The 'Why?'

To find out what this journey is about, start with the beginning, the 'Intro' post.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Laughlin Nevada

This July 30th will mark the 15th anniversary, or would have been, of John and I's marriage. 
We planned a week long trip that was a few things rolled into one:  vacation and wedding.  We took my 12 y/o daughter with us, of course.  All 3 of us loaded up in my little 2-door Chevy Cavalier for a week of fun.
Our main stop was in Laughlin, Nevada.  For the gambling, and for the wedding.  We had friends meet us there, very very good friends, to attend our wedding.  His best friend in the world, David, was his best man.  My daughter was my maid of honor. 
We stayed at the Colorado Belle, a casino designed to look like a riverboat that sat right on the Colorado River.  I researched ahead of time and snagged some rooms cheap.  As well as, applying for marriage license early to marry across the river in Bullhead City, Arizona. 
So while on this trip, I snagged a picture of that same casino as I was driving by, sent it to my daughter. 
I wished I could have stopped there, but this trip was very hectic.  It didn't feel right for a hula doll planting.  I'd rather go on my own, in my own way.  And not by flying there, but by driving.  That is more meaningful for me.
Well anyway, here's a few pics of this recent stay in Laughlin, Nevada.
Pics are of the villa at the Golden Nugget they put us in.  Couldn't have had any better weather!!  Gorgeous high 70's, light breeze.  And this villa sat right on the Colorado River. 
Three bedroom, 3 1/2 bathrooms, private high walled gates right next to the casino.  This is where they put the famous people that come to town to perform for the casino.


That last one was my room, lol.  Hey, a free trip, you take what you get. :)
A person could get used to this, I suppose.   Honestly, I felt like an imposter the entire time.  I soooo don't belong here, lol.  But it was nice to experience this side of life for once.  :)

Vegas Trip

This was in February.  Sorry it took me a while to post this, been busy.  :)

I got the chance to go on a trip to Vegas.   No cost to me, came up at the last minute.  My sister's father-in-law had a trip planned, and his son was not able to go.  So he asked if I wanted to go.  Since I wasn't working, I said sure!!   Free trip to Vegas??  uhhh...  yeah!

Lemme tell you what...   That man must have been going for a looooong time to get this kind of treatment!!  

The purpose of the trip was a golf tournament in Laughlin, Nevada.  So, we flew to Vegas, limmo picked us up, stayed 2 nights there in the Penthouse Suite on the top floor of the Golden Nugget, hopped in the limmo again for an hour and half drive to Laughlin, which they put us in the Villa of the Golden Nugget for 2 days (one of which was the golf tourney), then limo back to Vegas and in the Penthouse Suite again for the night, then limo back to the airport the next day.

I snagged a few pics...   This is how the other half lives....

My private room and bath...
Had a blast!!  My companion was a joy to be around.  Always happy and smiling, and everyone loves him there.  People knew his name wherever we went and some rushed up to him for big hugs.  It's apparent this place was his second home, haha.  He played a lot of blackjack and I got to learn it pretty well.  I think I came away a few hundred in my pocket.
Here's reality though..  One morning I'm waking up in the penthouse in Las Vegas, the next morning I'm eating lentils for breakfast.  haha!!
Will post pics of Laughlin on the next post.