A quick recap:
- Karen and Mike's wedding was amazing. I have never seen a more stunning bride than my sister - she was the epitome of beauty.
- We saw the Blue Man Group after the wedding; what an awesome show that was. I've heard their shows are an acquired taste - it's not for everyone. But it's definitely for me. I'm pretty sure Lee liked them, too
- We ate some of the most amazing food we've ever tasted
- We saw some of the craziest people we've ever seen
- It took about, oh, 3 seconds before being bombarded with call-girl business cards got old
- Lee and I took an afternoon to see the Hoover Dam. And this is where it became apparent to me that I married someone who likes to read every single one of those informative signs. Seriously - every single one. And wants to take pictures of every single one.
- The drive up to San Francisco is absolutely gorgeous. In fact, it's gorgeous enough to keep us from paying attention to speed limits. Thankfully the CHP was nice enough to inform us of this. Ouch.
- Napa is breathtaking. The whole landscape looks fake - like we took a picture in front of a green screen and someone came in after the fact to add some gorgeous mountains
- San Francisco is awesome. The hills are absolutely insane. It gets up to a 45 degree angle in some places. It's actually like a really slow roller-coaster.
Here are some pictures - I know there are a lot; feel free to skip though them!
Mike and Karen's Wedding
The hilarious shirt Mike wore the morning before the wedding.
The Luxor, home of a delicious Sunday Brunch
Hoover Dam big-horned sheep!
It's dropped 80 ft; they expect it to drop another 15 ft by September.
Lee pointing to the American Society of Civil Engineers sign.
He's such a nerd.
The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Jellyfish are so pretty behind a glass barrier
Freemont Street Experience
The worlds tallest thermometer.
It's hard not to be jealous, I know.
Really cool windmills along the Interstate
Wine Tasting in Napa Valley
All the vines are dormant right now, so we didn't see any grapes, but even dormant vines are amazingly pretty. Hopefully we'll be able to go back when the grapes are out.
Nickel & Nickel Winery
Inside their cellar
Lee playing King of Pride Mountain's Rock
Sunbathing sealions! I had no idea how noisy these fellas are -
we could hear them inside the restaurant where we were for lunch.
A crayon portrait I made of us during lunch at the Sealion Cafe.
The famous cable cars. I LOVED riding them.
With all the big hills, it's like a roller coaster ...
but with them going at about 3 MPH, it was like a
It sort of became a tradition throughout this trip to
take pictures of Lee "interacting" with different things.
It made us laugh the entire trip :)
Lee tickling Lance Burton's nose
Poking a sealion on the nose