Last weekend, my wife, Carrie, and I took out first vacation in nearly 5 years. We visited a couple of friends and former co-workers from Yakima that live in Las Vegas -- sort of killing two birds with one stone.
This was taken in "old" Vegas on Fremont Street where they have a replica of the iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign as you enter the Fremont Street experience.

For the next few days, I share with you some of the high (and low!) lights of our whirlwind trip!

We'll start with at the beginning...

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The whole gist of the trip was to actually visit an old radio buddy who has lived in Vegas for the last 20 years but is getting ready to move all the way to Florida. I figured we best see him one more time before he's all the way across the country.

Aaannndddd... We're off!

Todd & Carrie's Excellent Las Vegas Adventure

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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