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Las Vegas Visit - February 2007

Christy and Ben Drinking a Warp Core Breach

Christy was at a work conference in Las Vegas the last week of February. Ben flew out on Wednesday and we spent the rest of the week together out there. The first night we stayed at the Wynn (the last night at the conference) and moved the next morning to the MGM, all the way at the other end of the Strip. On our first day out on the town, we walked the Strip most of the afternoon, eating lunch outside in the sunshine at an Irish Pub at New York, New York and drinking margaritas on a patio near the Aladdin's. We also spent a lot of time visiting with Ben's Gramma Ginny and Aunt JoAnn, which was terrific. On the first night, they picked us up at the hotel and took us to JoAnn's for dinner.

The second day was all about the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton... and what an experience it was! We started with lunch at Quark's Bar, then toured the Star Trek Museum. Through the Museum, we went on the first Star Trek ride through space (which Christy wasn't crazy about - motion sickness, augh!) But, the ride conveniently ends at Quark's Bar, again, where we shared a Warp Core Breach (the big bubbling drink you see in the picture above!) After the side ride (which Christy did a lot better on!) it was off to a night of gambling. We casino hopped from the Flamingo, to the Luxor, back to Excalibur and finally to the MGM, where we ended the night in pretty good shape!

On Saturday, our last full day in Vegas, Gramma Ginny and Aunt JoAnn picked us up and took us out of the City for a sight seeing tour at Red Rocks National Park. It was beautiful! It was so nice to feel the sunshine in the middle of Ohio's winter. We had dinner with Ginny and JoAnn at the Red Rock Casino, then headed back to the Strip. On our last night we hung out and gambled at the MGM. We figure we broke-even on our gambling for the week -- nice!

An early flight brought us back to Ohio...