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Our time in Las Vegas is zooming by, but I wanted to share a sneak peak of what we’ve been up to. Our weekend was fantastic and Mother Nature was in her full glory. Here’s a little taste of our hikes in the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park.

Our first stop was Zion National Park where we hiked the Narrows (photos to come soon). Our second stop was the Cayon Overlook Trail. It was well worth the hike for the views of sunset over the canyon.

Hikers on the Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park

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Hopefully, after fighting with suitcases, airlines and customs agents, I will find myself near this place tomorrow night…

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

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MGM Grand Hotel

The last half of our Vegas visit was as good as the first half and included just as much good food.

On Thursday night, I tagged along with Andrew and some of his work colleagues for supper at Shibuya, a Japanese restaurant at the MGM Grand. Although, not quite as good as Okada, it was one of the better meals we had at the Grand.

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View of the Strip from our room at the MGM Grand

Vegas, I owe you an apology and I am deeply sorry. I imagined you were still a land of $5.99 all you can eat buffets that bake under heat lamps all day long, gathering the germs and bacteria of a thousand semi-comatosed gambling junkies. I thought there would be little to do but waste away the day at the one-armed bandits, while sipping watered-down, comped drinks. I’m sorry Vegas, I was wrong.

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