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Vegas 2020 Valentine’s Day

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Day 3- Valentine’s Day




“Nothin’ but a Hallmark money maker” Relax. It is just an inside joke between me and my husband. We don’t exchange gifts for each other because we go to Vegas together!












Not a lot of pictures today or details. Enjoyed the sun and time together! Venetian ate at the Grande Luxe - delicious and fun people watching ( gluten free menu too) Mirage (pic) played slots and had some drinks, craps was up and down  A beautiful relaxing day!

Vegas Trip Report 2020 Day 1-2

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Day 1 Travel all night, long flight and thankful we got extra leg room at the last minute. Should have got mint but can’t always live like that. If you have never flown mint with Jetblue you have to try it!  Arrived after a longer than usual flight exhausted. This is trip 21 so I know my husband and despite it being our first night (morning technically) when he says he’ll stay up but “at home it is almost 4 am” we are going to settle in. So we checked in at the VIP desk without any issues and made our way to bed. Three hours later I am up and awake. Yup that’s 4 am Vegas time, but 7 at home so I am up. This is our normal I think to myself  as I sneak around the room trying not to wake hubby. I get my butt down stairs for coffee and baileys and enjoy some quiet playtime. I love being up this early. This is my favorite time of day; bartenders are friendly, attentive, and other people that are up either never went to bed and are by far loud enough for everyone and hilarious in their drunke…

Vegas For Families: Valley of Fire

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Vegas for families: Valley of Fire 
We ventured off to Valley of Fire this trip so the kids could experience it. Remember to go early if you’re like us and go in the summer!  Valley of Fire is about an hour drive with one gas station stop/casino/store. Stop there if you need gas because you won’t have another chance for gas in the valley. You should also stop there because it’s unique, gifts, bathroom, and it’s interesting. 
All of the adults had been before (a first for the kids), but this is a place you can visit numerous times and it is still amazing! There are so many things to see and different trails.  Best parts: I watched the kids climb around ( no pics of climbs because I’m mom-spotting from below every time). We found many lizards because it is still early and the kids hunted for snakes although we have a variety of feelings about finding a snake! We saw the petroglyphs again which is awesome too and elephant rock of course!  For pictures
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Solo and So Deserved

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Morning Breakfast: When solo you can eat anywhere YOU want. Eat at the bar and have a casual conversation with the bartender, the other solos, watch TV, or spend a few minutes doing nothing but sipping on coffee. Enjoy. 











Summer Vegas

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So many people love simply strolling up and down the Vegas strip taking in the sites, I wanted to share a few of those sites from a recent trip.




Vegas for Families: Adventuredome

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Adventuredome at Circus Circus
This is part of a series of posts on enjoying Vegas as a family. 
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Let’s just get any concerns or preconceived ideas about this first. I admit, I was a little concerned about going to Adventuredome. Is it clean? Is it old and showing it’s age and is it worth it to go there? Well, I was pleasantly surprised by this area for the kids. It’s clean, well organized, and so much fun! This is cheaper than going to our local fair or another park and my kids has a great time. My kids are 10 and 15. There were rides for them to do together and separately.


We walked to Adventuredome from The Signature which most people won’t want to do in July. If you do, be prepared to stop along the way and take pictures. It’s a wonderful joy watching the kids taking in all thats around them: people, buildings, fancy cars, etc. We even saw a TV show being filmed and got to randomly “walk through”. How co…

Summer 2019 Family Camping

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Family Camping
Ever try convincing a hotel to let you have 5 people in one room? You know you can fit. Your children can sleep 2 on a bed and one snug between you and your hubby. It's doable according to any traveling family who can't imagine allowing two kids to be in a room alone in a hotel room while the adults are occupying a separate room. Besides, two rooms is expensive!  This was one of our inspirations for finding a way to vacation as a family of 5 without breaking the bank or separating the family into two. 

Camping allows for a lot of time outside. Besides hanging by the fire, playing frisbee or ring toss, we also love to get in the water. We pick campsites carefully and make sure they provide a water source ie pool, lake, pond, river. My family prefers the campsite on the river like Saco River in NH or the pond in Wareham. 

 At Maple Park in Wareham, MA the campsite rents paddle boards and kayaks. Although not cheap, still less expensive than buying one unless you a…

Top 7 Vegas Packing List

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What to Pack for Vegas: Top 7
7 is a lucky number and we are talking about Vegas so of course I had to make this the Top 7, not 10!  #1 A well-packed purse - For the guys, you can use a wallet and pockets or ask your lady for some assistance in carrying these things.  * Your license
 * Chapstick
 * Sunglasses
 * Headphones for the plane
 * Snack for the plane
 * Water! You need to drink water!
* If you get motion sickness, seabands work wonders for me. You can find them in most stores in the aisle with the other #IDon'tWantToVomitVacation medicines.

#2 Money - Maybe this could be in the purse category, but it's so important it is listed separately. * Remember to include small bills to tip at the airport, the driver, the bell service at the hotel and anyone else who helps you arrive at your destination
* Credit card to leave on file at the front desk and in case of emergencies

Money Tips: ** I like to divide my money into envelopes for each day I'm there. I know others use …