If you would have asked me when I was younger, in high school, or even in college if I’d end up in living in Las Vegas, I would have looked at you like you had 12 eyes. It was a non-option in my mind. I’m a midwestern girl and I always imagined I’d stay close to my roots.
What do you mean you live in Las Vegas? Like it the hotel/casino? – Yes, I’ve actually been asked that more than once…
Um, no. I do not live in a casino. Nor near one. Okay, that’s relative – I’m about 15 minuted from a few of them, but no where near the strip.
At a park near my home.
I live in a part of town way north of the Las Vegas strip. While it would be considered a suburb of Las Vegas by anyone outside of Las Vegas, we don’t actually call them suburbs and my mailing address has Las Vegas listed as my town. It is a newer part of the city. It’s way north of the strip, and it’s quite nice up here. I’m driving distance to easily 45 parks, a few national parks, 4 targets, 5 major grocery stores, and one of the best cupcake stores in the South West!
No NEON lights here baby – just lots of sunlight!
How on earth do you raise your kids in Las Vegas? Isn’t it a city of sin? – Yes, I’ve actually been asked that exact question…
Yes, it’s known for it’s more adult entertainment options and on any given day my sons can easily see scandalous billboards or a line of ladies bums in thongs on the top of a taxi advertisement, and my son has certainly had his share of experiences most don’t. However, the city actually has a lot of wonderful family friendly destinations and happenings.
I live close to a place called Floyd Lamb Park where I can drive in, park, and be surrounded by peacocks, trees as big as I’m used to in the midwest, and ponds my children can fish in. It’s also where I did our second baby’s gender reveal for my husband when he was deployed overseas!
The Children’s Discover Museum was just re-built and rivals many nationally ranked children’s museums in the country. I love taking my boys there because on any given day they can lift a car with their own body weight, climb a tower of slides and hands on exhibits, be a banker, veterinarian, or an archeologist, perform on a stage, or even dress up like a king, or ride on a pirate ship.
My boys have witnessed a flash flood on several occasions from the safety of The Springs Preserve where they have learned all about desert life and the creatures that share the desert with us.
Holidays in Las Vegas have no shortage of family friendly events from sleigh rides to train rides, and more light shows that most other towns!
Okay, but it’s it like a million degrees in the summer? You can’t really go outside can you?
Las Vegas summers can be very hot, but you adapt and we have now have two water parks and more splash pads than I can count to keep cool at!
Plus getting out early to hit up the farmer’s market means the kids get to try new local food, and get active before it gets too hot!
Do you really like Las Vegas?
We have been here for nearly 8 years now. We have been home owners for 5 years this September. I’ve had both my boys here in Las Vegas, and made some amazing friendships here as well. Las Vegas in the fall is so gorgeous! I miss my family, and don’t like living so far away from the, but all in all – yes we like Las Vegas – EVEN with kids!
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I’m blogging everyday in August (BEDA) with Emma from Outmumbered.com
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- BEDA: Day 1: An Introduction
- BEDA: Day 2: 20 Facts About Me
- BEDA: Day 3: My Favorite Quote
- BEDA: Day 4: In 10 Years (<– One of my favorite blogs in a long time!)
- BEDA: Day 5: A Vivid Memory
- BEDA: Day 6: Best Friends
- BEDA: Day 7: 10 Songs On My Playlist
- BEDA: Day 8: What’s In My Handbag
- BEDA: Day 9: 15 Things That Make Me Happy
- BEDA: Day 10: 3 Things I’ve Checked Off My Bucket List
- BEDA: Day 11 & 12: Movies & Guilty Pleasures
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