Saturday, May 25, 2013

A trip to Vegas and the arrival of the 'Ladies" . . .


Hi Friends,
I know it has been awhile since I last posted but life has a way of altering your schedule!  Super busy with gardening, chickens, grandkids and a few days in Vegas.

Our chickens have gotten big - I will post pictures soon.  We have also added a new coop that came with 14 chickens....our baby chicks 'the Girls', 11 of them, have not been added to the coop as of this posting as they are too little to be put with the Ladies. . .

The arrival of the coop from a Bed & Breakfast in MA
 - thanks to my nephew Angelo - he let us borrow his flatbed . .  .
My DIL, son, husband, two nephews Jonathan & Robbie
and our friend Tony unloading the coop . . .
Ready to add the run . . .
The 14 Ladies" survived the road trip . . .  the grey chicken
has been named "Hazel" . . . she's kind of bossy . . .
This is "Birdie" making herself at home [she is my favorite - but
don't tell the others] . . .

The end of April my husband and some of my family visited Las Vegas for the first time.  I tell you it was exciting but also overwhelming!  It is like New York City on steroids!  You never know what time it is or what day it is for that matter.  Everyplace is busy ALL THE TIME!  Sadly to say I left all my $$$ in Vegas, but one of my nieces and her husband had a very profitable vacation.....good for them!  Although we were overwhelmed we probably would go back and try it again.  While we were there, Vegas was experiencing a early heat wave....a couple of days it reached 98!  It was too hot to sit by the pool - the water was warm and the heat intense [not like our heat here in the Northeast - but still very, very hot].  Only I, who truly hates the heat, would be there at that time.  Oh well, we still had fun and many memories were made.  Here are a few pics to share...


Here is our group minus one - that's me with the finger pointing . . .
Imagine - my husband wanted to take one of them home for a souvenir ?
Light show at the Bellagio . . .
Paris in Vegas . . .  just beautiful [my favorite place]!
Paris - inside - it really felt as though you were walking on an
outside street . . .
Fun, fun, fun on Freemont Street . . . 

These two pictures are of New York, New York -
all inside - I felt like I was in Brooklyn . . . 


The Venetian . . . absolutely mind altering!  Actual gondola's with
singing gondoliers and remember it is all inside the building . . .
I have been to Venice and this was pretty darn close . . .
Waiting for the shuttle to take us back home . . .
Well, vacation is over and life has resumed it's normal craziness.  I will be posting pictures of our baby chickens soon as well as some art I have managed to create in the middle of life. . .

Wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day . . . remember all the brave service men and women who have given their lives to keep us free!  Thank you for keeping us safe and may God be with them . . .



3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, it sounds like you have been keeping busy. Love the addition of the Ladies and their home.

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  2. Love this post! Welcome additional "ladies"!!!! Looks like they have a terrific home!

    Your trip to Vegas looked super for all - - I think my favorite would have been Paris in Vegas, too!

    xxoo M

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  3. I just love your blog my favorite Aunt! Well said and well done :)

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