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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

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Day 7—San Francisco, CA

Get ready, this is a long one. Here's the short of it: 7:30am - Left for San Francisco 8:45am - Arrived at Beachside for breakfast 9:30am - Arrive at the Pacific Ocean to touch it for the first time 10:00am - Drove across the Golden Gate Bridge 10:30am - Arrived to Muir Woods 11:45am -… Continue reading Day 7—San Francisco, CA

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Day 6—LAS > SJC 

Rundown: 8:00am - Left the Bellagio for the airport 9:50am - Boarded flight/ left for San Jose 11:00am - Kevin picked us up from the airport 11:30am - Arrived at Google for lunch with Kevin's co-workers 12:30pm - Toured all of Google 3:00pm - Walked through the Municipal Rose Garden 3:30pm - Drove to the… Continue reading Day 6—LAS > SJC 

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Day 5—Las Vegas

Today was really boring compared to the incredible 4 days we just had. I had to work and Eric had to go to his conference. Quick rundown: 5:30am - 2:00pm - Lauryn worked 8:00am - 5:00pm - Eric conference at the Mirage 7:45pm - Dinner at Nobu at the Hard Rock When we were planning… Continue reading Day 5—Las Vegas

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Day 4—Las Vegas

Don't worry, this day won't take too long to get through. Timeline: 8:30am - Woke up, got ready for the day 10:30am - Headed to the cafe for breakfast, but decided on the buffet instead 11:30am - Left the buffet full and happy (and possibly with 2 pastries in my purse) 12:00pm - Headed out… Continue reading Day 4—Las Vegas

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Day 3—GC > LAS

Day 3 Nutshell: 7:00am - Headed to Powell Point via Hermitt Rd for an incredible {chilly} sunrise 7:26am - Sun rose 7:45am - Headed back to cabin for breakfast 8:30am - Walked around; went to Hopi House 10:30am - Packed, checked-out 11:10am - Arrived at the Visitor's Center 11:30am - Started our journey back to… Continue reading Day 3—GC > LAS

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Day 2—Grand Canyon, South Rim

Another very exhausting, but wonderful day. Here's the quick of it: 6:45am - Got up, ate breakfast in our room, bundled up, and headed to our concierge to learn about our trail options 8:30am - Headed out on the Bright Angel Trail down in to the Canyon; elevation: ~6,800 ft 8:35am - Questioned this decision,… Continue reading Day 2—Grand Canyon, South Rim

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Day 1—ATL > LAS 

Whew, I. am. exhausted. If you'd rather not read my novel on today's activities, here's how our day went in a nutshell: 8:15am ET ATL > LAS 9:45am PT landed in LAS 11:00am PT got rental car/on to Hoover Dam 12:00pm PT arrived Hoover Dam 12:30pm PT toured Dam 2:30pm PT left for Grand Canyon… Continue reading Day 1—ATL > LAS