Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lake Havasu and Las Vegas

We recently returned from our trip to Lake Havasu, Arizona, and Las Vegas. We had a nice time relaxing and spending time together just the three of us. We stayed in a condo on the beach of Lake Havasu for a week. We walked around by the London Bridge (yes, I know it's a little weird, but they bought the real London Bridge and reassembled it in Lake Havasu - we couldn't stop singing "London Bridge is Falling Down" everytime we drove over it). They have a few cute little shops around the London Bridge and it was nice weather to be outside and walk around. We went up to Laughlin to shop at some outlets - but soon discovered there weren't many people shopping there under 60 and all the stores were geared towards the "older" crowd. One day we drove down to Phoenix, it was Zariph and my first time going there. Once again we gravitated to the shopping. I love that Zariph likes to shop as much as I do. We also had a nice lunch at Rainforest Cafe. My 30th birthday was in the middle of the week. Zairph made me breakfast in bed and pampered me all day with letting me do whatever I wanted. We went on some walks and went on a boat tour of Lake Havasu. He also gave me a fun card with a print out that said I was signed up to skydive that weekend in Vegas! And we went to a nice dinner, too. Overall, the scenery was beautiful and it was a great relaxing week.
On the way home, we spent the weekend in Vegas. Saturday morning I went skydiving! It's something I've kind of always wanted to do, but didn't know if I really had the guts to do it. But I thought since I was turning 30, I just felt like I needed to do something crazy. So, I took the opportunity. When you jump out of an airplane that high in the air, you're not really worried about the ground, yet. It didn't even really feel like I was falling that fast, it's not really like a "falling" feeling at all. I just felt a lot of wind blowing in my face, I was most worried that I couldn't breath. Then finally after probably a whole 10 seconds the parachute was pulled and I felt like we were just stuck in mid air, I couldn't tell that we were getting any closer to the ground at all. Then my instructor taught me how to steer the parachute and coached me to spiral down in circles. It was fun. It is definitely something I'd do again.