Happy Birthday to Nikki!!
Hope your day is great and remember to believe in yourself....2010 is a new year!!
(nothing makes you feel older than realizing you have middle aged children)
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Happy Birthday to Nikki!!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
.....Well, that was not the right car. It was an Oldsmobile if the same age. Weird, out of 30 cars. We found the right one, shaking our heads, and headed across the river to find the Aquarius and our $49.95 room........
....we visited the Avi, the casino where Rex and Mary work. It is out of town a few miles and owned by a well-organized and successful Native American tribe. It is beautiful........
.........unhappily, we bid farewell to scenic Laughlin and the fun we had. The ugly part of the trip lay before us.......
Friday, January 29, 2010
I LOOK FORWARD TO READING BLOGS ABOUT FAMOUS RV PETS. FILLMORE, BOO, JAKE, THE MOTORMOUSE, AND MEGABYTE II COME IMMEDIATELY TO MIND. IT GOT ME TO THINKING, MAYBE THERE ARE SOME SUSIE-Q FANS OUT THERE.
AT LEAST MY BROTHER, THE VET, AND MY GRANDSONS ARE FANS FOR SURE. DESPITE THE FACT I OFTEN CALL HER THE SCAREDY CAT, OR FAT CAT, SHE'S GROWN UP TO BE A BEAUTIFUL BLACK CAT.
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF SUSIE-Q TO MAKE MY POINT.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
And I am quite sure that anyone over the age of 55 can relate to my astonishment that I, ME, MYSELF, THE PERSON I AM can possibly be that old. What became of all the time? Where did it go? One of God's design flaws. When I realized that the time in one's life becomes shorter as time goes one....confusing when you first read it, but crystal clear when one thinks about it.
Anyway, back to the "Rat Pack". My favorite impersonator was the one who characterized Dean Martin. He had the curly hair, the pointed chin, the voice inflection, and the stumble down pretty good. But, alas, they were not Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, JR., or Joey Bishop. I am sure the longevity of this show is limited to the demise of the current 55+ generation as much as I hate to say that. So here is my opinion:
Would I go again? No
Am I glad I went? Yes
Loved the music, including their singing, and the orchestra very much--the impersonations, not so much but enjoyable on the whole.
Are we going to Laughlin for Rex's next birthday? Don't know yet.
Are we going to Vegas for Mary's birthday? Hope so, I'm working on it!
Monday, January 25, 2010
NO, SHE DIDN'T GET RICH. IT WAS A QUARTER MACHINE AND CONSERVATIVE MARY ONLY HAD ONE QUARTER BET, SO SHE MADE $62.50. NOT BAD ON A 25 CENT BET.
THESE NEXT PICTURES ARE HISTORY !!! NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN UNCLE HANS GAMBLE IN A CASINO BEFORE !!! I THINK RENEE IS HAVING A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON HIM.
HANNAH'S DICE THROWING RECORD IS SAFE FROM UNCLE HANS. CHECK OUT THE RAIL, AND YOU'LL SEE ONE $1 CHIP IS ALL THAT'S THERE.
LATE NIGHT SATURDAY ON THE WAY TO BED, MARY AND I PASSED A DEAD CRAPS GAME AND MARY THREW THE DICE MAKING FOUR PASSES. FUN !! MARY MADE $6 AND REX MADE $150.
WE CERTAINLY ENJOYED UNCLE HANS AND RENEE VISITING US. WE GOT ALL CAUGHT UP ON THE FAMILY AT HOME AND HAD A LOT OF FUN VISITING CASINO BARS IN LAUGHLIN.
MARY WILL BE ALONG THIS WEEK TO BLOG ABOUT THE "RAT PACK IS BACK" SHOW WE SAW, AND UNCLE HANS WILL BE BLOGGING ABOUT THE SAGA OF THE AZ CAR, ONCE HE GETS CAUGHT UP AT WORK.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Today is Rex's birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We will be celebrating by spending the week end in Laughlin visiting with Hans and Renee--provided they can fly with the horrendous weather we are having!! The icing on the cake will be going to see the "Rat Pack" at the Riverside on Sunday night. I'm sure that will be a post next week.
