The drive was not that bad because I spent one day in Utah and also made a stop in St. George on the way so I didn't drive straight down.
In Utah I had a good time spending some time with some dear friends. I found out many of them will be in Jerusalem while I am here...lucky them!
I got to Las Vegas and thought 100 degrees was hot, but it got to 105 and today it was 110 degrees. People here are so used to the heat that when it is 96 degrees they say the weather is nice and no need for air conditioning! ugh...
The greatest thing (Umm actually the only good thing) about Las Vegas is the good food. We went to some buffets and they were amazing. They have a booth for each country and you can have any kind of food you like. The only bad thing is that you can't try everything you want to try. But, I did try these little sea creatures and they were so good. I had to ask this random guy about how to eat them. I had no clue!
In Vegas we stayed at multiple hotels since my brother Walid gets free nights and we had to keep switching hotels...Here is the view from one hotel and from the other:
The hotels we stayed at were great, or so we thought...until we went with my brother Walid to see their room at the Trump hotel. Wow! The room had a full kitchen, two bathrooms, a living room...
And a hot-tub with a wonderful view...
And we discovered that there was a TV in the bathroom on the mirror (like inside the mirror).
Here are some other pictures from Vegas:
With some friends from Beit Sahour who live in Vegas. They were so nice to us and fed us and took care of us.
I saw my friend Elizabeth from my BYU days...It is so strange to meet her kids. They are so sweet and amazing...strange to see that she has kids, hearing about it is different than actually seeing it.
My brothers are downstairs gambling...I think I am the only one who would be ahead this trip (not losing a penny). They both lost a lot of money. They don't listen to me and keep gambling. We could have used all that money to see some shows and have some fun, oh well.