Road tripping West USA- last 4 days and 3 day trip home.

August 7, 2015


What can I say? 

We stayed at the Paris hotel. Incidentally, Just a week before that we were discussing our favorite cities in the world. Paris happens to be mine!  

Since  WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, STAYS IN VEGAS... ;) I will post "some" pictures. 

and at night it was spectacular

The reception area was filled with Chandeliers  and if you know me at all you will know how wowed I was...

The inside of the hotel was just as well done:

As one does at a Parisienne cafe, pastries are a must!  

Also, we wanted to stop by all the TV chef's restaurants:

But refused to eat at this one on account of the chef being high on my list of disliked people .

And as a birthday gift, my love took me for lunch to my favorite American TV chef's restaurant , (my fav British chef is Nigella).

It was a gastronomic delight!

Another highlight for us was the Ballagio. (Might be because we are fans of the Oceans movies) 

The fountain show was lovely. 

I had to take pics of some of the night lights :

And casino royale 

After a wonderful 4 days, we headed home. 

First stop on the way was Hoover dam. This is an amazing Engineering feat and  sadly critically empty. 

And photographer number 2 clicking away:

Then we resumed the long and monotonous road home. Boredom turned to delirium and every mountain we saw looked like Table Mountain. 

I know, they look nothing like it, but we needed to entertain ourselves somehow.

No trip would be complete without a stop at an Indian Center for a tipi/teepee picture.

And then, a day later,  we were back in Texas. 107F or 41C degrees, greener than the rest of the country and the Best fuel prices seen anywhere in the country. California scenic route fuel price:

And in Texas fuel price, 

And a total of 

We had a fabulous time with Mom and David.  Thanks so much for making this happen. 

And a special thanks to my hubby for taking care of the technical problems linked to blogging in the car . I am especially thankful that you endured many many miles of walking WITH MANY BLISTERS (due to new shoes especially for this trip) just so I could see new things.

And most of all, a HUGE thank you for getting us all there and home safely.


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