Jul
14
Posted on July 14, 2005
Las Vegas

From Allison Parker:

This morning we woke up and said goodbye to mountainous Utah and hello to the deserts of Nevada. That’s right, we are in Las Vegas! We drove down the strip and saw hotels such as Caesar’s Palace and the Bellagio. But none of these compares to ours…The Orleans! Our hotel is beautiful and has a bowling alley and a movie theater. After we had lunch at the hotel, we had a few hours of free time. Some went to the movies, some went bowling and some braved the heat and went swimming.

elvis for web.jpg

At night everyone got ready for dinner and a great night in Vegas. We first went to see the fountains of the Bellagio.

From Gabe Schoenfeld:

Our last day in Vegas was also our last day of significant downtime. Everyone enjoyed the late wake up of 10 AM. We met downstairs for brunch. After that, we got on the bus and drove to the Hoover Dam. We learned about the dam’s structure and took a tour inside the dam and saw 8 of the 17 generators. After seeing the dam, we returned to our hotel and took advantage of some free time. At 5 Pm we met with David Smith. David is the head of an organization called Mobilize America’s Youth. Their goal is to educate and motivate young people to become active in the political process. David taught us about the issues impacting California and issues that he thinks will be a part of the national debate in years to come. After this meeting, we had dinner at a Vegas buffet and then went to see the magic, comedy and political commentary of Penn & Teller. We then returned to the hotel tired and happy and ready to go to Los Angeles.

Then we went to a restaurant called Chin-Chin in the New York, New York hotel. After that we walked around the Venetian hotel and saw the “sights” of Italy. We then saw the Mirage Volcano explode and then went downtown to see the light show of the Fremont Street Experience. As if this day wasn’t enough, we have a whole other day in Las Vegas!

Our last day in Vegas was also our last day of significant downtime. Everyone enjoyed the late wake up of 10 AM. We met downstairs for brunch. After that, we got on the bus and drove to the Hoover Dam. We learned about the dam’s structure and took a tour inside the dam and saw 8 of the 17 generators. After seeing the dam, we returned to our hotel and took advantage of some free time.

At 5 PM we met with David Smith. David is the head of an organization called Mobilize America’s Youth. Their goal is to educate and motivate young people to become active in the political process. David taught us about the issues impacting California and issues that he thinks will be a part of the national debate in years to come.

After this meeting, we had dinner at a Vegas buffet and then went to see the magic, comedy and political commentary of Penn & Teller. We then returned to the hotel tired and happy and ready to go to Los Angeles.


With Penn (above) and Teller (below)

RECENT POSTS:

PAST JOURNALS: