Romans 1:20

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

Friday, November 27, 2009

Vegas Baby!

Andrew and I have wanted to do some traveling wile here in the States so whenever we get a chance we try to go somewhere we have never been before! This time we decided to drive a little further than usual and took off to go to Las Vegas! It is in the state of Nevada which means that I get to add another part of the US to my "Places I've Been" and I was excited to check out the architecture there! To get a place to stay is really cheap so we headed off to stay the night and then come back the next day. Starbucks in hand we ventured through the desert!

At the State line there was all of a sudden a burst of towns, all making their money off the casino industry! It was a fascinating experience to see it!

Vegas, like LA, is also surrounded by mountains, and the climate was much the same. After about 5 hours on the road, we saw the city, well signed by countless billboards!

This was where we were to stay so we went to check in...

We had a look around while they tried to find our reservation, which ended up taking about 20 minutes, since Expedia didn't fax through our paperwork or something. Finally we were given our room cards and we went to find our room, as we walked we discovered this really cute courtyard and someone was setting up for a wedding ceremony. We couldn't resist!

Well, we got to our room and tried to get in but somehow we couldn't open the door because a latch had been closed from the inside. So we walked back to the reception and told them and they sent out a guy to try to help us. Naturally he couldn't so back we went to be given a new room! What was great was that because of all this drama they felt bad so they upgraded our room to a much nicer one! We went to go to that one and our cards wouldn't work... so back we went and they sent someone with us to let us in, and later realised they had told us the wrong room number... Nonetheless! We settled down and were grateful for how things turned out! We had a great view from our bathroom window!

And a jetted tub!!!

We quickly unpacked, dressed warmly and then headed out after dark to explore the town!

More of this AWESOME building later!!!

We had a very small budget for food so In-N-Out was our only option for dinner here!

We found a parking space and decided to walk the strip, starting at the camera store to buy more batteries for our camera! Forgot to charge them... Oops!

We had a great time but were really taken back by the blatant sinfulness that consumes the people here, like a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah...

Now this was really cool! We got to see the fountain in front of the Bellagio as seen in Oceans 11, and it was themed to a christmas song! So beautiful!

After a while my legs ran out of steam and we got a quick Starbucks before going back to the hotel.

What was really cool was that on the corner of on of the streets, a bunch of believers were handing out tracts and sharing the gospel to those walking by! Really encouraging!

This morning we were allowed a late check out and eventually rolled into the car for the drive back to LA

I saw some Art Deco architecture on the way out, one of the few examples left here in vegas since the turnover on buildings is so high!

The Skytrain
This replica of the Statue of Liberty is a 1/2 size model! I thought that was pretty cool!

What we didn't expect is the CRAZY traffic on our way back! We were in the middle of the desert, miles away from the closest town, yet we weren't moving... I still don't understand that!

As we drove we saw the clouds come in and snow began to fall on the peaks! This was really cool to see and we prayed they wouldn't close the freeway!

Finally we were nearly home, but were glad we had done the trip, yet glad it was over! No plans to do it again I don't think! Maybe only on our way to the Grand Canyon next time!

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