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Day 7—Alcatraz and Beyond

This is more of a picture story. It's hard to capture the feeling of being on Alcatraz at night with only words. We had purchased tickets well in advance for the Alcatraz night tour. We were told it would sell out, so I think we bought them about 2 or 3 months in advance. They… Continue reading Day 7—Alcatraz and Beyond

Painted Ladies in San Francisco
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Day 7: One Day in San Francisco

One day in San Francisco doesn't seem like enough time, but we maximized our day to see as much as possible. I was surprised at how much we were actually able to do. Our day started at 7:30 am to make our way to San Francisco, or as the locals call it, The City. We… Continue reading Day 7: One Day in San Francisco

Riding a Google Bike in San Jose California
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Day 6: Traveling from Las Vegas to San Jose

Our day traveling from Las Vegas to San Jose started around 7:00 am to get ready and pack. It was really rough after going all out on our last night in Vegas. Our flight was at 10:00 am, so we hopped in a cab at 8:00 am to head to the airport. The flight to… Continue reading Day 6: Traveling from Las Vegas to San Jose

Sake cocktail at Nobu in Las Vegas
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Day 5: Working from Las Vegas and Dining at Nobu

When we were planning this trip, I decided that on Eric's conference day I would just work a normal day in order to save a little time off for Christmas. It's not like I was going to go out and do stuff on my own for the entire day and working from Las Vegas was… Continue reading Day 5: Working from Las Vegas and Dining at Nobu

The Venetian in Las Vegas
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Day 4: Exploring the Las Vegas Strip

After waking up really early the past few days, we allowed ourselves to sleep in a bit today. Exploring the Las Vegas Strip would be our main priority. We finally got ready and headed down for breakfast around 10:30 am. We were going to go to the regular café, but realized it was just as… Continue reading Day 4: Exploring the Las Vegas Strip

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Day 3: Traveling from The Grand Canyon to Las Vegas

Most of this day involved us traveling from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. But first, we had to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world. Our morning was nothing short of unbelievable. We got ourselves out of bed around 6:30 am, gathered our things, and headed out on Hermitt Road to… Continue reading Day 3: Traveling from The Grand Canyon to Las Vegas

Selfie while hiking the Grand Canyon
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Day 2: Hiking the Grand Canyon, South Rim

On the agenda for day two was hiking the Grand Canyon. Not the whole canyon, just a small piece. Of course, as I always do on trips, I woke up at the crack of dawn. Except, I woke up at the Eastern crack of dawn, so it was 4:00 am here. I couldn't go back… Continue reading Day 2: Hiking the Grand Canyon, South Rim

View of the Grand Canyon from the plane while flying from Atlanta to Las Vegas
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Day 1: Traveling from Atlanta to Las Vegas

Our day traveling from Atlanta to Las Vegas started at 4:45 am thanks to our fragrant and sometimes noisy neighbor, The Pink Plumber. Normally, we hate this. Also, it's usually around 6:30 am, so I'd like to give PP a gold star this one and only time for being my extremely early alarm clock. Anyway...… Continue reading Day 1: Traveling from Atlanta to Las Vegas