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Old 08-11-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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Our Bigger Better Vacation From Missouri--TRIP REPORT

All though I am waiting for my PP+ disc to come I decided to go ahead and start the Trip report!! You can read our Pre Trip report thru the link in my signature and if you haven't read it that would be the place to start
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:07 PM   #2
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Heading out

July 25th: I got up that morning took the kids to my moms (they had no idea we were leaving that afternoon), cleaned the car, went home and loaded it up. By this time is was around 1pm so I decided to lay down and try to sleep since Brandon wouldn't be getting home til around 4pm. So about the time I doze off my dog starts acting crazy and I get up and Brandon got home from work early He got a shower and I went to get the kids and tell them we were hitting the road

This is the short video of them being picked up from nana's




So we were on the road by 4ish for the LONG journey to Las Vegas!!!




About 2hrs into the trip this is what was going on in the other lanes...so glad it wasn't our side and this is what made me decide to go a different way on the way home (it was road construction)



Our first stop was somewhere near the AR/OK line....the kids "stretching"



Or something


No offense to anyone who lives in the states but OK and TX are pretty boring states so I was excited when we started seeing this



Im sure we had to stop for gas somewhere between AR and AZ but again uneventful and this is our stop somewhere in AZ



Dinosaurs tried to attack our kids!!!!! This was actually the next day at some point so we were excited because only a few more hours in the horrid car and we would be at our first hotel!!!

I liked the teepees


I took lots and lots of pics of the mountains because I am mesmerized by them but I won't post all of them...however this is def something you don't see everyday...a forest fire!!


Ahh we must be getting close to Vegas



Lake Mead



Next stop...Las Vegas NV
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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We arrived in Las Vegas I think around 330is local time, we stayed at the Circus Circus because I thought my kids would really enjoy all they had (even though we didn't even get to explore all of it) this place was HUGE!!! We were in the skyrise tower and had our own parking garage attached which was cool and had to use a special elevator because we were all the way on the top floor!


Some of the rides inside our hotel





Mini Golf anyone?





After playing and exploring our Hotel a while we decided to explore other things, there were several things I wanted to see and I was told parking at Caesars would be the best option for those things, one thing we wanted to see was the Fall of Atlantis in Caesars and as luck would have it we missed the first show and it wouldn't run again at 830pm so we went on to find our way to the Bellagio...which was a task indeed... finding our way our of Caesars was a task!!

Waiting for the show



The show


The kids really enjoyed the little show but instead of doing the other things we decided to call it a night here are some other random photos of Vegas





We didn't get up super early and once we did we explored a little more around the hotel, they have a Mcdonald's in there but the line was CRAZY and we wanted lunch (it was 1030am) and they didn't start lunch until 11AM!!! So the kids played a few games and we were on the road to Anaheim!!

About 30 mins into the trip and traffic was HORRIBLE!!! I have never seen anything like CA traffic...it doesn't matter what day of the week what time of the day there is ALWAYS traffic!! You will be driving along at the speed limit then all the sudden brake lights everywhere then you crawl for a while then your right back to going full speed no rhyme or reason to the slow down or anything....I will say all though we had LOTS of slow downs we never were just stuck stopped for any amount of time the whole trip so that is a blessing.

Next up Anaheim!!!
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Old 08-11-2014, 04:17 PM   #4
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Great start Luulu, can't wait to read more
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:35 PM   #5
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After what seemed like FOREVER we finally made it to our destination for the next 7 days...Park Vue Inn, Anaheim CA

Our Queen Bed


The kids bunk beds...he's excited if you couldn't tell


Bathroom...It was a lot bigger than the one last time at Clarion



The kids didn't get to swim at our hotel in Vegas so the first thing they wanted to do was SWIM





After swimming for a while we decided to head to DTD and to go ahead and get our tickets so we didn't have to wait in line the next morning

The view from the cross walk in front of the Hotel...RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET



Goofy Kids



Waiting in line for tickets...the lady that did our tickets was really nice and took her time explaining all sorts of stuff to us gave us pins and even told us not to waste money on bottles of water in the park because any place that has fountain sodas would be happy to give us cups of ice water (which we used ALOT)





First stop on our DTD journey the first night was Ridemakerz!! It is a really neat store but its EXPENSIVE!! Luckily DS got a $70 Gift Card for his birthday that helped ALOT



His Ride



Next stop...next door to Build a Bear...also expensive but she too had a $70 gift card



And Applejack..she really wanted Rainbow dash but they were out until Tuesday and she didn't want to wait



She got all kinds of roller skates boots and clothes for Applejack...Oddly enough both kids spent the exact same amount on the car and Build a Bear

For dinner we went to Earl of Sandwhich we had a coupon for a brownie and free sandwhich...I failed to take food pics sorry but I had some sandwhich with Avacado and it was awesome!!! The kids had like ham and swiss and it was also very good.

We took our sandwiches back to our room and ate and hopped in bed for our busy day the next morning at DISNEYLAND!!!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:27 AM   #6
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Loving the trip report! Looking forward to hearing more!
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:09 PM   #7
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Great trip report! Looking forward to the rest!
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:29 PM   #8
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loving the trip report!! makes me SOOOOOOO excited to get there already
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:03 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone!! I keep forgetting to bring the pp+ cd with me to work so I haven't been able to update but I am gonna try to get it done this week!!
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:28 PM   #10
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Ready for more

Sorry again we missed each other for the GCH pool key! My fault for not giving you my email
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Loving the report so far!! Can't wait to see more
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Loving it so far!!
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Following along. Your kiddos are super cute! Just went back and read your pre-trip report. Loved your tees!!!
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Sorry again we missed each other for the GCH pool key! My fault for not giving you my email
That's Ok thanks for the offer!!!
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