A million years ago, I went to Las Vegas with my parents. I was 19 (for those into the math, that makes me 1,000,019 years old). First and foremost, I must tell you that I bought my “Vegas” shoes there and I still love every inch of them. They are sitting in storage in Ohio because they don’t really fit anymore. I also bought a Vegas dress that is now so out of style. I actually donated it around 6 years ago. It didn’t fit anymore either.
Those were my souvenirs from Las Vegas, Nevada, but my memories include things I couldn’t bring home: great memories.
You know, the usual with travel!
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The Lights of Las Vegas
My parents went because my father had to go to a conference. They took me because I really wanted to go and my mom wanted someone with whom to go on adventures. Obviously, we also did some shopping.
There were two highlights of this trip that are glued into my memories, even though the entire trip was great.
Flying over the Grand Canyon
My mom and I got to fly in a tiny plane over the Grand Canyon. It was amazing. Two things would’ve made it better. First, if my mom and I had been on the same plane! I’m not sure why they split up the only mother/daughter combination, but they did. My mom landed first and hugged the heck out of me when I debarked after my plane landed.
Second, I spent the first 15-20 minutes in awe of the amazing views. Then, I felt sick for the remainder of the approximately 50 minute ride. This type of thing is probably once in a lifetime for me (it is rather expensive), so that is a bit of a bummer.
Seeing Penn & Teller
First, we saw a traditional Vegas style show (it was called Jubilee!) Then, we saw Penn & Teller. I loved it and had a great time. On the way out of the theatre, we got TO MEET THEM. Shut the front door, it’s true!
So yes, I’ve heard Teller speak!
What brings this up old memory?
Someone recently asked about visiting a few different US cities. All of a sudden, these memories came flooding back into the front of my brain. I’ve realized that I’d love to visit Las Vegas again soon!
This time, I’ll take my kids!
Have you visited Las Vegas, Nevada? Have you taken your family? Do you want to visit?