Friday 16 December 2011

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The 40th Time's the Charm

Yeah, it's pretty cliche I know. Just about everybody who comes to Las Vegas stops and gets their picture taken with the sign. It used to involve an insane dash across four lanes of traffic until they installed a parking lot in the middle of the road. Now it's just a matter of battling your way through the tour buses jammed with people who all want the famous Vegas picture.

So like most tourists, Lori and I stopped to get the shot. Of course, we are nothing if not patient. Despite driving past it hundreds of times, it wasn't until our 40th trip to Las Vegas that we actually stopped to get the picture taken. Even then, we only stopped because we were passing by the sign with friends on our way to the airport early one morning, and much to our surprise the parking lot was empty. We were running a little late for our flight, but when do you get alone time with a historic landmark? So on our way out of town from our 40th trip, we finally got our picture taken with the Las Vegas sign.

Now if somebody could just get me 15 minutes of alone time with the Roman Colosseum...

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby. If you didn't get here from there, you should really go check them out. There's people there who actually take pictures the first time they visit somewhere.