Last week was a big one...
As many of you know, Carson won the grand prize in Nickelodeon's Legend of Korra sweepstakes. That meant round trip airfare to Comic Con in San Diego, 3 nights at a resort on Mission Bay, 2 VIP passes to Comic Con, and $500 in spending money.
Her trip overlapped with my planned trip to Phoneix to attend the surprise party my father had been planning for he and Mom's 50th anniversary. So Rudy took Carson to Comic Con - and they had an adventure together. (This was wonderful as his time with Carson truly tends to revolve around soccer. Plus, Rudy is being relocated to Colorado in a couple weeks and our family time is definitely going to take a hit as we go back to seeing him roughly once a month.)
Carson is a phenomenal artist in her own right, so getting to meet the people who create and draw her favorite show was amazing for her. That her private meet and greet also included the voice cast of the show? Even better.
Even though she was the winner, in the weeks leading up to Comic Con she decided SHE would give THEM something. She set to work on a special piece of art for each person she would be meeting.
The cast and creators loved her, and their affection for her is obvious in every picture. She is now Twitter friends with them all.
Pictures from her amazing time:
While Carson was being feted in San Diego, we celebrated my Mom's and Dad's 50 anniversary. The surprise came off without a hitch and included friends who have known them their entire marriage and who made the trip just for the occasion.
The next day, Kim and I whisked them away to Las Vegas for a truly special time. We saw Beatles LOVE, gambled, laughed, and celebrated with a spectacular dinner at Bartolotta (at the Wynn). We sat under the stars for 4 hours - that didn't feel like 4 hours at all. It was that kind of evening. Truly one for the memory books.
We are all home now and exhausted, but happy.
That being said, in 48 hours I leave with Rudy to go to Colorado to see the property will be will now base from, I will meet the owner (hint: he owns Discovery Comunications as in Discovery Channel, etc.), and get the lay of the land.
Time to go pack again...