Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beautiful Bang (Summer Vacation Part II)

The last post left you at the Canada/US Border. We had to cross at the peace arch as we were in Vancouver. We never cross at the Peace Arch due to the long line ups, we waited two hours to get across. Thankfully we left in plenty of time.

The kids and I were headed to Bellingham to fly out to Las Vegas to visit with Paul's parents. Paul dropped us off at the airport and he drove back to Canada via the Sumas crossing and only had to wait for two cars in front of him.

We had just the kind of flight you want, totally uneventful, we landed in Las Vegas around 11:30 Saturday night. Paul's parents picked us up and we off to their house to tuck into bed.

The next day we hung out around the pool and relaxed. As the afternoon went on SeaBass was not feeling well, he had a fever and was tired. He ended up sleeping the afternoon away and only getting up for about an hour to watch the 4th of July fireworks from the front yard.

The other kids walked around the block for a better view, but it was all SeaBass could do to sit on the front curb and watch them. He ended up going in and going to bed.

The fireworks were amazing. They live only a few miles from the strip and all the major hotels seemed to be competing with one another to see who could out do whom. They must have lasted hour or more.


Shannon said...

I hope that Sebastian feels better soon. Sounds like you guys are having a fun time.

Anonymous said...

I'll just bet you are nice and warm now!


angie, party of one said...

4th of July in Vegas HAS to be really cool. There's a lot of money there to be spent of fireworks. Sounds like you're having a great trip...enjoy.

dwgnldy said...

Those are great pictures of the fireworks. I'm hoping Santa will bring me a camera that will take quality pictures like that.

Sounds like you guys had a blast.