Las Vegas, NV

Only in Las Vegas will you find a”real” mermaid all dressed up for the holidays hanging out in a giant aquarium!  We were looking forward to some warmer weather after being chased from the East coast by freezing winter storms.  Not so!  Vegas was cold and we found ourselves spending very little time on the strip – or anywhere outside!  We stayed at the Oasis RV Resort which is a huge RV park just a few miles from the strip.   Even closer was the Silverton Casino which featured a blackjack game that Joel really liked and the aforementioned mermaids.  I spent a lot of time in the casino lounge watching the jellyfish in the pic above circling round and round while Joel was playing cards.


Another reason for visiting Vegas are my cousins, Steve and Shannon.  Shannon and I are the same age and share many fond childhood memories together. Steve – aka crazy cousin Steve – has a motorcycle shop and spends most of his spare time defying death.  In fact, he had yet another close call when a speeding teenager plowed into the side of his large box trailer, barely missing his driver-side door.  Luckily, he was okay and for once he was not the person trying to break the sound barrier while driving.  We had a great visit with them and our time there just flew by.



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