Monday, April 26, 2010

Las Vegas Vacation: condensed version

Day 1:
Begin Rock Removal
we no longer wonder where they get rock to line the highways

Build Raised Bed
for our daughter and son in law to grow vegis

Plant Flowers in Front Yard
which might wilt under the hot desert sun

Celebrate our Daughter's Birthday
with home cooked ribs, beans, salad and icecream cake

Day 2:
Pour Some Cement
one poor little sago palm had to die for this little spot of concrete

Paw Prints
that didn't take and scared poor Bella

Begin Hauling Rocks to the Dump
someone tell us why we can't just go dump them in the desert

Trench Under a Cover of Stars
because it was cheaper
Day 3:
More Rock Removal
this went on and on and on

Install Sprinklers and Drip System
with about 20 trips back and forth to home depot

Hauling Top Soil
with a supervisor on duty
Spreading Top Soil
that smelled like poo

Tom Sawyering a Neighbor Boy into More Rock Removal
who now regularly rings the doorbell

Day 4:
Lay Sod
and run short about 6 pieces
Day 5:
Fun Run at Lake Las Vegas
while Donnie finishes the sod

Hoover Dam
I tried to get Sarah to stand on the rail to get this picture...
she wisely declined
Day 6:
A Dinner Show
with horses and amazingly athletic men
Horse Race Win
by rolling a ball, and, no, I am not drunk

Day 7:
Picnicking at Red Rock Canyon
tried to hike a loop trail but took a wrong turn

Where the Red Bud Blooms
call our hearts home.Good Bye Dear Family
thanks for your hospitality!


  1. That was a heck of a working vacation. The yard looks beautiful, y'all did a great job. Glad you got to do some fun stuff along with the work.

  2. You guys really know how to vacation! How about coming to our place for a "little vacation" We also have lots of rocks since you have all that practice. Always good to see the kids!

  3. Very nice outcome. Don't you just love those working holidays.If you need another holiday soon I have just the place for you.I loved your post prior to this one, you guys have some amazing flowers and scenery, I'm starting to wish I lived there.

  4. Very nice! But what a lot of work on your vacation!!

  5. WHEW! Talk about productive. I bet they cannot thank you two enough for all that help. Guess that's what family's for, huh? So glad you have each other.

    What a cute family they are. Hope married life is treating them well. Love their family pic with the cutie pie dog.


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