November 25th & 26th
Happy Thanksgiving!! I am here in Las Vegas! I am writing this today even though I we got here yesterday, this is the first I have been on the computer.
I am here for maybe like the 4th year in a row, not at home for Thanksgiving, its getting to the point where I am used to not being home for holidays anymore. My parents and I have been traveling somewhere for Thanksgiving and Christmas for maybe 4 or 5 years now. I actually enjoy it. I know its not traditional, but I definitely had that the whole time growing up and I will have it in the future with my own family. So it is nice to be able to spend some years being able to travel and experience new things, I have always wanted and will always want to travel in the future. I love racking up new States I have visited and although I have only been to Mexico and the Caribbean as far as international go. There are so many places around the world that I have such a strong desire to visit and see the unique cultures. The thing different about this trip is that Ben is with my parents and I this time. I am sooo excited that he is here with me! This trip was his first time flying ever! I couldn’t believe it, but it was so cute being able to watch his nose glued the windowpane on the plane the whole flight basically. It was a good first flight I think because it was dark when we left (so you get to see all the night lights) and then we were able to watch the sunrise from above the clouds and all the colors emerge, then when we landed in Vegas it was bright and sunny! Once we dropped below the clouds it was all desert, rock mountains and Ben couldn’t take his eyes off all the rock and the little rivers and passing over the Colorado River which is huge was so cool.
As for the first day we basically just settled in and relaxed and napped for a long time in our condo. With only getting 3 hours of sleep plus being jetlagged from the 3 hour time difference, it was definitely a not do much at all day. Last night we did head out for like an hour and a half, we just went to the first 3 hotels on our south end if the strip. The Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur. I think they are some of the less interesting hotels on the strip so it was kinda good to hit them up first, so Ben gets more excited as we go to more! The Mandalay Bay is a really fancy one the only cool thing was the giant x-mas tree and Ben liked that they had a giant fish aquarium in the lobby ☺ Then took the monorail to the Luxor which is the huge Pymarid, and inside theres a bunch of sphinx’s and a little Egyptian town built with pharaohs and hieroglyphic stuff. I think Ben thought that one was the coolest so far. The next we went into Excalibur, which is a medieval castle type hotel. And out front you walk across the drawbridge and inside is like castle walls.
So that was it for the first day. Probably just some more relaxing today, maybe go in the pool and then a big Thanksgiving Dinner and some more hotels today and tomorrow. Just walk down the strip since we haven’t done that yet.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!