For my birthday this year, we spent a weekend in Las Vegas. One of our sons is stationed there, and we had been to Vegas many times, but this time we got to spend the weekend with both of our sons. One of them is stationed in Germany and we don't see him often, and we rarely get to see both of them at the same time. We had a great time and it was definitely a memorable birthday!
The drive to Las Vegas from our house is a long and not very interesting one. Lots of desert in between- about 5 of the 8 hours. So- the scenery is dry, dry, and more dry. We are not among that group of people (and it is a strangely large group) who think the desert is a beautiful place. The Baker Thermometer is maybe the most exciting thing to look at between Bakersfield and Las Vegas.
FINALLY - WOO HOO! Las Vegas Blvd, the Las Vegas Strip
Our hotel, The truly awesome Venetian
Inside the Venetian- really beautiful with lots of Venetian landmarks. Canals with gondolas, St. Mark's Square, The Rialto, etc. Beautiful art everywhere- it is covered with paintings and frescoes.
We had a great weekend, and so much fun with both sons and their girlfriends. - Then, had a HORRIBLE drive home. There was a traffic mess that made the Long Island Expressway look like fun, and added several hours to the normally mind numbing drive. Travel tip: NEVER leave Las Vegas on a Sunday!
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