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A Pre-Christmas Family Visit to Las Vegas – Part One

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had friends comment to me that they had never thought of Las Vegas as a family-friendly vacation spot. One, in particular, was amazed to see our vacation photos from Death Valley National Park and Red Rock Canyon. She is an avid hiker and had never thought of the southern Nevada area as…

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Throwback Thursday: A Village of Christmas Past at the Clark County Museum

I have a tree just like this at home We’re heading home for Christmas now from our road trip to Las Vegas and Boulder City and starting to see snow on the mountain tops and on the sides of the road. This does NOT make me a happy camper.  No, although I was born in Calgary, Alberta, in the Foothills of…

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Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa Tractors

How can it be the first of December already? It hardly seems as though we were decorating for Halloween and now we’re breaking out the Christmas trees. Along with the changing of a calendar page, this month signals the beginning of Blogmas, that challenge to bloggers around the world to post each day, during the busiest of seasons for many…

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8 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas for Families

I am often asked by friends and acquaintances about things to do in Las Vegas with children or if you don’t drink or gamble. It surprises me a little that people still see Las Vegas as simply a place to party but then again, What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas is a very successful marketing campaign. Travel Nevada is…

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A Fun Day at the Springs Preserve

Pinwheel near the Desert Living Centre at the Springs Preserve We travel to Las Vegas quite often, not for the casinos, but for the warm weather in the winter and the various attractions and activities year round. There are a number of things to do for families including the Springs Preserve. We decided to visit there today with a friend…

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