Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Viva Las Vegas de Los Luceros

"Los Luceros Party of Four" hit the road for the first time to meet up with Granny and Grandpa in Las Vegas!  It is a relatively short drive from Phoenix, but we were nervous about traveling with two kiddos - particularly Miss Scarlett who gets mighty feisty after being in her car seat too long.
The big question about Las Vegas is, "Where did you stay?"  We were thrilled to have found a great hotel called Tahiti Village Resort.  It is far up the strip, away from all the Vegas sleaze.  And there is no casino at this hotel, which is FABULOUS when you've got kiddos with you.  They had an awesome pool surrounded by lush landscaping and palm trees.  We got a large, double suit which provided plenty of room for all of us. 

Our first walk to the pool area.   Awesome pool with a sandy beach entry!

Scarlett was mighty fussy at breakfast and on this rare occasion, fell asleep in Jonathan's arms -
so I had to record this moment in time! :)

As a preschool graduation gift to Christian, Granny and Grandpa treated him to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.  Thanks Granny and Grandpa!!

And Grandpa had a great time walking around with Miss Scarlett!
Then it was time to hop the Monorail and head to the Fun Dungeon at Excalibur!

Granny and Grandpa blessed us with a rare date night - Jonathan and I got to see a movie and we returned to find Scarlett had fallen asleep on Granny!

A day on the strip - first stop:   M&M Store.

Jonathan and Christian bought a ridiculous amount of M&Ms ... which accounts for our weight gain over the weekend.  We didn't eat at a single buffet, but these M&Ms added the weight.  Lesson learned.

A stop off a the Bellagio to see the fountains.

Christian spent much of his time up on Papa's shoulders.

Christian looks at the hotel map to help us where to go next.  He loves maps!

At last, it was time to go to the pool and lazy river!

Scarlett actually let Grandpa put her shoes on!

We had such a great time in Las Vegas with Granny and Grandpa!  We're thinking we should make it an annual trip!

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