Mike's dad Emile came to stay at our house on Saturday, June 16th. We had a nice lunch at Eric and Kathy's on Sunday the 17th and headed to the airport mid afternoon. We arrived in Las Vegas after a quick 2 hour flight and were greeted by a happy, huggy Mariah who drove us to their beautiful home in The Trails section of Summerlin.
The Trails is aptly named - there's a long park and trail system the culminates in a nice community building and pool.
Back at the house
Yep - it's hot in Vegas in the summer (see lower left).
After runs and swims, Isaac, Mariah, Greg, and I had work to do in quiet company.
Mike and Emile made good use of their time, too. :-)
for a dazzling performance: Cirque du Soleil Mystère (no cameras allowed so these are photos I downloaded from the internet).
We enjoyed live piano music and drinks but chose not to order the $1000 caviar.
Wednesday Greg and Mike had an early T time at a local golf course.
The rest of us held down there fort and kept the cats company.
Emile and Mike wave 'hi' atop the dam.
Here's the view from the dam of the huge suspension bridge tying Nevada to Arizona
We had a nice lunch in a Boulder City brewery before heading back through the gates into The Trails.
Beca Project students to use - such a generous gift!
It was Patrick and Pearl's birthday so we celebrated with chocolate ice cream and they got to lick the bowls.
We had a great visit - lots of time at the house, a few adventures out, great food, and wonderful company. Good bye to Las Vegas and hello to Oregon - happy trails, all!