Jay and I vacationed with my parents, sister + BIL + princess + little man in celebration of my parents 40th wedding anniversary. We flew into Las Vegas (by way of Minnesota, don’t think I’ll ever understand how that’s cheaper than direct) then went to the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon (the day after we left the #Skywirelive happened), Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. We returned to Vegas to stay the night before we boarded a plan and headed back to good ole east Tennessee (by way of Atlanta).
My niece insisted she and I were travel buddies, even going so far as sharing her precious blankie. She gave us each field journals so we could record our thoughts and findings on the trip (still need to do that…)
Our first 2 nights, we stayed at the Mirage hotel and casino. Unfortunately, the Beatles show in the hotel wasn’t playing while we were there. The whole family gambled a total of $6 (my mother winning $7.75), but we kept busy walking the strip,
drinking playing at the pool, and visiting the dolphin habitat.
We’re not a wild-and-crazy type family, so we were more than ready to get the vacation on the road when our 2 days were up. We returned for another night’s stay at the Trump Tower (dubbed Drunk Tower by the 5 year old) and were very
out-of-place overwhelmed impressed with how fancy it was.
I’m gonna break the posts up so they aren’t so picture heavy. Don’t worry – I’m not completely skipping over the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park pictures!
To be continued…