Sunday, April 21, 2013

Las Vegas

Brian had a conference for work a couple of weeks ago in Las Vegas.  We decided to make a much needed vacation out of it and headed down as a family.  I was reluctant to take Averie, but I figured there was plenty to do with a 2 year old in Vegas.  Our hotel was great!  We stayed in Tahiti Village and it was great for families.  The rooms were condo style so we had our own kitchen and separate bedroom.  The pool was incredible.  There was also a Lazy River too.  I was really glad that we went to the pool the first day we were there because it was freezing the rest of the trip.

Here's Ave and Daddy checking for snakes.  Averie was convinced that there were snakes in the bushes.  We had to keep explaining to her that there were no snakes, and hoping there were no snakes.  It is so funny the things get worked up about.  I mean what made her think that there were snakes in the bushes?
 Here's the fabulous pool I was talking about.  I didn't take my camera so you get to see the limited pictures I took on my phone.  They definitely don't do it justice.

 Averie's ready for some sun!

The first night that we were there we decided to take Averie to Excalibur.  We ended up taking her to the King of Thrones dinner show and she loved it.  She didn't eat a thing while we were there so I was glad that she still fell into the free age.
She thought it was pretty cool to be in a "real" castle.
I have been to Vegas countless times in the past but I have never once been to the Hoover Dam.  It seemed like a family appropriate destination so we were off.  I think we picked the windiest day  ever.  It was so freaky to be up so high with the wind blowing so hard.  You will have to excuse some of the pictures.  My camera was acting up and I didn't have time to mess with the lighting on them at all.  It was super bright that day!

 Poor Averie was just blowing away.  She was totally freaked out.  I wouldn't even go near the hand rail...
 except for this picture.  I didn't even dare look behind me.  It was so scary.

Another good thing about Las Vegas is that there are lots of animal attractions.  We headed over to the Mirage and went to the dolphin/tiger habitat.  I was a little disappointed with the dolphin show, but Averie had a great time.

 We tried to get a picture of Ave next to this grass grown tiger statue and she was not having it.  She was NOT going to stand next to that thing!

 I love this picture of Brian and here.  Desktop Background here we come!

 While Brian was at a Business Dinner I decided to brave the Strip by myself and I took Averie to the Flamingo.  They have a nice little bird refuge there and it is FREE.  My favorite part!  I'll be honest, I felt really horrible going through the casinos with Ave.  It was pretty awkward.  Averie didn't mind though, she just loved the "pink birdies" when we finally got there.


 After seeing the flamingos standing on one leg, Averie thought she would try it out.  I must say, her balance is much better than mine!
When it was finally time to go home, Averie and I decided to fly since Brian needed to stay the entire week.  An entire week in Vegas is too much for me.  Averie was so excited to go on the airplane.  She was pretty much throwing a tantrum the entire time until we were on the plane.  I think everyone was surprised how good she was given the screaming for an hour before the flight.  What a silly girl!

1 comment:

Stephanie Salmon said...

I have stayed at Tahiti Village twice and love that place!!! Sorry, I know I am months behind in commenting but I never look at private blogs anymore. Hope all is well with you. Send me an email!