Janardan's family tradition is to go out for Indian for Thanksgiving dinner, so we all went out for Indian for dinner
So I discovered that I really dislike Vegas, or atleast the strip. It literally takes 45 minutes to drive 2 miles, when you are trying to go somewhere on the strip. The hotels are so huge, that once you park and figure our where the restuarant that you wanted to go is located in the maze of the hotel, and walk by the stinky casino it is another 20 minutes. By time we got to the restuarant, I was basically ready to just be back at my hotel and relax. When I started reading about all the hotels on the strip and how they are lavishly decorated, and just an entire experience, I started to regret that we weren't staying on the strip. Once I was on the strip and in a hotel area, I was soooo glad that we were staying off the strip. I personally really enjoyed staying at our hotel, playing video games, talking, watching movies, playing games, going swimming, and entirely avoiding the strip. My activity of choice was visiting the gardens preserve that had native desert plants, and a really neat cacti garden.
Ben and Lindsey on the other hand are obviously not Weinheimers, because they didn't mind being around crowds, but actually seemed to enjoy it. The two of them on Thanksgiving evening/night went down to the strip and just walked up and down all of Paradise Blvd looking at all of the hotels. The hotels are pretty spectacular, except for all the crowds, the smoke from the casinos etc. I would have liked touring the hotels and seeing mini paris, and mini venice, the Bellagio, the ships at the Treasure Island, but overall I think I made the right decision for me.
Jennie and Janardan are our game providers. They brought their brand new Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2 , and their projector to project the games onto the wall. Nintentdo Wii also will play Nintendo gamecube games, so we were not lacking in video games. Also we really enjoy playing card games with my uncle and cousin, such as Spades, one-high, hears, scum, etc. One of my favorite things of the trip was making miis on the Nintendo Wii, you can make characters that resemble people that you know, so we made them for everyone on the trip, and then when we were playing tennis, it would actually be a little person that looked like me versus a little mii that looked like Ben, it is pretty sweet.
Autumn thoroughly enjoyed the conjoining rooms. She insisted that we keep the connecting doors shut, and also insisted that we knock on the door, and then she would let us into her house. She loves staying at hotels, and also thought it was fun to sleep in a crib right next to Prairie's crib. She was really sad when we left vegas and the hotel, and told me she didn't want to leave the hotel.
Pictures from Ben & Lindsey's excursions:
Ben really wanted to go to the Body Exhibit, and Lindsey really wanted to go Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, so they compromised and went to both.