Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter Wonderland

We got quite a lot of snow last night, probably between 6-8" of it. This is really unusual for us in December, we almost never have snow that sticks before Christmas. We got our first big storm last year on December 26, so at least it was close enough to Christmas to kind of be able to say we had a white one. I don't know how long this one will stay on the ground, but it sure is pretty today!

I saw an ad today offering to sell a Las Vegas strip map & I kind of had to laugh. I'm not sure how many of you have ever been to Las Vegas, but I've been a few times & almost all of my friends have, too. It's really pretty easy to navigate , especially in the "strip" area. The streets are all pretty much named for one of the casinos that sit on the corners, so to find Tropicana Avenue (and thus McCarran Airport) you look for the Tropicana casino. The best way to get the full Las Vegas strip experience is to decide what you want to see & either take the monorail to get as close to the location as possible, or walk if it's close enough. Driving on the strip is pretty much a nightmare as soon as the sun goes down & as far as I can tell, stays that way all night long. There are also taxis & shuttles all over the place that are pretty affordable. I mean, if it makes you feel more secure to know exactly where everything is, go ahead & buy a map, it can't hurt anything, but I honestly don't think they're necessary.

Anyway, it's time for me to go get dressed & ready to go. Dawn, Vicki & I are having a girls' day & the guys are hanging out at Vicki's and playing video games. We've all been super excited about it & I can't wait to go!

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