The Korean/Behan National Lampoon’s Vegas Family Vacation

If anyone knows me or my family, you know we get along pretty well and we like to have a good time. So it’s not a surprise that we might go on a family vacation together. But 2 families??

My sister-in-law Alex, who is married to my brother Jordan, had this crazy idea that her whole family and our whole family should go on a holiday together… to Vegas. I know, CRAZY, right? But somehow this crazy plan went from dream to reality very quickly. Flights got booked, rooms were reserved at Caesars Palace, and before I knew it, I was in a  cab on my way to the airport, waving goodbye to snowy Vancouver on the morning of January 4th, 2009.

Pretty Bellagio Christmas decorations
Pretty Bellagio Christmas decorations

6 Behan’s, 6 Lee’s, (including 2 babies!) and one Grandma Dot made the trip to sunny – but chilly – Las Vegas, Nevada for a 3-night getaway. We went to shows, we shopped, we walked the strip, we wined and we dined… we did just about everything!  It was a bit of a New Year’s celebration, as well as my Dad’s recent retirement/my Mom’s birthday/Alex’ Mom’s birthday celebration. That’s enough to toast, right?

Jord, Wes, Dad, Mom, Grandma Dot.
L-R: Jord, Wes, Dad, Mom, Grandma Dot.
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Bellagio decorations

The most amazing part is, though, nothing really went horribly wrong. The only upset was when we first arrived in the Las Vegas airport, and my brother Wes‘ golf clubs did not arrive with our luggage. To say he was choked, would be an understatement. ‘Cuz he was choked. The ironic thing is, both Wes and Jord went golfing the next morning at 9:30am, and when they returned in the afternoon, the clubs had arrived at the hotel. So he packed his golf clubs all the way there to play only one round of golf and ended up having to play with a rented set. But I think the round of golf was a memorable enough one, that hopefully he forgot about the clubs going missing – right, Wes?!? All in all, not a bad trip, I’d say!

Here’s a few pics I took of our two families, being all nice and stuff.

Dad, Wes & Mom
Dad, Wes & Mom
Alex, Jaxon & Helen waiting for the Bellagio fountain show.
Alex, Jaxon & Helen waiting for the Bellagio fountain show.
A day of shopping
A day of shopping
Anna banana
Anna banana
Grandma Dot playing the slots - Wheel of Fortune, her favourite!
Grandma Dot playing the slots - Wheel of Fortune, her favourite!
Tony with Jaxon & Anna
Tony with Jaxon & Anna

Photo courtesy of Alex Lee.

Siblings getting along.
Siblings getting along.

Mom (Grandma Behan) & Jaxon
Mom (Grandma Behan) & Jaxon in F.A.O. Schwarz
Wes & Dadot on the strip.
Wes & "Dadot" on the strip.
Probably my favourite shot.
Probably my favourite shot.
The whole gang
The whole gang

Photo courtesy of Alex Lee.

Happy 2009, Happy Retirement Dad, and Happy Birthday to Mom and Mrs. Lee!

*There may be some video to follow this, if I feel like it.

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