A few weeks ago, we had a business/vacation trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. We were gone for about a week and missed our chickens, guineas, and bunnies tremendously. Thankfully, we have very capable caregivers for our babies, and were confident they would be happy and healthy when we returned.
We have traveled to Las Vegas for the past four years to attend the massive APEX and SEMA
shows. We enjoy our trips to Vegas and look forward to seeing business friends, making new contacts, eating, shopping and walking the strip. We averaged walking ten miles a day. So, if you ever plan to visit Las Vegas, be sure to pack your walking shoes!
This year we were able to visit some great restaurants that included Giada’s Restaurant at the Cromwell Hotel and Gordan Ramsey’s Steak House at the Paris Hotel. Our favorite restaurant was the Top Of The World restaurant, at the Stratosphere. The restaurant revolves as you dine, and you have
a 360º view of Las Vegas and the surrounding desert. Dining there in the evening provides a spectacular show of all the Vegas lights!
We were able to visit the Mob Museum, the Shark Tank at Mandalay Bay and take a ride on the
High Roller, currently the largest ferris wheel in the world!
We actually got to meet a few celebrities on our trip! We met and spoke with Willie Robertson, from
Duck Dynasty, Nascar driver, Danica Patrick, B.K. Cannon from the show Switched at Birth and
saw Kody and Janelle Brown from the show Sister Wives.
Another highlight of our trip was meeting a fellow chicken keeper Yvette Cochran Yvette was in Las Vegas on a business trip as well. It was such a surprise finding out that she was in Las Vegas at the same time we were, and that we would actually get to meet each other!
All too soon, our trip came to a close. We were, however, happy to get back home to our critters, family, and friends. As we walked out of the Raleigh airport to get the car, I could literally smell the pine trees. It smelled wonderful! The air was cool, crisp and almost moist, compared to the dry desert air we had been in the past week.
All in all, it was a great trip. It is always fun to travel and explore the land we live in. I always have to agree with the old cliché though, “There is no place like home!”