We had our family photos today and of course it was more than a little festive. I try to make it out every year to the SPCA’s fundraiser in which your pets gets pics with Santa I’ve done it before but this year i decided to do it a little bit different from last years, this year i got in on the pic action Yep we all had fun and of course Eva was the squirmy little diva of the afternoon lol she just wouldn’t sit still for the life of her. Oh well I am sure the photos will look great in my Christmas cards this year. I even got asked to do a special photo at the end with just me on Santa’s knee lol hahah I blushed and figured why not I’m a good sport!! Here’s a little video I got them to film while we were getting our photos taken, I hope you like it
I found another Las Vegas video on my computer this morning from my adventures with Joni last month and thought why the heck haven’t I uploaded this yet? so here you go keep in mind this is mid day on Saturday on my weekend, I am about 3 drinks in and have done a lot of exploring so if I seem a little giggle or overly happy that is why I hope you like
I thought it was about time for another video blog!1 it’s been far too long since I last did one and well I keep kicking myself every time i think why haven’t I done a video blog in forever!! I am getting on this! I promise, I want to get back to one video blog a week like what I use to do. Not sure what they will always be about but hell that’s part of the fun isn’t it?
Here’s one for you all I made just last night, Joni came over to play some xbox and well silly little Eva was being well Eva and I decided that you guys don’t get to see that much of her and Kinzie any more so why not capture her being cute and fun.
While out and about sightseeing Joni and I stopped at the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel to take a look at what all the fuss was about I had never been inside the Paris Hotel let alone up the Eiffel Tower so it was on my Vegas hit list for the weekend.
Here’s a little look at the lobby on our way up to the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, I was having more than a little fun with my camera and wanted to share the view. Now keep in mind it had been a day of sightseeing and drinking so I might be a little tipsy here lol
We did it, we took a ride 500 ft up to see the sights the strip looks amazing at night from this view, absolutely breath taking in fact. This was surprisingly not scary! it helped that we were surrounded by a cage so there was no way you could fall off lol While up there the Bellagio water fountains were going so I managed to get a little video of them for all you who have not seen them either ever or from this high up
While away my girls trip to Las Vegas last weekend my girlfriend Joni decided that going for one hell of a crazy ride on more than one scary amusement park ride 855 ft up at the top of the Stratosphere was just something she could not miss out on to save her life. You would think getting that high up and seeing that view was good enough but no, Joni had to convince this crazy kid had to do them with her.
Now if you don’t know I have a small fear of heights (just a little one), a small fear of rides (again just a tiny little one), but a GIANT fear of falling from high heights to my death. Needless to say I was a little afraid and a lot scared but I was not going to say no cause well, I’m no chicken, she didn’t want to do them alone and I didn’t want her telling everyone I chicken out when she told this story later For all those wondering I was vibrating off each and every ride!
Before my leap of faith in machinery and metal I decided to make you all a video blog showing you the view NOw I am actually talking in this video but I’d be damned if you could hear it, it was so windy out, so windy!!
Here are a few pics of the view and the rides that I bravely faced.
This was the view of the strip, it stretches out before you due North.
This was the view straight down yep scary
This was more a camera blooper, the flash didn’t go off but I think it still looks pretty cool don’t you
The shadow cast by the tower, that’s a long shadow!! And this was ride #1 it shoots you clear up into the sky and you feel like it is going to never stop… until it drops you back down then shoots you back up a few times and drops you back down a few more scary!!! I had my eyes closed for the initial launch and drop but then opened them after that cool view though.
Joni’s last shot of me just incase I didn’t make it off this ride lol JK
Ride #2, yes it shoots you out off the side of the building then drops you down on a very steep angle, then slides you back and flings you back down off the edge a few more times for good measure just to make sure that if you haven’t crapped your pants yet you will by the time they are done (that didn’t happen to me or Joni but I swear the guy who got off the ride before us looked a little iffy) lol ok fine this was the least scary of them all but that might be cause I made Joni sit at the back with me
This was the last one and probably the scariest, it spins you out over the side of the building slowly angling you more and more till you are face down staring at the ground. Not going to lye this one made me feel queezy for sure. I closed my eyes for about 10 seconds then opened them for 10 seconds then closed and so on and so on, it helped a little.
Last but not least here is the tower itself, the first is from standing in front of the hotel casino that the Stratosphere is a part of and the other is from the bus stop for the Deuce about 2 blocks away pretty neat looking.
Well there you go, there’s my crazy adventure in Las Vegas, or at least the craziest part of it I would say.