June 14, 2009

Not the usual Girl's Weekend in Vegas! :)

This is not stamping related, but I wanted to share a few photos from our "Girl's Weekend in Vegas". I'll be back later with a card for the Iheart2stamp sketch challenge!

Last Thursday, I had a direct flight from Omaha to Vegas and my sister Judy arrived from Redding, California just an hour later. My daughter Katie picked us up and took us to her lovely home where we visited into the wee hours of the morning. We were all a little slow getting up on Friday, but after our morning coffee, we ventured out to Red Rock Canyon for a hike. As you can see in the photos, it was so beautiful!



Katie and her puppy, Hula... (needless to say, Hula loved the hike!)


Katie and Judy...they were more adventurous than I was. My ankle is still healing, so I took my time and the easy path! :)


Me and my sweet sister Jude...


One of the BIG highlights of our weekend was our day at the Red Rock Spa on Saturday. THANK YOU KATIE! She treated Judy and I to a "Spa Day" and it was the ultimate experience and totally luxurious! We each had a 50 minute massage and oil treatment called the "Island Wrap". Needless to say, it was heavenly! We spent several hours there just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful facilities.

Relaxing out by the pool at the salon...



On Saturday night, Judy treated us to a fabulous show at the Wynn Casino ~ "Le Reve" ~ an acrobatic water show in a circular theatre and it was A M A Z I N G! I've never seen anything like it before! (click LeReve link to You Tube promo video) No photos could be taken in the theatre, but we had someone get our photo as we entered...

After the show, we had dinner at the Encore Hotel/Casino...at an Asian restaurant called "Wazuzu". Very fancy and delicious! The photo below was taken while we waited...not the best shot of my sis!

They were busy and we waited about a half hour for a seat. Judy's theory is that you always have to wait for a table in Vegas because they want you to spend that time gambling! It makes sense, knowing there are slot machines and poker tables just a few feet from the entrance to the restaurant. The photo below was taken from their website. We sat right below this crystal dragon...
Other than this, most of our time was spent hanging out at the pool in Katie's backyard. And NO, I'm not showing you any photos of me in a swimsuit!!! :) It was so great to visit and relax without a care in the world! Loved it! And we all decided it was our 1st Annual . . . already planning for next year!

If you stayed with me through all those photos you're a trooper and I thank you! I couldn't resist reliving it all and sharing it with you. I'll be back later with a card, I promise! :)

Sunshine and Smiles!




Quote for Today ~
The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. ~Kin Hubbard

4 comments:

Gail S. said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful get away! I loved seeing the pictures - you got some beautiful shots.

Creative Mish said...

wow! what a fabulous time in Vegas! It sounds so relaxing and fun! It looks like you really enjoyed yourself!

Gayle@Mountain Moma said...

Oh Pam, that looks like it was so much fun! I loved the canyon photos, so beautiful there! And the spa day sounds a treat!

Stamp and Smile said...

So much fun PAM!! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... he,he! Looks like a super fun time and lots of R&R, which is well deserved I'm sure!! TFS... :)