Happy Birthday Rex and MANY, MANY, MANY more!!
Posted by THE HAPPY CAMPERS at Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
THE PRIORITY PROJECT HAS BEEN THE ARIZONA CAR. UNCLE HANS HAS A NEED FOR THE CAR, AND WE NO LONGER NEED IT HERE IN ARIZONA FOR GRANDMA. OIL CHANGE, NEW BATTERY, FRONT ALIGNMENT, AND FOUR NEW TIRES.
UNCLE HANS AND RENEE ARE FLYING TO LAUGHLIN ON FRIDAY AND ARE DRIVING THE CAR BACK TO SPOONER, WISCONSIN. NOW THAT SHOULD BE AN ADVENTURE !!! THAT OLE CAR (1995) HASN'T BEEN OUT OF MOHAVE VALLEY SINCE GRANDMA'S "VEGAS 80" PARTY IN LAS VEGAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.
FRIDAY IS ALSO MY BIRTHDAY, SO I'M SURE WE WILL BE "TALKING SMART" AND ENJOYING SOME EXTRA BEERS. IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT HAVING FAMILY HERE FOR MY BIRTHDAY !!!
WILL THE AZ CAR MAKE IT TO SPOONER, WISCONSIN? IT COULD GET UGLY! TUNE INTO THE BLOG FOR AZ CAR ADVENTURE UPDATES.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I got up this morning and had specific goals in mind considering the fact that the wind wasn’t blowing. Sometimes, outdoor chores wait a long time if we have had long stretches of wind. Today, being windless, gave me the opportunity to play “catch up”.
The first thing that is always done first on Sunday’s is laundry. I like getting laundry out of the way first thing so I don’t have to think about it anymore.
Then, I wanted to finally “mend it”. We have two very nice lawn chairs that needed mending-the seam on the seat part gave way. I bought the product “Mighty Mend It” that was pitched by the late Billy Mays.
I also wanted to do some painting. The neighbor “Marty”, that built our stand for the grill, recently added a strip of wood that wasn’t painted. That’s cool…..I have the paint. So today I decided to get that project done….I so love non windy days!! It took two coats but I got the job done.
About halfway through the paint job, I decided I didn’t want pork chops and potato latkes for supper, I wanted pizza. No wind makes grilled pizza a possibility. That was a truly inspired idea because they were great, and so tasty.
It was just a nice all around day at camp!!
We are truly blessed!!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I wanted to take Rex some Deppler's Baby Swiss Cheese. Renee and I were unable to make it for a Christmas visit to Green Bay to my mother and we rescheduled for Jan 9-10. I knew I was going to be in the international cheese capital, so I let Neil know that we were coming and had a very important project. Neil sprung into action and soon we were careening down the highway in the big red suburban in search of Denmark........
Thursday, January 14, 2010
THE JANUARY WEATHER HERE HAS BEEN THE BEST. WE HAVEN'T RUN THE FURNACE HALF AS MUCH AS OTHER YEARS. IN FACT WE HAVEN'T EVEN PUT UP THE PLASTIC PANELS ON THE SCREEN DOOR TO MAKE IT INTO A STORM DOOR.
I WAS GOING TO BLOG ABOUT THE RECENT NEVADA GAMING NUMBERS IMPROVING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS, BUT AT LAKE TAHOE THE GAMING BUSINESS WAS DOWN 27% AND HERE IN LAUGHLIN IT WAS DOWN 5.5%. SO DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ IN THE PAPERS.
I GUESS WHAT'S REALLY ON MY MIND IS THE DEVASTATION IN HAITI. I'M THANKFUL TO HAVE A JOB, WARM WEATHER, AND TO NOT BE IN HAITI.
