Wednesday, August 27, 2008
My girl friends & I went to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood last week to see the Broadway play "Wicked". Actually we made a day of it (which if anyone knows my girlfriends will understand)... The play was fantastic - much funnier than I thought it would be & well worth the money (if anyone is interested in going). We surprised our friend Amy (in the black dress) as it was her 30th birthday. She had no idea where we were going (although she guessed it the day before) so we had her pretty confused with all the things we were telling her (trying to throw her off). It was fun to get away with the girls & get all dressed up to see a play. It's always an adventure when I'm with this group of girls. Thanks ladies!!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
For dinner we ate at the buffet as it was steak & shrimp night. The food was great for being a buffet. In fact the baked potatoe I had was the best I've had in a long time.
After dinner we had tickets to see the 9:30pm show of "Mystere" at Treasure Island. We walked around the strip while we were waiting for the show to start. Then we ended up a restaurant bar called Kahunaville. We watched the bartenders do their juggling show. It was quite fun. Afterwards we went to the Mystere show. It was great.
On Thursday (my birthday) we ate breakfast in the Cafe in the park at Sam's Town. We had steak & eggs (2 for 1 coupon). Breakfast was great & the view of the park was very relaxing. We then went shopping all day. We ended up at Walmart & I found a princess tiara that I put on & took my photo. I wanted a funny photo to remember my 50th birthday by.
That night we went to The Venetian Hotel to see "Phantom". It was great. Shorter than normal, but still great. The show had great special effects. The only complaint is the chairs were not that comfortable. Mike even enjoyed the show. They didn't allow photos but I took a few of the theater after the show before I got caught. I couldn't use my flash, so the photos are a little blurry. Afterwards we walked around the Venetian & then over to the Mirage.
We ate dinner back at the Cafe in the park at Sam's Town. I had prime rib & Mike had a sandwhich.
On Friday we had to check out of our hotel by noon. After that we found an indoor swap meet where we shopped for awhile. At 3pm we returned to Sam's Town for Seafood night at the buffet. I had wanted crab legs for my birthday but all the buffets were closed by the time our show was over. So I was happy to find out that our hotel buffet was having crab legs on Friday & it was the cheapest place to eat crab legs. After having our fill, we left Vegas around 5pm & arrived back home around 8:30pm.
It was a fast trip, but had a great time doing all the things I love to do: Eat, shop, sleep & go to shows.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
We are all wishing you a very Happy 18th Birthday today. You are now an adult.
Good luck with your 1st day in college.
Below are photos I took yesterday at Eric's house for Taylor's family birthday party (cake & ice cream). Danica made the cake. The photo does not do it justice. It was super cool.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
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Our grandson Gunner's first birthday was yesterday 8/16/08. Brandan & Crystal had a birthday party at their apartment. We gave Gunner a Radio Flyer Trike & some clothes. He loved the trike, even though he isn't quite big enough to ride it yet. The best part is that it has a removable handle so Mom or Dad can push him around until he is big enough to ride by himself.
Brandan BBQ'd beef ribs, chicken & some yellow fin tuna his neighbor had just caught off the coast of San Diego. Brandan is a great cook.
After eating & opening gifts, Gunner had his first birthday cake. At first he didn't quite know what to do with it, but once he got started, he had a great time. By the time he as done, he had blue frosting everywhere, including his ears. There was a 2nd cake for all the grownups to share.
Finally most everyone (except Grandpa & the Grandma's) went swimming. Gunner got too cold & wanted out after just a minute or two.
Everyone had a great time. Afterwards we went over to Mom & Dad's house to wish Dad a Happy Birthday as well.
Happy Birthday to the both of you.
This invitation is open to all family members & friends who want to attend. Please let me know if you want to come so I can plan the food.
I sure hope all of you can come. You only turn 50 once!!!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
The train ride back was a lot funner than the train ride going. We sat in a different car on the way back & had a better attendant who gave us lots of info on things to do in northern Arizona. We will have to come back in order to visit all the places he told us about. Plus the entertainment on the way back was better. We even got robbed by train robbers. It was quite fun. I highly recommend taking the train to/from the Grand Canyon from Williams, AZ. It is a bit pricey, but worth the money. We didn't get back home to the condo until about 9:30pm, so it was quite a long day.
Saturday morning was spent packing up. We were suppose to check out by 11am, but we didn't get checked out until about 11:30am. Mom, Dad & Jodi left about 9am. We took a scenic route home (GPS sent us on this scenic route). It was quite interesting & saved us about an hour of drive time. We stopped at an Indian casino just east of Palm Springs & ate lunch before arriving home about 6:30pm. We would have been home at 5pm but stopped to eat.
We had a great time in Arizona & recommend it to everyone. We want to go back and check out more of northern Arizona. Cave Creek is a great town to stay in. Luckily for us, it wasn't too hot this past week. Brandon was happy to see lots of lightning. We spent most evenings, just sitting on the front porch watching the lightning.
Now it is back to the real world & back to work. It is always depressing to return from vacation. At least Mike & I get to go away for 3 days in a week and a half for my 50th birthday. So I have something to look forward to (besides getting old).
Enjoy the photos & let us know what you did fun this summer.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
We are here in Arizona at the Villas of Cave Creek. It's a small town north of Phoenix. Yesterday we drove to Montezuma's Castle which is just out south of Sedona. Then we drove to Sedona and then we decided to go to the Grand Canyon. We took Brandon and Jessie with us to the Grand Canyon. It was really fun, but a long long day driving. Today we are doing nothing. Here are some pictures we took at Sedona and the Grand Canyon.
I will upload to pictures later. The internet connection that we have here sucks!!!!
Mom, Dad & Jodi