Fabulous Vegas – finale

By now you are probably sick to death of my Vegas time. lol So here is the finale. [at last]

After charging my chariot and getting about an hour or so of rest, I could no longer sit still. Called Lu and she was at the Mall in the Planet Hollywood Hotel area. She headed back and I met her in the Paris lobby. When we got outside there was a bus getting ready to load and no way through the sidewalk area for me. We figured there would be a ramp by the stairs, no such luck. So we went back by the bus and figured we would have to wait until they got loaded to get through. A young man, who most might have looked at with ‘hoodlum’ tag, looked over and asked if we needed to get on the bus. We told him no we need to get by on the sidewalk. He was adorable, he moved the crowd out of our way to let us through. Never judge a book by its cover. He had the best smile ever. We did all the ty’s and yw’s and headed to the light to cross the driveway.

We got to the people mover escalators and kind of wondered how to go up. I have never been up a moving ramp before. lol There was one not moving but it had a rope crossing it. Just then a young man opened the rope and let us go up. It was a bit steep and i was a tad nervous going up. Lu was behind me making sure I did not tip. Lucky for her I didn’t 🙂 Then, OMG, Heaven!! The mall…

Poor Lu had to stop to every shoe store with me. lol I so wanted a pair of square toe chunky heeled boots. Unfortunately my ankles and drop foot issue + a bit of swelling made getting the dang boots on quite difficult. But, she was such a sport and went along with me. Kelly and Cynthia called and we met up with them. We checked a couple more shoes stores, lol then decided it was time for a drink!! Woo Hoo! We went to Fat Tuesdays and wow the cups they had! lol Lu and I got these HUGE cups of lava flows and then she and Kelly had a couple jello shots. Cynthia and Kelly got lil small girly drinks. lol kel-cyn-lu-mall

Kelly, Cynthia and Lu. See our biggee cups! lol The lava flow tasted nothing like the one I had in hawaii years ago, so Kelly took it up to the nice guy and he dumped it and refilled it with a pina colada for FREE!! lol So cool of him! We finally realized we needed food. lol So we went into Planet Hollywood and found an awesome sandwich shop. Must remember the name! They had the best sandwiches around. Rog finally found us, and he got some dinner as well. Cyn and Kel went back to their hotels and Lu, Rog and I went and did a couple slots then back into the mall. Rog hung for a few then I guess shopping wasn’t his thing! lol I got the kids some Vegas t-shirts and stuff. My damn chair was not fully charged as stupid me so excited did not let it charge enough. So we figured we had better head back. [only time i remembered i was in the chair as it hindered my time, dang thing] Going back down the ramp was a fun experience. Was waiting to go flying down. Lu held on the back to make sure it didn’t! lol

We finally got back to the Paris, got Laurie up and we met in the bar area. Kelly, after winning at the slots, came on over as well. We had our martinis. Sadly we were too late for the two for one martinis. lol We hung out for a bit and then Laurie had to go back up as she was leaving early in the morning. 😦 Pics and hugzzz all around. Then Lu headed up to her room as well. Kelly and I went and played slots until almost 3am. Kelly won a couple more times too. Lucky. 🙂 Then up we went.

I woke up around 8am, making poor Rog get up as well. I wanted to spend a lil time with Lu, Cyn, and Kel before we had to head home. We had room service breakfast. Oh mercy…I had vanilla bean French toast and cappuccino. I was in heaven. Rog was shocked as i had already gotten ready to go. lol Cynthia came over and up to our room and we hung out for a few, then went downstairs to meet Lu and Kel for coffee and what not. Rog got the van all packed and ready and let me hang with the girls. He really is a ‘gem’! Love you Rog!!  The girls were staying until Tuesday. Lu and Cyn were going to a convention for packaging for their shops.

It was quite hard to say goodbye for me. We all hugged and took a few more pics. Then it was time. Rog and i headed back up to the room, did the checkout and went to the parking for the van. Once we got in the van the tears rolled some. I did not want the weekend to end. I am so hoping that this becomes a yearly thing or even every other. The women are truly fabulous! This will be something I remember and cherish forever!! Thanks to all the fabulous ladies that have made my life even more full!


Blessings and Hope!!


Fabulous Vegas Day two – part 2

The late Champagne brunch was Fabulous. The only thing missing was Esther. She was lying out at her hotel and was injured. It seems someone forgot to tighten down the large umbrellas. It was a very windy day and one flew from its bas and crashed into her foot sending her to the ER. So she spent most of the day there. We missed her terribly and I am hoping that she is healing up well.

We all ate way too much! The buffet was amazing. They had everything you can imagine to eat. Roger and my paleo ‘diet’ went out the window on this Vegas weekend. But oh mercy it was sooooo very worth it. Being with these fabulous ladies is so easy. It’s like we all knew each other already. There was no stress, no ‘first’ meeting jitters, just like at the dinner the night before. After we all stuffed our faces we headed in different directions. Yana was going back to her hotel for her hubbies ongoing birthday bash. Kelly and Cynthia were going to head over to see if they could see Esther. Laurie was heading up to her room to get some much needed sleep. Roger and I went back up to the room so I could change and meet Lu by the pool. So, off we all went.

