Snow again! Back from 1 week holiday.... @ 09:37 am
Vegas was pretty good hoot. Got lots of pics up on Facebook, and my flickr account ( www.flickr.com/dmitrieff ). On the way down to Seattle to catch our flight I drove my car... passing 5 to 6 cars in the ditch or off the side of the I-5 on the way down. My closest call to having an accident myself was just south of downtown Seattle, when a city maintenence truck two car lengths in front lost a shovel and came flying towards my windshield. A crazy-ass swerve in to the right lane saved my ass. Phew I was pumping adrennaline for a while after that.
On the flight down we had 2 connecting flights. The last connection was tight. We made it... but our luggage didn't. We got a call at 4:00am at our hotel to let us know it had arrived. (by us I mean me & my brother btw). The next week was a electic mix of amusement rides, vegas shows (Stratosphere's "Bite" was very entertaining, but cheesy), a visit to the gun range to test out fully automatic weapons, walking around the various extravagent sections of some of the hotels, a bit of shopping, Hoover Dam, and a bunch of other stuff, including hiking in Red Rocks canyon.
New Years was spent on Freemont street in a tight shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of strangers rocking out to a bunch of very cool cover bands for Queen, Bowie, and Kiss. Was pretty cool. Lots of fireworks and lightshow on the Freemont Experiences to coincide with the 30sec countdown to midnight.
A very cool holiday all in all.