The whole premise for the MARRY in the title of these posts was because it was our 32nd wedding anniversary on the 20th and I didn't even write about that, so here goes:
For our anniversary, I booked us a trip to Las Vegas because we had not been there in 30 years. Not sure why I had to make the flight so early (6 AM)!
But the Bloody Mary's helped wake us up (bonus, they were free because the stewardess forgot to come by to collect!)
Because I consider my hubby my "knight in shining armor,"
I thought it only fitting we should stay in a castle:
One of the things that my husband wanted to do while we were in Las Vegas was to go by the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop because he watches that program on TV and is interested in the different things that get sold there:
He did recognize some things from the show and it was very interesting, but I somehow expected it to be more "Hollywood" than it was. I mean, it is literally just a little hole-in-the-wall pawn shop. Cory, the son, was in the store at the time but he was behind a desk and there was a big sign saying "no pictures in this direction" so we had to settle for the cardboard cut-out of Rick.
The other exciting adventure that we had while we were there was to take a helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon and have a champagne picnic on the west rim of the Canyon. It's a good thing I didn't read about the crash this company had a few years ago before we went! I actually felt very safe. We had a terrific pilot.
We only saw a portion of the canyon but the whole excursion was about 4 hours. We saw some beautiful scenery and got to see the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead in addition to the Grand Canyon and then flew by the Las Vegas strip on the way home. The pilot made sure to pass by our hotel so we could see what it looked like from the air. It was pretty cool.
Our trip was slightly hampered by the fact that hubby was having a problem with pain in his leg and was unable to walk for long distances, even with a cane. That kind of forced us to stay close to the hotel and the gambling in Vegas is not as fun as it is in Reno, at least in our opinion. I don't think we'll go back to Vegas any time soon, but we did manage to make some pretty great memories on this mini-stay.
We even got to see Elvis in his pink cadillac as we drove the strip:
All in all I'd say it wasn't a bad way to celebrate 32 years!
|May 20, 1984|
|May 24, 2016|
We haven't changed much, right? Tomorrow is June 1 and it is looking like another topsy turvy month. I'll try to keep you all better informed :)
One last thing, in our trip to the Pawn Shop I saw this brochure:
and it reminded me of the post I did last month in the A to Z challenge about In A Gadda Da Vida. Sometimes the weirdest things catch my eye!
Hope you had a great Marry May. Bring on June!