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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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