Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We generally don't put up the tree this early, but LAD was very excited about getting it up. So excited he cleaned all his toys up in the living room and encouraged daddy to get vacuuming.

All the ornaments are as high as he could reach and lower. Good enough for me.

His big ole noggin needs the adult sized Santa hat. I think he spent the day in his PJs today.

Hope everyone had a yummy and safe holiday!

Thanksgiving Cinnamon Bread

My friend Robin gave us this mix. She knew LAD would have fun helping me bake in the kitchen. She was right! This was some top notch bread mix, especially with fancy beer! The mix is from YUM!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scene around Nevada, or is it Arizona?

Can't go to Las Vegas and not visit THE dam. It's a beauty. Now even more so with the addition of the new Bypass, just opened to traffic this past October 2010.

Here's a scenic overlook, just before getting to the dam. The dam is around the corner, to the right. There's a marina, just to the left, out of sight in this photo. Lake Mead is wayyyyy down.

Sorry girls, Gerry took such a nice photo of us, I couldn't not use it, wind blown hair and all! (yeah yeah, ma and caro will pick this sentence to death, go ahead; whatever.)

We did cross over the new bridge. It was rather a non-event. If you did not know there was a dam and river down there, you sure would not learn it from driving over the bridge. You would think you just crossed a state line or something. Something being the key word.

We took a tour of the powerplant part of the dam.

These are the generators in the Nevada side powerhouse. They look kinda tiny in this picture, but they are NOT.

Outside, scenic overlook. You can see the "bathtub ring" way out there. Along with a little bit of water...

WhatChaaaa Lookinnnnn at downnnnn there?

These are the powerhouses, where those generators are located. Right side is Nevada, left side is Arizona.

This thing is AWESOME.

Something about that graceful curve against those craggy mountains...

Click here to see a google search of the bypass, shows all stages of construction. Amazing!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Leaving LV

Beautiful weather this week, on the cool side actually! No complaints. Getting ready to board. You can get your boarding pass on your phone and they scan it from your phone display. Unbelievable!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Accidental family reunion

What's the chance i'd run into my Dad and Aunt Cindy, in Denver of all places? Apparently 100 % . They're on their way to Glenwood Springs; I'm on my way to see my Mom and 'Nother One Grandma ('Nother One Aunt?) In Vegas. Now all we need is a Grack, but he's stuck home in MO.