Vegas Vacation

Things were a little quiet around here last week (on the blog, that is).  That’s because I was in Vegas!

For the first time, I actually gave myself time to enjoy the trip.  My usual trips to Vegas last a day or two, and I’m gone as quickly as I appear.  Inevitably, those short trips always left me feeling guilty — there was always someone I didn’t spend enough time with (or didn’t see at all).

Did I mention that I’m originally from Vegas?  Yeah, I grew up there.  So this wasn’t some crazy, binge-drinking week of partying.  It was a trip to visit friends and family.

Given our impending move to Seattle and the fact that Seattle is way further from Vegas than Pasadena (where I live now), I decided to take a slightly longer trip than my usual.  I drove up on Tuesday and left on Friday.

As I tend to forget to use my camera whenever I go to Vegas, I made a point to take pictures this time.  I did pretty well, with a few unfortunate exceptions.  For instance, I stayed with my grandparents during my visit.  And, wouldn’t you know?  I didn’t take any pictures with them (or of them).  I’m really disappointed about that.  Oh well, I suppose that gives me another excuse to go back soon.

I spent the week visiting with my brother, my sister-in-law, my grandparents, a few awesome friends and, of course, my absolute favorite niece and nephew in the world.

I still don’t feel like I spent enough time there.  I suppose when you grow up in a place, there are always people you wish you could hang out with more.  That said, the trip was still great!  (I miss you all already.)

Below is a collage of some of my favorite pics from the trip.  If you’d like to see a larger view, click on the photo.

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