Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Las Vegas

This weekend, Jeff and I decided to take one last trip, so we went to visit some of our favorite people, the Bellows. Sorry to disappoint anyone who thought I wasn't at church because Jill had already come. :( She's still inside. That definitely would have been exciting though!

Pictures of Ryan at the restaurant. Crazy kid loves his lemons.

We had a very full day the next day. Sadly, I did not get pictures of everything. We started out at Lied's Children's Museum. That was a blast, and that is what these pictures are of. After that we went over to Ethel M's to take a tour of the M&M factory, but the actual factory part is closed for renovations. They still gave us a sample of the gourmet Ethel's Chocolate though, so that was awesome. And the cactus garden was open. We walked around that and saw lots of pretty flowers and cacti, as well as a mysterious . . . thing. I really don't know what to call it. Our best guess is that they grow cocoa beans in it. From far away, I thought it was a water feature, but nope.
Jeffrey and Zach went to enjoy one of their favorite activities: golf. While they were at the driving range, Brooke and I walked around this amazing park. I have decided that Las Vegas does an amazing job with parks. I went to two this trip, and had been to one on a previous trip, and I am just incredibly impressed with the facilities, grounds, and features.
After that, Jeff and I were able to enjoy the new grill Zach and Brooke just got. We had chicken, bratwursts, asparagus, and pineapple on the grill, accompanied by a yummy fruit salad Brooke made. For lunch/dinner on Sunday, we had filet mignon, corn on the cob, and asparagus. Other sides were broccoli and potatoes. We were definitely eating like kings and queens!

As all (earthly) things eventually come to an end, so did our trip. It did get extended by one day, because Jeff got sick. Then sadly, I got sick the next day when we were driving home. It was not pleasant, but luckily it was just a vicious 24-hour bug of some sort, because Jeff was only sick Saturday night to Sunday night, and I was only sick from Sunday night to Monday night. There's always something to be grateful for!
Their beautiful home and the lovely guest bedroom they let us stay in. :)


  1. Filet mignon! I'm proud of you again! Sounds like it was a great trip. I love that first picture of baby Bellows I think he has a straw in his mouth... it's too cute!

  2. Sigh. I can't get anything past you, sis. I only ate less than half of one, and I had Zach cook it to almost burnt. Sigh. My meat weirdness continues.


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