Back in Vegas after Christmas Vacation

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Duck Creek RV Park Las Vegas
Read my review - 5/5 stars

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hello to Everyone.  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and we wish you all the best in the New Year.

Christmas was great with our son's family.  It's so much fun with the little ones!  We did our own version of Elf on the Shelf and the boys loved it.  Every day there was a note from the Elf and a new location and they had lots of fun finding him.  I had found an AnnaLee Elf, which was much bigger than the usual Elf, so it made it a bit harder to hide him, but since the kids are little, it worked great.  

We flew in to Newark on the 17th and there was a storm coming to the Newark area with measurable snow, so we had an hour and a half delay leaving Vegas and on our return trip we were one day ahead of the massive storm bearing down on the East Coast, so we were hoping to "get out of Dodge" before the mess began.  Our flight was at 2:10 and the snow in the Newark area wasn't supposed to start for at least another hour, so we were feeling pretty good about the flight.  We were all lined up to board (same thing happened in Las Vegas) and they came on the intercom to tell us that the Pilots were flying in from Boston (their snow had already begun) and we were delayed about 40 minutes before they showed up.  But we did make it out before the snow and then the frigid weather started.  Nick and I had colds and were freezing the whole time, but we got out before our son was the sickest with the stomach virus...small miracle for us!!!

We did make in to the City one day.  It was pretty cold, but we managed to get around the city pretty well.  Saw the new tallest building and the barriers around the site of 911 - lots of construction still going on and lots of police presence in that area - it was 12/30/13...we saw where the ball drops in Time Square, the Statue of Liberty from a distance and tun walked over to the WTC site.  You have to pre-arrange tickets to be able to take a tour and we just figured we would come back in the warmer weather sometime to see it.  Still you get chills just walking by there.  At the fire station they had a Christmas tree with photos of all the firefighters lost that day.  If that doesn't reduce you to tears...!!

Now that we are here in Vegas we have hooked up with 6 couples that were on our Alaskan Trip and we are all having fun rehashing the trip.  Our Wagon Masters have had us for dinner and we have been to dinner and brunch together and last night we all went to a comedy show that was pretty neat.  Sharon and George Maher are staying next to us in our campground and we have seen Jersey Boys and tomorrow we go to Menopause the Musical.  

If you ever come here to Vegas and you will be here for awhile you can hook up with this radio show that has phenomenal discounts on lots of shows and restaurants.  Not the headliners, but enough that you can have a great time seeing lots of shows for pennies on the dollar.  It is KSHP, AM 1400.  I won some radio bucks and the $33.00 for a pair of tickets was free and I "bought" 4 tickets.  Sweet!

We will leave here on Friday and go down the road to Boulder City and stay a couple of nights to see some new friends we have met and then we will make our way down to Lake Havasu for the Balloon Rally!

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Norman Sherrod on

I want that Xmas list too!!!

kimberish on

So you took a vacation (flying to Newark) from your vacation (RVing across the country)? I love it! You are living it up!

Claudia on

Your choice of PJ's was perfect! Love the shot of Chris reaching for the ball. Hi to Harry and Yvonne from us!!! Can't wait to join you!!!!!!!!!!

Kathey on

Happy New Year! Glad you had a great Christmas with the boys. The photos are fantastic. Love the smiles������.

Joe and Ginny on

Happy New Year!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas.. Well Ginny and I are getting settled in our new house.. We moved in mid November. Sorting through all the stuff that has been in storage for almost three years. Don't know if everything is going to fit. If you ever get close to Martinsburg WV give us a jingle. We are about 20 miles away from the kids. We love being around them. Take Care XOXOXOXO Joe and Ginny

jerrygolfboyer on

And you have posted 3142 far. That is a lot of film!

tholdernj on

Sorry we missed you, just minutes from EWR. I am just now looking thru all of your entries. When you come back on the warm days we will have to meet up.

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