Our family decided a few months ago to spend Thanksgiving in Las Vegas. It's not the first time we've gone for the holiday, and I'm sure it won't be the last.
Shortly after deciding to go we all collectively received room discounts for the Flamingo, the hotel we always stay at (we're loyal). Our rooms were all free! What amazing luck! I'm not quite sure Patrick and I would have been able to go if we hadn't received this deal.
I decided to work on Wednesday until 12. Our office closed at 3, but I wanted us to get on the road a little earlier than that. Unfortunately it didn't help much and our 4.5 hour drive to Vegas turned into about a 7 hour drive.
We missed dinner Wednesday night with the family, but Patrick and I were able to hang out with Rachel and Shawn for a little while as my mom graciously offered to watch the girls for a little while.
We were able to sleep in a little Thursday morning. We went downstairs for a quick breakfast and then met the family for our walk from the Flamingo to the Luxor. My mom, sister, brother in law, niece, Patrick and I all went to the Bodies Exhibit exhibit at the Luxor. It was amazing and I'm so glad we were able to go.
We ended up at the buffet for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm not going to lie, the food was pretty good! I was disappointed with the turkey, but I'm not a huge turkey fan to begin with. Everything else was amazing!
Friday came pretty quickly. We had to leave Friday as I had already bought tickets for Isabel and myself to go to The Fresh Beat Band concert. We checked out of our hotel and then walked down to the M&M factory. When we got back to the Flamingo we met up with everyone and ended up going to South Point to play bingo. Although non of us won anything I still had an amazing time!
My goal was to not spend any money gambling, other than at Bingo. I totally kicked that goals behind! I am actually really proud of myself because it's not easy for me to go out and watch other people gamble without pulling a $20 (or more) out and sticking it in a machine myself. My biggest weakness is 3-card poker, so that was difficult sitting with Rachel, Shawn and Patrick while they played. But I survived and am proud of myself.
I did spend a little more on food and souvenir's than I had wanted to, but that's what you do on vacation. Especially with a little one...