Oct 19, 2017

Viva Las Vegas

A last minute work obligation gifted Damon and I with a quick trip to Las Vegas sans kiddos.  We have visited Vegas several times in the spring, but this was our first fall trip, so it was neat to see how the casino decor changes with the seasons.  This is fall at the Bellagio...
In our free time between meetings we tried to get as far off the strip as possible.  Our first excursion was kayaking in Lake Mead...
We kayaked to some islands in the lake and explored rock formations and caves.  Those of you who know me well know how much I love a good cave and a rock scramble.  Maybe I read too much Tom Sawyer as a kid...

Our second adventure was a hike in Red Rock Canyon.  Can you make out the Vegas strip in the background?  This is our favorite view of it.  The one from FAR away...


The photos up until now reminded me of our honeymoon.  We have tons of random photos from our honeymoon with just one of us in them.  Apparently as young people we were reluctant to ask anyone to take our photo.  Now, with Damon's orangutan arms and the advent of the selfie, we can have a photo together anyplace, anytime, but since we're not really big into selfies, sometimes it leads to me having a weird neck thing going on in the photo.  Who cares?  Hopefully one day years from now we peruse these photos from our shared room at the nursing home and marvel at the fact that we still possessed our own teeth at this point in our lives...
This place rocks...sorry...could not resist!

Can you find me?
It was great to have a couple of days together to focus on work and each other, but it's always nice to be back with the kids.  They just make life more complete.

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