I am having a tough time with keeping up with my blog lately - it might very well be the 100+ temperatures outside that are draining me of any ambition whatsoever! I purchased Lori Anderson's e-book, Follow the Path, Ideas and Inspirations for the Creative Blogger (find it here) and I paged through it this morning to give me some ideas of what to blog about. So, here I go...
My mother and father used to take yearly trips to Las Vegas once a year - my mother LOVES slot machines! When he passed on 7 years ago, I promised my mother that I would continue the tradition and take her there once a year. Up until 2 years ago, I would fly to Florida - where my mother lived - or she will fly to Virgina - where I live - and we would go for 3 nights and 4 days. We ALWAYS have a blast!
After much coercing on my part, my mother finally moved in with me almost 2 years ago. She has not seen any of her friends in Florida since then. In my opinion, she has become quite lonely for "people her age"...who wouldn't? This year was special - a friend of hers from Florida joined us. So last week, we went on our yearly pilgrimage.
|Mom on the left, her best friend Jane on the right|
A friend of mine also joined us. We splurged and got a nice room at The Wynn Hotel - this hotel is absolutely awesome!
|One View from the Hotel Room|
|Another view from our room|
Everything is "bigger and better" in Vegas. The Wynn is famous for its fresh flowers strewn throughout its hotel and casino.
|Fresh flowers are everywhere!|
|I call these "Flower Balloons" - they hang from the trees and yes, they are fresh flowers!|
The food was phenomenal, the company was awesome, and though I did not win one penny, my friend was quite lucky on the slots.
|Her jackpot on a $2.00 bet!|
Although it was over 105 degrees every single day, there is zero humidity and the heat was tolerable. In fact, I had to wear a sweater or a sweatshirt while indoors, as the air conditioning was always set to "freeze". It was a nice respite from the hot, humid weather of Virginia.
|Takeoff for home!|
I look forward to next year's trip - maybe we'll go in Spring instead of Summer!
My next post will touch on a major jewelry project that I have been working on for the past month - pictures still need to be taken and edited. I have to admit - that is my least favorite thing to do!
Thanks for stopping by!