On our last Friday night in Oceanside we were at the movie theatre to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman. There was a preview (one of a zillion) that showed the Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. The boys were intrigued so we did some quick checking on distances, timelines and tickets and TA-DA – Vegas was added as a quick stop on our way home….
We left Oceanside Sunday morning at 9:00 am, after a last breakfast burrito at the Buccaneer cafe (a must stop in oceanside, great food, great views & great prices). We landed in Las Vegas by 2 in the afternoon at the Oasis RV Park. In typical vegas style, it was gated, had a HUGE lobby and 2 swimming pools. It was 3 miles from the strip ($20 cab ride) so not as convenient as I would have liked for a quick stop, but it was very clean, well maintained and safe which are high priorities these days.
After a quick swim we cleaned up and pulled out the stash of “good clothes” (first time they have been out all trip) to head off to the theatre. The show was GREAT. Hunter has never been to a Cirque show and his eyes were wide open and mouth was grinning from beginning to end. Everyone was busy pointing things out to ensure that no one missed a single fun thing. The music was fabulous and a neat story line to the show.
We spent some time wandering south on the strip after the show and stopped to enjoy the lights at the Bellagio – another new thing for Hunter (we were in Vegas 3 years ago with him but did not catch this). He loved it so much we stayed for a second show before heading back to the campground.
This little side adventure made for a very long day’s drive to San Francisco (9 hours) but we all agreed that it was well worth it!