Friday, February 27, 2015

The Big Bingo Bonanza!

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My friend, Deb, came to town to play at the Station Casinos Big Bingo is 2 days of bingo fun! The payouts run from 500.00 per game up to 50,000.00 a game! yep someone at red rock casino won 50,000 playing bingo!

You sign up online at They have bingo everyday, but these tournaments are special, they have them in Feb, a small one in April and May and then another big one in October.

We chose to play at Sunset Station, you buy in (199.00) pick your seat and book your room (special bingo rates). Then show up and play bingo for 2 days, no worries, you get breaks and they feed you a boxed lunch and then give you breakfast and dinner at the actually play 3 sessions per day, from 10 to 11, (break)11 to 12 (lunch) and then 1 to 4. Makes for a fun day!

We did not win but we had a good time!

I love to play bingo, I figure I am going to be one of those little old ladies playing bingo whenever I can!
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Hope everyone is enjoying the winter, spring is almost here, then comes my wonderful summertime...Oh, I can't wait!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Going off the grid...

My hubby watches a show about people buying houses in Alaska, so they can live "off the grid"
Yep, he thinks he wants to do that, but after an hour he would want to drive back to civilization...he gets bored easily.

Normally we do not fall prey to valentines day nonsense, but he asked if I wanted to go do something Friday night. He wanted to go for a massage again, he has been working hard so I checked online, GVR was too expensive but Mandalay Bay had a room for the night 125.00 and the spa looked amazing. I got a room and booked him a massage.

We got to MB at 3 on Friday and the room on the 28th floor was amazing, but my phone was dying and I forgot my charger, he arrives and same thing, his phone was dying and no charger, it was then we decided we were going "off the grid"!!

We turned off our phones and headed to the spa.
Wow, very nice, he went to the men's side and I went to the women's side. Got my locker and robe and hit the sauna, sooooo relaxing!

We met back at the room at 5, dressed for dinner and headed out, we decided to take a cab over to our favorite place to eat, the Grand Lux in the Venetian. 15.00 to get us down there in a taxi, jeepers.

But it was worth it, no worries about driving with the crazies. Dinner was wonderful, we highly recommend the Caramel crispy chicken and the Chicken rivello, delicious!

From there we started the walk back to the Mandalay Bay, stopping here and there for a drink or to play a slot machine or two, we kept walking, dipping in and out of hotels, watching all the people.

When we got back the New York New York we hopped on the tram to the MB, wow, we made it back! It was only 9:00 so we went in to the Crossroads bar where they have karaoke night, we grabbed a seat and the music started, they have mostly regulars singing but still pretty good stuff, one guy thinks he is Billy Idol and he was pretty good. We sat and drank and ate chips and spinach dip, they really need some chips and salsa, I will have to write them a letter!

At 11:30 we went to our room and crashed, wow, that was fun. We have no pictures, no drunk texts to friends, no shaming on facebook...just a fun time eating and drinking and just being tourists!

In the morning, hubby picked up Ethan to go to work and watch the races in Pahrump, I headed down to the Café for breakfast, then home. I just love being able to escape to Las Vegas then come home again!

Hope you all had a fun valentines day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Scrapping Good Time!

My first scrapbook trip of the year. I am working on my Scandinavian album and have 5 more scrapbook trips planned this year to complete it, then I am off to British Isles and Ireland next year!

We scrapped with Patti who owns She puts on wonderful retreats and picks the best locations, Town & Country resort in San Diego and the Marriott in San Diego, we will also be heading to The M resort right here in my own backyard!!

This resort is a little dated but the location is awesome, you can cross over a bridge and you are at the big mall where you can eat at the Cheesecake factory every night! YUM!

We had a wonderful time and I got a few pages completed!

The only problem I had was trying to fly to LAX in the early morning to drive to SD with Christy, my flight got cancelled and I had to sit there until the fog cleared up. I finally got there at 2:30! UGH!
Then we had to drive to SD, yuck, traffic!

But it was a great weekend full of a fun, fun group of scrapbookers!

My album and table!



The resort has 2 pools, and lovely garden like settings and lion statues everywhere!

My room is there, wonderful views!

73 scrapbookers scrapping away!

The walkway to the mall and restaurants!

My happy place...

A toast to many more scrappy events!