Freemont street!

The buffet at the Freemont Hotel in old Vegas welcomed us with open, but slightly sticky and smoke filled, arms. The little boys slammed their jello, macaroni salad and frozen yogurt and weren’t having any of the follow up patience – so while everyone else was finishing up I took them out onto Freemont streetContinue reading “Freemont street!”

“See I can climb up here and not crack my head open”

“I hate the dessert! We’re all going to die! I want to go back to the hotel room!” We were excited to go the Valley of Fire – the kids were not. Symone, afflicted by an early morning bad attitude, led the dessert hating charge. Her followers weren’t terribly focused or clever and weren’t reallyContinue reading ““See I can climb up here and not crack my head open””

“Does Captain America come to everything in Las Vegas?”

“What’s a spectacle?” “It hard to describe, you’ll just have to see for yourself” We had made our way down the strip, our jam packed minivan weaving slowly among limos, mobile billboards and sports cars. We parked at the Bellagio along with 10,000 of our closest friends and launched our flotilla of strollers, diaper bagsContinue reading ““Does Captain America come to everything in Las Vegas?””

“Once I start a fight they ask me to move on…”

The boys and I ‘cruised the strip’ in our minivan on our way back from Whole Foods at 8 am. Emmett was completely impressed with the city. As we slowly drove the strip he started a running dialog as if he were an adult living in Las Vegas. I was both amused and appalled atContinue reading ““Once I start a fight they ask me to move on…””

Whole Foods to the rescue

They are all normally early risers at home, but our hotel rooms in Vegas didn’t have the isolated and electronically enabled infrastructure that our home does – so 5:30 am had everyone awake, bickering and crying. Kaety and I looked at each other through tired grumpiness and gave each other that knowing look that says,Continue reading “Whole Foods to the rescue”


“What reservation?” I chased three cooped up bord boys around an opulent Art Deco lobby while Kaety’s body language radiated impatience, anger and silent screaming at the check-in counter. Having us spend too much time in their lobby while they pulled all the levers and twirled the dials that made our reservation come back toContinue reading “Reservations?”

The magic we lost along the way

Traveling with kids has its down sides but it also has its delights. Kaety and I have gotten jaded about the pure wonder contained in automatic rotating doors and the airport shuttle bus – but the kids thought they were amazing! We’ve also really lost any sense of magic around seatback trays – that latchContinue reading “The magic we lost along the way”

Are we there yet?

The kids ran around and around the circular hall at the PDX Embassy Suites yelling “I love Las Vegas!!”. We realized that we need to take them out more. Oscar was thrilled to not only run by also find the occasional snack outside people’s hotel room doors. He was also thrilled to be able toContinue reading “Are we there yet?”