Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Wedding Trip

Guess what? The road from San Diego to Las Vegas skirts the western edge of the Mojave Desert and Death Valley. It's a stark but beautiful place.

Baker, California, Home of the World's Largest Thermometer and Gateway to Death Valley National Park is located on Interstate Highway 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Baker is located in San Bernardino County. Baker is part of the Riverside-San Bernardino, California metro area. It was named after R.C. Baker, railroad president. The landscape in this arid desert location appears earthen in color tones ranging from a dusty pale brown to golden yellows and in the rainy season, even green in some locations. The temperatures in the summer can be very hot and dry but at night, the air cools and in the winter, can even become chilly.

You'll see some cacti growing in the hillsides and unique trees and shrubs native to this Southwestern region. It's stark beauty is worth a visit, though some proclaim the trip between Los Angeles and Las Vegas passing through Baker is boring.
Here is Matt's picture of Baker's worlds largest thermometer.

Las Vegas at night is a wonderland of unique architecture.

Even a replica of New York City skyscrapers ......

The view in daylight is impressive. These pictures were taken by Matt from the soon to be wedded couple's honeymoon suite.

Diana looks gorgeous in her wedding dress.

And the two of them look great and ready to tie the knot.

The limousine ride to the chapel was very luxurious.

They don't look nervous at all snuggled in the back of the limo.

The gate (seen in the previous blog) was very sweet and cute.

So into the Little White Chapel's Tunnel of Love they go.

They look fantastic just before the vows.

What a nice couple..

Smile you are on stage for the big event.

Then the ceremony - wish I had been there what a special day.

Finally a kiss to seal the marriage.

Followed by some great images of love.........

...and tenderness ....

... and a rose to say "we do" congratulations Matt and Diana V.

No Scrabble.......

Quote of the Day ~
"There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends." ~ Homer

Homer is the name of the Greek poet who wrote the epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey". Not much is known about him, or even if he was a real person. Some people think it was really a group of people who made those poems. Other people think Homer was really a woman. According to legend, Homer was a blind poet who lived in Ionia. It is thought that he lived around c 1100 BCE.

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