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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Best Vegas Vacation - Part 1

We celebrated The Mr's birthday in Las Vegas. This was a "big" one and, since his birthday is December 29th and he has therefore had few parties (everyone out of town, partied out etc.), we really wanted to celebrate this one in style.

We set out from San Diego early on the morning of the 26th. We had a bunch of traffic on the way there, but made it in time for dinner and some wandering around The Strip.

Next morning, the adventure began. The Mr and I, and my sister and our dads went indoor skydiving! Incredibly exhilarating!

Next up: Pinball Hall of Fame where they had every pinball machine you could imagine. Old school and new!

After a quick dinner, we went to the Rio to see Penn & Teller. Before the show we got to go on stage and sign an envelope that was later used in their act.

The crowd on stage before the show.

My parents and The Mr and I with Teller after the show.

The Mr and I with Penn after the show.

The Mr and I are Penn and Teller! They put on an incredible show. They told us how they did many of their tricks and we STILL could not figure them out! Lots of fun (and family friendly, which was a pleasant surprise)!

The next morning we were off to see the Hoover Dam. This is my Sis, The Mr, me and my in-laws... inside of the Hoover Dam!

The Mr and I in our attractive tour hats.

This is a view from on top of the dam, looking down. In the background is the new bridge (which has been under construction since 2003) will be incredible when it is complete.

The Mr and I on top of the dam.

We walked from Nevada to Arizona (across the dam).

After our tours, we had lunch at the Hofbrauhaus. Holiday Brew and Currywurst - delicious!!
Next stop - The CSI Experience. We all got to solve a crime, the CSI way.

We had dinner at Ellis Island Casino where we ate the best steak dinner for $6.99. Seriously. The dinner was wonderful. 10 ounce steak, with two sides and a 16 ounce microbrew. For $6.99. We waited a long time, but it was worth the wait.

We walked on The Strip after dinner. This is The Mr and my Sis in front of the Eiffel Tower at Paris.

And The Mr and I on the bridge to Belaggio overlooking The Strip.
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Day 3 (The Mr's actual birthday) was also incredible... and a tale for tomorrow.

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