Why go home for Thanksgiving when you can go to Vegas?
Wait, don't answer that. We missed our mamas, and the home cooked meals, as much as our mamas missed us. But a girl only turns 25 once, so we did the Vegas thing for Julia's birthday and that little genocide honoring holiday that follows.
So this morning, we woke up to see the sunrise over this art installation we'd be seeing all over Instagram. The Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation about ten miles south of Vegas by internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. This creative representation of human presence in the desert will be open to the public until May 2018, so there's still time to check it out on your next Vegas trip.
Our advice? Wake up for the sunrise - not only was it STUNNING, there were only two other people there! When we drove by the day before around 1pm, the parking lot was mayhem and there were easily 500 people trying to take pictures in front of the mountains. We will say, sunrise temps in the Nevada desert (especially in November) are pretty chilly - so don't forget your faux leopard coats.