Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vacation Rocked!

On our first wedding anniversary, we went to Kauai, Hawaii, and stayed at the Coco Palms where Elvis filmed Blue Hawaii. While there, we saw a beautiful resort and said on our 25th wedding anniversary we would go back and stay there.

Well, last week was our 25th wedding anniversary. And since we are in the process of moving to Arizona, we decided to postpone that Hawaii trip for a couple of years. So, the next best thing was when Ted said he would take me to Vegas to see the Donny & Marie show. Now, that is true love! Of course, there was a catch - if I got to see Donny Osmond, Ted wanted to take a day trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon! He had a deal!

Here are a few pictures from our trip. We have been to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon several times, but never to the North Rim. It is equally beautiful!

After leaving the Grand Canyon, we spent the night in one of the cabins at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Best Friends has been my charity of choice for many years, and this is our second time to visit. It is truly a special place for all the rescued animals they care for - their Angel's Rest cemetery is the most peaceful place on earth!

Here is the man that makes me a better woman!

Nothing like a sunny day with a beautiful view!

Can you see Angel's Window?

If you've never been to the Grand Canyon, it needs to be on your bucket list!

Wolfgang Puck's restaurant surprised us with this yummy dessert. We had dinner there before seeing the Cirque du Soleil show called KA! If you've never seen a Cirque show, it needs to be on your bucket list!

Everything in Vegas is over the top! Such a fun people-watching city!

The Bellagio has a beautiful conservatory. This reminded us of my parents - they owned a red bench and their neighbors were called The Red Bench Gang!

The Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo was super! They are both such good singers. Their show included lots of clips from their younger days, and they did quite a bit of dancing too. I had to pinch myself! If Donny was a fan of yours, you need to put his show on your bucket list!

And I was so excited when we went to Fremont Street and saw their lite show. The show we saw was set to Beatles music, and there were lots of cats in it!

We also went to the Titanic Exhibit, spent a day at the pool, and played the penny slots. We didn't come back any richer than when we left, but we had a great time!


A New England Life said...

I can feel your enthusiasm, Laura! It sounds like you and Ted had the time of your lives!!! Good for you.

Mikki said...

Aw dang it! Too bad I got fired in January, I might have seen you come through the Titanic gift shop. :(
Glad you guys had a great visit to Vegas Laura! Happy belated anniversary!