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Hi All! I've been going nuts without a trip to plan at home. I started chatting and whining and making a fuss about wanting to go somewhere for Spring Break. I even offered to take DS to DLR just the two of us, but he didn't want to deal with the Spring Break crowds. Who is this kid???
Finally one of my suggestions stuck with DH. We're going to Vegas, baby!
Who Me: 39.5. Themed environment junkie. Love a good budget luxury hack.
DH: 52. Birder, nature lover.
DS: 8. Homeschooled. Into lego, hands-on museum exhibits etc. Does not like long car rides.
What 9 night road trip through Oregon, a bit of California, Nevada, with 3 nights in Vegas.
March 24-April 2
Cause Mommy needs a trip to look forward to. And cause Vegas is amazing.
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The trip was solidified yesterday morning when I reserved the 3 nights of hotel.
Going budget on a Las Vegas hotel is tricky business, because the vast majority of hotels have "resort fees", even the freaking Super 8! Also, I was pretty attached to having a pool, in case it gets warm enough to swim. DH encouraged me to give that up, but in the end, we landed on the HoJo. It's just off the strip, behind the Tropicana and the classy Hooter's Casino. Whatever, I'll take it. It's got a heated outdoor pool, the rooms don't look terrible, and the location is good.
Sounds like an awesome trip and will also help with your sanity as everyone needs a vacation especially when there is such a huge gap between Disney trips. Looks like you will be having a blast in Vegas. Remember though what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
Friday-pack car, sleep at Mom and Dad's since we can't leave a packed car on the street in our neighborhood.
Saturday-leave really early in AM (maybe 4am), drive 8 hrs to Reno. Maybe camp near Carson city, maybe get hotel if the price is right.
Sunday-camp near Vegas.
Th-DH's birthday. He wants to see the Hoover Dam. Whatever! Camp that night, maybe in Death Valley
Sa-Drive 1/2 way home, camp
M-back to work.