Spring Break - Las Vegas
We had a great 3 days in Vegas just playing, exploring and eating good food. We stayed at the MGM Grande hotel in one of the penthouse suites. We were so grateful that Mike found such a good deal on the suites because the kids had their own side and Mike and I had our own side. That really is the best way to vacation with kids. We felt really spoiled. The first night we ate Ramen and it was seriously so good. Then we stopped at the Japanese grocery store to gather some yummy Japanese candies and chocolate to take with us back to the hotel. The kids choose Japanese gum and the soda candies and I got the chocolate covered almonds. Back at the hotel we played King of Tokyo and stayed up late just because we could.
The next day we took the kids through the hotel and the casino so that we could adventure over to the main part of the strip. We headed first to the M&M factory and had fun creating personalized M&M’s with the kids. Then walked next door to the Coca Cola store and enjoyed our taste testing of different cola’s from around the world. Some of them were oooh so delicious and some of them were down right awful. While we were there we ran into some friends from Colorado Springs who also came to Vegas for Spring Break. Small world. For lunch we headed over to the New York, New York hotel and ate at the BEST sandwich place called Greenberg & Sons. We had this multi meat hoagie sandwich that everyone absolutely LOVED. After lunch the boys wanted to ride the roller coaster so we took the girls and played at the arcade while we waited for the boys. We all had a blast just playing to our hearts content. The boys joined us afterward for a few games of the PAC MAN four way battle game. That game is hilarious. Once we ran out of money we headed back to our hotel to go swimming. The kids enjoyed spending the afternoon playing in the pool and I enjoyed relaxing in the warm weather. For the evening, Mike and I left the kids at the hotel and we spent the evening on a date. We ate at a Steakhouse in the Venetian hotel and then walked along the strip all the way back to our hotel. The strip at night is a very interesting place. It's definitely not a place for kids.
Our last day in Vegas was spent walking along the strip with the kids in the morning followed by playing at the waterpark during the day. The waterpark was not crowded at all which was nice. It wasn’t the best waterpark we had ever been to but it’s not worth complaining about when back home it was snowing. We’ll take the mediocre waterpark thank you very much. After the kids pretty much rode all the rides we headed back to the hotel to shower. We ventured back over to New York, New York for dinner at our favorite sandwich shop before going to the Blue Man Group show. Yes…the sandwich was that good that we just had to eat there one more time. The Blue Man Group was AMAZING. It was the perfect show for kids and adults. The kids even got to meet one of the Blue men afterwards and got their picture taken with him. It was the perfect way to end our time in Las Vegas.
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