Who: Espen and Kami Jensen, and their kids, Benjamin, Marissa, Dominic Wells and Jason Henderson
Destination: Las Vegas (picture is Hoover Dam)
Why did you go? For a five-day mini-vacation before school started, as well as for Marissa's birthday. The kids wanted something fun and exciting, and the parents wanted something educational and fun-loving too! We planned on Grand Canyon, but time didn't permit.
Was it a trip from heaven? Nothing's going to be like heaven, but we sure had a blast. The kids went to all the various "countries and cities" in the casinos. They loved trying all the different restaurants and midnight bowled a couple of times. We did some swimming and lots of sightseeing and photography on the strip. We saw Cirque du Solei, and Hoover Dam was nothing short of awesome!
Did anything memorable happen? All the pictures we took captured the fun we had. The "dessert cafe" at one of the restaurants, the delicious Italian dinner on the water for Marissa's birthday, and having coffee and dessert at the Eiffel Tower, were all memorable!
Would you go back? Absolutely! I didn't get to the Grand Canyon and the kids didn't get a chance to try the Stratosphere.