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Baby’s First Crap(s)?

This week will bring baby’s first shot at craps – and not the variety that will probably rule our days and nights in a few months.  Yes, we are traveling to the only logical Thanksgiving destination, one that pays tribute to the historical and cultural traditions of this American holiday, a land of enchantment where turkeys and large inflatable cartoon characters dance the tango amidst cornucopias and maize. Yep, we’re going to Vegas!  The only place where you can walk from the Eiffel Tower to the Pyramids of Egypt with a sidetrip to New York City along the way.

Why Vegas?  Well, it’s a long story but it involves some craziness with Kim’s job.  But due to some unforeseen circumstances, we now find ourselves in Vegas for 4 days instead of 2, and some free time to go elsewhere as well.  On the short list is a trip to Bryce and Zion canyons in nearby Utah, which is only 3-4 hours away.  Other than that, we’ll probably just tool around the casinos, taking in a few shows, and trying to pad our 529 account for baby’s Harvard tuition. Or possibly Yale.  I suppose if times are tough we might even consider Dartmouth, but I don’t really want to think about it.

We’re certainly looking forward to some time away in what will probably be our last chance to take a vacation “alone” (ignoring for a moment the quickly growing amorphous blob festering inside my wife).  It should be a good time, and while we’ll miss our families we will certainly be thinking about them while we are taking out a second mortgage to cover “the hole” that I’ll get into while Kim is off in the ladies room…

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