Who takes their kid to Vegas?
Spring 2009, Jon was recognized as part of the top sellers for his work and that gave him a trip for 2 to Las Vegas.
We never left Emily behind and weren’t going to do it this time either…
We arranged to pay for her to be on our flight and convinced my dad and his lovely wife to come to Vegas with us! That was Emily could stay with them while Jon and I went to his recognition gala. We were (still aren’t) not comfortable leaving her with a hotel sitter.
We knew Emily was a good traveler and we knew we didn’t have the money to gamble for a week so having her with us was going to keep us on the tourist track and not allow us to be on the gambling track more than we could afford.
We stayed here at first 🙂
Visited Egypt 🙂
Emily didn’t like the echo in Egypt hence the ends on the ears. We saw that a lot in Vegas but she managed without a full blown meltdown.
We saw SpongeBob!
Took advantage of my dad and Marie being with us and had a family picture taken.
Emily ordered a dessert that could feed our whole table but ate as much as she could before giving up and agreeing to share.
We sat on funny stools.
We looked at New York and it’s roller coaster before Emily, Jon, my dad and Marie went on that roller coaster!!!
I stayed on the ground…. To take pictures… Of course!
We saw Paris!
And we saw the outdoor indoor!
Beautiful buildings and lights.
The yummiest looking chocolate fountain!
We took small breaks!
Made friends with a playful dolphin
Saw white tigers that look like gorgeous stuffed toys.
Moved to The Mirage hotel with Volcano view. This scared Emily so much at first but she slowly understood that it was fake and safe and kind of pretty!
We found our way to Circus Circus where Emily and Jon tried all the rides!
She loved them all!
We walked a lot, saw outdoor escalators, ate like kings, went up the Eiffel Tower and walked some more.
Emily had a muffin the size of her head for breakfast one day.
We didn’t catch a show, we wanted to but weren’t sure Emily would be able to manage the sensory overload she would probably be feeling so instead of a show we had a fabulous sushi dinner one night with great sake to drink.
By the end of the trip, we were exhausted, our feet were sore but we saw a side of Vegas that most gamblers might never see.
We saw Vegas through our daughter’s eyes and it was fun.
Bye Bye Vegas. Hope to see you again one day and hopefully, we will cath a show or two!