Lu and I went down to the pool. It was a perfect day. It was a bit windy and the sun was shining down, but it was not too hot to bear. We were going to get a couple pina coladas, but OMG they wanted 12.00 for a small glass. Forget about it! lol I rolled all around the pool are and took lots of piccies. It was very peaceful and relaxing.

paris pool2

We decided to head up to our rooms and get a lil rest before heading out for the night. I needed to charge my wheel-chariot and change and re-charge as well. So we said cya later at the elevators and went up. I got to my room and Rog was watching some news show. He said he tried to get some sleep but couldn’t. Awwwwww. lol At this point I had no clue what we were going to do that night. I plugged in my chair and kicked back on the bed with the hubz. I was so amped I could barely sit still. Was getting annoyed that my chair was not charging fast enough. I could not believe the energy i had this weekend. It was an amazing friend rush I’m thinking.

BBL with the nights shopping festivities!

Blessings and Hope!


*Drumroll Please* Day 2 Fabulous Vegas pt1

I had the best sleep ever on Friday night. My heart was full and sleep came easily for the first time in years.

Around 8:30 am I was lying there thinking about the dinner and all my fabulous friends. My cell rang and it was Lu. She was downstairs having coffee and a croissant. Then talked to Laurie and she was going to get ready to go down in a bit as well. Rog said he never saw me shower and get ready so fast. He kept telling me to slow down and save my spoons. I couldn’t, I was happy to be there and wanted to spend as much time with the girls as I could. I can be ‘sick’ at home! lol And, having a shower made for me helped so much. [here is a picture of my dream shower that is getting closer to reality]


The only real difference is my chair will be on the other wall as we have no wall that comes out. This is going to be my dream come true!

Anywho, Rog and I headed down to the bar where the girls were. Cynthia was on her way over from her hotel. YAY!!! She had gotten in late the night before. Cynthia is my chocolatier. If you want the best tasting chocolates, click her link on the side. You will not be sorry! Only made fresh and no preservatives!

Kelly went to meet Cynthia, and when they got back, you guessed it, hugs all around. We all sat around a table having coffee and chatting it up. I was in heaven. I had some of my favorite people with me. My hubby, Lu, Laurie, Cynthia and Kelly. Hubby went and got me a chocolate croissant…can it get any better than that! 🙂 We took pictures of course and sat and people watched. If you want a good place to people watch, Vegas is for you! lol Sadly it was much too early for the 2 for 1 martinis! DAMN were they good!

After our morning get together, Kelly and Cynthia headed off, Rog went back up to the room, And Lu, Laurie, and I went cruising! We checked out the shops in the Paris, mainly Shooz! Yup you guessed it a shoe store! lol They had the greatest shoes and accessories. And, if you are in the market for hooker heels, this is the place to go! Laurie tried on some awesome high heeled zebra designed shoes. And I tried on some boots. Then Laurie left us as she was going to meet Yana before our late lunch. Lu and I kept looking around and then I saw it…an Ed Hardy purse. WOO HOO! I had been wanting it for a looong time and had never seen it in ‘person’. Lu got it off the shelf for me [see it is her fault, lol] and once in my hands I knew it was mine. 🙂 I was a good girl and called hubby to ask if it was ok. Let’s just say I have the best hubby as he really never says no! 🙂

Next we went and checked out the amazing jewelry wall between the Paris and Ballys. Yes a wall of jewelry. Can you imagine? There were some gorgeous items there. I got a wonderful big shiny black acrylic gaudy faceted ring and matching bracelet. They are really cool. Then we decided to go and check out Ballys and played the Big Huge dollar slot machine. Lu hit the credit button and I pulled the Big Huge arm. We didn’t win, but I got a workout! lol Then we just walked around for a bit more. Went outside for a minute for some fresh air, then figured we had better head back to get ready for lunch at 2pm. I have to say that hanging with Lu is very easy. It felt like i had known her my whole life.

BBL with part 2. My hands get tired and I want to get all in, so doing this day in parts. Hope you come back to read.

Blessings and Hope! {new one}


My Vegas Video

This is my first video using my iMovie on my Mac. So cool.

The video is of the trip, the drive home and the makings of the scrapbook.

The fabulous ladies you will see are: Laurie, Lu. Cynthia, Yana, Kelly, Esther, Stephanie, Daisy and my hubby [not a lady] Roger.. oh and moi! lol

I love clouds, so you will those. lol The coolest part of the drive home was what I like to call, Atomic city. It is a grouping of home directly across from the Federal Penitentiary that look as though a bomb went off. Hundreds of homes condemned and broken. I would love to go there at night and get some pics, but being across the street from the Pen, probably not a good idea! lol

The song is by Nelson – Everywhere I Go.