Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Back to Reality

How can I describe the Las Vegas experience? I think the clichéd expression: What a trip! says it best. Where else can you take a helicopter journey into the primal majesty of the Grand Canyon, and then visit scaled down versions of Luxor, Paris, Venice and New York? Half of you longs to go on your own personal vision quest to the Grand Canyon or desert for several days. The rest of you can’t wait to load up on tacky key chain rings, mugs and T-Shirts emblazoned with the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas logo.
Emma and I had a wonderful time together. We visited as many over-the-top resorts and casinos as we could fit in, went to Cirque du Soleil, shopped (mainly window), relaxed by the pool and trekked out to Viva Las Vegas Stamps which has more rubber stamps than I’ve ever seen before in my life. Most of them are designed by the owner Stampo who takes his Bichon Frises and cats to work with him every day. Speaking of cats, there is a lion exhibit at the MGM Grand that we were fascinated by. And did you know that the Las Vegas area is the biggest producer of kitty litter in the world?
One night we went out to dinner with several of Emma’s friends who were in Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Then we drove down the strip in Mustang convertible (top down) and headed off to the top of The Palms—55 stories up—to go clubbing. I had a pretty good idea that I would be old enough to be everyone’s mother there, and I was right. Instead of it being a weird experience though, I actually had a lot of fun.
But the best part of Las Vegas was spending all that quality time with Emma. When you love someone, you can never get enough of her (or him). Thanks for the trip baby. It’s something I’ll never forget.


me again said...

Welcome back! I love the photos :-)

azirca said...

Ooh fantastic photos!
It sounds like you had a marvelous time, how could you not, after all it was Vegas Baby!

justjen said...

Sounds glorious! Welcome home...or is your heart still flying over the Grand Canyon?

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear that you are safely home. Can't wait to hear all about your Vegas adventure. Then again, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...isn't that another of those descriptives? I want to hear all about the helicopter ride. Did you descend into the canyon and have champagne??

Talk soon.

Tammy said...

SUSAN!! Hello! It's Tammy, I finally had a tiny bit of free time, and I wanted to tell you I stopped by, and Ive thought of you MUCH since we left artfest. Thanks for being such a beautiful artistic kindred spirit! I loved that I got to meet you, and If I can ever figure out how to get pictures onto my blogger then maybe I'll post my artfest stuff too. Your pics of Las Vegas look incredible! Very much hope to talk to you soon! :o) Tam

Ronna said...

Love the photos! And that stamping store! But I think I might have brought home a sample of that kitty litter!