Monday, September 28, 2009

Wow! Our vacation in Vegas was awesome (as usual!).  We got a free room upgrade at Excalibur and their pool was really nice.

Cher's show was great!  The CSI Experience was fun. The T-Rex exhibit at the Venitian was amazing.

Still haven't hit it big but we had fun trying!  We went to some casinos we hadn't been to before - Encore, (love the butterflies)

Green Valley Ranch (ritzy), M (classy), South Point (fun and very nice), Silverton (a little darker than I like) and the new Hard Rock Cafe (fun, very cool and great food).

We ate some very good food.  My favorite is cheeseburgers and fries.  Hard Rock has great cheeseburgers and the service is fantastic!  Everyone is so friendly!  Kahunaville also has great burgers and fries.  Of course, there's always Johnny Rockets and In-and-Out Burgers.  La Salsa Cantina at Planet Hollywood has yummy quesadillas and great service.  We went to two buffets, both had good food and great service - Stratosphere and my favorite - the Garden Buffet at South Point.

We had a little scare as we were walking from Paris to PH.  Some guy in a red car almost ran over an old man on a bicycle.  The old man didn't get out of the way fast enough and the guy almost hit him again.  So rude and inconsiderate!  I don't know why anyone  would ride a bike on Las Vegas Blvd. but he didn't deserve to be run down.  Something happened at or by the Hard Rock Cafe on Friday night.  There were four ambulances but we didn't hear why.
I love the water show at Bellagio!

I love Vegas!!!

I also went to one of the quilt shops featured in the Quilt Sampler magazine.  Quiltique is a really nice quilt shop!  I love the way it's decorated and had a nice time shopping there.
Here are some more pictures of my Christmas quilt blocks.  Now I need to get back to quilting!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I've been away from my blog for a looong time! I need to get some of the cool pictures from my camera on here!
There's been so much going on! Last month a bunch of us went to a Diamondbacks game and saw Montgomery Gentry and got a Gonzo tshirt.
This weekend found us in the ER twice! My grandkids were horsing around and my grandson fell on the hardwood floor and hurt his thumb. They sent him home with a brace on his hand and two days later called and said it was broken and to bring him in for a splint. Crazy!!!
Some friends invited me to go to the Gem show in Tucson Thursday. I've never been to one so it will be another first.
We're gearing up for our vacation trip to Vegas. Can't wait! I am so ready for a vacation! We've got tickets to see Cher again. Hopefully she won't get sick and cancel this time. We also want to try the new CSI experience at MGM.
When we get back I'm having a Dove Chocolate tasting party. Have you ever had chocolate martinis? They're yummy!!!! I'm definitely a chocoholic!
As far as my quilting goes, Nate's quilt is on hold again. I've been working on a Christmas applique table runner that I'm using to teach at the quilt retreat next month. The little houses came out cute and so did Santa and the reindeer and tree. I'm working on a star block now. Uploading these pictures is a pain!  The little house picture keeps turning sideways and I can't get the others to move where I want them.  Is anyone else having this much trouble?  I don't have time to mess with them anymore!  It's time to get busy on my quilt!!!