Our visit to Vegas made us all think of the Capital from The Hunger Games. The food, the glitz, the glamour, the style, the fashion....although we prefer the food choices in Oregon :) We sat at the Las Vegas airport and said goodbye to the sun :( We had a feeling we would not be seeing it again soon. The flight was easy. In fact, the flight was not full, so I got three seats to myself and could lie down and sleep (which was really good since I had come down with a fever the night before and was still feeling crummy).
Our last full day in Vegas. We spent most of the day sitting by the pool. It was so warm and beautiful. The hotel has a regular pool, a wave pool and a lazy river. I liked the lazy river, personally. That evening, after dinner, we shared a cupcake my mom bought at the Cupcakery.
Rob and I started our first full day in Vegas by taking a walk all the way down the Strip to the Treasure Island casino. On the way we stopped at Margaritaville and had a drink at the 5 O'clock Somewhere Bar. The bartenders did awesome tricks every time they made a drink. It was pretty entertaining.
Chandelier, a bar that is made to feel like you are sitting in a chandelier. It was really cool, and the drinks were tasty. I recommend the Fire-Breathing Dragon. Yum!!
We won a little; we lost a little. Who cares? It was fun!
We arrived at Portland Airport to find that our flight was delayed. We had a whole extra hour to play with, which was great because I had forgotten to pack a lunch to eat and we were not arriving in Vegas until 5ish. We decided to eat at one of the restaurants in the airport. Unfortunately, the lighting was really bad for pictures; it created all kinds of shadows that weren't actually there. We tried to improve the situation by looking up directly at the light.
It started to look like we were talking to a divine light or something :)
When we arrived in Vegas, we checked in at the hotel, the Monte Carlo. This was the view from our window on the 17th floor. The room was nice, although we had some really noisy Spring Breaker neighbors who liked to wake us up at 4:30am. I swear they never slept or left their room :)
The Amazing Johnathon. He has a Comedy Central Special that is available on Netflix streaming. He was absolutely politically incorrect, but actually very funny :P It was a fun first night in Vegas!
When we woke up this morning, we were greeted by a very white world. Hoping for another snow day, we got a two-hour delay instead. Hey, an extra two hours of sleep isn't so bad. When we woke up for the second time, Rob found out he actually did have a snow day, and my student day got changed to a non-student work day :)
We had a visitor in the night. I think we always have visitors, the neighbor cats love our porch, but the snow left evidence. Little pawprints leading all the way up the path and porch steps.
Yep, definitely a cat.
That would be me in the black car. Rob really enjoyed standing on the porch, taking pictures of me driving away in the snow.
The snow looked really neat on the outdoor steps.
Yep, that's right. It's the second day of spring and it is snowing. This is really unusual weather in Oregon, and just to make it worse, our relatives in Wisconsin and Illinois are having unusually warm weather this spring! And this time we actually got a snow day :)