Monday, April 21, 2008

NAB

Last week, I was gone for most of the week at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. I left Sunday morning at about 10:00. As I was getting ready to leave, Kaylee came up to me and just out of the blue gave me a hug. I could tell the goodbye was going to be hard on her, and sure enough, it was. Shortly after I left, I realized that I had forgotten my ID card, so I turned around to get it. When I got back home and ran in to get it, Kaylee was just sobbing. That was hard for me to leave her when she was so sad. She would just cry, "Daddy, I don't want you to go." Well, she was able to calm down and she handled it just fine.

Earlier that morning, I pulled Aaron aside and told him that since I was leaving, he had to be the man of the house, which meant that he needed to help Mom as much as possible. He was so cute with his courageous reply, "OK, Dad, I'll be the man of the house." He even went out and said to Stacey, "Mom, I'm the man of the house now, so I'll help you really good." What a stud!

The NAB show itself was very cool. It is very similar to the Scout-o-rama in Salt Lake every year, just about 10 times larger. They have products for every aspect of video that you can think of - TV broadcasters, film makers, radio, etc. We looked at lots of very cool equipment. One thing that was very nice about NAB is the ability to look at competing equipment and being able to compare and contrast it all within the same day. It was a very productive 4 days and I learned quite a bit.

I have to say that Las Vegas is a city that I could never live in. By the end of the week, I was so tired of seeing pictures of half-naked women on buildings, on cars, on billboards, on pamphlets, even on my hotel room key! I hear that once you get away from downtown, Las Vegas has much less of that, but I didn't see it.

Every night, I would call home and talk to Stacey and the kids. One night, the conversation with Aaron was very funny:

Aaron: "How was your day?"
Me: "Good, I talked to a lot of people today."
Aaron: "Did you talk to them about the gospel?"
Me: "No, I didn't, buddy."
Aaron: "How 'bout you do?"

I could not stop laughing after that comment. I love his perspective on things. It was a good trip, but I am very glad to be home and be with my family again.

Here are a few pictures I took at NAB:

Sony monitor wall powered by Miranda KX:














Panasonic 103" Plasma TV: Amazing!














The last night there, we went to the Bellagio Hotel's water show. Here's a sample:

1 comment:

Gords said...

I hate Vegas too. That place is gonna burn and stink bad!