Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vacation in Vegas, Baby!

I just got back from a much needed vacation. Would you believe I haven't done any tatting now for almost three weeks?? Well, I can hardly believe it. I have no idea exactly how long it's been since I have taken that long of a break, but it's probably been almost as long as I've been tatting - which would be about 18 years. I did get to do some crocheting, and finished up one shrug and started another. I have to finish the second one by this weekend because it is to match a dress I am wearing to a wedding on Saturday.

We went to Las Vegas to visit my husband's sister and her family for two weeks. One of our nephews graduated from high school, so we got to see that, and we did other things there as well. We went to Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Laguna & Huntington Beaches in California, the Las Vegas Strip, all of the typical places to see while in that area. We had a great time but wow! did the time go fast. Here are some pictures I'll share -

This is my twin sons at the Hoover Dam. I'd share some pictures of the actual dam, but I'm deathly afraid of heights and tried to stay as far away from the edge as possible. I had the same problem at the Grand Canyon, obviously.

This is me, my niece, and my mother-in-law, with the Grand Canyon in the background. Notice how I am clinging onto them and leaning as far forward as possible. And we were nowhere near the edge in this picture.

Here is a picture of my sons and their cousins at Red Rock State Park. The boys had a wonderful time together, as they are all around the same age but have not gotten to see much of each other lately. My brother-in-law is a college football coach and their family has moved a number of times over the years. It was great while they were at West Point Military Academy and only about three hours from us, but that was when the kids were quite a bit younger.

Finally, here is a picture of my husband and I - we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary on June 15th. Can you tell I am not amused? That's because the edge of the Grand Canyon (1 mile high, I might add!) is just about 10 feet behind us and he was making me stand there.

All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing, fun-filled vacation!


Kathy Niklewicz said...

Hi Elizabeth!

DELIGHTED to read about your trip, and so glad you’ve taken some time off! How nice of you to share your photos – and admit to your fear of heights – wow – The Grand Canyon, no less – very brave of you! I would LOVE to visit that area – it must be awesome! I think it’s very important to see all the wonders out there and to get away from normal routines. Also - Congratulations on your Anniversary! How nice to celebrate with family!

Tatskool said...

Lovely photos, thanks for showing. I have stood and sat in those very same spots....but it was covered in snow.

You brought back happy memories.

EnlightenedByAngels said...

How funny, my hubby and I went to Hoover dam when we went to Vegas last year for our anniversary,and we took a picture under the statue of the man climbing with the rope too. . . only my hubby had to pretend like he was hanging from the guys rope about to fall. LOL

I am sure it was a great time. How fun for you!