FABA 2018

Bonita Springs, FL


Story: Las Vegas Trip!


The Dam Tour

We went to see the Hoover Dam on the last day of our trip. We also tried to see the Grand Canyon, but the SkyWalk was closed and people took over the area and wanted to charge ridiculous prices for a tour we weren’t interested in. Anyway, the Hoover Dam was incredible! We took the dam tour, rode the dam elevator to the dam power plant below, and took all the dam pictures we wanted! Yes, we had fun making dam jokes. 


Fremont Street at Night

We had to come back to Fremont Street to see the giant screen lit up at night. I loved the deck of cards and how they flipped over. 


Driving the Strip at Night

Viewing the Las Vegas strip. We were lucky enough to get stuck at a red light to see the Bellagio fountain/light show. I’m pretty proud of the Eiffel tower shot I captured.  



Getting ready to see the Zumanity show by Cirque Du Soleil. We thought it was excellent. 


The Luxor

More exploring. This is the hotel we stayed in 6 years ago for our honeymoon! It is the pyramid-shaped one. Mat was not into the pictures anymore. 


The Excalibur

Wandering the strip, exploring, here is the castle hotel, the Excalibur where we had a lunch buffet. 


Posturing at the Vegas Sign

So you have to have the story behind these pictures and I suggest you click on them to full view them. They are hilarious!

Mat took me to the Las Vegas sign as I had not been there before. We got in line to wait our turn to take pictures directly in front of the sign – yes, in the 100 degree dry desert heat. You could also line up on the sides and take pictures from the side at an angle, which had shorter lines. We chose the middle. 

We are waiting and line and this group of 6-8 girls get to the front of the side line to the right. They clearly spent all day getting ready for their sign pictures. Long, curled hair, full make up, all wearing sun glasses, their clothes were matching, but not too matchy-matchy – they all had various forms of jumpers on with knots tied at the boobs. 

This group of girls spent at least 30 minutes taking pictures of themselves. A few group pictures, but mainly individual pictures. The exact same individual pictures, taken of the same girl multiple times, of course, after checking her phone to see the first batch of photos taken of her. Their favorite pose was to face the sign (back to camera), hold up a peace sign, and slightly lift their feet, as if they were walking towards the sign with their butt angled out just perfectly?

Now, you have to remember, Mat is waiting in line to take a picture at a sign (obviously for me) and sees this. All of a sudden, he has an interest for me to take his picture at the sign (before the girl gang arrived he said he didn’t want his picture taken at the sign). Mat used his observational learning skills and nailed the pose! Yes, Mat was posed while the girl gang was STILL taking pictures of themselves. He just couldn’t pass up this opportunity. 

If you look closely in one of the photos of me, you can see that I’m laughing so hard my arms are jelly and there is a peace sign from one of the girl gang members in the bottom right corner of the picture. They just couldn’t get enough of themselves. Thanks for the entertainment, ladies! I hope you did more in Vegas than take pictures at a sign. 


The Golden Nugget & Fremont Street

Mat took me to Fremont street as I had never seen it before. We also saw the tank in the Golden Nugget. It is a water slide that goes through a tank with sharks and fish!