Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Last week Ryan, Jake(Ryan's brother) and I went down to Arizona or (Arisnona as lils would say) to visit their other brother Colby. The day we left it was freezing cold and snowing. So I was pretty anxious to leave. The drive down was pretty quick. We stopped at the Glen Canyon Damn in Lake Powell. I would have been happy if we had just stayed there all week.
Also on our way down we drove past a farm (surprise surprise) and the sprinklers were on but because it was so cold it had frozen to the wheels and the grass was covered with icy snow. It was so cool looking we had to go back and take a picture.

11 hours later we were in Arizona in 80 degree weather! We didn't really do much but it felt like we kept pretty busy. We laid out by the pool and enjoyed much eating out, and going out on the town. Much needed R&R!! I love Arizona... but even in the fall it got up to 95 degrees one day. But I absolutely loved the palm trees :)
The three Moore boys left to right: Ryan, Colby and Jake
In front of Colby's house. I had to get a picture with the palm trees!
We decided that on the trip back home we would go to Vegas for a night and then do the rest of the drive home the next day. I have never really been to Vegas, and they wanted to take me to ride the rides. So we got to Vegas Thursday evening. When we got there we realized that we should have booked a hotel before actually got there. So we drove around for about an hour trying to find a hotel that had a room that was somewhat cheap. We ended up at the Palace Station. $30 bucks for a night isn't too shabby!
So we grabbed some food, changed and hit the strip. We started at the New Yorker and planned to walk our down to the Stratosphere and check out other things along the way. The New Yorker was fun... but $13 bucks to ride it, that's just crazy. We went and checked out the Coyote Ugly bar... from the outside. The line was so long.
Then we went down and checked out the Bellagio water show, it was so pretty! That's were we met the brown version on Elvis. By this time it was midnight and the Stratoshpere closed at 12:45. So we started booking down the strip so that we could make it before it closed because supposedly its much more fun to ride at night. Jake thought that we would be able to make it on foot so we didn't get a cab. The strip is much longer than it looks and in heels it only makes it worse. We were practically jogging once we past Treasure Island. By the time we reached Circus Circus I was getting blisters on the bottoms of my heals I could barley walk. So Jake and Ryan took turns giving me a piggy back rides. We got there at exactly 12:46. So we barley didn't make it. We all felt defeated and collapsed on the floor in front of desk for about 15 minutes we were so tired.
We still got up the next morning and rode it. Once again $15 bucks for a 10 second ride.. hardly worth it. But now I can say that I have ridden it. Then we went and gorged at the World Buffet at the Rio. It was huge and they had food from every culture! I'm still trying to digest all that food. haha


Marley said...

Janessa!!! Add me to your blog!! WOO!! haha we are blogging buddies now!! hehe

Lindsie said...

Your blog is so cute!

The Griffiths said...

cute blog! It is fun to see what you have been up too!

Shumway Adventures said...

This looks like fun! Glad you had a fun trip!!