On the way home from LA, we made a last minute decision to stay in Vegas so that we could watch the BYU vs. Wakeforest Basketball game. We called Eric's Brother when we were an hour outside of Vegas to book a hotel on Hotels.com for us. We got a room at the New York new York hotel for $65. Awesome deal. The best part was that when we went to check in, Eric said, 'we have never stayed in vegas, is there anyway that you can get us an upgrade or a comped room'. The lady at the front desk upgraded us to a bigger room. Emma's favorite part of the hotel was looking out the window and watching the people on the roller coaster. Eric and I both rode it. You cant really see Eric on the roller coaster, but the picture above is of him riding the coaster.
We watched the Game in the ESPN Zone. It was a handful keeping the kids from tearing the place apart, but we worth it to watch the game, if only they had one it would have been even better.
After the game, Eric took Marcus back to the room and put him to bed and then Emma and I had a girls night out on the strip...okay, well, not exactly what you can imagine, but we went over to the Excalibur and played games in the arcade. Emma had a blast and even beat me at a game that we played together. Emma was sad that she wasnt old enough to ride the Polar Express ride (one of those ride simulators) because she was too little, but if you ask her what her favorite part of the whole trip was, she says the polar express ride, and she didnt even ride it. It must be pretty amazing in her dreams.
We had a fun trip and a great time spending the week with each other. Hopefully we will continue to have fun family vacations like this one.
By Tamber at Sunday, January 11, 2009