On Sunday, my dad picked me up in Flagstaff and we headed for Vegas. My brother and his wife-to-be had chosen to get married in Las Vegas on 8/9/10, at 11:00. Their wedding was the reason for my trip, and seeing Cassie in Arizona was a wonderful bonus!
Suddenly the cars ahead of us were slowing down. Waaaay down. We finally inched our way up to a security checkpoint, and thought we would soon be cruising right along. That was not the case, however, and we finally came upon the cause of the holdup: the Hoover Dam! Neither of us knew beforehand, or even thought to consider, that we’d be crossing it, so we were pleasantly surprised by the tourist experience en route to Vegas. The Dam is quite impressive!
We made it to our destination, finally, after much stress-inducing traffic and a long search for a parking spot.
We met the families in a restaurant in the hotel: Josh and Nikki and their girls, my mom, my aunt and uncle, and Nikki’s parents and grandparents. After dinner, we set out for the adventures awaiting us at Circus Circus. My aunt and I teamed up for an evening of exploring: the hotel’s mammoth amusement park, the slot machines, a few blocks of the strip, and a couple little shops.
So there it is: the recap of my twenty-or-so hours spent in Vegas. The whole weekend was fast-paced (and followed by horrible, nausea-inducing, turbulent flights), but I’m so thankful that I was able to go!
Congratulations, Josh and Nikki!