For a couple of Law Schools, John has to go do "a visit" where he tours the campus, sits in on a class, meets with the admissions committee and stuff like that. One of those schools happen to be
UNLV (his number one choice.)
So week before last, when John's boss said he didn't have work for a couple days, we figured,
Heck lets go to Las Vegas!
And so we did.
(picture disclaimer...our camera was broken...and is now dead...so our pictures are random, but at least we got a couple, and they are in a random order...so excuse me please.)
|Caity: "This is my outfit for Las Begas!" Flashy.|
|Johnny's ready to go! (he is obsessed with jewelery- it cracks me up. His Dad- doesn't find it funny.)|
|First, along the way, we had to stop by Grandma Brassell's house to tell her the plan,|
|And get a piano lesson from Spencer.|
|And then Grandma Partridge's to have grilled cheese and chat.|
And then the looooong road trip,
|Right after the Welcome to Arizona sign (dumb camera.)|
|Right after the Welcome to Nevada sign. (dumb camera again. I'm glad you're dead.)|
Driving through the city was so cool, so many crazy things to see for my little custom-to-Rexburg-eyes.
|At the M&M store... the closest we got to the picture we really wanted.|
|Waiting to watch the 3D M&M movie.|
|On the way home we stopped by Cove Fort- it was so cool! It is an LDS church history site. Gordan B Hinkley's grandparents were called by the church to build and live at the fort to help traveling families on their way to Salt Lake.|
|A picture during the day, you could really feel a special spirit here as we got an idea of how these people tried to serve others and God. It is nuts the simplicity of this life style compared to Las Vegas.|
|Oh and here is Caity and John in front of our Hotel as we were crossing an over pass. But you can't really see it so here is a better picture:|
|Isn't is all flashy and Oooo la la? That weekend Nascar was visiting for some races, so Thursday night the city shut down the strip and their was this parade of blingin' semi-trucks driving down the strip holding the race cars or as Caity pointed out, "Not just a race car Mom, Lighting McQueen." When I saw these crazy suped up Semi's- I couldn't help but think how |
In short, if I was to go again, I would drop the kids, pick up some cash and gamble the weekend away. KIDDING! But maybe I would go see Phantom of the Opera, Donny and Marie (with the old ladies at our hotel,) Celine, and Penn and Teller.
It was a fun trip and good family time.