Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Viva Las Vegas! Viva Amigas!

The Conservatory at the Bellagio Hotel, where we stayed

Back from Las Vegas and a great time was had by all! We talked, walked lots, laughed, shopped and even gambled a little. Great meals, ate lots of gelato and spent some time lounging by the pool. Special high points were seeing Jay Leno on Saturday night -- who was terrific -- and "Jersey Boys" (the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) on Monday night. I loved "Jersey Boys" and am thinking of when I can see it again in NYC. I'm not much of a cocktail person, but my oreo martini (not really much of a martini) was yummy!

My traveling buddies...In the winter of 2003 I joined Weight Watchers for the tenth time. I started posting to two threads and "met" some nice women. After a year one of the threads sputtered out and I kept posting to the other. One of the women came to New York and we met and had a very nice time. Gradually over the years many of us got to meet. Some new folks came along and a lot of people dropped out, but there are about fifteen of us who have kept posting on a (semi) regular basis. Last year we met as a group for the first time in Dallas. This year it was Viva Las Vegas. There were nine women, plus our friend, Jeannie's husband John, who braved the group and was a great addition and a very good sport. Next year we're thinking of Memphis. I never thought I'd meet friends via the internet, but friendship is where you find it, and I am so blessed to have met my Weight Watcher circle of friends.

The Piazza San Marco at the Venetian Hotel. We had dinner in one of the restaurants here Monday night.

The Bellagio fountains at night

Now I'm back in New York. The apartment feels too quiet, but I am easing myself back into reality. Went to the office for a half day and caught up on email and odds and ends. Stopped at the bank and the Dollar Store and even began to pick up a few little things for Thanksgiving and Christmas, which are only around the corner. Lots of blogs to catch up on and then another quick trip to Connecticut on Friday. How can almost half of November have flown by?

As ever, thanks so much for stopping by!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Buttercup!
Hi sweetie, and Happy November!
I am so thrilled that you went to Las Vegas, and that you had a wonderful time. I imagine the Jay Leno show was quite good, and what a wonderful site that fountain is.

I too cannot believe it is almost Thanksgiving. Will you be having company, or are you going somewhere for the holiday? The kids all live here in the valley, so we will all be together for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I do all the cooking, quite a lot of work, but with no other family here, I so enjoy doing it. We are making memories.

Welcome home Buttercup. Country hugs, Sherry

k and c's mom said...

So glad you got to go! Sounds like great fun you are having and great memories you are making.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

The clock never stops ticking...and when we're busy with life, or fun, or strife...time passes. I agree, how in the world, can this year be nearly over, and the holidays rolling by already? Sheesh! Your trip, and group of friends sounds wonderful. What a neat thing to do together. Terrific pics.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is beautiful there. How wonderful you keep in touch with your friends like that. It will be a short week for you now and another trip will make a fast weekend too.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Buttercup, this is the time to BUY in Vegas! You can get a house cheap...then you have a retreat when all that white stuff starts falling in New York...

Chatty Crone said...

I've missed you! I loved those pictures of Las Vegas - I want to go there and have been looking at hotels - those pictures were two of the hotels I looked at - nice!

And how wonderful and what a great example to have met blog friends and then travel with them. That is awesome.

So what are your Thanksgiving plans and Christmas plans?

Thanks for your comments about Andy.

Mimi said...

HI Buttercup!!!!
I love Vegas and we go at least once per year, only a short 1 hour flight or a 5 hour drive!!!!!
Taking that shot of the Bellagio water show from that angle is amazing!!!! I know exactly where you took that, but never would I have thought to take it from there, I always stand in the front, bu the side getting the eiffel tower is stunning!!!!I LOVE to go there!!!! Love the flower displays, fall is my favorite, last year had several scarecrows!!!! Big wooden water mill also!!!!
eating out--shopping --lounging --all my faves!!!!
if ever you go back, I will meet you there!!!!!

Amrita said...

Wow its a beautiful place. You must have had lots of fun!

I like your new background.