Thursday, May 31, 2007

Back home


Well, that was interesting: Three days and nights of eating, drinking, cruising the casinos, people watching, and otherwise experiencing the weirdness that is Vegas with relatives who range in age from 22 to 80. The theme was set the first night as our crew dined at "Big Kahunas" in Treasure Island while my sister, niece, and two cousins polished off drinks of the same name before moving on to the long-necked margaritas on The Strip. It's so entertaining to watch people get blitzed. Everyone kind of did their own thing during the day; I was the only geek opting for Bodies - the Exhibition. (Yeah, we WERE in Vegas, but it's not what it sounds like!) The above photo is of part of the the lighted ceiling show of Fremont Street--it's a runner! Speaking of which... I did squeeze in two rather pathetic runs, one of ~7 miles up and down The Strip, the other only ~5 miles in Red Rock Canyon, a nice escape from the craziness nonetheless. It's good to be home... I'm exhausted.

4 comments:

Jamie said...

Welcome back! That runner guy in the picture looks like a fit version of the Stay-Puff marshmallow man.

davidultra49 said...

Glad to here your trip was a fun one. Sorry that you didn't get to spend more time in the canyon though. What races do you have planned this summer?

davidultra49 said...

Glad to here that you had a fun time in Vegas. Sorrt that you didn't get to spend more time in the canyon though. Whats up next for you?

Sue J. said...

Hey David, I'm entered in the Tahoe Rim 100 and AC this summer. Also plan to climb a buncha mtns. and hike the John Muir Trail. How 'bout you?