Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MARK & JAYNE

THIS WAS THE FOURTH YEAR THAT YELLOW RIVER FRIENDS, MARK & JAYNE, FLEW TO NEVADA FOR THE MLK HOLIDAY WEEK-END. THIS YEAR’S AGENDA INCLUDED FREMONT STREET, VALLEY OF FIRE, AND MESQUITE.










IN MESQUITE THEY HAD A CAR SHOW THAT INCLUDED 900 CARS, WHICH WE ENJOYED WALKING THRU. ANOTHER HIGH LIGHT OF THE TRIP WAS HAVING MARY WITH US THIS YEAR, WHO HIT TWO $100 JACKPOTS IN THE SAME DAY PLAYING NICKEL MACHINES.

LOOK WHO ELSE I FOUND ON FREMONT STREET. IT’S BEEN 10 YEARS AND WE HAD A FEW COLD BEERS IN HONOR OF OUR DEPARTED FRANKVILLE FRIEND,DC.





THIS IS FOR ALL MY OLD TEACHER FRIENDS…..



Saturday, January 5, 2019

3RD TRIP

LAST WINTER I MADE SIX TRIPS TO LAS VEGAS AND STAYED DOWNTOWN ON FREMONT STREET. THIS WEEK WE MADE TRIP NUMBER THREE FOR MARY AND ME IN FIVE WEEKS.

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4 QUEENS

IT’S THE 4 QUEENS CASINO AND HOTEL THAT MAKES ALL THESE TRIPS POSSIBLE BECAUSE THEY HAVE LOW ROOM RATES, NO PARKING FEES, NO RESORT FEES, AND THEY OFFER A DISCOUNT WITH YOUR PLAYERS CLUB CARD. WE HAVE BEEN STAYING FOR $36/NIGHT. ON OUR FIRST TRIP WE WERE EVEN UPGRADED TO THE SOUTH TOWER FOR FREE.

10,000 STEPS

OUR FIRST OBJECTIVE IS TO GET OUR DAILY STEPS, WHICH IS REALLY EASY TO DO IN VEGAS. IN FACT THIS WEEK WE WERE BOTH JUST SHORT OF 20,000 STEPS THE SECOND DAY.

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THE STRIP

WE USUALLY JUST STAY DOWNTOWN ENJOYING THE $3 BUD LIGHTS AT THE THREE BOYD PROPERTIES, BUT YESTERDAY ON THE WAY OUT OF TOWN WE DECIDE TO HIKE ON THE STRIP.  WE WERE ABLE TO CATCH THE CHRISTMAS SHOW AT THE BELLIGO GARDENS WHICH NEVER DISAPPOINTS. WE STOPPED TO REST AT THE COSMOPLITAN CASINO SPORTS BOOK AND I ORDERED A BUD LIGHT ON TAP, IT COST $10 !!!  MARY HAD A CLUB SODA $5, AND THEN THERE WAS $1.24 SALES TAX ADDED TO THE BILL? GOOD GRIEF, NO WONDER I HATE THE STRIP !!!

TRIP #4

OUR FOURTH TRIP IS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY WHEN WE MEET MARK & JAYNE, FROM DES MOINES, FOR THEIR ANNUAL NEVADA TRIP.

“SUNNY & 55”

Friday, December 21, 2018

DEATH VALLEY

THIS WEEK BESIDES LOOKING FOR OUR 10,000 STEPS, WE WENT IN SEARCH OF SUMMER WEATHER.

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN AT 11 AM, AND THEY WERE FORCASTING A HIGH OF 78 DEGREES AT 3 PM.

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AND THE BEACH?  NAW, THIS IS A BIG SAND DUNE LOCATED IN DEATH VALLEY.

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ALTHOUGH WE TOOK THE BACK ROADS THRU THE NATIONAL MOJAVE DESERT PRESERVES TO DEATH VALLEY, THE SHORTEST WAY HOME IS THRU VEGAS, BABY.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SANTA FOUND US!

We got a nice package from the UPS guy today.  I think that says Omaha Steaks!

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We are going be eating very well!!

Thank you to the Besl Family!!

Friday, December 14, 2018

GRAND CANYON

IN OUR RETIREMENT ONE OF OUR DAILY OBJECTIVES IS 10,000 STEPS A DAY. IF YOU’RE RETIRED AND LIVE IN ARIZONA WHY NOT FIND YOUR MORNING STEPS……

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WE HAD A PERFECT MORNING AND ACTUALLY WERE CARRYING OUR COATS BY THE END OF THE WALK. WE MADE SANDWICHES ON THE CAR TRUNK AND POPPED OPEN AN ICE COLD BEER AS WELL.

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WITH PERFECT WEATHER ALONG THE I-40 CORRIDOR WE RETURNED HOME TO THE MOUNTAIN A COUPLE OF DAYS. MARY HAS A COUPLE PROJECTS AND WE NEEDED TO PICK UP SOME TOOLS AND WE GOT THE CAR SERVICED, ETC.

ON THE WAY HOME WE FOUND OUR STEPS WALKING AROUND HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WILLIAMS, AZ, GATEWAY TO THE GRAND CANYON.

  “SUNNY & 65”