Las Vegas isn't our usual vacation destination. We're not gamblers. We're not drinkers. We're not the type that enjoys staying in a high rise hotel for any great length of time and we'd rather be out in nature than the bright lights of the Vegas strip.
But.... we needed to get away for a few days, wanted to go some place warmer than it was at home, and wanted to do it as cheap as possible. Las Vegas was the answer. We've dropped a few coins in the slot machines, done some people-watching and sight-seeing up and down the strip, seen some attractions and a couple of shows, eaten some nice meals, and went on a tour of the Hoover Dam. We've made the best of our time here and have enjoyed our mini-vacation.
My dad was the first one who guessed where we were and I quickly deleted his comment as I didn't anyone to cry foul that a family member would win the prize. Only one of my family members knew where I was (my mom) so his guess was a legitimate winner. I decided that I'd also take the next correct guess, which was from Just Mom. Congratulations to the you both and I have a prize for both of you.
Here's a breakdown of my clues:
A picture of the planes; we took a plane and didn't drive and I told you I didn't need a passport; we stayed in the country.
I wanted to sit by the pool and read
but it's not as warm as I would like it to be...; tells you we were in warmer climate
So instead we went to see...
the lions; MGM Grand has a lion exhibit
and tigers; Circus Circus has a tiger exhibit (Siegfreid and Roy)
I'm in a valley, where I can see the low mountains to the east and west; geographically correct. Our hotel lies in the meadows; Las Vegas, in spanish, means the meadows, but we are not shaded by trees; we're shaded by tall buildings. As we sit and eat our strip; as in the Vegas strip steak and cocktail in a fancy glass; that's the hip thing to do... walk down the strip sipping your drink out of some long fancy glass (we haven't actually done this), we enjoy the beauty of the fountains; we are right across the street from the Belagio where there is a fountain show that goes off every half hour - it really is beautiful and one of my favorite attractions here.
Thanks everyone for playing along.