Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vegas and Solar Eclipse 2012

Eric's sister, Kristen, had her baby this month so we planned a weekend getaway to meet our new little nephew. It was a fun trip. We hung out with the Sundells, Eric's mom and Amber, celebrated Bryan's birthday eating the most delicious tacos EVER poolside, experienced being the dunked on a dunk tank for the first time,  mountain biked (Eric), walked the strip [Eric got to take part in a magic act], visited and swam with my parents at The Tropicana, and drove home at a leisurely pace to experience the Solar Eclipse near Kanarraville, UT.

We took Amber to our favorite little hike near St. George, at Red Cliffs Recreation area.

 It was crazy to see all the contraptions people had made to view the eclipse. Some homemade, some store-bought. We didn't buy anything fancy, but had 3 pairs of sunglasses in the car, and that worked well enough.

 Even crazier than the contraptions were the insane amounts of vehicles parked within 15 miles of Kanarraville. In the middle of nowhere, cemeteries were filled, roads were lined with cars and cars and more cars with people sitting out looking at the sun!

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