pawn Stars is filmed. The show has increased the shop's popularity so much that you have to wait in line to get in. When we went during the day we didn't have time to wait in line so we came back later and it was closed. Only the pawn window is open 24 hours. But at least we got to peek in the doors and windows.

We also did some shopping, gambling (broke even) and spend a little time at the hotel pool and hot tub-barely warm enough for this. We went to the four story M&M world which was pretty neat. I've never seem so much M&M stuff in my life.
On a more somber note one of our pot-bellied pigs, Spadias, passed away while we were gone. He seemed not quite himself before we left but declined quite quickly while we were gone. His companion seems to be handling it ok-she still wanted to eat and graze like normal.


Diana said...

Looks like a nice time in Vagas. Sorry about your pig. Diana

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Las Vegas is fun to visit. The M&M shop IS cool, isn't it? I'm glad you had a good time. Did you go watch the Excalibur show with the knights?

I'm so sorry about your pig passing. I'm sure he is in a better place now, waiting for you all to join him, many years from now.

LauraK said...

We're going to Vegas this week! Great pictures, I'm excited for a little bit of warmth. Sorry about your little pig, I'm sure he had an awesome life :)

tervnmal said...

Sounds like a fun trip, thanks for sharing the pics. Sorry to hear about your little pig. I'm sure pigs cross the Rainbow Bridge, too.

Elizabeth said...

I love your new header pictures, great job!
Sorry about Spadias.