Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Land of Cheese

At the beginning of December, Roger and I met Lindsay and Jeremy in Las Vegas.  
We didn't go down specifically to see the Statue of Liberty made out of jelly belly beans:

Nor did we go down to play (and lose horribly at) slots:

Or to buy Tequila at the gelato stand and drink it out of a paper cup

Nope, we went down to do this:

Why we thought it would be a good idea to run a half marathon with 44,000 other people is still not apparent to us, but that Lindsay can sure be convincing.  
Anyway, there's enough negativity out there about the poor organization of this event so I'll just focus on the positive like running the entire boulevard at night and not having to worry about getting hit by a vehicle, and the music along the route and getting pleasantly distracted by the Bellagio Fountains and..... having the foresight to stay at a hotel close to the start and finish of the race.  Unfortunately, the only photo I have of the actual race is this:

taken from our room on the 37th floor of the full marathoners.   

We also paid a visit to Roger's candy store. 
 A couple of black ones, a green one, a red one...

Roger got to take a couple of them for a spin

and, he signed me up for a ride along in a yellow one.  Probably not the best thing to do when you have the stomach flu.
Boy, was I ever happy that I was wearing the helmet--that's right, I'm not just wearing it because it looks sooooo good.

Then....we came back to reality.

This is actually a good thing.  I was beginning to think we were going to have a green christmas, but a couple of Saturday's ago it snowed all day long and finally, we had enough snow to take our cross country skis out for a spin.  I just hope this snow sticks around.