in Ntrips, Trips, Vegas
A few pictures of the offsite with my coworkers:
The next morning, a few coworkers and I went Rock Scrambling around Icebox Canyon
In Vegas, you have AC to cool the air outside :)
After the company event, Jennifer joined me, and we spent a bit of time walking around Vegas:
I think it's lame to go to a swimming pool in Vegas, but some are nice:
nice view from my room
We missed the Mirage Secret Garden and Habitat last time, so we fixed that:
gamble in the pool...
The Bellagio is always very nice and had birds in its conservatory:
The fountains are of course always nice
The Flamingo, had .. flamingoes ;)
I think the ducks are free to fly off, but they likely know they'd die quickly in the desert
Mob Attraction at Tropicana was well done:
People in heavy heat outside:
Random Vegas Pictures:
I had been earlier, but I used some of the time to see the Imperial Palace (now Quad)'s great auto collection again. Click on the link to get the all the pictures on another page.
And yes, Jennifer got buffets and food :)
Dinner at le Cirque:
Expensive breakfast buffet at Bally's. Lobster, crab, caviar, and much more:
Obviously, Vegas is also about shows, so we went to see some:
Zarkana felt rehashed and so-so
I got tickets for an advance performance of MJ One. That was actually good and novel:
Céline was back in Vegas, and I had never seen her there, so I figured why not (even the tickets are some of the most expensive ones). She did a good job still:
And just after, we went to see Absynthe also at Cesar's. It was different and funny:
Outside of Vegas itself, we also went out for a few things (click on each for a link to their own page):
Exotics Racing near Las Vegas Speedway. I got to drive expensive cars on a smallish track, which is difficult to do elsewhere. Worth the money? That's up for each person to decide.
Jennifer and I went to Sky Combat Ace for dogfighting, and that was a lot of fun, especially when she was able to shoot at me:
On our last day, Jennifer and I went to the Hoover Dam for the "Dam Tour" (a more thorough tour where you can see the inside of tunnels). That definitely was a nice visit, and among other things we learned that the Hoover Dam is actually only there to regulate water flow, while making electricity is just a byproduct which nicely pays for the bills.
The inside was nice:
this is how they filled up the hole to make the dam
After that, we walked to the bypass bridge that got built in the last years:
Last, but not least, we went quickly through the Atomic Museum which takes more time to visit than the measly 1h we had (and they were nice enough to let us in just before closing and keep us after closing):
And that was it, just enough time to go back to the airport after that.