Hello Everyone! Binderclips had a conference to attend in Las Vegas last Monday through Wednesday - so, we decided to fly out the Friday prior to that and do some sight seeing over the weekend. You may not know this (or you may) but I work from home, so I just worked from the hotel room while he was at the conference during the week.
Anyways, here's a picture of the room we stayed in. Pretty nice, huh? We ended up staying at the Wynn, an upscale Hotel/Casino there. The 3rd picture is of our view out the window. Not too shabby if you ask me!
If you're going to Vegas, I'd recommend staying at the Wynn if you can get a good price on the room (read: NOT $220, which is what the room usually goes for, believe me, we didn't pay that and his employer paid for Sunday through Tuesday night). You can get cheaper rooms at other Hotel/Casinos, like the Luxor (where we stayed last time we went), however the bed was not nearly as comfortable as the bed at the Wynn.
This was the food bar in our room. Doesn't it look nice? All the stuff a person might crave at some point. Want something salty? How about some chips or popcorn? Got a sweet tooth? How about some jelly beans, chocolate, or cookies? Or are you thirsty? The water from the Fiji Islands awaits you...wait, what is this sign they have posted on this stuff? Let me take a closer look.
HOLY CARP!! I'M SO GLAD I DIDN'T PICK ANYTHING UP!!!!! The food bar had a timer on it that - if you removed something for more than 60 SECONDS they charged you for it!!
"Feel free to read the ingredients or count calories. If you decide to indulge...and we hope you do..." Yeah right, it's more like "if you decide to pick anything up and NOT EAT it, we hope you're slow or drunk and it takes you longer than 60 seconds to return the item, so that we can charge you for NOT EATING it."
I considered buying some of that CAUTION tape and putting it across the top of the stuff (in the style of a giant "X") - but decided against it. Instead Binderclips and I stayed away from it all together. All I could imagine is me deciding to look at the calories on something, Binderclips walking into the room, seeing what I was doing, yelling at me to hurry up and put the item back, and me throwing it in the air across the room due to him startling me. In this scenario we both scramble to find the item (who knows where it would end up, under the bed, perhaps?), then find it and return it exactly 61 seconds later. Seriously, with all the alcohol that is flowing in this city, someone is bound to fall for that one - but not us, thank goodness!
On Saturday morning we signed up a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. On the way we passed over the Hoover Dam (see first picture below). We travelled by bus to do a tour of the Hoover Dam on Sunday morning, I will post those pictures soon.
The rest are pictures of the Grand Canyon as we flew over it as well as Lake Mead (the largest man-made lake in the Western Hemisphere formed after the creation of the Hoover Dam) and the Colorado River. It was a little dusty that day, so the colors aren't as vibrant as we would have hoped for, just a FYI. I hope you enjoy the pictures! Pictures from our Hoover Dam tour (we actually went inside it and saw the Power Plant) to follow.