Last week, Eric found out that he was going to need to travel to Las Vegas for work. He was going to fly out Sunday evening and return Monday evening. But the non-stop flights from Vegas to Fresno on Monday weren't lining up the way he would need, so his boss suggested that he drive...and take his family along! We had such a fun weekend. We left Saturday morning, got to Vegas around 3:00, and the girls immediately wanted to go swimming. The weather was warmer than it has been in Fresno - probably in the upper 70's. We took a quick dip in the pool then headed out to Circus Circus for dinner. We ate at the buffet, where I gorged myself, then headed up to the kids gaming area. They have a little setup in the middle of the room for circus-type performances. We could see the ropes and nets for a trapeze and thought that would be really cool to see. Well, they do different performances every half hour, and the performance we got to see was a couple of roller-skaters doing tricks on the smallest roller-rink stage I've ever seen. No trapeze for us, but that's ok - the rollerskaters were pretty incredible.
Sunday, Anna woke us up with, "The Easter Bunny came!!" The kids had left a note at home for the Easter Bunny asking him to find us in Las Vegas. They were thrilled to have a little Easter egg hunt in the hotel room. After breakfast, we went to church in Henderson. We met up with a friend of Eric's from college so it was nice to see some familiar faces. Sunday afternoon we just hung out in the hotel room for a couple hours, then headed out to the monorail to take us to the MGM Grand for dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. We stayed at the Marriott right by the convention center so the monorail station was literally right across the street. The girls were begging to ride the "train" so it worked out nicely. They loved it. They loved everything...their little eyes and minds just took it all in. So here are some shots from the Rainforest Cafe. I took all the pictures with my phone, so not the best quality. Silly me forgot the real camera.
So on Monday Eric had to actually work (you know, the reason why we were in Las Vegas...) so the kids and I headed up to the Las Vegas temple. It was beautiful, of course. We walked around the grounds for a bit, until we all realized we needed to go potty. Thankfully, there was a church building right next door and people were there, so we got to go in and use the facilities!