It's this beauty's birthday this weekend.
Holy crap, she's turning 17!
Had to steal this picture from her social media page because she'll rarely let me snap a picture of her these days. When I do manage to get a pic, she has to approve it before I can do anything with it lol. The joys of having teenagers.
For her birthday she wanted to check out this rock and mineral shop close to the strip and then go visit China Town.
Some of the cool things on display....
This is the largest quartz crystal sphere in the world apparently.
There was a picture taken of the birthday girl posing in front of, but it has mysteriously disappeared.
Anyway, it's as tall as a person. Huge!
She enjoyed browsing the shop for an hour or so.
She picked out some favorites to take home with her while she was at it.
There were so many beautiful things on display. I even had to buy something-a Himalayan sea salt votive holder. I love it, and I couldn't pass up licking it to see if tasted salty. It does.
After the rock shop, we drove over to China town. She really wanted to try out the boba tea that they serve there. She didn't like it as much as she thought she would.
After that she picked out some fun Asian food items form one of the markets there.
She opted for this yummy looking layered cake for her Birthday Dessert.
There are pics of her actually enjoying it, but she doesn't really look very happy in the pics, so in consideration of my personal safety, I've opted to not post them. ;p