Monday, March 8, 2010


The famous Welcome to Vegas sign where everyone has to have their picture taken.

Our hotel Mandaly Bay, just a beautiful hotel, great rooms, Angela wanted to take her bed home with her. Very expensive. We got a great package deal. Only way we could afford this.

this was the view from our room. What a way to wake up in the morning. Hubby is an early riser so he would venture over to the McDonalds across the street and bring us coffee and breakfast sandwich.

This is Fremont Street at night. You must see this. It is amazing. A 4 block long tv screen when at night they entertain you. It was a tribute to Queen the week we were there. and there was a great Johnny Cash impersonator. Had the place just rocking. We were there three times. Cheap but very good food.

Thought I would blog right after we got back from our trip to Vegas. But didn't. Vegas was nice, don't get me wrong but for a girl from the prairies and a bit of a Defender of the Environment, I found Vegas to be somewhat decantent and waste full. Talk about not being real. all the Casinos/hotels are all copies of the real thing only in much smaller versions. I guess if you haven't seen the real thing, they can be exciting. It was definitely worth seeing once.The whole experience was exciting and very glad we went. Another highlight was going to Toby Keith's Bar and Grill. Great food but some really weird stuff. Our hotel was the Mandalay Bay which is located on the south end of the strip. The view from our room was stunning. The pool area was great and we really enjoyed the Shark Reef acquarium. Hey if I can handle Manhattan, I can handle Vegas. We detoured out of Vegas for two days and toured the Grand Canyon and Zion park. Absoulutely stunning. Well worth it. Was good to see the country and the majestic peaks. It was definitely a surprise to find so much snow in the area.

Had a great weekend this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous. Saturday's high was 10 celsius or 50 farenheit. Went riding on Angela's gelding Digger. Definitely know you've been riding on that boy. Really moves out. Then on Sunday, I saddled up my young mare and took her out of the round pen, off the farm for the first time since our accident in October of 08. The road was in great shape and I think she really enjoyed the experience as much as I did. Felt so recharged. I feel like I can do anything again. Finally got rid of all the demons. Can't wait for this weekend. Hope the weather cooperates.

Peps was not to pleased. She thought we were done. Hasn't gotten used to the off and on routine. Not the best picture but all I have from the weekend.


fernvalley01 said...

Looked like you were having a good time , soon I will go with you. I see you switched reins , good girl!I think that set will work better for you (no risk of hanging yourself)

greymare said...

Yeah, i really like them. So much easier to use. I'm holding you to that. It was fun and we will go together again soon.

GoLightly said...

Och, sorry I'm late, what excellent news!
Demons, beGONE!

So glad you got away and relaxed and had fun!

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm with you, the last thing I'd call Vegas is "real." I haven't been there in many years and that's probably plenty for me, although a vacation would be nice.

I do remember though when I was there the food was awesome and really really cheap.

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C-ingspots said...

Looks like you had a lovely time, it's always fun to get away and have some holiday time. I agree, Vegas is exactly how you described...ok once, but many better places to visit. Your mare is beautiful!! I'm so glad you feel better emotionally after your ride! Again, I know exactly how fear can cripple a person...not fun. So happy for you!! Thank you so much for your comments about Harley. They mean a lot to me.