Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What happens in Vegas...

After not taking any trips the last two summers, I was determined to go somewhere this year for vacation. So, me and Maiya went to Las Vegas with Grandma Machi and Grandpa Walt for 3 days in August.
We did this alot.  Can you say that 3 times fast? 
 "Flamingo Las Vegas. Flamingo vas legas, Famingo fos faygas."

Enjoying the 3 pools and giant slides at the Flamingo Pool while grandpa gambled.
15 acres of pools at the Flamingo.
I think this is the Mirage, no?  And yes, we saw the volcano, 
and the Treasure Island show in 105 degree weather.
Walking in the sauna called the Venetian at dusk.
More pool time.  I mean, really, what else do you want to do when you're 5?
We went down the big slide.  Maiya loved it.
Photo Credit:  Maiya.  (Not bad, huh?)

We loved "Love" the Beatles show by Cirque du Soleil.  
Worth every penny, ahem I mean, dollar.
A new Beatles fan is born.

Guess who?  Storm trooper and R2D2 will take pictures for tips.
We did do a lot of eating.  This is Maiya's first-ever rootbeer float.  
This expression was her response after the first sip:  "Awesome!"

It was nice to spend time with grandma and grandpa.  Every night when Maiya and I went back to the room to get ready for bed, grandma and grandpa would go back out on the casino floor for more video poker, and get back long after we went to sleep.  After being in the sun all day at the pool, and walking around the Strip in the evenings, we were exhausted.  Grateful to Tony (and Hector) for staying home working on some home improvement projects.  Maiya really missed Tony a lot.  She wrote him a postcard and waiting for it to come in the mail was almost as fun as the trip itself!  She got to pick out a souvenir (budget $5) to take home... it took her about 20 minutes to select this pink Flamingo Las Vegas keychain.

1 comment:

zeebah said...

Her face after the root beer float is PRICELESS! :) I loved staying at the Flamingo because of the pool too... would definitely go back there, if we ever go again.