Yes, we did come home from our spring break vacation--two weeks ago, as a matter of fact. It was so nice to be in a warm climate with no real agenda or schedule. It was more than nice, it was fantastic. Dave may not agree since he was sick over half the time we were gone. I waited until we got home to get sick, much better to do it that way I think.
We stayed at the Four Queens in downtown Las Vegas and experienced the "Fremont Street Experience" the first night of our trip. The next day we drove our rental car to Phoenix, sightseeing along the way: Hoover Dam, Jerome, Payson and on to Mesa. It took longer than driving I-40 to I-17, but it was a nice drive.
We spent four days with Mark, his friend Alan, and the 3 dogs. One of the days was Easter Sunday and we worshiped at Christ Church Lutheran, where Mark is a member. Mark is not a contemporary worship kind of guy, but he accompanied his aged hippy parents to the Praise Service. They have a great praise band and choir at that church--the place was rockin'. Mark prefers a Bach Prelude to Shine, Jesus, Shine, but we all got along OK.
Dave and I visited the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix--been there before, but it is a great place to see again. Lots of cacti were blooming and it was a beautiful day.
The time went by quickly as it does on a vacation and soon we were on our way back to Las Vegas. We drove I-10 to Parker and then north through Quartzite. What a strange place! Then on through Lake Havasu City--I would like to go back and spend some time there. When we got back to Las Vegas we stayed at the Silverton for two nights, and did some sightseeing on the Las Vegas strip.