Vegas Baby!

12 Feb

I’ve had enough of the “polar vortex” crap.  I booked a trip to Vegas.  Not a “go wild with the girls” Vegas trip, but a family trip with my daughter.  I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but you actually can take kids there and avoid the debauchery.

Initially, I wanted to visit my parents in Florida.  However, when two airline tickets were over $1000, I changed my mind.  If I’m going to pay that much for airfare, I’m going to Hawaii!

Southwest Airlines had a deal to Las Vegas:  2 airline tickets and 3 nights hotel for under $600. I couldn’t pass that up.  At first, I felt a little apprehensive about telling people we’re going to Vegas, like I was a bad parent or something.

First of all, we’re staying at Circus Circus, which is about as kid-friendly as you can get.  Second of all, I have a six year-old who doesn’t stay up past 9pm.  We all know the tourist ads state, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”  These ads are not referring to activities that occur at 11am.

The more I thought about it, I decided this is a great trip for the two of us.  It will be sensory overload, with all the lights, people, and noise.  There’s a ton of walking on the strip as well, so between the action and the walking, she’ll be lucky to stay awake until 7.

Plus, I’m not a gambler so I would never take her around that smoke-filled environment.  The buffets are cheap, which is great when your kid eats like a bird (and her Mom doesn’t).  There are free activities up and down the strip and a ton of hotels to explore, so it doesn’t have to be an expensive trip.

Best part of the vacation for me?  I’m getting the hell outta here!!!

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