Traditions, Pioneer Day!
We haven't been home to the USA in two years so we planned to spend lots of time with the family and our first stop was Las Vegas. The day after our arrival my sister's neighborhood celebrated Pioneer Day--a recognition of the Mormon Pioneers who settled in the area in 1847. The day began with a parade and pancake breakfast. Vintage cars, floats, bikes with streamers and oh my word, that gorgeous American flag, it brought tears to my eyes when they played the National Anthem--it was a fun, all-American morning and great welcome home!
My brother was one of the pancake cooks and that pioneer waving to the camera is my sister. People think that Las Vegas is nothing more than a party town, but real families live normal lives here away from the strip.
In closing, let me pass along one restaurant recommendation--With so many 5* restaurants to choose from there is no shortage of food in town, so for my sister's birthday we celebrated with breakfast at the Society Cafe in the Encore Hotel. The bold colors, decor and furniture choices are fun and the food, well it does get 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor. It's a bit pricey for breakfast, but I can say the Cinnamon Roll French Toast was a hit with several in our party.