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Oct 1, 2017 - Las Vegas NV

After we got all set up at the wonderful Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort we basically did nothing. There, that catches you up on our Monday events. Don’t get your hopes up...our Tuesday wasn’t much better. I took the Jeep to get washed then did some more sprucing up to make it look like it belongs in this ritzy park. It has been taking a beating lately and as it approaches 98,000 miles, I’ve been trying to be nice to it in the hopes that it will be nice to us for another 98K...or so. I had a mobile diesel mechanic stop by late Tuesday afternoon...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Larry's Celebration of Life service...

Saturday, September 23, 2017 we had a Celebration of Life service for Larry here in Henderson, Nevada. It was attended by many family & friends, making it a very special day. We had an open mic and anyone who wished to speak was invited to share or comment with a memory. A poem 'As I See It' written by our friend Phill Randall from Custer, South Dakota was read by nephew Ken Fiscus, a text sent by our good friends Tim & Crystal was shared by Larry's sister Bonnie and an 18 minute DVD was played during the service chronicling Larry's life....

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Sep 9, 2017 - Las Vegas - city of lights and razzamatazz

Wow, it's been a huge couple of days, no time for 'dear tripjournal'. We really enjoyed our final day in Vegas and in fact I would have enjoyed one more day there as by then we had the land of fake all sorted and were enjoying the Blackjack tables and pokey machines. It's an amazing atmosphere, the noise level is massive, wherever you go there is music, people enjoying themselves, food and alcohol, though I don't think we ever saw anybody drunk probably due to the availability of alcohol. People wander around with a drink in hand 24 hours,...

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Sep 7, 2017 - Las Vegas - happy land

Las Vegas - Disneyland for adults, happy land. Donald Trump would love it, as it adds a whole new meaning to the word 'fake'. It's gauche, over the top but heaps of fun. Everybody here is having fun, laughing (even whilst gambling, so different to the atmosphere in casinos I've visited anywhere else in the world where the gamblers appear to be facing a life and death situation), drinking, eating and shopping. The place is buzzing with excitement and activity, people wandering up and down 'the strip' with tall glasses of frozen cocktails,...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Larry...

It is with great sadness that I tell you that Larry passed on August 28, 2017. As you know he had been fighting a two year battle with cancer. This dreaded disease finally became too much for his human body to handle. Just know that Larry was at great peace, knowing that he would soon be walking with Jesus in his heavenly home with a new glorified body. We were fortunate enough to have time for him to visit many of his family & friends, even making a one week trip to his beloved South Dakota in July. It's only been a week and I can't even...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Las Vegas- you are on notice

Righto Las Vegas, we are on our way, brighten those lights, heat up the Tables and get ready to bedazzle and surprise us! There is a small matter of a 14 hour flight on United Airlines (ugghh) looming, however I've already transported my mind to 'The Strip' and plenty of razzle and dazzle. See you at the Luxor (just the idea of staying in a fake pyramid makes me smile).

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Sep 2, 2017 - Vegas Baby!

Time to see what all the fuss is about! Saturday (Joe's actual Birthday) we left Dan and Lisa's with slightly delicate heads and headed for Sin City which took roughly 4 and a half hours to get there. Naturally we had to stop en route for an IHOP birthday breakfast. We arrived at the hottest (48 degrees) and busiest (Labour day weekend) place on earth. The evening was spent drinking and mooching, the less said the better! Sunday and to make up for spending most of yesterday in the car, Joe's pretend birthday! Boy did he see it in in style,...

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Jul 17, 2017 - Flight to Las Vegas

We left Waldport this afternoon and drove to Eugene Oregon for our 7:00 PM flight to Las Vegas. We are flying back to Las Vegas with Betty for a few days. Betty’s month with us went by so fast, it’s hard to believe it’s already over. We had a superb time showing her the beautiful Oregon Coast as well as parts of Washington too, this added two new states for her. We will be staying at Betty’s home in Las Vegas for a few days. We will be spending time with family and probably won’t be doing a lot of updates. I will update and let everyone...

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Jul 10, 2017 - Cicchis' Journal Chapter 5

It is one week before this years vacation. Today I will start calling hotels and tour guide companies that I have reservations with in order to reconfirm all of the reservations. I do not know if it is necessary these days but I am old school so I will start calling today. One week from today, we will be traveling to Flagstaff, Arizona to visit the Lowell Observatory so I will call the hotel in Flagstaff to reconfirm that reservation and I will call Lowell Observatory to find out if there are any reservations that I need to make for the...

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Jul 6, 2017 - Barefoot bohemian bang on buck burning in Vegas...

Managing to negotiate (sweet talk) my way out of the resort fee (wtf), and get the concierge lounge access thrown in free, I decided to stay in a big hotel. Passing up the cheaper alternative of hostel without pool or Hooters! Ouch!! Note to self: when the temperature reaches 111F (42C) must wear shoes for walk to pool! Not that I seen it but apparently there is also a sign up stating you MUST! Who would have thought, while in the concierge lounge ordering the complimentary champagne, the guest standing next to me would comment on my...

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Jun 16, 2017 - 801 Breakfast Club -- Alaskan Cruise

We left Las Vegas and flew into Portland, Oregon, got the rental car (only $115 for the week), and checked into the Shilo Inn & Suites @ $89.00 a day, including a daily sit down breakfast off a menu (in lieu of buffet style). Friend Duncan picked us up and took us to his mansion house for drinks and catching up. Duncan and wife, Cheryl, took us out to a great dinner at a Thai restaurant. Got back to the room and passed out; had a good sleep. Today, after I picked up Julieann from church, we went sightseeing and ended up at another Time...

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2017 Travels

Jun 14, 2017 - Dance camp, Showtime & shopping

Dance camp - working hard. Showtime - Menopause the Musical with Jacqui. Good for a few laughs. Time to leave a few dollars behind in Vegas - found a Lots of the Rings machine (good memories with Em on these ones). Shopping - Mephisto shoes- hand made French shoes - comfy YES YES YES

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Where is Shirley?

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