Viva Las Vegas!

A few weeks ago my husband attended a conference in Las Vegas for work so I tagged along and got the added bonus of spending time with my oldest sister, her husband, and my nephew who live there! We had the fun experience of staying in a hotel on the Las Vegas strip for a few days (we stayed at The Cosmopolitan), hiking and sightseeing in the desert wilderness, and I even managed to do a little sketching.

Here are some photos and sketches from our trip:

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Sketches from the airplane. I can’t believe that all of these years I’ve been flying without using sketching as a way to pass the time on the flight! I’ll probably paint these eventually…

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The Cirque du Soleil The Beatles: Love show was amazing! This guitar, displayed in the gift shop, was signed by all four of The Beatles!

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The amazing view from our hotel room balcony!

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The massive Hoover Dam.

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My husband and I enjoying the sunshine after a harsh Ohio winter.

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It was such a blessing to spend time with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew!

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I am amazed by how the plants and animals can adapt to living in the desert.

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In Ohio we have squirrels, in Nevada they have lizards.

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Is this beautiful or what?!

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It was so cool to see this wild herd passing through!

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Sketching adventure on the Las Vegas strip! (This is a work in progress photo, I’ll post an updated one soon)

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Sketching adventure on the strip continued. I think my eyes were crossing as I tried to figure out the details for that sketch! (This is another work in progress photo, I’ll post an update soon)

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We toured the Neon Boneyard where all of the retired Las Vegas signs live.

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We explored the Container Park which is a super cool incubator for small businesses where they set-up shop inside old shipping containers!

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We took a fascinating tour through the Mob Museum. Here’s me posing with my mobster hat & “tommy gun”.

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Hiking in beautiful Red Rock Canyon.

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I ended the trip with a bang by getting some peek-a-boo green streaks added to my hair (look closely, they’re a little hard to see in this photo).

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into my trip! Do you have any fun trips planned for this summer?

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