But here's a fact that probably won't surprise you: Vegas has never been high on our list of places we have wanted to go. But, guess what? We loved it! So let me tell you about how we did Vegas, Blough Style...We'll call it Las Vegas Light.
The nicest part about this vacation was it was was super chill. We only had about three things that we absolutely wanted to do and see: See Jenelle's classroom, go to the Hoover Dam, and see the Las Vegas Strip. So it was really great to spend 5 days doing those things and then casually deciding how else we were going to spend our time in Vegas.
The first full day of the trip we went to the Hoover Dam. Guess whose idea that was? Yep! The other half of this blog's name: the nerd.
But it's not like I was against it! We had heard so many people say good things about the Hoover Dam, we just had to check it out.
But seriously. I love the ladder.
Skippyjon Jones? Neither had we but there may or may not have been an impromptu reading time in the classroom where we were introduced to him (the actual 4th graders were on spring break, it was just us). I like him....for being a cat, or was he a chihuahua? I'm still a little confused about that.
Another thing we did was hit up some thrift stores in Vegas. You know me, I love a good thrift store but it was a bit frustrating when the only thing feasible for me to buy needed to be able to fit in my suitcase.
But boundaries are probably a good thing to be added to my life so... I bought this scarf. Because, you know, I have only, like, a couple (or 10) scarves. Boundaries. And wouldn't you know we just didn't have room in the suitcase for Michael to buy this shirt he found. Darn suitcase weight restrictions!
Ain't no boundary high enough or far enough to keep me from a ReStore! And look at this one we found in Las Vegas! And oh the things I would have purchased if I could have fit them on the plane!...
One night we went to Old Downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street. The cool thing about Fremont Street is that several blocks of the street are covered in a canopy of light bulbs that produce a dazzling light show.
The next place we went was much more up our alley. It was my favorite part of the trip.
Jenelle casually mentioned, "oh yeah. There is this place called Red Rock Canyon that some people recommended. They said there is a scenic drive that is really pretty. I think it will only take about an hour once we get there. Then we'll head to The Strip for the rest of the day."
"Ok!" we all agreed.
Well none of us were expecting this.
Nevertheless, we made the most of what we were able to do!
Can you tell we were blissfully unprepared for our surroundings.
Five hours later,on our last night in Vegas, we finally ended up on the Las Vegas Strip. The first thing we did was hit up Madam Tussauds's Wax Museum.
Wax Museums = taking ridiculous pictures= our idea of a good time.
There were just too many so I had to pick my favorites. Because this blog post is getting out of hand.
I had to pull my one dollar bill out of a kiwi that some street magician had magically placed there. Wish we had gotten a picture of that! We saw Caesar's palace and all the anatomically correct statues.
Lola's - A Louisiana Restaurant. We sat outside and we did what I always love to do when a vacation is coming to an end. We played the favorites game. Favorite activity, favorite thing you saw, favorite food, favorite hilarious moment. It helps to seal the memories, I think.
Have you ever been to Vegas? To the Hoover Dam? Red Rock Canyon? How do you seal up your memories at the end of a trip?