I am very excited to say we are going to Las Vegas for 5 days in July and will be staying at the Wynn Hotel. We so need a child free get away. Don’t get me wrong, we adore our children, but we need some time alone…..besides the kids will be having a blast with their grandparents.
We both will be thrilled to relax by the pool by day and have some incredible dinners and entertainment by night. I am not a gambler at all…Pat will play around at the Black Jack and Roulette Tables….you can bet I will be shopping or visiting the spa while he is in the casino! I have stayed at this hotel once before and it was pretty incredible. Pictured below are the rooms and one of the pool areas. Did I mention that this trip is on my boss……I have worked for him for 5 years and we have a great respect for one another. He is the owner of the company and values his hardworking and loyal employees. We have had a pretty good run in the sales department this last year and this was something he wanted to do for Pat and I…..we are so appreciative!
We also have a family trip planned to Cape Cod, Mass in August. This is a trip we make every year…..well actually a couple times a year. Pat’s family lives on The Cape so we try to get up there when we can. This summer we are renting a home in walking distance to the beach and we are renting it with my Aunt Betty and Uncle Kevin and their son Eddie who is 11. We vacation with them a lot and it is a blast. We all enjoy good food, fun, and gotta have our wine! Nick and Eddie will be joined at the hip for the entire week…they have such fun together. I can’t wait to see Sarah enjoy the sand ,and of course that cold ocean water.
It is a great week because not only are we on vacation with my family, we are with Pat’s entire family. It is a big reunion week, all of the extended family rents the same week in August so we can all be together. Let’s just say that we take up some major space on the beach!
The highlight of the week is the annual Saw Doctors concert at the Melody Tent in Hyannis. Pat’s sister Ann is a huge fan of this Irish Rock Band and invited us to go along a couple of years ago. I know what you are all thinking….An Irish Concert? Believe it or not, this is one of the best concerts I have attended in a long time! There is not an empty seat in the house and no one is sitting in them! This event has gotten so large with our family and circle of friends that they buy close to 80 tickets the day the go on sale, which is St. Pat’s Day, by the way….. and every last one is already accounted for. Last year we had a preconcert party at my SIL’s and they rented a school bus so no one had to drink and drive. …granted the the concert is only 10 mins from her house, but it is not worth taking any chances. We made trays of jello shots and I walked the aisle of the school bus making sure that everyone had their fare share before entering the concert. Each and every year it gets better and better. They even started allowing us to dance in the aisles, which I quickly found out the first year was a no no. The aisle police sent me back to my seat the minute I had my big toe out there. ….I am such a rule breaker! We have recruited people each year to go to this concert and it only takes one and they are hooked and say….get me my ticket for next year….I am in!
So, now that I rambled on and on…..these are our summer plans and we are so looking forward to them!
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