Nov 24, 2011

The first morning of snow


The last 5 days we have been in Vegas. Glittery lights, huge hotels, girls in tiny skirts, people walking the streets with cocktails in hand. Quite a place unlike any other. I went there expecting it to be over the top, touristy and party party party and that it was. It's a place to spend money, let your hair down and have fun. And I did just that on the first night and paid for it severely the next day! The rest of our trip was quite tame after that. We did a quad bike tour through the Valley of Fire which was so much fun and also saw the Cirque du Soleil show Zumanity. I was amazed with how those dancers can move and how fluid they are. Quite incredible. We stayed in the Mandarin Oriental and it has the be the most luxurious hotel I've ever stayed in. Very classy, stylish and a feel of quality to everything. We lashed out and both got massages in their spa which looked over the Vegas strip. It had a huge heated spa, steam rooms, heated chairs, rain showers - it was amazing and a perfect end to our stay.

On our taxi ride home last night the driver told us it was expected to snow during the night. So this morning I woke up like a child on Christmas day and ran to the window. And there it was, the streets covered in a blanket of snow. I could sit here all day sipping on coffee and staring out the window. Beautiful.

8 comments:

  1. nice pics! i was exactly the same when i saw it a couple of weeks ago..its magic! x

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  2. Beautiful beautiful images, you have a lovely view!

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  3. Oh so beautiful. I too think I could sit there all day with a warm drink in hand and watch this. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time in Vegas. We went there in 2008 and were wandering the streets the night Obama got voted in. Such an incredible town and experience!

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  4. Looks magical. Does it take awhile to get used to the cold after living in sunny Brisbane?

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  5. Beautifully captured! I was in denial that day and decided against taking any photos.. My daughter though, revelled in it!

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