S: 2009 Las Vegas/Grand Canyon family vacation
FC: April 2009 Vacation
1: In 2009 the Bailey family went on vacation to see Aunt Kelli and Uncle Aaron who live in North Las Vegas. During the trip we also visited the Grand Canyon!
2: On our way to the park, Don snapped a picture of the snow covered mountains that surround the city | We went to a beautiful park with Aunt Kelli. Heidi had so much fun playing on the equipment and feeding the ducks.
5: Just outside Las Vegas is beautiful Red Rock Canyon. We went on a short hike and saw Joshua trees for the first time.
6: Dinner at the Melting Pot | We had such a fun, unique experience eating fondue appetizers, dinner, and dessert! | Fondue-YUM! | Playing in the rocks while waiting to leave for dinner | m
7: M & M WORLD | m | m | m | m | m | m | m | m | m | m | m
8: We had a lot of fun exploring at the aquarium. Heidi even touched a sting ray!
11: Las Vegas
12: The FAO Schwarz toy store was huge! Heidi had been waiting the whole trip to pick out a toy, and the day finally arrived! She ended up picking out a white polar bear that she named Nanu. She sleeps with it every night. Aunt Kelli and Uncle Aaron also surprised her with Clifford!
13: Jean Philippe Patisserie is simply the best pastry shop in the world. Our desserts were amazing!
14: The Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio were absolutely gorgeous. Among the gardens were glass sculptures and a butterfly house. As you can see, Heidi is holding her new friend-Nanu
16: Water fountain show at the Bellagio. Beautiful!
17: Aunt Kelli and Heidi... | waiting for the show to begin
18: Heidi, Ozzie, and Webster played outside in the backyard. I don't think the dogs knew what to think about a little girl being in their swimming pool!
19: Heidi and Aunt Kelli putting together a puzzle and making a basket | Heidi posing on the blue, lit floor!
21: Along the way we had to make a pit stop and have the car looked at....good time to eat lunch! | On our way to the Grand Canyon | During the trip we drove on old Route 66, saw mountain goats, drove over the Hoover Dam, and saw Lake Mead.
23: THE RIM TRAIL
24: Such breath-taking views
25: Smile! We're at the Grand Canyon!
26: Our hotel at the Grand Canyon had a bowling alley in it. Heidi went bowling for the first time. It was so much fun getting to bowl with bumpers! It was a perfect end to a perfect day at the Grand Canyon!
27: On the second day at the Grand Canyon, Heidi entertained herself by trying to read the map. She looked so grown up!
29: We had a picnic lunch under the canopy of trees, and Heidi had a blast playing in them. The squirrels there all had funny ears, and snow still lingered in parts of the canyon. Beautiful!
32: We had one sleepy little girl on our red-eye flight headed back to Ohio...home sweet home! | DREAMLAND