Las Vegas Adventure [Photos]

It’s Ash Wednesday, and I’m away on travel for work.  I’ve signed up to start receiving daily emails from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer (courtesy of prestonyancey.com) beginning today, and hope to read these devotionals each day during Lent and beyond.  If you’re interested, you can sign up to receive these emails here

Today I have photos for you from our January trip to Las Vegas, which have been sitting on my computer for about six weeks waiting patiently for this moment.

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#1 and #2, the Las Vegas Strip.

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#3 and #4 Red Rock Canyon.

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#5 I am completely in love with old vegas.

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#6 After brunch at the Bellagio, which was decorated for the Chinese New Year (the year of the horse).  Geez my hair was long!

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#7 Red Rock Canyons continued.

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#8 I had all of these wild hopes for the Luxor (the pyramid).  They were dashed.

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#9 Red Rocks again; me and my favorite DC-ite!  (Yes those are Old Navy Rock-Star-Super-Skinnies.  You’re welcome.)

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#10 We watched the fountains at the Bellagio and I thought our friends might get engaged there.  They didn’t.  I was disappointed.

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#11, #12, #13, #14  OH MY GOSH HOOVER DAM IS SO BALLER.  I LOVE AMERICA.

Well, there you have it.  If I had to do it all over again, or give you recommendations for a first-time trip to Vegas, I’d recommend these three things:

(1) Go to the Hoover Dam.  Seriously, it is amazing what we can do when we work together.

(2) Stay in a hotel in Old-town Las Vegas.  I loved The Beat coffeehouse/bar/record shop we stopped at, and there were so many awesome cover bands playing in the street!  I could have danced to fake-Bon Jovi and fake-Bruce Springsteen all night long.

(3) Eat tacos at Tacos El Gordo.  It’s kind of by Circus Circus (which is hilarious and you should totally go there too) and these are the greatest tacos in the entire world.  I know tacos.  Bring cash.

What are your favorite spots in the Las Vegas area?  Any recommendations for travelers headed in that direction?

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