Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happenings of the last month with the Worthys

Let's see... What's been going on with the Worthy's for the past month. Truthfully, not much. It seems like we've had something going on every weekend for the past month. Last weekend we visited some family on the other side of the state. My dad's aunt was celebrating her 80th birthday. We had a big surprise birthday dinner for her. There were 38 people there and she was totally surprised.
Two weekends ago we were in Las Vegas. Daniel's company sent him and coworker to a Microsoft conference and I tagged along. Neither one of us had ever been out there before. I have to say... Vegas is definitely an interesting place. We flew out Sunday night and came back on the following Thursday. I was pretty much ready to come home by Tuesday. I did a ton of walking around while Daniel was in his meetings. I don't know that I've ever walked as much in one day as I walked while in Vegas. We did a little gambling. Mainly we sat at the penny slots and got free drinks. We didn't really win any money but we didn't spend a lot either. At least not in the casinos. The conference was at Mandalay Bay but we stayed at the Luxor. It was okay. I started out in a pyramid room and had to upgrade to a tower room. The Luxor is Egyptian themed and the casino and theaters are in the pyramid. The rooms in the pyramid are really kind of interesting. The windows are slanted and the elevators move sideways. It was weird.

This is one of my best friends, Christina. She was one of my roommates in college and one of my beautiful bridesmaids. She lives in LA now and was out in Vegas for other reasons. When I told her I was coming out, she worked it out so she could stay an extra day and see me. I was so excited to see her again. It had been almost 3 years since we had seen each other. That's the pyramid part of the Luxor in the background. The weather was excellent while we were there.

This is the view from the room I stayed in the first night. I hadn't expected to see the mountains but they were beautiful.

This is the New York New York casino and hotel. I really like this one. That's a roller coaster track that is running in front of it. No... I didn't ride it but it looked like fun. Too bad they make me sick.

This is the Excalibur. It was right next door. Daniel really liked this one.

Here's Daniel sitting at one of the slot machines.

Poppies at the Bellagio. They have a beautiful garden just inside the lobby area. It was gorgeous.

Caesar's Palace. It was huge. The decor inside was amazing. The paintings and statues and ceilings were magnificent.

Standing on the balcony walkway at the Bellagio. That's Paris Casino resort behind us. The Bellagio has some amazing fountains. It was one of my favorite things that we saw while we were there.

Lions at the MGM. They have a lion habitat inside the casino.

Paris Casino Resort.

These are some of the statues inside Caesar's.

I know we didn't even scratch the surface of seeing all there is to see in Vegas. Maybe one day we will make it back out there.

I guess that's about all that has been going on this past month. It will be nice to relax this weekend and enjoy the Easter holiday with family.

Happy Easter to all of you out there in Blogger land.

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