Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vegas... The last stories...

Ok... I have a few stories to tell you about my last entry, so if you haven't read that story... go read it and come back... I will wait...

Hurry up... I am waiting... LOL

Ok... here we go...

Story #1
Every morning I would get dressed and go get us Starbucks... While I am waiting in line I would ask people where they were from... One day it was Phoenix, and another day it was Ohio...
"Oh I have a friend who lives in Ohio... Springfield"
"East Springfield?"
"I have no idea, we read each others blog's... So was it cold when you left?"
"Actually, it was warmer in Ohio than it is here..."
"Oh you were having that warm spell we had 2 weeks ago when it was 80 degrees"
and then my coffee was ready and I left... It was the morning we were going to the Grand Canyon [or so we thought]
So I tell Sam about my encounter with the woman from Ohio and he says
"You are such a Chatty Cathy"
"I am not a Chatty Cathy"
"Yes, you are..."
"No... I am a Mary Sunshine spreading Joy to all who cross my path"
"Oh... your spreading something all right... I don't know if its Joy"
Which of course made me laugh...
So later in the day, after we had stayed with that couple from New York on the trail I said "Boy... You sure were a Chatty Charlie on the trail with that couple..." and that is when I was told "A boy scout never leaves someone hurt on the trail" so I said "Ohhh... you were NOT a Chatty Charlie... you were Eddie the Eagle Scout then huh?" and he said "There you go... spreading that so called Joy around again..." which made me laugh...

Story #2
Now remember I told you the couple was on their 40th Anniversary... and guess where they were staying... Hhhhmmmm? [BTW we are about an hour outside of Vegas on this trail in the Valley of Fire]
They were staying in THE LUXOR... Can you believe that? We asked them how their room was? "Oh it's really nice... we are right above the Sphinx... looking over the Strip" [Guess you have to be on your 40th anniversary for a nice room at the Luxor] The next morning the lady called us to Thank us again and give us an update on her hubby... She told me they were flying back home at 11pm that night and Luxor was so nice... They get to stay in their room until then free of charge...
So... I guess you have to be on your 40th Anniversary and get hurt... LOL

Story #3
That morning we had gotten up intending to go to the Grand Canyon... about an hour into the drive we stopped to get a map and found out from the cashier... The north rim of the grand canyon is closed this time of year...
So we decided to take a scenic route by Lake Mead back to Las Vegas... We happened upon a museum... it was about the "Lost City"... so we toured the museum... it was about an Indian tribe from that region... anyway the cashier at the museum told us to go hiking at the Valley of Fire which was about 8 miles away... so as you know... we did...
I feel like we were meant to be in that canyon with that couple... to help them out... the Lord works in mysterious ways...

Story #4
After we left the Valley of Fire we drove to this boat launch nearby and the water was not there... Lake Mead was so low at this end of the lake... there was NO WATER... Wow...
After we returned to New York New York we got dressed up for our special dinner at Galleghers [think Ruth's Chris] We even had our photo taken there...

and I believe that is the end of Chatty Cathy and Eddie the Eagle Scout stories... LOL





The view from our room at New York, New York,



At night it was really cool but I couldnt get a good pic



The begining of the trail the man got hurt on... Look at the clouds coming in...


Leaving the Valley of Fire



This is the boat launch you can not use by the Valley of Fire... Lake Mead is so low






There should be water here... but there is not...




Scenery on the way back to Vegas
Sam and I at dinner the last night...








and that is all I have to say about that... LOL

3 comments:

Chrissie said...

The pics are gorgeous with all the colors.
I believe you were meant to be where you were.
Loved the stories.
Take care, Chrissie

lisa jo said...

you are a riot....the nicknames you give out so fit the person....i bet you and Sam have gobs of pet names for each other. LOVELY pics!
I have never in my life heard of East Spfld. Never. Weird huh?
XO

Pamela said...

Loved the pics. I think you were led to the valley to help that couple. I really believe that.
You guys look sooooo good in that pic. The one of you alone is beautiful!!
I always enjoy reading about you and Sam having funny conversations. You guys are so funny!
xoxox