Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Le Reve

Last night we saw the show "Le Reve" (the dream) at the Wynn in Las Vegas. This show had a special meaning for us since a family member is part of the crew :)

Here are some videos - even though the real thing was SOOOO much better. Absolutely stunning!

Las Vegas

We are currently vacationing in Las Vegas, NV visiting family. I have never been out West and love to see the landscape here.

We spent a day in the Valley of Fire and had a great time hiking:
026 Valley of Fire (Can you see hubby??)

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Then, we wanted to hike Mount Charlston. Unfortunately, our plans were cut short since we picked the day of a rare May snow storm...001 Mt Charlston

Since we couldn't be out in nature, we headed to Freemont Street, i.e. old Las Vegas, and checked out some casinos.
007 Freemont Street

And, of course, we had to see Hoover Dam. What an experience!!
019 Hoover Dam's new bridgeThis picture shows the new Hoover Dam bridge which is currently being built. It is going to ease the congestion on the dam when it opens this summer.

026 Hoover Dam044 Hoover Dam from Lake Mead

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Saroyan Shawl

I finished my Saroyan Shawl - and totally love how it wears. Actually, I am going to start another one...

009 Saroyan Shawl001 Saroyan Shawl006 Saroyan Shawl001 SUMMER NIGHT

Pattern: Saroyan by Liz Abinante (a free pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Wolle's Yarn Creations' cotton; one skein of SUMMER NIGHT (available here)
Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3)
Size: 53 x 14 inches