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Monday, September 25, 2017

Aerial View of #LasVegas

It's Monday  and I am feeling nostalgic so let us travel  down memory lane and let me take you back back when I was a kid, shall we?  My family never   went to any vacation  growing up so it was a huge  childhood dream for me to be able to travel by plane.  Whenever I heard an airplane, I would run out and look up the sky and watch the plane  until it disappears from my sight.  I always  wondered how it feels to be able to go somewhere via  airplane.  

That childhood desire faded away  and thought that I will never experienced it but things  have changed ever since I met my husband.  My very first flight was when I was 30, it was a little  nerve wracking as I have never done it before but it  awaken that childhood dream  once again. Thanks to my husband for  re-igniting that dream and making it come true.  In the Philippines, not many people could travel via airplane because it is expensive to fly.  Ground transportation is the most common way to travel due to its affordability.
I am grateful that my husband  loves to travel, me and the kids get to enjoy  seeing new places every year.  I  always tell our children how lucky they are to be able to travel at an early age because I've never done that till i was in my 30s.
Anyway, I preferred  traveling on daytime because I get to  look down and  enjoy the aerial view of the place.  The series of photos  in this post was taken when we were arriving in Las Vegas.  This was  our first time so it was a new  view for us to see.  Even before touching down, I could almost feel the hot weather just by looking at the mountains without  trees.  I am used to where we live where the scenery is green and the vegetation is thick during the warm weather.
I was relieved to see the big body of water  after seeing the dry mountains.  This is over looking the Lake Mead.  Don't get me wrong, Las Vegas is  beautiful but I don't think I could live there, it's just not a place  for me for a long haul.  It's a beautiful city to go  on a vacation though, there's a lot of entertainment.
My kids were amazed of how bare the mountains are.
 I was excited when I see parts with lush of greens as we were seeing  brown view  for a long time.  I was apprehensive going to Las Vegas with kids but it was  actually  a really good experience.  We got to go to Arizona  as well with this  vacation.  Tune in for our long  road trip fun to Grand Canyon.  

13 travelers' comments:

Diane S said...

Oh I could not agree more I could never live in Vegas. It was interesting to see how the other half live but two days there was plenty for us in VERY hot weather it was over 104F when we were there.
Love your photos taken from the plane, i was not in the window seat when we flew in so not photos. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week Diane

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

Those views are amazing! I love to take aerial tours of everywhere I travel is possible. You can't get a view like that anywhere else.

Fashion Beyond Forty said...

Cool photos! I love arial shots! Your kiddos are very lucky indeed! I wish my kids got to travel more when they were young. My ex husband did not want to spend any money on travel. I feel my kids really missed out on a lot growing up. Glad he is an EX lol

Sapphire Kharyzma said...

I love aerial views. I think its such an awesome aspect of viewing! I always wanted to go into that specialty. Looks like it was tons of fun!

Marcie W. said...

I am a lifetime Las Vegas local, born and raised, and still look forward to watching my city from the sky every time I return home from a trip. You really captured some great shots!

Marysa said...

What a great view! I haven't been on a plane in a while, and I also haven't been to Las Vegas! I hear it is quite warm there. Sounds like a cool experience.

Jennifer Van Huss said...

I am dying to visit Las Vegas!! it has such an appeal! One day I hope to get there!

Ricci Ellis said...

Flying over the Grand Canyon on the way to Vegas is really fun!! I loved the views from the plane even though I was a little scared!!

Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place said...

Good to know you had an amazing time there! I'm sure the kids did too! It's really nice to experience things for the first time with the people that you care about.

Jennifer said...

I want to go to Las Vegas SO bad! These shots are breathtaking.

Leah said...

I've never been to Vegas...it is on my travel bucket list, for sure! The view looks amazing!

Liz said...

So interesting what the land looks like from high above! This is the first time I see this area of the country from way up high! Would be fun to go on a trip of our area like that.

Lynndee said...

Great shots! My Alma Mater's reunion was in Las Vegas last summer, but we didn't get to go because we went to the Philippines. Hopefully we get to visit Las Vegas someday.

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