Thursday, April 30, 2009

Las Vegas, Baby!! part 1

Keith and I decided to take a sorta last minute trip to Las Vegas. It was really great to get away for a few days.

We left at 6:30 Sunday morning. The trip there wasn't too bad. We checked into our hotel around 3:00 Nevada time. Then we spent a little while wandering around our hotel, we stayed at Circus Circus, and then went to Adventure Dome. It is a 5 acre indoor amusement park inside the Circus Circus. We ate dinner at a little pizzeria where the food was average. Yes, these things were done on the Sabbath. I heard that Heavenly Father overlooks these things if done on vacation. Is that true? ;) After dinner we headed down the strip. We shared an ice cream sundae at the Ghiradelli Chocolate Shop. Wandered around inside a few hotels. My favorites are the New York New York and the Paris. Hmmm. I wonder if that means that I really am a big city kinda girl? These are a few of the pictures from our trip. The one with the gondola is inside the Venetian.

Las Vegas, Baby!! part 2

On Monday morning we took a shuttle down to Mandalay Bay where we went to the Shark Reef. That was pretty cool. After we were done there we wandered around the New York hotel and then had lunch at Gonzalez Gonzalez. I had the most delicious peach margarita (non-alcoholic of course.) After lunch we hit up M&M World. Then we just headed back in the direction of our hotel. We went inside a lot of the hotels on the way back and it took us most of the day to finally make it to the other end of the Strip where we were staying.

Tuesday morning we headed to the outlet mall and spent the morning mostly browsing. Funny thing though, both of us were moving around like little 90 year olds. Holy Crap, was I sore! Pathetic, I know. Once we were done shopping we went to the Macaroni Grill for a late lunch. It was nice because it was off of the Strip, so it was a little quieter. Here's a funny story for ya. My feet were KILLING me and at the mall there were several little kiosk type massage places and I really wanted a foot massage, but I just decided to get one once we got back to the hotel. I pulled out the yellow pages directory and flipped it open to the massage section. As I was looking, I noticed that most of the adds mentioned that they would come to your hotel 24/7. Well, I sure didn't think anything of it and told Keith to call one up and find out what the fee was etc, etc. So he calls up Brenda, Barb, and Brie and it wasn't until he was half way through the phone call that I realized I had just made my husband call HOOKERS!!! Well, she (Brenda, Barb, or Brie I'm not sure) really wanted Keith to schedule an appointment for later that night. Only $100 per hour and not even licensed massage therapists. Oops! I shall use better judgement next time.

Our original plan was to head home on Thursday, but I was missing the kiddos and we had done pretty much all we had wanted to (although I never got my massage) so we came home Wednesday instead. We stopped in Utah and ate lunch at the Maddox. Yum!

A huge thanks to Mom and Dad Hughes, and Mom and Dad Clayton for keeping the kids and dogs for us. We couldn't have done it without you. Love you all lots!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm Back!!

I have decided to bring back my family blog. Check back soon for the latest!