Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Viva Las Vegas!

In case you haven't guessed it, last week Shawn and I spent a wonderful few days in FABULOUS Las Vegas. We needed a vacation in a really bad way and we decided since we have this long wait, we might as well take advantage and go to places that aren't the kid friendliest in the world. We had so much fun! We walked the entire length of the strip which we were later told is over 4 miles long (I believe it, I have the blisters to prove it). What a crazy city! I've never been to a place where the hotels are the attractions and what attractions they were! The were outstanding! I think my top favourites were Caesars Palace, Bellagio and Paris. We also did a tour to Hoover Dam. Now that was a sight to see. It's amazing what people are capable of doing when they put their minds to it. The scenery around was beautiful too. Living in a part of Canada where everything is very flat, being around the mountains and canyons just took my breath away. The fountains at the Bellagio were specatular, the pirate show at Treasure Island was a lot of fun as well. I kept waiting for Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom to show up. The food was out of this world too, everything from burgers to shrimp and lobster, yummy!

We went to see a couple of shows as well. We saw David Copperfield, I'm always a little leery when I see magic shows on tv (my belief was always they press pause and pull the old switch-a-roo) so my thought was that they wouldn't get anything past me but guess what, they did. It was incredible, he made a car appear and people from the audience disappear. Incredible. We also went to see O, now that's another incredible show. Thanks Nicole for the recommendation. It was spectacular!

And of course, the highlight was renewing our vows with an Elvis impersonator. I was laughing the whole time before and after the video. I couldn't believe we actually did it! Shawn had sent me an email an asking if I wanted to get married by Elvis as a joke, but I took him seriously and booked it. And the funniest thing is, as corny and cheesy as it was, I started to tear up during the vows. I know! I'm such a sap!

I've selected a few of the over 200 pictures we took. Enjoy!

13 comments:

Janet said...

Wow- married by Elvis....I guess that is better than being married TO Elvis.....LOL!

Stacy said...

Hmmm... I would have to disagree with Janet. M&M World would top Elvis I'm afraid. :)

Just kidding. It looks like it was a wonderful trip! Lots to do and see. I'm glad you had such a great time!

Lisa said...

What an amazing trip you had. Man I wish I could go there sometime. I think it would be a blast to go just about anywhere with you and Shawn. Loved the best wishes sign outside the wedding chaple.

You guys are too cute.

Kathy and Joel said...

Glad you had such a nice time, Dolores! It looks like a blast!

Mark & Michelle said...

I love that you went to M&M land - it was like we were there with you!!! heehee

Looks like a great time based on the similes on your faces!!!

Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!!

LIZ said...

Great Pics...glad you had a good time.

A Special Family said...

So glad you had a great time, makes me want to go back to Paris and Venice when I look at the pics!!
Vows with Elvis? Now that's funny!!!

Wicked Witch said...

It sounds like a great trip. Have a good run this weekend you two.

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!!

Keep smilin!

Roy and Lori said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time!

Tracey & Mike said...

What fun pics! Glad you had such a fabulous time!

C.J. said...

You had a good Vegas run! Glad you had a fantastic time.

I can never shake the image of the old, sweaty Elivs....so sad.

redmaryjanes said...

Good for you!! I love Vegas. Time and I won an all expenses paid week at the Bellagio through work and had a fabulous time a couple of years ago.