The first trip was back in November. My mom and I have been talking for years about going to Vegas for a girls' getaway. We finally made plans for the trip and left the day after Thanksgiving.
Mom and I did some shopping at the Venetian (that's my mom in the foreground) first.
The rest of that first night, we walked around to do some shopping and just see the city.
|Shopping in Caesar's|
|Inside the Shops at Caesar's Palace.|
|Ceiling of blown-glass flowers.|
|The fountains at the Bellagio.|
The next morning, we were still pretty wiped, but not so wiped that we couldn't find some new friends to hang out with. This here is Kotton Kandy. Kotton Kandy told me to watch for him (her?) on the next season of "America's Got Talent"... so get ready, folks!
|First time I'd ever had a man yell, "Grab my titties!" |
I don't know if I've ever laughed so hard in my life.
My next friend was a bit fluffier and didn't require any weird posing. I loved the Coca-Cola bear.
|Jelly Belly Statue of Liberty|
|Statue Performer. He was really cool.|
We eventually went to bed and woke up the next morning to head down to a fantastic buffet at Bally's. I'm seriously drooling just thinking about it. Will not torment you with pictures... it would be too mean. Crab legs, lobster, crepes, lamb, little miniature desserts, honestly, the best breakfast I have ever had. Thanks, Mom!
The rest of the last day was a bit more walking around and getting ready to leave. I'm already wanting to go back so I can show Travis everything!
The next trip was a ziplining trip that Travis set up for the whole family. We left this past Friday to stay in a cabin at Banning Mills. It's only about an hour and a half away from us so it was a really quick drive. We waited at the main lodge to check in...
|At the lodge.|
Once we were checked in, we went to see our cabin.
We went walking along the trails for a bit and then settled in for a nice, quiet evening.
After getting our safety brief/instructional course, we climbed up on a rope bridge that connected to the first tower. Once across, we climbed up the rest of the way to the first zipline. I spent a while trying to coax Cameron off before I decided that maybe he should watch me go first. He happily agreed.
|Better view of the first tower.|