Waking Up in Vegas

A couple of colleagues and I traveled to Las Vegas this week for a much needed (it’s been in the negatives here in Alaska) work conference! We were happy to learn from and coordinate with other organizations from throughout the nation putting youth court, peer court, and teen court diversion programs together. The conference discussion didn’t deviate far from what we had already heard in Cape Cod a couple of months ago, but we appreciated the opportunity to network and meet some incredibly influential people.

I couldn’t have asked for two better colleagues to spend the trip with! Venus and Wes are like family- protecting me from drug dealers while walking 5 miles from Freemont to the strip, telling me to relax when I yell at roller coaster workers for making me put my cell phone away, and listening to me complain about my shoes hurting my feet. (Love you guys!)

The night of Day 2, Aaron arrived! Days 3 and 4 included watching Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio, oogling over sharks and jellyfish at the Mandalay Bay Aquarium, and eating at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant with one of Aaron’s college roommate’s family and friend. Even though the food was real expensive, the views of the city at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant were gorgeous!


Vegas was Aaron and I’s first trip together after we graduated almost 4 years ago (where did the time go?!), so the city of sin holds a special place in our hearts! Always so happy when he get to join me on workation.


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