The flights back from Indianapolis were delayed - and so I didn't arrive home in Utah until 3:00am on Saturday morning. Jill, Ryan and Alysha drove down to Vegas, then on Saturday morning my Dad drove me to the airport and I also went down to Las Vegas to spend the weekend with Karrissa, Joe and the grand-daughters.
We stopped by the Bellagio hotel to visit their 'conservatory' and look at the flowers, trees, and exhibits. Next door was the world's largest 'Chocolate Fountain' - so we had to stop and also eat some chocolate stuff. We got a crepe. Mmmmm.
Then off to a great Pizza place that served 'real' pizza. Thick 'Chicago Style' pizza, not that thin whimpy stuff they try to foist on folks from New York. (Yes my preference is showing)
Home to Karrissa's for naps for all. Then the men all went to the General Conference Priesthood session at a church nearby with Joe's friend - and the girls went to the new movie 'Fame'.
Last time if Vegas we found a nice restaurant called - Claim Jumper - and really enjoyed it. So we took Ryan and Alysha with us this time. Yes - it was a great as we remembered.
Today we went over to a park called 'Tule Springs'. These springs have been around at least 11,000 years. The Mormon Pioneers stopped here from St. George while getting wood from Mt. Charleston. Then in the early 20th century when Nevada had the easiest divorces in the nation - only 6 weeks residency to qualify for a legal divorce. The springs were a haven for divorce couples to come and rest/recreate while waiting their divorces.
We took lots of pictures and had a good time walking around this 'oasis' in the Las Vegas desert.
Back home we played with the girls - and had another wonderful meal (thanks Jill and Karrissa).
At night Joe invented this new 'ride' in their house. Using an air mattress to slide down their stairs.
It is fun watching our grown kids get along together! Thanks kids - it is very fulfilling to see you all friends.
We sure miss having Brent with us - he has about 11 months left in Brazil before he comes home.
Ryan is just 'Happy to be here'
Mini Bellagio Model
World's Biggest Chocolate Fountain
Our Chocolate Crepe
My Girls - Karrissa and Alysha
Me and my daughters
Poppa and McKinely playing 'Pooh Sticks'
An 'Oasis' in the Las Vegas desert
Alysha trying to get a Peacock to spread its feathers
Alysha and McKinley
This reminded us that we sure miss Brent
Karrissa and McKinley sliding on Air Mattress
Ryan and McKinely sliding down stairs