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Mother of the Bride STILL fascinating!

Posted in WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS STAYS HERE! with tags , , on March 28, 2009 by echostains

me and my daughter before leaving the hotel

me and my daughter before leaving the hotel

Just a short one tonight, been very busy with my photos (took me hours).  We took about 300 for the week, but I also recorded short  bits of films (3 hours worth).  I’ve not got round to watching them yet, so I hope they’ve turned out ok!

fascination

fascination

Here’s me with my fascinater on!  And I managed to keep it on all day too.  Mind you, I wasn’t exactly leaping around – not in those shoes!

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What happened in Vegas stays here! Why?

Posted in WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS STAYS HERE! with tags , , , on March 27, 2009 by echostains

The happy couple Bless them!

The happy couple Bless them!

Last Friday, 20th March my daughter got married in Las Vegas.  The wedding was in the Little White Chapel.  It was their dream to get married in Vegas, so all we could do was go along with it lol!  None of us had ever been to the US before, so that itself was an experience.  The flight took 10 hours from Manchester.  The first thing I noticed at McCarran airport was that it was smallish and a bit worn, with garish blue carpet that had seen better days.  Oh, and my first glimpse of slot machines!

mccarren-airport

mccarren-airport

The heat was a strange kind of heat.  Like and ‘old’ sun.  By ‘old’ I mean the sort of sun you see and feel when you are young, when the school holidays stretch out forever and the pavements burnt your feet and even rubbish didn’t look scruffy when the  sun lit it up.  You would have to have been there in ‘those days’ to know what I mean…..

and so castles made of sand.......

and so castles made of sand.......

The roads are really wide, massive and you don’t get a lot of time to get over them!  Besides the really expensive hotels, there seems to be a lot of concrete, sandstone type of building work.   It made me think of sandcastles and the non permanancy that seems to go on here.  I believe a lot of the casinos are knocked down after a few years, to make way for new.  The face  of Las Vegas seems to be perpetually changing.

bright lights

bright lights

By night though, that’s when it really looks at its best!  People I know who have been, have likened Vegas to Blackpool!  Although I can see  where they’re coming from (the bright lights), I don’t think it can be seriously compared.  Everything is bigger, louder, wider (hehehe and that includes ME now!)  It’s all this ‘Chowing on down’ apparently that does it….. and believe me, there’s a LOT of it going on (half a stone weight gain in a week! and  I am VERY active, and  walk everywhere.  Imagine how much if I didn’t take exercise…

to be continued

What happened in Vegas stays here!

Posted in WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS STAYS HERE! with tags , , on March 26, 2009 by echostains

gold-coast-exterior on Flamingo

gold-coast-exterior on Flamingo

Got back from Las Vegas today and from THE WEDDING!  All went well, including the wedding.  We did lots of cool things, saw lots of strange sight, pic coming soon.
To be continued

All wrapped up and ready

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 17, 2009 by echostains
fascinator

 

Well everything is almost in place for the wedding.  I have more or less got everything together.  My fascinator is fascinating (now I have more of an idea how to wear it), and away I will go!