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Happy Friday .. we're home safe and sound, and hoping that you had a great Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!
Sally's Coffee clutch shop is reopened for business .. :)
You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)

We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks .

Boy .. where do I begin .. I have my photos transferred; and ready to start .. Don't worry, I'm not going to detail the whole vacation, or this blog will still be going by tomorrow when you come back .. lol lol lol ..

I slept like the dead last night .. waking up about the time that I would have gotten up in Vegas .. (2 hour's earlier) and then rolling over and falling back asleep .. I finally got up at 10:30 this morning .. and feel like a mack truck rolled over me .. lol lol .. My PT exercises will resume, just not this morning .. as I was stiffer than stiff .. was .. nothing .. AM lol .. so they will resume tonight before bed ..

Where do I begin on my adventures .. :) Hubby had a really good night one night when he was playing Black jack at one of the special tables. It was "hippie" based, and played all 1960's music; and gave little gifts away when certain setups were landed .. and hubby must have gotten everything, before he turned away more gifts .. lol lol lol .. He came up to the room wild, as he had all the prizes, but did awesome to boot .. lol lol .. He won me a car ..

(it's a squishy car .. lol )

I pretty much petered out by around 11ish, 12ish each day .. but we really beat the pavement during the days .. In 11 days I averaged 19629 steps; 8.53 miles a day .. and was actually really proud of myself, (and my bio-freeze) ... because I was tired, but with the exception of a couple of days, I didn't hurt .. except tired hurt .. I didn't keep up with my PT exercises, so will have to start over with beginning exercises now that I'm home .. ... tonight .. this morning I feel like a mack truck rolled over me .. and well -- that would not be a good thing this morning .. :)

Anywho .. My hubby treated me like porceline the entire trip .. He pushed me to exercise, but made it easier .. We did challenges .. lol .. We went from Excalibur to Mandelay Bay; (span of 3 hotels .. approximately 1 mile walk between ) ... I would take the tram, and he would walk between (via the connecting shopping areas) .. and we'd meet at a place outside the tram area .. The first time, I took the wrong tram back, and ended up coming into the Excaliber way in the back .. having to walk through the whole casino to get back to where I was "supposed" to be .. One time he got over confident, thinking that I didn't make the tram that just came in; and I did .. and he was surprised to see me sitting in "our spot" when he came around the corner .. lol lol .. We made up games along the way which made our fun even more fun ..

Only the first day did I have to resort to Rose (cane) .. and of course the rest of the trip just had to lug her from one hotel to the next .. Grrrrrr Again the last day I thought of a solution because my feet were my biggest problem .. and for a few days I wore double socks for padding .. my fresh pair first and my yesterday's pair over that .. only one little problem .. they were new socks and the top band was tight .. double made them even more tight, making my ankles and feet swell up even more .. lol .. I resorted back to 1 pair and was good for a few days until I built up a callous on my heel; that felt like a stone in my shoe .. I could have stopped at Walgreens and/or CVS which is where hubby went to get our water and soda that we drank throughout the days .. I drank lots of water .. LOTS !!! I went through at least 1-2 liters a day ..

On that last day I thought .. I could have picked up 1 or 2 pair of footies, to go over my socks for that padding without the double band .. I should wright these things down for next Novemberish .. lol lol ..

I found out I celebrated my birthday with MANY MANY MANY people, but the most important one was the Coca Cola Bear .. he was celebrating his 25th birthday on November 17th .. Hubby and I signed his card that was out in front of the Coke store .. :)

If anyone watched AGT (America's got talent) a couple of sessions ago, there was a sarcastic magician called "Piff the magic Dragon, and his wonder dog" .. Well -- I met him ... and he was having a photo op .. I would have had my picture with the wonder dog as well, but he was having a snippy day.. lol ..

We continued to walk through the back gardens of the Flamingo hotel .... and it was so tranquil ..

I won a trip on the "High roller" .. it's a massive 550 foot ferris wheel that takes 30 minutes to go all the way around .. the cars are large, walking around orbs .. :)

I had taken it before with hubby; during the day .. and it was fascinating; but at night it was BEAUTIFUL .. all you saw was lights .. :) Hubby didn't go with me this time, because mine was free .. he would have had to pay .. and he'd been up there a number of times ... but I was so happy that I went .. I was in a car with a family of 4 .. so there was plenty of room to walk around, and I had a seat so could sit throughout the ride when I wanted to .. :)

Vegas from 550 feet up ... looking down on the world .. :)

I thought it was such a beautiful sight .. :)

Then there was Bellagio's garden .. That is a must be that we have to hit when we're there .. I love their gardens .. :)

Then of course the martini's ... well I didn't drink mine, I sat in it .. lol .. literally !!!! lol

and of course .. last but not least for today ... Our shower with a window !!!! Yup -- it had a window .. and yes .. it opened .. I think it was for lighting because the restroom was in the back of the room at this hotel .. and they had 1 lightbulb in the bathroom ... the shower was just able to get light from the window .. (ps .. don't take a shower at night .. lol )

With that being said .. I'm hoping to get my laundry started, feel like a mack truck rolled over me; and slept until 10:30ish .. hubby is just walking back in with lunch .. and my Kwik trip icee .. it's time to get myself going ...

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day; and I hope you enjoy your leftover day (sometimes I think that's almost better than the real meal day .. lol)

Hubby went to Fleet farm and got our "yearly addition" and he's already getting with the "In crowd" .. lol lol ..

Wishing everyone a GREAT DAY !!! I'm going to now that I'm waking up .. lol lol ..

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