Trip 4: Christmas 2007 and New Year 2008 in Henderson
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My plans were to spend Christmas 2007 and New Years in Las Vegas with my dear family friends (Melania, Martin and their two children). The plan had been put in place in June (something I normally do not do, is plan ahead this far). As the months drew closer to December, everything seemed to work out just fine, the flights were booked, the presents bought and gift wrapped, the tree at our house decorated. Then as only misery can, seeking company indeed it knocked at my door: my work schedule changed and I was put on a ten hour shift through the 27th of December, what do you know? So I had to think and think fast. It is the end of the school and Desire will be out in three days, I have no baby sitter and do not want to pay for one anyway.
So now I was celebrating Christmas two days later, which was not bad considering I was able to take the New Year’s off work. The excitement more than anything was joining my daughter, friends and seeing all the fireworks in play over the New Years. My friend Melanie, picked me up at the airport on the twenty- seventh at noon, we headed to their recently bought new home in Henderson.
We arrived home t the smell of home cooked lunch and baking, uuhm. My friend Melanie is a cook like you would not believe, she is the mother figure in a home that you certainly want to visit. The Christmas tree glistening with lights and decorations, the children excited especially Desire who gets to visit her friends again.
For New Year, to avoid getting caught up in the human and car traffic on the strip, we did not go out. From Mama Iseeke’s house, we could see the strip clearly. Besides that, she had a huge High Definition TV that blows one’s mind away. The fireworks both on TV and live, the children kept running in and out based on how loud the fireworks exploded. The site was incredible. My camera could not shoot the night-lights clearly, so all the shots came out blurry.
It was a Christmas & New Year to remember. Christmas 2008 in Africa, back home.
PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain.