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Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Helen, Christy, Me, Jerry and Karen
I came back with $100 in my pocket...IM RICH, IM RICH!!!!!! lol
We just are soooooo NOT gamblers! I must confess..that we only slapped down $5 in a slot machine..and when that ran out..(ohhh..a mere 2 minutes)... we giggled..and then LEFT lol :)
But Im RICH because of the FUN memories that I brought home..and the New formed friendships that were made while playing in Vegas :)
My new friends above.. gathering together to be silly in our funky, eye-popping glasses that Christy surprised us all with :)

My new FAVORITE Drink..."Sputnik One"...ohhh my goshhh..this stuff was SOOOO Goooood!!!! Very easy to drink a few of these ;)

We all met up at the "Red Square" bar in Mandalay Bay .. a very yummy Vodka bar..and got to say Hi and hug Jillian (Greg and Christy's daughter)..and her friends. Many laughs flowed..as did the drinks and cavier..and so it began..an adventure filled with new friends and shared stories.

Lots of great statues such as these.. sooooo much to see and snap pics of... just not enough days to see it all!

Outside the "Paris" hotel

In the Lobby of the "Paris" hotel

The Eiffel Tower Restaurant:

Paris city scene streets inside.. felt like you really were in Paris wandering around their little streets!

Outside the Venetian:

The view from our Room:

We spent a couple of hours admiring the sites and slowed down a bit at the Red Rock Canyon:

We were hoping to catch a glimpse of the wild horses and burrows that live here.. but I think best chance for that is early morning and before dark..

A Row of Trumpeting Angels outside Caesar's Palace:

Greg and Dan.. preparing the glasses for the "Absinthe" party!

The Neon Cowgirl on Fremont Street:

Tim enjoying the whole Fremont Street experience!

Wonderful hosts...Jerri and Greg...

Thank you for opening your home..cooking a great dinner..and feeding me that YUMMMMMY CHEESE!!! :)

The gang before heading to see Jillian dance at the Janet Jackson concert:

Greg, Jerri, Christy, Greg


For years, I never had any reason or desire to go to Vegas.. but Im soooo glad Christy talked me into coming along this trip!!! I can't wait to go back again...(not to gamble lol) but just to see more sights..take more pictures...visit with our really fun, new friends..and to drink another Sputnik One! hehehe

Thanks Greg, Jerri, Dan, Karen, Farrow and Helen..and of course..Christy and Greg for making us feel so welcomed :)



~Kammie~ said...

sounds like you had a great time!!!!

I make this martini all the time BUT The Improv calls it a Raspberry Kiss...I have been making these for a few years now --they are yummy and so easy to drink--ask Shirley she's actually had them too! :O) and she'[s not a big drinker

great pics of the strip esp downtown.

Patty Benedict said...

Looks like you guys had SOOO Much fun!!!!
Love the potter glasses!!
Bugs & Hisses

vintagepaletteart said...

Sam............................I knew that you would love it and that camera of yours would take some gorgeous pics! Thanks for sharing with us all!

I've never been to Vegas either and like you......I wouldn't spend my time gambling but seeing the sights!

I'm so happy for you and Crusty both and Jilly too! =o)

When's chat time? ;o)

Tracey said...

All I can say is....WOW!! I have never been to Las Vegas and didn't know what it had to offer. So glad you had FUN!!

Designs By CK said...

GREAT pics Sandy & Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris :-)

Kathy's Prims said...

Glad you had a good time Sami! Love all the pics.

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Wow Sam! I loved looking at all of your great pics! Looks like you guys had a great time!


Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Wow, how FUN! Love the pics.. looking forward to stories n details!


deb said...

Looks gorgeous!! Hubby and I want to go to Vegas someday! Sounds like you had a blast!

Thanks so much for the baby congrats!! I haven't blogged in so long they're now 5 months!

Jennifer said...

Wow -- you made me want to go to Vegas and check it all out! GREAT photos, and it's so nice to hear that you had such a fun trip.

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

Hey girlie! So glad to see you had a BALL in Sin City! Hope you behaved yourself! Tee Hee! I just love reading your blog and have an award waiting for you on mine only if you want it. :0)


Carol said...

I've never been there, but it looks fabulous! Your photos are awesome!

Natalie said...

Vegas should thank you... none of their ads has ever worked on me like your post did... I think I want to go and see some of those sights. Of course it all looked good through your happy eyes and bright spirit.

Karen said...

I love, love, love Vegas! Haven't been there in about 4 years... thanks for the great pics and memories!

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