We finally found the time to take the boys to Vegas! They have been asking to go for awhile, after they saw it on a TV show they watch. So we loaded up the car and drove to the Blodgett's house, who graciously put us up for the weekend. We had dinner at the Lazy Dog.
Unique decorations at the Lazy Dog.
Troy, Teo and Levi.
Waiting for a table in the lobby.
Neal and Jessica.
Dinnertime! The food was good.
The other half of the table.
After dinner, we went to see the volcano erupt at The Mirage.
A view of Treasure Island from The Mirage.
The strip in front of The Mirage.
Caesar's way off in the distance.
My wife and I. We look a little wind blown because there were 20 MPH gusts throughout the evening.
Teo and Troy.
Dave, Levi and Lexis waiting for the volcano. I'll try and include a video at the bottom of this post.
We also showed the boys The Venetian. They loved the canals, but were even more awed at the casino floor.
A brewery inside The Venetian.
The boys also had the opportunity for a few dips in the Blodgett's spa and pool.
Then back home! Trip home was about 5.5 hours due to the Sunday traffic. Dave drove, thankfully.
We had our first chance at wine tasting this year, so we made a trip up to Temecula. We decided to only go to wineries we had never visited before. Our first stop was Lumiere.
The staff was kind enough to take our photo.
They have a nice selection of white wines (our favorite) and red wines. My wife liked their Sofa King Red. Say that really fast.
From there we went to Doffo, which has a great collection of Italian motorcycle memorabilia.
The place was very lively and they had live music.
The staff here volunteered to take our photo also. They offer olive oil for sale here, and the samples were excellent so we bought some!
On to Chapin!
My wife picked a great weekend to go as the rains had just cleared and the hills were a beautiful green. This is the patio at Chapin.
Someone at Chapin recommended we try Fazeli next, so off we went! This is a large winery that we didn't even know existed. Apparently it has been here about 2 years. My how things change quickly in Temecula.
This is what we came home with. We obviously have a preference for white wines.