Carol watches Daphne and Emma decorate the tree outside.
Snow man cake!
Frozen corn dogs!
The whole Tabernacle of the Lamb spread.
Stage manager Joni!
Behind the magic in the ladies' dressing room.
Dreaming of revenge.
"She's your sister!"
Daphne playing Minecraft backstage.
Rudy waiting on us to get home.
Daphne waiting for food at Tootie Pies.
Heavenly chocolate pie!
The first picture from my new camera!
Gorgeous December morning in Sherman!
Super old gas pump at an abandoned station.
My path home.
Reindeer and snowman and Pappy's and Nana's.
Nana and Pappy's stocking line-up!
Nap fail for the littlest Brownies.
Walkin' in a winter wonderland... coffee table. (I was playing with the macro settings on my new camera.)
Sister and Hannah computin'.
Playing with the closest thing to action figures that they could find.
"Honey, I'm home!"
Mackenzie introducing to the boys the nesting doll concept.
Noodle time for Travis!
Mackenzie praying with a Fumanchu beardish thing.
Side noodle action.
Tian, a little more thoughful about his dinner.
Saying the blessing.
The middle Brownie!
Sister and me!
At the airport! Ready for our Las Vegas vacation!
Get it? "Shot" glass?
Awkward hat moment.
D makes it work!
Bird in the concourse!
Uncle Ken got us into the Admiral's Club!
Ken and D saying good-bye.
All aboard and ready to go!
Walked The Strip a bit to get some dinner.
Om nom nom.
Mushroom Swiss... look at that juice leaking out!
It's soooo yummy!
Where we spent an hour or so Thursday morning. D was treated (successfully, it seems) for an ear infection.
City Center. A lot has changed since we left!
Giant rose at City Center.
Prada and a cylindrical tower.
Interesting. What does that mean?
Las Vegas Boulevard looking north.
The Bellagio entry tower in some Planet Hollywood button orb thingies.
Paris! Home of the Sugar Factory!!!
The retail store... I could go broke in here.
A lot of gelato.
Cake pops, cupcake top sammies, and other treats.
Colorful wall o' candy!
So do I!
Cakes, tortes, and tarts.
I want that marshmallow snowman in my belly.
Seasonal shortbread cookies.
Yessss. Best. Restaurant Concept. EVER.
Red Velvet Pancakes with cherry sauce, walnuts, and grated white chocolate. Served with maple syrup.
The Chocolate Lounge had a classy, gorgeous display of chocolate things.
Love the pin-up bars.
Cute little cookies.
Chocolate books... which I want in my store, too.
We were definitely fans.
Fat little birdies in Paris.
THey were hanging out under the heaters.
Check-in area at Bellagio.
Water-canopy entrance to the Conservatory.
Checking it out.
Very festive. The fountains changed color.
Beautiful greeting card made from plant pieces.
Some of the detail.
Carnation polar bear with two trains running.
Mama bear had 12,000 carnations.
A rare glimpse of the mountains from The Strip.
Welcome, spenders of money.
The fountains at Forum Shoppes.
D and the horse.
Louis Vitton window display.
The Mirage on a crisp winter's morning.
More treats. We were still too full to indulge!
But we could window shop!
D thought that the mousses looked particularly good.
So. many. cookies. And biscotti!
The other side of the counter.
And more gelato from the Venetian.
A giant shoe made of hangers.
So pretty! At Godiva.
On the gondola ride.
Our rower. She was a marvelous singer and a charming lady.
St. Mark's square.
A bauble tree in front of the Venetian.
Our home away from home.
Very yummy spicy tempura shrimp roll.
D took this picture. She said the salmon roll was "cartoon sushi" because of how perfect it looked.
Daphne's green tea tempura ice cream.
A and me!
When they first built MGM Grand, it was an homage to the golden age of movie-making. Not so much anymore!
Strawberry banana breakfast!
I don't think I wanna tinkle in front of Jimmy Stewart, thanks.
Everything was so pretty and Christmasy!
Even the lion was getting into the action.
On our way to the roller coaster, by way of M&M's World. :)
I remember when these were all the rage... didn't realize there were any left.
So. much. candy.
It's smiling at me!
$3000 and it can be yours!
Chillin' with Red.
D likes Green best.
A Lady Liberty made of jellybeans!
The streets of New York (New York).
D REALLY likes meat.
This contrail among the spires was the best thing about Excalibur.
Mandalay Bay! See me?
The tree at Mandalay Bay.
Egypt at Christmas?
Outside of the Luxor.
NYNY. The water feature had been drained!
One of the two lions in the habitat at MGM Grand.
Our chariot arrives.
Nearly time for dinner.
Just outside of the restaurant elevator.
Looking out toward the east.
A table with a view!
The Valley with an airplane taking off.
Daphne's NY strip and mashed.
Lobster salad grilled cheese sandwich and tomato bisque.
D, happy with her dinner.
Me, happy with my dinner AND my Diet Coke. :)
Some smog over the western valley, visible in the sunset.
Sheep Mountains. "My" mountains.
The Clark County Government Building. I love it.
The ugliest block of buildings I've ever seen.
Daphne's cheesecake lollipops with rocky road dipping ramekins, lava cake, and creme brulee.
My lollipops, brulee, and banana bread pudding.
Too. much. food.
Mmm... vanilla creme dipping sauce with cookie crumbs.
Sunrise Mountain again, in the sunset.
The valley looks peaceful at dusk.
Daphne, enjoying the view.
Looking straight down. See the tower supports on the left?
Daphne chilling at the top of the tower.
Rancho, leading up to where we used to live.
Bye bye, Stratosphere!
Wedding chapel at Fun City... with a liquor store right across the parking lot!
Daphne doing calesthenics on the monorail.
Let's get to them young!
Caesar's Forum Shops!
Oh my gosh, another Sugar Factory! The original!!
Cute Beatles Cirque ticket booth at Mirage.
Inside the Mirage.
Tropical plus poinsettias and snow-effects.
Pretty arrangements, and they smelled amazing.
Tropical and snowflakes!
D with some baby polar bears.
Aquarium at Mirage.
Neat club wall.
Palm trees in Venice!
Mammoth tusk carving...
...created over generations...
This was probably the earliest carving.
That's what I wanted to do to TI.
Cool bike, though.
Daphne loved this gift shop at the Imperial Palace.
A one pound burger as big as D's head at Hash House a Go Go.
My portabello burger with salad.
D at the Palazzo.
Q-Bert flooring in the restrooms.
Rare book store in the Palazzo shops.
$95,000 works of Shakespeare.
$49,000 first edition collection of the chronicles of Narnia.
D looks very carefully at a $4000 fairy book.
Neat chandelier (sort of; no lights).
Atrium area at Palazzo.
Giant two-story waterfall.
Another neat chandelier.
Christmas peacock, I guess.
Really pretty atrium.
Nice tile work on the fountains.
Blue Man Group and D. :)
The entryway to an Asian restaurant... tubs full of rose petals. It smelled amazing!
See the one with the espresso beans in the back? That's the one I'd pick. Or the macadamias.
He had thrown a ball wayyy up.
Leaving Las Vegas.
What is that thing?
The Stratosphere doens't look so tall from up here, huh?
Lake Mead with Hoover Dam at the bottom right of the water. See?
Thar she is!
Above the clouds.
D playing Minecraft.
An ocean of clouds.
Descending into the deep.
Into the cloud line.
Daphne was taking a bunch of pictures out of the window.