When Chris and I was 40 we decided that rather than getting each other a big present we would book a Holiday as a gift, Chris decided he wanted a surprise so gave me a list of 5 places in the world he would like to go.
It was a big decision to book Vegas as lots of people advised us not to take the boys, however I knew they would love it. They are not the sorts of boys that would want to spend two weeks round a pool, they like to explore and be active.
Another huge decision was where to stay; We wanted a really good hotel, and one that we would love but also have something for the Boys. So chose the MGM Grand as it has a huge pool complex and lazy river, the Lions that live in the hotel and the quality. I definitely made the right choice, the hotel was huge, in fact vast.
The flight was 11 hours long, we flew with Virgin Atlantic so the flight was comfortable. I booked this as a package and got a great deal. However next time I will book separately, use my air miles to fly business class, I think on a flight this long the luxury would improve the experience. (Virgin also run an air miles programme) The boys watched films throughout most of the journey and rummaged through their holiday survival kits, and both at one stage had a sleep. I was sat next to Joe, as he is great at multi tasking he is able to do most things and talk at the same time, so this gave my ears a rest.
We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite, to be honest we needed it as we were able to chill out at night after our meal, the boys after such active days were exhausted at night.
The Lions in the hotel were just stunning, so chilled out; they loved their keepers and were changed every few days so they had a good balance of living on a ranch and at the MGM. We visited at feeding time every day.
The restaurants and food were fantastic a huge choice from Wolfgang pucks to Rain Forrest cafe and lots in-between.
Out and about, There was so much to see, before we traveled I bought the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide,Las Vegas, this has lots of tips on where to go, which hotels have attractions etc,
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