Monday, June 17, 2019

We're Back & We're Sick!

Returning Home
The first part of our flight from Las Vegas to Detroit on
Thursday went perfectly but the second part from
Detroit to Baltimore was not.  This flight was delayed
due to weather moving through the mid-Atlantic region
which caused flight delays and back-ups across the board.
Thank goodness we were in first class so it was nice
and comfortable.  [We had accumulated enough frequent
flyer miles for our air travel which was a big savings.]
 In any event, we finally departed which made our
arrival 2 hours later.

Wilson started not feeling great in California but I was
okay.  The day after we arrived home the upper respiratory 
infection hit him and to make a short story even shorter
I got it a few days later.  Today I have no voice and
it's a good day to catch-up in my sewing room. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

From The Wynn

Wynn Lobby
I'm posting a bunch of photo's from our walk around
the Wynn since we are leaving bright and early
in the morning.  It was so hot we didn't go out to see the pool.

Once upon a time I would have worn these shoes!

This rug should be re-printed in quilting fabric.
Fresh flowers at every turn.

Water Fall Show - every 30 minutes.
This is interesting.  If you look very carefully you
will see a little black dot close to the lighter part
of the blue screen.  That 'dot' is a statue of a man 
in the water.  The waterfall background changes color and
and is a very nice place to have cocktails.

A gold fish hanging sculpture at the
entrance of a restaurant.
The umbrella's slowly float up and down.
We had a quick dinner at Charlie's which is
right next to the slots.  We limited our gambling
to $20 apiece and we walked away with no winnings.
If flights go as scheduled we arrive back at BWI
at 7:30p.m. tomorrow evening ... the alarm is set
for 5:30a.m.  I'm going to need a vacation from
the vacation!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Greetings For Las Vegas, Baby!

Wynn Hotel
I was up at 5a.m. to get ready to depart California for Las Vegas.
This trip we are staying at the Wynn at the recommendation of
our neighbor {& dear friend} Tamera.  This photo is our room
which is considered a 'standard' king room.  The bathroom
is nicely designed with his & her sinks an nice soaking tub.
The Buffet Restaurant Entrance 
The front desk staff let us check-in early.
Once we made our way up to our 16th floor room we
tossed our luggage in and headed back down
to the buffet restaurant.  The entrance is very
pretty with bright flower arrangements.
At first I tried to hold my plate, take photo's and grab
food but it was impossible since other people
kept getting in my way.
The food ... selections ranged from salads, pancakes, omelets,
turkey, ham, Chinese, Italian and bunches of other stuff.
If you couldn't find anything to eat than you've got a problem.
The dessert section was in the middle section and was less
crowded so I took photo's then went back for what I wanted.

I was so stuffed from lunch I couldn't even squeeze
in a hand-dipped ice cream cone.
After grazing at the buffet for an hour or so we walked
around some of the shops and checked out other restaurants.
We are taking a break now to re-group for later.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Greetings From Sunny & Hot California

 Me - Wilson - Sarah
Before leaving BWI they had to pull a guy off the plane. 
That meant his luggage had to be found in the cargo hole.
He stated loudly he could have put a bomb in his case and
that we should sue the airlines - what a nut-case!  
That incident took 45 minutes but being in first class we
were comfy.  I felt knew we were going to miss our connection in Dallas
-- we did.   There was zero help from American Airlines - 
no hotel voucher, no food voucher but they were kind enough [NOT] to 
re-book us in first class but in coach the next morning.
We were NOT happy and will request our money back.
It was a miserable flight from Dallas to Ontario, California.
Wilson got stuck in the middle seat and I got jammed into the
window seat.  From there we went to our hotel which was okay.
 We basically lost one day from our visit with
Sarah.  The grandkids - Kaitlyn & Cole had dinner
with us the first night but it was off to spend the 
weekend with their dad.  We didn't have time
to even take a photo of the kids.
 The next day we had a tour of Lake Arrowhead and
Big Bear which was about an hour drive from 
Sarah's home.  Here boyfriend John came along
and we had a very nice time getting to know him.

John, Sarah, Me
After 2 nights with Sarah & John in Upland we drove
to Pasadena to meet up with Carol and her family on
Sunday afternoon.
Carol & the gang came over to our hotel. 
Everyone had bathing suits and swam in the pool.
After that we hung out and went to the
Terrace Restaurant for dinner.
Front Lobby 
The hotel we are staying at is the Langham Huntington.
It was previously the Ritz Carlton and while we do
recognize some of the hotel decor the new owners
refreshed many of the areas.
 I did not bring my camera so all the photo's are
taken with my cell phone.
 Around the Langham.
 Serving tea

 Private dining in the wine room.  There was another
wine room directly across from this one.
 To the right ... the garden terrace restaurant.  It was nice
last night so we had dinner outside.
 The pool area was packed yesterday afternoon.

 We like staying in the pool side rooms instead of the
main hotel building.  These rooms are just a few steps
 from the pool and Terrace Restaurant.  Also available
are villa's which I have not seen. 
Today is extremely hot and I'm not happy
being outside.  Casey's graduation is tomorrow 
evening at 5:30pm and that is outside ... so I'm
not happy about that either.  On Wednesday we
are off to Las Vegas for one night at the Wynn
then it's back home to the eastern shore.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Sea Glass Napkins & Sunshine State Westie Rescue

 With leftover fabric from the 'Sea Glass' line I made a set
of 4 napkins.  Two turtles and two sea life.
On the back porch ... my photo layout.

 Jeniffer [at Jaftex] said she could use my photo's
 to help promote the line.

 It's the time of year when westie rescue auctions start
appearing on Facebook.  Since I had such overwhelmingly positive
comments on this quilt on FB I decided to donate it to the 
Sunshine State Westie Rescue Auction.
 The small cosmetic bags I purchased on our last cruise specifically for
the SSWR auction.  Bev [who is head of this group] also helps me with
my Westies Health -- From Ears to Tail Facebook group.
14 pieces of jewelry were given to me several years ago
by someone local who lost a westie.  She loved her dog so
much she couldn't keep this jewelry.  I told her it would 
go to a good cause.  The Sunshine State Westie Rescue Auction 
is that good cause.  
I hope the whale lap quilt, the two cosmetic bags and the 
14 pieces of jewelry bring the rescue a few dollars.