Day 5 & 6 – Canadian Vagabonds Exploring Vegas

Despite yet another long drive from Las Cruces to Las Vegas, and although we finally arrived at our final destination, there was no time to relax.  I only had two days for unloading the truck and exploring Vegas with my parents before I would be flying back to Key West.

Day 5 – Unloading The Truck

The next morning we woke up with a view overlooking the strip. After a massive breakfast buffet with my parents I left for the day to help Lesley unload the truck.

Photo from the hotel room in MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Photo of a lady unloading her Penske truck in Las Vegas.

Lesley gave me the tour of her apartment before her new friends came over to help us unload the truck. Valentino seemed pretty excited to have his stuff too.

a lady and her dog

A Lady & Her Dog playing

A Lady petting Her Dog

When help arrived we got right to work and a few hours later her empty space was full of her belongings, but most importantly it felt more like a home. Valentino was tired, and Lesley was happy. Unfortunately the time was ticking, so I said my goodbyes, gave them both one last big loving hug, and made my way back to the strip to be with my parents.

after photo in lesley's place

valentino tired after a long day of unloading the truck

Lesley and Valentino with the Conch Republic flag outside their home in Las Vegas

selfie with stevie vagabond, lesley and valentino

It was evening by the time I got back and we were all pretty exhausted so we decided to go for a short walk on the strip and spend the rest of the evening together at the hotel.

Photo of the MGM Grand Lion wearing the Las Vegas Knights symbol

The Statue of Liberty at New York New York in Las Vegas wearing the Las Vegas Knights Jersey

Las Vegas Strip At Night

photo of an intersection on the las vegas strip at night

Day 6 – Canadian Vagabonds Exploring Vegas

The next day was spent exploring Vegas and soaking up as much as it had to offer for us Canadian vagabonds. Although they were only apart for a few days I could tell my parents were happy to be reunited again, and adventuring together. I can’t tell you how special it was to be with them!

Three of us inside MGM Grand together before exploring Vegas.

New York New York Las Vegas during the day.

Street view from above of the Vegas strip

Dad playing the Vegas Vacation slot machine.

Parents in front of the Bellagio

Mom and Dad posing

Mom and Dad riding the elevator in Caesars Palace

Mom and dad poking their faces through the eye holes of a giant mask sculpture

the front of Flamingo Hotel

Mom and Dad not winning on the slots.

The Eiffel Tower in Vegas

View of part of the strip from the Eiffel Tower

View of the strip from the Eiffel Tower

Mom and Dad in love.

Mom and dad smiling.

Palm trees in Vegas

Mirage Hotel at Sunset

The Mirage Volcano

The Mirage Hotel Lava Show

Vegas Strip Filled with People.

Vegas Strip Filled with People and Treasure Island in the background.

Mom and Dad overwhelmed by the crowd on the Vegas Strip

Treasure Island at sunset.

Treasure Island show sign.

Cirque Du Soleil – Mystére

We made our way down the strip until we got to Treasure Island. An old school friend of mine, Corynne, is a performer in Cirque du Soleil Mystere and we got tickets for the show! It was my first Cirque du Soleil show and it absolutely blew me away! Corynne was incredible and it was so great to catch up briefly after the performance. The perfect ending to our day in Vegas.

Entrance to Mystere by Cirque du Soleil

Performer in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performer in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performer in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performer in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performer in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performer in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performer in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performer Corynne Barron in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performer Corynne Barron in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Performers in Cirque du Soleil Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Photo by Stevie Vagabond.

Stevie Vagabond with Corynne Barron after her performance with Cirque du Soleil Mystere in Las Vegas

And just like that the next morning I said good bye to my parents and was on the plane headed back to Key West, right after a quick blackout at the McCarran International Airport. It’s amazing how much happened in 6 days, and how fast it flew by, but what a special trip it ended up being.

Have you ever done a service project that was full of adventure? Let me know in the comments!

  1 comment for “Day 5 & 6 – Canadian Vagabonds Exploring Vegas

  1. Connie Ewashko
    September 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    OMG…. your pictures are AMAZING! This was such a wonderful experience…thank you for sharing it with us!❌⭕️❗️

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