Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Its time for a break. How about a nice 10-day road trip to Vegas? Yes? OK!

Once upon a time, there was a severely stressed out working mother. This mother was in dire need of a vacation and SUN. Ok ok, so its me. My cousin Kelly, who is staying with me for the moment, was going back home to Vegas to visit his hot hot wife. We left at 3am from Calgary.

4 hours from Vegas, and this is what we get on the road. Thank you Fillmore!

Oh tell me its going to warm up soon....!!!!

We arrived in Vegas at 10pm THAT VERY SAME DAY! Woooot!

So I ate healthy - at the ELEPHANT BAR....oh my heavens...this place is awesome. Because the road trip was filled with fast food, and munchies, I had a sincere desire to eat healthy right away.

I ask you not to judge my dessert of choice...I shared it. lol every calorie-free bite!

My cousins, Bob and Vonda at Claim Jumpers...or as I call it "Clam Diggers" I can never get the name right, so its now Clam Diggers to me. lol everyone knows what I'm talking about anyway. Crazy talk.


Cleavage....be ye warned of the cleavage in the next photo. Its Vegas for heavens sake.

I'm hot. And. I'm awesome. Ok?

Can you blame them? They haven't seen each other in a month and a half...oy.

This was a close to Vegas Buffet as I could get. This picture does not do it justice...the portions were massive. All I wanted was a grilled cheese sandwich, and they brought me Paul Bunyon's portions. WOW. All for $8.95

Freemont Street - for me Starts at the Golden Nugget...and here's its namesake. THE GOLDEN NUGGET. WOW in all its golden glory.

Me, enjoying the night life! Ahhhh...Warm at night Vegas.

We are not blood related cousins...but dang we have the same tongue!

*glee* Happy to be out and about, enjoying my own Freemont Experience.

The lightshow featured Queen as its musical feature...and I love love love Queen. See the love?

Ahhhh now that kind of temperature, I can deal with! mmmmm oh the heat, oh the sun...I miss my tan already!

It was 91degrees at night....and I loved loved LOVED the sunsets.

This little piece of magic was my LUCKY machine. Its a rare machine, only found in certain casinos...and it LOVED me! Like...it MADE me money EVERY TIME!! Eeeek!

This is my "Winning" face. You know you love it too.

This is my "Yes, I Di-id" face. With attitude.

Aaaand, here is the Famous Vegas Sign. This was about 4:45am...I was tired!

The next day - was a relaxing day, we did a little bit of shopping, and I got the kids some more gifts to bring home to them. It was so sad to leave this place, and yet, I was SO excited to see my kids again. Our morning started at 7am, and we were on the road back to Calgary. We did not stop unless it was for gas. We made it to the Coutts border by midnight. Not bad timing eh? We drove over to Cardston to crash at my moms. It was a goooood sleep. In the morning, she had breakfast waiting for us, and then we did a quick trip to Waterton. Gosh, I love this little nook. Its Gods country for sure!



After our trip to Waterton, we started our last leg of our trip to Calgary. My kids were so happy to see me! Of course, they were delighted that I had shopping bags and bags full of goodies for them.

It was a relaxing trip, and I am so glad I had the opportunity to go!

Thanks Jos and Kell for making this happen.

Kalispell...Cowsbell, whatever.

So, blog friends, stalkers, my fellow peeps. Sorry I've been gone for so long. I was lost in the Blogosphere. With work, callings, Scentsy stuff, I've been run off my feet busy. So now I've got to play catch up.

Every so often my sisters, and mother and I get together for our "Girls Weekend Getaways" Our last trip was to Vegas, and it was a super-duper awesome blast. We figured that it was time again for some sister time!

Mom planned a weekend in Kalispell, and we had SO MUCH FUN. The drive down there is worth the trip alone! Its so much fun to be with my crazy family.

2.5 hrs later, we found ourselves in a warm, quiet city, filled with good times and good shopping.

Here is what we did....

Mooses Saloon....good eats in Kalispell.

My sister, Katherine and I enjoying ourselves at the Mooses Saloon

My other sister, Kenndy, who was 7 months pregnant here.

And thanks to my mother, who make these wonderful girls trip memories happen!

Ahh, Famous Daves. It doesn't get any better, for BBQ. Accept, if you are Jensen girls AT Famous Daves...then its just the best. Each time we head out to dinner together, we always make up a game while we wait for our food to come up. We are now compiling a list of games we've already come up with, and we're thinking of making a book called "Games to play while you are waiting for your food" LOL So this game we played was with coasters...each player had 2 coasters hidden on their laps, and on the count of 3, they had to reveal which colors they chose to show...and it was just fun to see the color combinations we came up with.

We saw a lot of this kind of result...when we figured it would take a million tries to actually get all the same color...well...

We love to make up new games to keep us occupied as we wait for our food to come.
This is played by using your coasters.

Then there was another game we made up...in one blow - how close can you get the coaster to 'coast' to the other side of the table without it going over the edge. Oodles of fun here.

Aaaand, now you've seen my blow face.

And the last game we played, was getting the salt shaker to balance on one grain of salt.

I got my spa face on.

We did a lot of shopping, and we stayed at a fun hotel, and just had a blast. In the hotel pool, we played a game called "keep the beach ball up in the air" game. I had a few wardrobe malfuntions...the teen volleyball team that was staying there was surely enteratained.

The end.

enjoy that last visual.