Monday, April 5, 2010

Road Trips and Dam Family Time

Today I’m taking off for Las Vegas with my family. It’s spring break for my kids, and we could all use some wonderful sunshine—which is clearly not happening in Utah right now. But really, the point is spending some time together as a family. Because no matter what happens in life, our family relationships are the most important ones we’ll ever build.

And as I’ve learned all too quickly, children only stay young for a very short while.

This is a road trip, and the plan is to stop off along the way for some hiking and a picnic in gorgeous Southern Utah—since we wanted to go to Moab and didn’t make reservations in time—and then at some point to pay a visit to the Hoover dam. My daughter is hoping to find a dam hamburger (remind me to tell you about Bill, the king of all hamburgers, whom she met—and then ate—in Hawaii). My sons want to see about getting some dam T-shirts, and the rest of us want to take some spectacular dam pictures.

And whatever we do, we’ll make sure to follow the dam rules. Wish us luck with that! (Yes, Mom, I’ll be sure to hold on to my shoes this time. I bet the fish that ate my flip-flop when I was three is long gone.)

The downside of staying in Las Vegas is that practically the whole city is blocked from wireless internet access—even on my awesome iPhone. **frowns** So I won’t be replying to comments until after Thursday. But it isn’t because I don’t love you, my dear readers. It’s just because I’m shopping, and sunning, and seeing a magic show. But whatever I’m doing, it’ll be with my family. My favorite thing in life. And that makes me oh-so-happy.

Have a great week, and happy spring.


Carolyn V. said...

I hope you have a "dam" good time. *chuckle, chuckle* Be safe! =)

Keith Fisher said...

have a wonderful trip.

Elana Johnson said...

There's no where I love better than Las Vegas and Hoover Dam. Have a great time!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so glad you're taking some time just for family and fun. And getting into the SUN! Bring back a little sunshine my way, huh?

Nisa said...

I hope you have a great time! Southern Utah is my favorite place on Earth!

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks everyone! We had a dam great time! Got a little sunburned, but not too badly, and rode a helicopter for 2 whole minutes! Great stuff.