For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, June 28, 2010

Los Angeles - Sister - Twins - Las Vegas - Hoover Dam

I am going to be posting some (a lot) of pictures from our trip - so you may get board - but it's a good way for me to remember and make some history.

We left from Atlanta Hartsville Airport - the busiest in the US. The minister jokes that even to go to Heaven y'all have to stop through Atlanta first.

I have had hip replacement so every time I go through the detector I buzz. IT drives me crazy. This time I had to go through a full body scanner.

We flew to Los Angeles - arrived about 1pm. Got to the car rental by 2. It took us 2 hours to get the car! Off we went to Las Vegas. We're staying the night at Sam's Town on the outskirts of Las Vegas. It was great - especially for the GS. It took uis about 5 or so hours so it was kind of late when we arrived. We looked around and went to bed.

In the moring we went to their buffet - it is one of the best buffets I've ever eaten at. Everyone loved it.

The GS could not get near the casino floor and we aren't really big gambers so we went to the game room. Had fun we played Deal or not Deal and had a lot of fun doing it.

At Sam's Town they have an indoor mall and waterfall. On the fall they had all sorts of animals which you know the GS loved. The lion is on top of the rocks.
They looked very realistic.

He was so happy.
There was a bear, a howling wolf, lion, cheetah, hyena and more. Every two hours they had a show with the waterfall, lights, and story telling.

Day 1 - a success.

Tomorrow on the way to

Happy Birthday to John Cusack - Wikipedia

Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish American Catholic family. His father, Dick Cusack, and siblings Ann, Joan, Bill, and Susie are also actors; his father was also a documentary filmmaker,owned a film production company,and was a friend of activist Philip Berrigan. Cusack's mother, Nancy, is a former mathematics teacher and political activist. Cusack spent a year at New York University before dropping out, saying that he had "too much fire in his belly".

Sorry not to much on him and not too many birthdays today either!


Melanie said...

Great pictures, Sandie! I won't get bored. :)

Your grandson does look happy! That's something he'll always remember. :)

I'm so glad you all had a fun time.

Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

Have a great week!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You couldn't bore me if you tried, Sandie! I always enjoy your posts, and I loved seeing these. Look how happy GS looks in the pics! He is just BEAMING! Loved this SO much.


Sheila :-)

Sue said...

wonderful picture of you and Andy...I expected more pictures...Did I go overboard with my post??....I had so many pictures I actually left out...I didn't want to overdo...LOL.

Buttercup said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I know I would have enjoyed the animal shows, too.

Susan said...

Oh, I am going to LOVE going on your trip with you, via photos and written explanations. I LOVE traveling so I'd never get bored. Susan

Donna B said...

You are in VEGAS? For how long? I sure would love to meet you!! Maybe we can meet briefly if you have the me at if you have worries if you don't. I totally understand.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those photos and you never bore me!! Looks like a great place to stay. GS does look happy and so do you. Looking forward to more photos!!!

Jane said...

So glad that you guys had a great time. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures!


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Hey, we love it that you're sharing your trip with us all.
Keep 'em coming! Glad you made some memories.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a fun post:-)! Can't wait for more vacation fun - I am vacationing vicariously through the photos of others. What's odd - everyone is in Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho.

Crystal Mary said...

The photos are great and I can see you had a lovely time...good onya mate!! I have been to those places...I had never realised the hip replacement prothsesis would set off the airport annoying.
Hey, I like that John Cusack there is something real nice about him.
hugs to you. Nice to c u back. xx

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Fun, fun times and photos! We love to travel vicariously with you! =)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Been waiting for your travel pictures.

I love the place where you stayed Sam's Town? I'll have to look that one up. What a fun time you had. Yay!

Jojo said...

So glad to get to travel along with you. Looking forward to more travel posts!

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

It will be neat to be able to go on your vacation with you. I won't get bored either! I hope that you will enjoy my vacation pictures too! That sure was a neat looking place you stayed at the first night. Can't wait to see more!


That corgi :) said...

love the color of your hair, Sandie! I remember driving past Sam's Town (we had to drive Highway 15 on our way to Montana last month); it looked like a nice place. Sounds like you guys had a blast there and I'm always glad when the casinos/hotels provide activities for kids to do. I can't believe it took that many hours to get the rental car though! unbelievable!!

looking forward to seeing all your pictures you share!


rose said...

looks like a great time.

Annesphamily said...

I love my postcards! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The pictures are wonderful and I never get bored knowing more stuff about my bloggy friends. I love it! What a wonderful trip you had!

Thanks sweet friend and have a great week!

I have always enjoyed John Cusack and his early movies "The Sure Thing, "Better Off Dead" and "Say Anything".

Carol............. said...

Isn't Las Vegas something else? Looks like you had a fun time. Bet you're pooped out after all that fun! LOL

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Keep the pictures coming...I enjoy seeing other parts of the world that I will never other wise get to see....thats one of the things that is so good about bloggers.

Dogmom Diva said...

Gee Sandie I am just now getting to this post..We have stayed at Sams Town a couple of times and it was a nice place..lots of things to do if you are not a gambler, which we are not big gamblers, either!


ocmist said...

Mmm… I wonder if Mike knows where this “Sam’s Town” is? He used to have to drive through Vegas a lot when he was truck driving. That sounds like something I’d really like with all the animals! I also LOVE that tie-died shirt. I think they are coming back in style. My grand-nieces just had a birthday party where all the girls got to tie-die a shirt and they came out so pretty!