FLDS to Sin City (Day 3)

Trip Start Apr 04, 2010
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

   In the morning after long goodbyes and awesome home grown fruit smoothies and carrot juice, we made our way from Colorado City to Las Vegas, along the stunning visage that highway (x) is; a land full of desert buttes and beautiful rock formations, cacti, colorful sands, and twisting roads. 
Once in Vegas our first stop was the Go Raw Café (a café we came to appreciate at the Green Festival in Seattle where they had a booth), we enjoyed a hearty meal of delicious raw Mediterranean pizza with hummus and sprouts and a raw veggie beet burger with a side of avocado fries.  Then it was back to the strip to check in at the NYNY hotel and found our room to be a hike across the bulk of the hotel.  After getting settled in our first "real" honeymoon stopover and making some much needed communications, we took off to tour the famous Las Vegas strip.  After walking through the various hotels that are Paris, Venice and Rome, we can say that we have visited some essence of those beautiful places on our honeymoon.
                The Cirque du Soleil show Mystère was one highlight of the evening that fails explanation to anyone that has not experienced it.  Lacking the continuity of a storyline, Mystère is I think best described as a pinnacle of human form and function mixed with vibrant live music, colorful costumes and a vivid lights display; all seamlessly choreographed together to create a jaw dropping experience.  Mystère was simply a sensory fantasm.
                After walking back to the hotel, we met up for drinks with groomsmen Wes Wood's Brother Will (our new friend); for drinks and stories about the life that is the Vegas strip.
                I found it striking how it is that the little town of Colorado City with its Fundamentalist Mormon religious beliefs and sustainable manner can be located only 2 hours form the epitome of American consumerism, sin and decadence.
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Mom on

Awesome pictures and narrative as usual. Cirque du Soliel is a totally different experience.....

Gene on

this TravelPod thing is really cool! Great writing too!

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