Friday, October 17, 2008

Viva Las Vegas!

We just got back from a great trip to Las Vegas for UEA break. We were suppose to go with Doug, Autumn and Braxton, but Doug had surgery 2 days before we left, and his doctor recommended he not travel, so it was just Autumn and Braxton who came with us. We had a lot of fun...and these are some of the things we did:

After traveling all day (in the snow storm) last Saturday, we got to our condo, and they didn't have our room ready, so we decided to run to "In and Out Burger" for dinner. These pictures are for Doug...we are trying to show him what he missed out on. Gavin loves his fries and ketchup!

We stayed at Tahiti Villiage, a resort at the southern end of the Vegas Strip. We spent one day in a tiny unit that had only a half kitchen, so after pulling a few strings, we got moved into this bigger room, with a full kitchen, big screen TV and the kid's favorite part...the jetted tub!
We are so glad Gavin has Braxton. While we were busy watching the first season of "Heros" (our new favorite show), Braxton and Gavin would play or watch movies. Gavin usually sat for 2 minutes, and then he was off doing something...or getting into something.
We went down to the strip a couple of days while we were there. Our resort had a shuttle that would take us to different parts of the strip. Gavin thought it was so fun to ride the bus and look out the window.
We had a lot of fun at the Mirage. They have a huge aquarium where they have dolphins. We watched them do some training and feeding with the dolphins. This was Gavin's favorite part of the trip. He got so mad at me when we finally had to leave the dolphins. I couldn't get a picture with him looking at the camera because he was to entertained watching the dolphins, lions and tigers.

We went to Ceasers Palace and ate at the Cheesecake Factory. The boys loved looking at the fish that were swimming in the huge aquarium right outside the Cheesecake Factory. Gavin would see a fish he liked and would run along the side trying to keep up with it as it swam by.
Everytime we go to Vegas, we have to stop at the Bellagio to see the conservatory and the fountains. We haven't ever been there in the fall, and it was beautiful in the conservatory with the fall colors.

The resort we stayed at had a nice pool. Part of it was a sandy beach. Gavin loved playing in the sand. It was really warm there, so the cool water felt really nice.

I had to put this picture show Casey really was here. He had two big assignments due for school, so he spent a lot of time on the computer working on them. He was such a good sport to come on this trip with two sisters, and two crazy boys!
We were just a block away from the Outlet Stores, so Autumn and I were in heaven! We got the boys these cute outfits, and had to take their pictures and take advantage of the beautiful scenery. Aah...almost home. We stopped off to pick up the dogs at Floyd and Barbara's. They were so nice to take all 3 dogs. Gavin was so excited to see Emma. He couldn't stop hugging and picking her up. We had a great time, but we are glad to be home!

1 comment:

FishinFamily said...

Oh that looks like so much fun. I will keep you in mind when we plan our trip to Vegas with the kids...I didn't realize there was so much do to there. I've been there so many times, but never seen any of this stuff. (We spend our time at Circus Circus and the M&M Factory)