Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 1453 - May 21, 2012

We had a fantastic few days this past week! We went to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, along with Kev's best friend Ronnie and his girl Marissa and even Moe came along too! This trip was my Christmas present to Kevin and we were supposed to go Jan 4th, but then Kevin's grandma was sick so we postponed it. We decided to wait until Ronnie graduated from college and the weather was nicer. I'm glad we made the decision back then as Louise did pass away.

Putting that sadness aside, we had a really great week! We only went for a few days, with one of them spent in Arizona at the GC! None of us have ever been there and it was so impressive to see in real life. I hope to go back someday and really spend some time there - a few hours just wasn't enough.

So here are some pics and videos:

This first one is of the kids while we were hanging out at the pool one evening. We stayed at the Golden Nugget on Fremont St as opposed to being on the strip. The strip is just too big and too busy. We liked the slower atmosphere down here and the price couldn't be beat - $35 a night!!

Here also is a video of Kevin coming down the waterslide. It was encased in a tank of sharks - they all loved it!

Always joking around!

Here the kids are riding the gondola at the Venetian Hotel. We only went up to the strip for a few hours one afternoon. It was just too much walking/pushing Kevin.

Us just goofing off.

The next day we drove the 4+ hours to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

(Kevin was teasing me because I was too scared to let him get close. I kept holding him back afraid he would fall over - like I'm gonna be able to hold him back, right?)

I wanted to stay so badly to see the sunset, but the kids were hungry so I didn't get to. Next time...

Then on the day we left we were down on Fremont St and there was a charity event there. We got to meet the original Bo Duke (I thought Moe was gonna just die, lol. If she coulda, she woulda brought that man home with her, hehe) and we also got to meet Erik Estrada from Chips. There were a bunch of others there, but these two guys were awesome with Kevin!

And to end here is a video of the Kevin, Ronnie and Moe zip lining over Fremont St. They loved it!!

We had a great time - most importantly because we got to see our friends! I think we both needed that more than anything!!


Erin Blegen said...

It was so fun to read through the details of your trip and I really enjoyed the photos!! The Grand Canyon looks amazing- I've only seen it from a plane- looks like a place I should definitley visit someday.
You all look so great and happy; glad you had a good time!! :)

bearlythr said...

Love to see Kevin rockin' it and sooo glad you got some friend time Leslie...bless all of ya : )

Anonymous said...

It looks like you guys had a fun trip! The pictures were beautiful! I'm so glad all of your friends went too! All of you look so happy! :)
Take care,
Kathy in IA

Anonymous said...

Kevin, I would personally like to give you thanks for serving our country at the highest cost.You will forever be in my heart !!!
Wayne's mom Becky