The last day of January a big storm was predicted for Iowa. I guess we forgot to tell Mother Nature that we had plans to fly out to Vegas that day! My sister decided to spend the night with us so we were on the same path that morning. We left our house about 3:30 a.m. for a 5:30 flight. As we left home for our 45 minute drive we began to see flurries, and the roads got worse the closer we got to CR. We checked in and boarded the plane on time. We were really patting ourselves on the back for choosing such an early flight and getting out ahead of the storm. Long story short....we backed out, waited to be de-iced, pulled in to wait for visibility, pulled out, waited to be de-iced, pulled in and waited for visibility, and FOUR hours later deplaned and they CANCELED our flight!!! Sometime in that four hours we found out all schools in EASTERN Iowa had been canceled for the day.
As you can imagine MANY flights were canceled. So now our conundrum. Bud stood in line for a while as Kathy got on the phone. Again, long story short we ended up taking the last three seats to Denver at noon with no connecting flight. FOOLS??? Well, we were meeting Mom, my brother and SIL, and Dean told us to get to Denver and we'd figure it out from there. We got to Denver and headed straight for the counter...no flights. So, we changed airlines, bought new tickets, crossed our fingers that our luggage would actually get their, and took off. We landed in Vegas six hours late, but our luggage DID make it! We started out at Señor Frogs at Treasure Island where we stayed.
The next morning we headed for Hoover Dam. We took the tour which was very interesting.
Next we stopped by the NASCAR Track. We just visited the gift shop and headed off to the home of Pawn Stars where, believe it or not, we waited in line!
They were filming that day, but I'm pretty sure no one in our group made it on film! I was not impressed, but it was not all about me!
Next up was the free show at The Rio.
After a seafood buffet we headed downtown to Fremont Street for the light show.
There were ALL types of people on Fremont Street!
We headed back to the hotel exhausted and ready for some sleep.
Part 2 tomorrow.......
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