We decided to spend Spring Break in Vegas this year. We haven’t been there in a while and while Vegas is not my most favorite place in the world to visit (I’m notoriously anti-stupid crowds) we wanted to visit the resort there. And we really really wanted to get some place warmer. So off we went on Monday. Jeff, Kayla, Jessica, Josh and I. We left the boys at home and Justin was thrilled for the perceived freedom. Quinn stayed with the boys. And JK. We weren’t sure if JK would be alive when we got back because we left the boys with 3 computers. The boys forget to even take care of themselves when that happens, much less a rowdy, hyper dog.
The weather dropped the second day we were there. To the 40’s, with 40+ mph wind gusts bringing in a lightning thunderstorm. It definitely interfered with my goal to lay out in the warm sun all day. Nevertheless, I spent as much time as I could pool hopping in the four resort pools and their three jacuzzis. They had one jacuzzi that had an island in the center of it. The jacuzzi was large enough to fit 80 people in it, I have never seen such a gigantic jacuzzi in my life.
The Worldmark Resort Las Vegas is one of three, we have stayed in the Spencer Street one before but I think this is the nicest one in Vegas.
Tuesday we spent on the strip. We were going to go see Cirque de Soleil but I started getting sick, so we had to cut the festivities short. It was the single most disappointing part of the trip because Kayla, Jessica and I have been wanting to see this show for years.
We left Wednesday and came home through a snowstorm that dropped eight inches of snow on our house Wednesday night. Nope, I’m not kidding.
The boys were alive, JK was alive, although we keep on finding little puppy turds in the strangest of places in the house. And most importantly (I know, I know, I have priority issues) the house was clean! Well, other than the turds in random corners, of course. I am so grateful that my boys are thoughtful enough to make sure the dishes are done and things are kept picked up.
The rest of my spring break has been spent deep house cleaning, reading (The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, and Falling, a story I am proofing for a friend JulieAnn Carter-Winward), and largely lazing around. Kayla and I took a slumming trip to Market Square yesterday and we have watched about 5 movies, none of which have been remarkable but I will save my movie critiques for another blog post.
I’m not ready to go back to work next week. I find that when it comes to work, absence makes my heart grow fonder. The greater the absence, the fonder my heart.