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Jan 24, 2015 - Family...

Last Sunday morning our 18 wheeling son Don arrived in the morning for a one night layover, then son Jim & his wife Paula flew in from Alaska Sunday evening. That caused an early golf game Sunday morning, a bunch of football later in the day & a visit from grandson DJ & family. Followed by taco soup & kickin' back with family. It was sure good to see everyone! Larry's been fighting that cold/cough 'thing' that's been going around so his energy level has been down & breathing is a bit of a problem. Hasn't affected his appetite much though,...

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Jan 12, 2015 - Happy Birthday Larry...

Saturday was Larry's birthday & our niece Cindy's birthday was on the 3rd so we did a joint birthday celebration on Saturday. Bonnie prepared one of their favorite meals, homemade chicken & noodles & of course we enjoyed cake & ice cream afterward. Grandson Ryan & his girlfriend Emily arrived from Oregon on Friday evening so they were able to join us & we met Emily for the first time. A sweet, cute girl & Ryan seems quite devoted to her. They will be living here for the next four years as Ryan will be starting dental school here at UNLV in...

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Jan 10, 2015 - Off to Vegas and the Strip

We were up and packing the RV for the move to Las Vegas fairly early, as it was a longer ride. A little different packing, with four adults and suitcases for two, where to stow everything now? Once we were all stored (Mitch pushed the buttons to pull the slide-outs in!) we got back out on the LA freeways, with Michelle making sure Mike was veering to the left or right as necessary to keep us on the right freeway (refer to our last post about how freeways come together and apart here, every 2 miles there seems to be another one, have to...

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Winter West

Jan 10, 2015 - The Vegas Strip!

So here we are. The early morning waiting for the shuttle to take us to the land of gambling and drinks! We boarded the shuttle at Sam’s Town to take us to the famous Freemont Street. As we made our way down the freeway we got sights of the Vegas strip that we were going to visit later. We left the bus and started our journey through Freemont Street. Now unfortunately we didn’t pre think the one fact, that Freemont Street is best seen at night. And at 9:30am, there isn’t really much going on. Which was kinda good however as we were able to...

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Jan 9, 2015 - The Road To Vegas!

After a few amazing day's visiting the city of LA it was time to pull up the stakes, literally. That's what the RV sits on when it’s parked. We packed it all up, said our goodbyes to Los Angeles and got on the interstate bound for the fabulous city of Las Vegas! We got on the road and it was quite an interesting experience to have your new home come with you, unlike in hotels where you have to leave it behind. What a great way to travel. As we left the city limits the scenery around us started to change, less palm trees and more small...

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Jan 9, 2015 - Update :)

We started off our week by joining our friend Pat Cooper for lunch before she returns to Kalama, Washington. Enjoyed the soup & salad at Olive Garden as well as Pat's company, lol. Can't believe I forgot to take a pic! Tuesday we gave Onyx a much needed bath & then went to a matinee movie, seeing 'Unbroken', a 2014 American war drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, and based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The film revolves around the...

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Jan 7, 2015 - Meeting up in Vegas

The first day of our trip. Barb and Alex drove from Tucson where they had spent a few days with Ellie and Allan. After dropping those two off in Phoenix, Barb and Alex drove through some desolate wilderness on the way to Vegas. I drove by myself from home. I stopped at state line for a little B & B (bathroom and blackjack). Due to the Computer Electronics Show going on, we had do get a less expensive hotel on Fremont Street (Fremont Hotel). This was a blessing in disguise, as it turned out to be a lot of fun and a nice alternative to the...

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Vegas & Death Valley

Jan 2, 2015 - It's 2015!

I trust you all had a safe & happy New Years Eve & day? We chose to stay in & celebrate in a nice warm environment as it was windy & very cold here. Didn't seem to slow down the 340,000 folks down on the strip & downtown though, lol! Local TV does a nice job of broadcasting the event & even though we can see the fireworks from the living room window it's actually better watching them on the tube. Brother Larry even made it until midnight this year! Only because we were playing hand & foot but that's ok. Bonnie got a kiss from her hubby at...

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Dec 31, 2014 - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our family & friends. We're staying in this evening, having a quiet dinner with Bonnie & Larry. We'll be watching the fireworks & all the 'hoopla' going on here in Las Vegas on TV as they count down the clock. It's unusually cold here & very windy, feel sorry for the 350,000 expected to be downtown & on the strip tonight! We hope you enjoy the evening & if you are out & about, be safe! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

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Dec 26, 2014 - Christmas Day...Pt 2

So I'm picking up a bit of yesterday's conversation concerning the latter part of our Christmas day in this post. You already know that we spent the morning at son Larry's, enjoyed a nice breakfast & helped put a few 'things' together. We'd planned to help Bonnie with dinner but the turkey was already in the oven by the time we returned home. Larry & I did peel & cut up 10 lbs of potatoes. Does that count as help? I also made a cranberry relish dish & made my 'famous' dinner rolls. Then we headed home to change clothes & open a couple of...

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Dec 25, 2014 - Christmas Morning...

Woke early Christmas morning, excited to head over to son Larry's home. It's always so much fun to be around children on Christmas morning. By the time we arrived they were well under way & VERY excited about their gifts from both Santa & Mom and Dad. We exchanged gifts & then sat down to a wonderful breakfast. Tawnia prepared a new breakfast casserole recipe this year & it was delicious. And very easy to make. I believe she got it on Pinterest. After breakfast the guys 'built' several toys even though Larry 'built' the scooters a couple...

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Dec 23, 2014 - Christmas with Mom...

I thought I posted on our trip to Ely earlier & just realized that I only put up a few pics on Facebook. Sorry about that Mom! We had such a nice weekend visiting with you, it seemed like Christmas! Oh wait, it was :) We headed out Saturday morning to pretty skies & light traffic which is always nice. We'd been watching the weather closely, hoping that a predicted snow storm would hold off. And it did! Yayyyyyy. We arrived at Mom's about 4:30 PM, visited a bit & then headed over to the Prospector for a light dinner. After returning home we...

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