Vegas…wedding bells…and heritage?

Posted: 29th July 2014 by in Journal

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After leaving LA on Friday, we hustled over to Vegas to join the wedding festivities.  We landed in Vegas at 630, got our luggage by 650, taxied to our hotel and checked in 710, dropped off our luggage in the room by 715, and was sitting down for a drink with the bride and groom by 720… now that is time management and hustling at its finest.

We order a beer at dinner, not expecting the glass to be a liter… the cup was so big and so heavy that Taylor couldn’t fit his prosthetic around it and even if he could, it was too heavy for Taylor to hold.  The only way to fix that problem was for Taylor to recruit the little numb for back up, which allowed him to pick up the cup, in return helping him make the cup lighter with each sip 🙂

We enjoyed the rest of the night on the town with the wedding party.

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There was a river and gondola’s in the middle of an indoor shopping center within our hotel.  Every gondola had someone paddle them up and down the river while serenading them with song.  We saw one couple get married on the gondola.  The crowds on both sides of the river watched and listened as they gave their vows.  After they were pronounced husband and wife, everyone around the river cheered with great excitement (you would have never guessed the cheering crowd had never met this couple before this moment…)IMG_4158 IMG_4170

How beautiful is this hotel?  It definitely isn’t the typical hotel we opted to stay at but thanks to the bride and groom’s selection we treated ourselves to some beautiful architect and paintings



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He always loves trying to figure out how gadgets work


Taylor tried to find the only sliver of shade when everyone was hanging out by the pool.  He already get overheated on a semi-warm day but in the 115 degree Vegas weather, he swore he was on the verge of melting.  An ice cold beer was his saving grace 🙂


Girls after a warm, warm pool day in Vegas (115 degrees)


As I have wrote, the bride and groom requested that we come dressed in our heritage’s finest.  The bride and groom were German and happy as can be!


All these handsome men and beautiful women are our military’s finest!


Irish lass and my German gent!





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