Las Vegas, Nevada

October 10-16, 2017

 Of course, we couldn’t go on a road trip around the United States and not visit Las Vegas, it’s only been a year since our last visit! David and I do love Vegas but this trip was planned for a different reason - a hockey game! When you marry into a Red Wings family it’s instilled in you from that moment on and you become the ultimate wife supporter.  A few years ago the NHL (National Hockey League) announced the beginning of the Las Vegas Knights Hockey Team and over the years David and I have watched the T-Mobile arena come to life. When the NHL 2017-2018 schedule came out and David saw that the second ever home game (first Friday night game) was the Las Vegas Knights versus the Detroit Red Wings, not only were we all in, but a certain family member (SHMADAM) had his flight booked before we even had tickets to the game! A special thanks to UMB for securing us some amazing seats to the game!

Of course, we couldn’t go on a road trip around the United States and not visit Las Vegas, it’s only been a year since our last visit! David and I do love Vegas but this trip was planned for a different reason - a hockey game! When you marry into a Red Wings family it’s instilled in you from that moment on and you become the ultimate wife supporter.

A few years ago the NHL (National Hockey League) announced the beginning of the Las Vegas Knights Hockey Team and over the years David and I have watched the T-Mobile arena come to life. When the NHL 2017-2018 schedule came out and David saw that the second ever home game (first Friday night game) was the Las Vegas Knights versus the Detroit Red Wings, not only were we all in, but a certain family member (SHMADAM) had his flight booked before we even had tickets to the game! A special thanks to UMB for securing us some amazing seats to the game!

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

David and I arrived in Vegas a few days before the hockey fun was scheduled to begin, so we took a trip to Red Rock Canyon and hiked around with Moose. The hike was fun but a little hot for Moose so we cut it short and on my way back to the car I stumbled upon a Canadian with the craziest car, featuring a Moose on the roof. I love how fun and creative people’s “homes” are.

A hockey game in the desert!

The hockey game was well worth the effort and of course they won!

 

Las Vegas Strip

A few more shots from hanging around the strip.

Hoover Dam

Once our bank account was depleted we decided to get back to nature for the day and take a trip to Hoover Dam. This was my first time there, it's been on my list for a long time but having the car made it easier this time.