Notice: This entry was published 4 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Hello from Las Vegas! Mike and I are spending a week here to visit family and hit up our old spots. So glad to be back! It’s been a relaxing and delicious vacation. I’m writing this post in the format for Friday’s 10 Happy Things! It seemed fitting considering this week has been very happy for me.
Here are ten highlight from my vacation so far!
1. Mike coming home
He returned from officer training last Saturday! He was gone for five weeks, so I lived by myself at the time. It wasn’t too bad. It was a lot quieter! I did miss him a lot. We had half a day to ourselves before flying out to Vegas. I’m happy we’re together again. The picture above is from a little shoot we had here. My mother-in-law wanted new family portraits, and we took a few couple pictures. I wasn't told about it until we landed though. I had nothing to wear.
2. Flying on a propeller plane for the first time
Our flight to Vegas departed in Philly, so we had to get there first. We rode a small propeller plane from the valley. I’ve never been in one before! It was so exciting. The takeoff and landing were super quick and smooth! The flight itself was only fifteen minutes. We landed at 6:15 AM on a clear day. It was a beautiful morning.
3. Seeing an aerial view of the Grand Canyon
On our way to Vegas, we got to see Grand Canyon up in the air. I’ve been there once before, but I’d love to go back again.
4. Catching up with family and friends
I haven’t seen some of my friends in a long time. It’s so good to catch up with them all again. So much has happened since we left last year.
5. Visiting Nellis Air Force Base
We have a base here in Vegas. Mike had an errand to run at the BX, so we stopped by Nellis. We got to show his family what it’s like (it’s like any other base XD) and a few aircraft models they had around.
7. SO. MUCH. FOOD.
This has been such an indulgent vacation. We’ve been eating out every night! We’ve had all sorts of cuisine, including but not limited to Mediterranean, Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, and boba! MMMMM.
8. Capturing moments with my Instax Mini 8
I bought myself an instax for my birthday, and my friends are having a blast with it. The only drawback is we can’t make copies!
9. Squeezing in a little bit of exercise and me time
I had Wednesday afternoon to myself, so I went for a jog and did some lifting. I haven’t been too stringent on my nutrition and exercise while I’m here, but it was nice to be a little active when I could.
10. Vegas 808 goodies
We drove downtown to Vegas 808 to pick up Tara‘s hot dried pork. I also got a bunch of snacks for myself and my family. We have sweet dried pork, red bean mochi, and cookie chips! These cookie chips are HEAVENLY. They’re all so good! My favorite flavor is cinnamon sugar.
That’s it for my vacation highlights! We’re flying back tomorrow (SIGH), and it’s a bittersweet feeling. I don’t know when we’ll be back. I hope we can visit again next year!
How was your week?