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Hitting the Road Again - Viva Las Vegas!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Our daughter is having spinal surgery and needs lots of TLC while she recuperates, so we are on our way. We will leave for Las Vegas on Thursday. I will look on the internet for sightseeing opportunities between between Vancouver, BC and LV. The plan is to be there by Monday.

While I am in LV, I want to get back into a daily walking routine. It's been difficult enough for me to do it at home, but really need to do it. I am losing weight with dieting, but really need to kick up the exercise. I found a site that shows the sunrise and sunset times, so I can schedule my walks for when it's not too hot.

I just mapped my walk to the casino and it's 5K round trip! I hope to get there to Starbuck's for coffee and back before it gets hot in the morning.

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FLORIDASUN 4/22/2013 7:49AM

    What a good momma you are to travel to be with your daughter. I'm wishing her all the best. Good job on mapping out your walks before the heat of day takes over. Here in my neck of the woods (SW FL) it's 100% humidity at 7 a.m. and the temp can be close to 80...puff..puff thank goodness for my indoor treadmill! emoticon emoticon

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GEMLADYONE 4/18/2013 11:11PM

    Have a good and safe trip. I hope the surgery goes well, and that you get your walking in. It shouldn't be too hot there yet...and hey, it's a "dry heat", LOL! It always cracks me up in Phoenix when it's 120+ and they say that. emoticon

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TANYA602 4/18/2013 8:10PM

    I'll be keeping your daughter in my thoughts and hope her surgery goes smoothly. You will definitely get your steps in each day walking thru Vegas! Just keep a tight latch on your coin purse!

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CANDOK1260 4/18/2013 11:49AM

    good luck you can do thia and I am praying for your daughter

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JSPIN74 4/18/2013 9:49AM

    Best wishes for your daughter...& to you. Enjoy your time with her & refocusing on yourself emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 4/18/2013 8:31AM

    Best wishes for your daughter; I'm sure she'll be so glad to have you there!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/18/2013 7:36AM

  Wishing all the best for your daughter's surgery, and way to go on mapping your route to starbucks you can do i, remember to relax and have your time also!!

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LASARRE 4/17/2013 8:53PM

    Hope the surgery goes well. I get lots of steps in when I am in Vegas at least 10 miles a day.

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TERESA159 4/17/2013 8:34PM

    Willamette Valley, Oregon for the wine? I've driven from Seattle to Vegas and that's all I remember....
The surgery sounds scary, I hope everything goes as well as it can.

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LJR4HEALTH 4/17/2013 7:48PM

    Travel safe wishing a very successful procedure for your daughter

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 4/17/2013 5:37PM

    emoticon girlfriend...that's a wonderful plan! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 4/17/2013 5:15PM

And good luck to your daughter!

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Hope you have a safe trip.
God Bless You & Your Family!

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ANATASHIKI 4/17/2013 3:24PM

    you're great for taking care of her , I had my best friend taking care of me when I had my gallbladder surgery , my mom just got depressed , well , it doesn't matter, it was probably an early sign of a mild dementia. emoticon emoticon best mom

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/17/2013 11:44AM

    The weather is great for walking in Vegas! Make sure you hit the grocery store for healthy snacks!

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/17/2013 11:06AM

    What fun for you but know this is going to be hard on your daughter. Becareful and have fun.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/17/2013 10:49AM

    Praying for your daughter's surgery. Sounds great to get a 5K in each day - those pounds will really start to roll off!

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PATTISTAMPS 4/17/2013 10:46AM

    Hope all goes well with your DD's surgery and recovery. And yes, Vegas is great for walking... but not once it gets hot! I personally LOVE Vegas, but I imagine you won't be spending much time - or money - in the casinos or at shows. And probably won't have a chance to hit those fancy restaurants... which is probably a good thing! Safe trip!

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TURTLETALK 4/17/2013 10:10AM

    LV is a great place for walking. I tend to get 7-10 miles per day when in vegas. I am sending positive vibes for your daughter's recovery.

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DOROTHYBERO 4/17/2013 9:33AM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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    Sounds like a great plan. I hope you see some good sights on the way to L.V. and get plenty of exercise there. I hope your daughter has a speedy recovery.

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LESLIELENORE 4/17/2013 9:24AM

    Sounds like a great plan. Hope she will be okay!

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AEROBISAURUS 4/17/2013 8:43AM

    I said a little prayer that your daughter has a quick recovery. emoticon Good luck, be safe, and *high five* to you for planning your w/o's ahead of time! emoticon

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GINGER_BEAR 4/17/2013 8:43AM

    Praying all goes well with your daughter's surgery and recovery. Good for you for having an exercise plan before you leave on your trip. Wishing you safe travel.. emoticon

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ROSCOEKR 4/17/2013 8:28AM

    A morning walk this time of the year in LV is nice but it is a long way on the strip from one casino to the next. Go be with your daughter & enjoy each others comfort. Our prayers are with you all.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/17/2013 3:04AM

    Prayers said for your daughter.

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MESEATURTLE 4/17/2013 2:41AM

    Its lovely that she has u to care for her!!Prayers that all goes well.
Its great that u have a plan for yourself...i am just about learning the benefits of planning :)

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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/16/2013 11:54PM

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I hope that all will go well, for your daughter !

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LYNCHD05 4/16/2013 10:51PM

    Sounds like a good plan. I too cannot walk in the heat.
I hope your daughters surgery goes well.

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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 4/16/2013 10:48PM

    Prayers your way for your daughter and your travels.

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DONNACFIT 4/16/2013 10:42PM

    Hugs to your daughter and hopes for a speedy recovery!!

We were in Las Vegas in June for our 35th Anniversary and loved every minute of it!!

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DASU1949 4/16/2013 10:41PM

Best wishes for your daughter's surgery. It is great that you can be there with her. She will appreciate it.
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SHARON10002 4/16/2013 10:34PM

    Lynn, good luck to your daughter with her spinal surgery. I'm sure she will find it most comforting to have her mom there to take care of her and give her lots of TLC. We moms do that best, just as our moms did! No one can take the place of a mother when comfort and love are needed.
I hope you enjoy your road trip to Vegas. I was there 3 years ago for my son's graduation from a school the AF sent him to, and really enjoyed the time there.

If you get a chance before you go back home, and when your daughter is feeling better and able to get out, I highly recommend a restaurant - Rosemarys. I think it's in North Vegas; I know it's definitely off the strip. It's very well known by the locals, and I'm sure you can Google it. One of the best and most memorable meals I've ever eaten!

I also did fairly well playing the penny slots in the MGM Grand, and it was fun. Sorry I can't recommend more, but we were only there for 3 nights.
Hope you enjoy your visit with your daughter!

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 4/16/2013 10:33PM

    I was going to tell you not to worry about the heat. It has been quite cool, even in L.V. but I see, by the time you get there, it should warm up nicely. I walked a lot while staying in the CA Desert, and didn't mind the heat at all.
Have a safe trip, I see you are driving, and I hope that all goes well with your daughter. Will keep her in my prayers.
Take care.

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FRUITYFUL 4/16/2013 10:16PM

    I hope your daughter's surgery goes smoothly. How sweet of you to go and take care of her! I had back surgery a few years ago. For the first three or four days after surgery, I was helpless. I'm thankful that my husband was there to take such good care of me.

I'm not sure how the weather is where you are now, but being down in the warm weather sounds great for walking! The route you have planned out sounds wonderful!

Keep us posted on your progress, as well as your daughter's!

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Comment edited on: 4/16/2013 10:17:48 PM

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