Vegas was vibrant, chaotic, energetic and a bit shocking at times, especially since Isabella was with us. It was fun and lively but Shane and I aren't really gamblers so our two nights were probably good enough for us. We stayed at the Paris, Las Vegas Hotel which was amazing in its decor. We chose this one because Isabella has a growing interest in the "real" Paris, so we got to see smaller-scale Parisian landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arch d'Triomphe and replicas of Paris street cafes. The view from our room on the 24th floor was great because we could also see the dancing waters of the Bellagio across the street as you can see in the picture.
We drove two and half hours in our rental car from Vegas to Lake Havasu which was full of mountain views even some in California as well as lots of brush, cacti and palm trees. I'll admit I'm more of a coast-lover myself but we saw tons of beautiful sites and we even learned some history as well. Lake Havasu is now home to the London Bridge and we heard a lot about the man who actually bought the bridge and had it shipped to Arizona. I still can't believe someone actually had the money to do this...we took a boat tour on the Kon Tiki and got some history of the city as well and learned the same man founded the town, bought the bridge and was an inventor too. Pretty amazing story.
I could go on and on and share a ton more pictures but I know blog readers only want to read so much, right? I'll leave you with just a couple more pictures that are my favorites. We're now back to reality as I said and it's always good to come home, but I definitely miss the warm weather!
Thanks for stopping by! I know I've been gone a while and I appreciate your visit.