Monday, January 11, 2010
"JIMMY THE GREEK" I AM NOT !! I ALREADY MISSED TWO PREDICTIONS. I'M NOT REAL WILD ABOUT CHEERING FOR ARIZONA OR MINNESOTA, BUT I HOPE BRETT FAVRE HANGS IN THERE AND MAKE THE SUPER BOWL.
THERE'S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR......
NOW WHERE IS THE WEATHER FORECAST?
Friday, January 8, 2010
SINCE I’M NOT REALLY A FOOTBALL FAN, BUT A GREEN BAY PACKER FAN, AND BRETT FAVRE FAN, I KNOW YOU’D LIKE MY OPINION ANYWAY, RIGHT?
FIRST THE MVP. IT’S A VIRTUAL TIE BETWEEN PAYTON MANNING AND BRETT FAVRE. THE NUMBER ONE CABLE TV RATINGS PUT UP BY FAVRE ARE GOING TO PUT HIM OVER THE TOP!! FOURTH TIME BRETT FAVRE HAS BEEN NAMED MVP !!
NOW FOR THE SUPER BOWL. I PICK THE PACKERS IN A REPEAT PERFORMANCE IN ARIZONA AGAIN THIS WEEK –END. PACKERS 41, CARDINALS 3.
THE VIKINGS WILL PLAY THE COWBOYS. THE COWBOYS KNOCKED BRETT FAVRE OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS THREE TIMES IN THE ‘90’S. NOT THIS YEAR, IN A REAL CLOSE GAME IT WILL BE THE VIKINGS 21, AND THE COWBOYS 17.
WHEN RODGERS AND THE BOYS FROM GREEN BAY MEET THE SAINTS IN THE SUPER-DOME, THEY’RE GOING TO SHOCK THE ROOF OFF THE PLACE. PACKERS 35, THE SAINTS 21.
THIS SETS UP THE “CLASSIC” FOOTBALL GAME OF THE SEASON, PACKERS VS THE VIKINGS FOR THE THIRD TIME. THIS GAME WILL BE MORE WATCHED THAN THE SUPER BOWL ITSELF !! VIKINGS 28, AND THE PACK 20.
THE SUPER BOWL WILL BE ANTI-CLIMATIC WITH THE VIKINGS 24 AND THE CHARGERS 20.
THERE YOU HAVE IT. I’M NOT "JIMMY THE GREEK", BUT BRETT FAVRE WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL!
GET YOUR SPORTS BETS DOWN EARLY !!!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
OK LADIES LINE UP FOR SERVICING ..........
OH WAIT A MINUTE, IS THE LINE OF APPLICANTS LONGER THAN THE CUSTOMER LINE?
Ideally, she said, they are looking for handsome men who are not too old and not too young. At the minimum, they need men who are ready to "entertain whatever lady walks in and be able to give her a fine experience," she said.
OH, LOOK AT THE CUSTOMER LINE AGAIN....... THERE A FEW GAY MEN LINING UP? LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER PROBLEM.
They hope to cater to women, not gay men, but if a man asks to see an all-male lineup, they can't exactly discriminate.
Then again, they also can't make their sex workers do anything against their will.
YOU GOT TO LOVE NEVADA !!! REMEMBER WHEN YOU COME TO VISIT, TO BRING LOT'S MONEY TO KEEP NEVADA GREEN !!!
(ARE YOU REALLY GONNA WASTE YOUR TIME TO GOOGLE THIS?)
SHADY LADY RANCH
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
So now I feel I should come up with something.
2010 is a good topic I guess. So did you make any resolutions? Anyone go out and party on New Year’s Eve? Everyone glad the holiday season is over? Anyone notice longer days?
We wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2010.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
...........I wanted to tell the story of the little resort. It needed a separate blog from our other Cayman blog. As I said, the Beach Club is old and run down, the kind we like......
.......We check out Turks and Cacoes in April. We already hear that their 12-mile beach is nicer than the Cayman. We also hear it is more expensive (this I gotta see!). Stay tuned................