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28 Hours in a Motorhome

We made it to Las Vegas, safe and sound. There was basically no fighting as everyone had their “own space” to relax and nap. Motorhomes are beautiful things and I recommend that all of you with children get one.

So far on this adventure, we’ve tried some new things and seen things we’ve never before seen. We’ve played stupid games to amuse ourselves, and we had to listen to Kevin’s Eagles CD. Blech. And if I never have to hear someone sing “What does the Fox say” ever again, it will be too soon.

We’re all having a blast and here’s a small sampling of what we’ve “discovered” so far.

Chobani Almond Coco-Loco yogurt is heavenly.

After having stuck their face out the window at 65 miles an hour, the children now know “why dogs love doing that”.

The speed limit in parts of Utah is 85 miles an hour, so yes, you’d have to be going 140 kilometres an hour to be “speeding”.

Chick-Fil-A is delicious and we should seriously have those restaurants in Canada.

American Coke and Heinz Ketchup do NOT taste the same, AT ALL.

There are 58 Mormon churches visible from the highway in the Salt Lake Valley.

Teenagers do NOT like having to do their homework while driving.

Las Vegas is very hot.

Our hotel is across the street from the Outlet Mall.

Let’s see what tomorrow brings.  🙂

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A Thank-You to Jawdrop Cooler Co.

Last month, my friend Jen embarked on a contest journey. Her plan was to enter as many contests as she possibly could and then chart the results and share them with everyone. I decided to join her in this contest adventure so that we could compare our winnings and see who won the most. One week later, I won a trip to Las Vegas.

Watch them announce my name here.

After watching the video 10 times, and after speaking to the lovely folks at Jawdrop Cooler Co, I accepted the fact that I had actually won. I then encouraged all of my friends and family to go and watch the video, and to all go out immediately and purchase some coolers. They did.

I had won a trip for two adults to Las Vegas for 3 nights, flights out of Calgary including hotel and tickets to a show. How stinking cool was that? I couldn’t believe my luck or how blessed I had been to win this trip, and then it hit me, I couldn’t go.

As many of you know, my life has been a bit of a schmoz these past few months and for me to be able to leave and go somewhere is pretty much impossible. My husband and I started talking and tried to figure out another adult that he could take with him, and we just couldn’t decide. How do you choose one friend over another? We couldn’t do it. So I took a chance and asked the Jaw Drop folks if it would be okay for my husband to take our daughter. Not only was I, the winner not able to go, but we were trying to send a minor in my place. We weren’t all the hopeful as this was a liquor company and why in the world would they want to reward a “non-customer”. To our surprise, they instantly said Yes, take her.

M has never been on an airplane before and hasn’t travelled farther south than Spokane, so this was a really big deal. Her dream is to go on The Amazing Race with her Dad, so we figured this would be a great “practice” run. When we told them that we planned on surprising her with this trip, the company went above and beyond to make it memorable.

The arrangements were made to fly out of Edmonton, instead of Calgary. They were booked into Planet Hollywood as it was fun and attached to a mall. They found a show that would be suitable for someone her age, and even booked them a fancy schmancy dinner. (She’s still talking about the Caesar salad that was just leaves and the amazing Cirque Beatles show). They took the time to recognize that this was a father taking his daughter and not just some people going off to party. Instead of just handing over a “basic”, be happy it’s free, kind of trip, they gave my family something that will never be forgotten.

To say that I am thankful and impressed by this company is a gross understatement. The customer service that was given by Kelly & Staisia and the whole team at Aquilini Group was second to none.

So I thank-you for giving my daughter and her Dad an amazing adventure.  We are even more grateful now, as this may have been their last chance at adventure. Based on their ability to lose their car, get lost and/or locked out of buildings,  the odds of them getting past the first episode of The Amazing Race are slim to none.

Thank-you Jaw Drop Cooler Co. You are appreciated.

Now go out and buy some Coolers people.  🙂

FYI. They didn’t ask me to write this.