Friday, June 26, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

During out last free weekend before Chris headed back to training, we took the boys to the Las Vegas Strip (during the day of course) to check out some of the sights!

Of course we had to have our picture taken in front of the famous, "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign. Did you know that there is a guy that stays there all day and will take your picture for you??? I had no idea. He works for tips, but I am sure that he makes pretty good money!

First we saw the Venetian. What a gorgeous hotel and casino! Here we are in front of the Grand Canal!

Gehrig loved watching the gondolas float by. He wanted a ride on one so badly. Hopefully we can go back sometime before we leave and get him a ride!

This is a real person, not a statue. I just had to have my picture taken with him (or her????)

Here I am in front of Serendipity 3 Cafe. I have always wanted to have a frozen hot chocolate at the famous Serendipity 3 Cafe in NYC. Serendipity, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, is one of my favorite movies! We didn't go in this time, but next time I hope to slip in at least long enough to enjoy a frozen hot chocolate!

Here are the boys in front of Paris!Our next stop was the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, famous for its fountains. The "water show," as Gehrig called it, was an amazing display of water choreographed perfectly to music! In our case, the complex water feature was set to "All that Jazz" one of the many excellent songs from my other favorite movie, Chicago!

Even the boys were mesmerized!

Colin loved the fountain!

My boys in front of Hard Rock! Gehrig especially thought that the humongous guitar was cool!Our next stop was New York, New York, a hotel and casino designed to look exactly like the NYC skyline, complete with the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. There is even a roller coaster that roars through the casino. Chris's mom and Aunt Jo took a ride on it for their 50th birthday! What a fun way to celebrate!

Once inside, we all enjoyed some New York style pizza...what else????Inside one of the deli cases was this tiramasu dessert! Oh I will be coming back for some soon! Our last stop was M & M world! I thought that I was in heaven, and so did Gehrig. There were four floors of M & Ms and M & M paraphernalia!

Being in Vegas, I thought that a sexy new nightie was in order...Just kidding!

We let Gehrig get some M &Ms.

Of all the brightly colored M & Ms he could chose from, he chose black, silver and white! Funny boy!


Katie said...

we were in vegas in august several years ago~ it was hot, but luckily we had a nice pool, so it wasn't too bad! looks like fun to me!
tate didn't have lessons. i like to teach my kids myself. then, once they're not scared and kind of swimming on their own, i do lessons to teach them the actual strokes, etc.

Hollie said...

Hey Gesch-You are the winner of one of my whimsy birdies from the tip junkie birthday bash. Please email me to claim your vinyl! Thanks! Fun Vegas photos!