We had our first visitors to the desert last week. Dad and Brenda flew in for a week full of excitement. We worked so hard to get the house ready. It seems with a new house there is always something else that needs to be done! As you can see in the photos I tried to cut Nick's hair... I royally messed it up so the poor hair stylist had to basically buzz it! He says it actually feels great! Oh the things you do to get ready for visitors!
We were so excited to pick up the parents from the airport, show them around town and give them a tour of the house. The first night we got the new grill out and Nick whipped up some BBQ chicken. We all just chilled out and enjoyed dinner. Then we took them to CJ's by the house for frozen custard.
Thursday we jetted around town just shopping and showing the parents the area. I took them to Red Rock Harley Davidson since Brenda collects t-shirts from each Harley store... and we went to old downtown Las Vegas to pick up our show tickets and just walk around. I wanted to take Dad to Kount's Kustoms, but the line was so long and we didn't want to walk miles from the car. I like showing them the touristy things... staying away from the Strip to avoid the stereotype of Las Vegas. We don't live that life at all. I do enjoy a slot machine though!
That night we all went to the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. It was very funny! Dad figured out the killer quicker than all of us. We had a blast! Afterwards we gambled for about 30 minutes, lost $10, ya know the drill... then walked up and down the old Las Vegas part of town. I like it better than the new part even! It's vintage and so neat. I don't like all of the people trying to sell me things though. It's crazy to think where we live is so quiet and serene. Miles away is this land of lights just waiting to entertain people.
|Dad and Brenda with the actors|
That night we took advantage of the pool. To me being in a pool doesn't make sense if it isn't hot! It did feel good in the water though... I must admit! We had a blast just floating around and talking. We later drove Dad and Brenda down the Strip at night to see the lights. It's just a whole different world! It's beautiful and full of life. The night air felt great, too! I sure didn't want the night to end.
|Brenda made us a Christmas quilt!|
|Brenda playing in the waterfall|