Returned home yesterday from my Vegas trip with the Core four :-)
Loved our little guard dog waiting for us in our room.
My sister Deanna came with room decor of hearts...
perfect for this cousin weekend.
Dona Dee, Shelly and Deanna below....on our way to our first show.
So keeping in the Four theme.....we loved the Jersey Boys
a.k.a Four Seasons! Highly recommend this show, sure to take you back
in time to the days of our youth.
|Paris (of course)|
|Fountains at The Bellagio|
|Dona Dee and Shelly went to the grocery store :-)|
This Ferris Wheel outside our hotel, each bubble is capable of holding thirty people?
|Caught the reflection of the Ferris Wheel in our hotel window...|
|Year of the horse!|
|Beautiful work of art at the registration desk at the Bellagio...|
Below photos of the garden at the Bellagio Hotel
It was so beautiful....
We soon learned anyone can rent a costume and walk the streets to make money.
Stop for a photo with them and they expect payment, I chose to be paparazzi instead....
We had to hit one mall....
Below is the inside of the mall. On the half hour the sky darkens
and thunder rolls as rain falls from above into the creek below.
It was a great excuse to sit outside Ben and Jerry's with ice cream
as we waited for the rain.....
Hello Kitty lives in Las Vegas.....
Our second night we got tickets to Cirque Du Sole', Love.
That would be the Fab Four, The Beatles.
This show over stimulates the brain from start to finish.
Lots going on, amazing acrobatics and choreography..
the music isn't bad either! :-)
The $5.00 bottle of water was over rated...
After the show we stopped at Margaritaville for a bite to eat
and a couple frozen Margaritas !
This young man making balloons was so entertaining, he had us laughing
from start to finish!
I kept asking my cousin Shelly (over loud music) "what is it?"
And she kept saying, " OMG" and I kept asking, "but what is it?"
Maybe you had to be there...it was funny at the time :-)
My cousins and sister enjoying a little dancing with the nicest, funniest
young men in the place...I was very entertained.
Deanna and I being goofy.....
The candy store at the Beligio...oh my......
Chocolate's dripping from the ceiling!!
Dinner out on our last night at Lawery's Prime Rib ~
Our adorable waitress Ms. O'Brian making the house Spinning Salad...she is
drizzling the dressing into the spinning bowl in this photo...
For those that watch Downtown Abby....this set off some speaking with
English accents for the next couple of hours :-)
Below is how they serve your meal...the chef brings the Prime rib and the sides in this cart.
Cuts your meat as you order... four cuts to choose from...
Four Desserts were chosen :-)
Below the hot fudge sundae (I announced I would not be sharing)
Deanna's Creme bulee'
Shelly's Toffee Pie
Dona's Key lime pie....
We couldn't get over the fact we were all together, and had all this time to visit. We had great talks everyday, more laughs than we ever imagined! Deanna had a little theme going of Keep Calm, every morning and evening, a time meant to encourage, and it did. We each had a swag bag that she provided with something new to add to it twice a day! Keep Calm and Shine On journals, Keep Calm and eat cupcake Pink coffee mugs, just to name a couple items.
We sensed this was going to become an annual thing, and we have decided on San Luis Obispo for 2015!
I'm already looking forward to it!
I returned home with an even stronger love for each, and an even stronger awareness as to the importance of strong family bonds, a four core strand in this case.
Blessed, incredibly blessed is what echos from my heart today....