Late on this update, but anyway.
So pretty much everyone I know is booked on the same flight out to Vegas for the pair of weddings that weekend. Our friends Rich and Dawn are getting married on Sunday, and Phil and Ashley are getting married on Monday.
Here’s Craig and Phil’s brother
We got on the flight and after an intense game of musical chairs we all got seated near our mates and we seriously occupied like 1/4 of the plane.
Steve, Rene, and Craig
We landed, and because I use the world’s best rental car service (National) I was able to get us into a brand new full size Silverado pickup truck. Handy for the rest of the week and damn was it comfy to cruise around in.
We got to the hotel and I started putting together my bike.
We eventually went out and met up with Rich during his last night as a single man. He was eating dinner at a sports bar in Paris.
Craig drinking a beer
Ted doing the same
We hung out that night and walked around and went to bed. The next day was Rich’s big day. We met up with him at Paris where he was getting married. We chatted a bit and went inside and waited for the ceremony to start.
Here’s Dawn and her Dad coming down the isle.
The two of them
Richard pretending to be serious
For reception we headed over to Planet Hollywood where we had some great dinner.
We ate, hung out and called it a night.
Monday morning maria and I went over to Mandalay bay to check out the aquarium again.
Maria likes sharks
That night was Phil’s and Ashley’s wedding. We arrived at the chapel early and thought we were lost. A few minutes later people started rolling in though.
Phil and Ash arrive in their limo, courtesy of www.rockstarzlimo.com
While we were waiting, Elvis came and introduced himself to everyone in the room. Awesome guy.
Ashley and her dad being danced down the isle by Elvis
Elvis doing the service, Ashley looking nervous!
Elvis being awesome
Everyone wanted a turn with Elvis
Even the newlyweds
Even Maria and I
Elvis was awesome
After party at Margaritaville
After that we went down to Old Vegas to hang out.
The next day I woke up early and went for a bike ride around Vegas
After that Steve and I headed over to Bootleg Canyon for some riding. Here’s a shot of Steve coming down Girlscout.
The next day we packed up all of our bikes and headed back to bootleg. Rene brought his Ritchie travel bike and he went for a road ride around Lake Mead.
Crappy picture of Rene in the casino with his bike.
Up the escalator
In the elevator
Here’s Rene’s travel bike
That night Rene and I figured out that there was a pinball museum in town and went over. It’s not so much a museum as it is the largest collection of pinball machines you have ever seen. There were 6 rows of them. Here are just 2!
We hung out there for like 2 hours playing pinball, pretty awesome. I would totally go back to play some more. He had all the machines in tip top shape.
I stopped on the parking deck to take some pictures.
The next day we were hanging out in the casinos checking stuff out.
That’s about it for now. Wish I took more pictures of us biking but it’s such a pain to carry a camera. I really need a smaller point and shoot camera to keep with me all the time.