Tuesday, September 20, 2011


...with some of my very favorite people in the whole, entire world, last week.  My summer is officially over now, with the September/Octoberish arrival and departure of my Mom, which happens every year during deer season back home in CO.  Back to reality this week...along with a blog that has been, sadly, neglected.  I still need to catch up on the big summer trip photos!

Our Vegas Week together this year included nightly trips to The Strip; a wonderful dinner with Jackie and Charlie (they are slightly older now, but you gotta' love that wedding picture), at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, before a "girls outing" to the fabulous Viva Elvis Cirque du Soleil show at the new Aria casino and hotel. 
A show with a headliner in the making, Rick Faugno's Body & Soul (he is leaving Jersey Boys to strike out on his own), at the Las Vegas Hilton; the visually enchanting Broadway musical, The Lion King, at Mandalay Bay; an evening with the HILARIOUS Anthony Cools, at the Paris Hotel/Casino...a "not your run of the mill" hypnotist show that had us in hysterics, and glad we had not volunteered (AND had worn appropriate underwear anyway); and a newcomer to The Strip...a delightful sleight of hand magician named Stephane Vanel, also at Paris.  There wasn't a show we saw that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend, if you're in town...Anthony Cools is more of an "adult" themed show (and I took my MOM - I know!), but hilarious, all the same.
We walked, and walked...laugh, ate, drank...took in all the sights (it's fun to act like a tourist once in awhile)...won a little cash to fund the fun...came home to find Louie and Joe swimming a time or two...and had a ball doing it all!  To all of you who added to the fun during the week, many thanks for giving up your daily chores to join us.  Thanks for the fun, Mom - love you AND the week I get you to myself, each year.


Jackie said...

Oh Tanya, that was a whirlwind week of fun you two had!! I am so glad you let me and the bear join you for dinner and a show! Your mom is such a delightful person and she can tolerate charlie better then most! Kudos to her!!
Hope I am invited for more fun next year!

Colleen Mcgraw said...

You are such a good daughter/hostess, you always show your mother a good time while she is visiting, good on you girl!

Dorthe said...

Oh, my dear, you have had a most wonderful time with your mother, and so fun ,too- what a fantastic place to visit, and play turists.
The photo of you, show two beautiful women.
Welcome back- and big hug,

Carole said...

Sometimes it is good to be a tourist. We often forget why others come to our part of the world.
Hey while you're being a tourist take Ms Z along with you.....haha
(I know she'll read this and have chuckle:)

Ahl Cooped Up said...

You had an awesome summer. I'm so happy you had some quality, fun time with your Mom.

The Primitive Bucket said...

Oh what fun you must have had!!!! I'm glad you got some quality time with your mom!!! Love you sister!!!


Colleen said...

Wish I had, had a fun mom who would have loved doing things like your mom does - now, my dad would have loved all of that but he died way too young - at the age of 68 which is two years older than I am now! Congrats on your fun week and I'm sorry that I didn't get to meet her this year but maybe next year!

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

You are so lucky to have your Mom,and to live in such a great place to be able to act like a tourist! A big thank you for my order I received(sent you an email).I love your work and look forward to new items in your shop=)