Thursday, November 14, 2013


John and I got back from a Vegas mini-vacation last night. I say "vacation" but technically John was working. Technically. 

Anyway, last week he went to part 2 of a dental implant course in So. Cal., then he had to fly straight to Vegas. Given that I have been solo-parenting for quite a bit over the past month (Vegas was work trip #3 for John), and John is scheduled for knee surgery today, my parents took pity on me and came up to stay with the boys while I joined John in Vegas. 

I've said it before (like last summer when we went to Vegas for another work trip), but I really do not get the Vegas appeal. It stinks like smoke everywhere, everything is LOUD, and there are crowds. Buuuuut, the was between 75-80 degrees every day we were there. I get the appeal of that! I read by the pool, soaked up some vitamin D, and relaxed while John was busy with work stuff. 

In the evenings we got to...
night #1: see cirque du soleil, Beatles LOVE. 

Night #2: eat at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant (yum!), then see David Copperfield. 

Night #3: go to "The Bash" put on by the conference John was there for. We got to see Brian Setzer Orchestra, and then Big & Rich, along with Cowboy Troy! B & R put on a great show and it was a good way to end our trip. 

I also took some random pictures of things that I thought the boys would especially like to see. Despite the amount of families with young children there, I don't plan to ever take my kids there, so pictures will have to do!
At the Rainforest Cafe in our hotel
Harley Davidson store
New York New York & the rollercoaster
Jelly Belly Statue of Liberty
Excalibur (or the castle, as we told the kids)
The dragon store
Tornadoes/whirlpools (?) 
Ice Columns
And finally...John and his friend/coworker who spent the entire flight home huddled over Candy Crush. 

We came home exhausted and still on Vegas time (going to bed waaaaaaay too late), but excited to see the boys, who were up bright and early this morning of course!

It was a nice getaway, but time to get back to reality - and preparing to take care of John after knee surgery #5.

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