Hubby and I celebrated our 10th anniversary in March with a little adults-only vacay, and it was fantastic! This was our third trip to Las Vegas together and we decided to rent a car and see some sights that we hadn't seen on previous trips.
Our first day, we drove out to Lake Mead and into Arizona. Lee managed to find a dirt and gravel trail that led us right down to the water. I would have been very okay with this if we hadn't been driving a rented economy car, when signs were posted that recommended four-wheel drive! Luckily, I didn't get carsick and we were rewarded with a beautiful, secluded view of Lake Mead when we finished the trail. In the past, I had only flown over the mountains and I was so surprised to see how pretty they were, even with no greenery and very little vegetation. The red dirt and mountains provided such a spectacular view and we found it hard to leave.
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After our journey down the trail, we back-tracked over to the Hoover Dam. As we crossed over the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, we noticed that there was a walking lane across the bridge. I couldn't believe that people would do that! Then, about two hours later, I let Lee talk me into doing it myself! Shocking, but I'm so glad that I did it. Look at these photos! We didn't take the Dam tour, but spent a couple of hours just walking around, looking and taking photos.
We spent some time in the casinos, eating good food and window shopping. I even scored half a day by myself at the pool! As usual, our resort did not disappoint. Look how pretty it is! We also visited the Las Vegas Welcome Sign, which we hadn't done before either.
Unfortunately, we didn't strike it rich so we had to return home to the real world. We are so thankful that Grammy was able to come stay with the kiddos so we could enjoy some time away. It's hard to believe that we've been married for ten years...wow, look what can happen in ten years!
I also wrote a guest post on the Arkansas Women Bloggers website about our trip. If you want to see more photos, click here to see the post.