Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday Evening April 13th

Hello there dear friends...tonight we've had a great home cooked steak dinner in this beautiful "patio house" in Sun City West, AZ.  (Yes I've taken pictures of even the house...it is so charming.)  We've had quite a time since I last posted an entry.  A day and a half in Las Vegas just about wore my feet down to the nubs.  We walked and walked and walked and still did not see all the casino interiors.  They are truly fabulous....I have pictures and ofcourse will post them when I get home.  After Vegas we hit the trail for the Grand Canyon.  We were on the famous Route 66 for awhile and we both wished we would have had more time to explore that area.   The temperature really started dropping as we climbed in elevation.  And when we got to the Canyon Rim it was quite cold and windy, even saw a few snow flakes.  There were lots of clouds in the Canyon but I was able to get quite a few good pictures anyway.  We did not go to the area where the Indian tribe has built the Sky Walk out over the Canyon rim.  We were on a bus in Vegas and were talking to a couple gals & their daughters from England......they had taken a tour the day before and they did go to that area and did go out on the walk.  They told us that you are not allowed to take anything out there with you ( no cell phones, cameras...nothing) because the walk is made of glass.  They also give you special slippers to wear when you walk out on it.       When we left the Canyon we came down a different highway and stopped at several booths where Navajo Indians were selling their wares.  I got the most beautiful silver & bead necklace for $7.  Their prices were very reasonable and I wished I would have had the money to buy more items.   Yesterday afternoon, while we were coming down...the surrounding sky kept getting darker & darker.  First we were hit with only some light rain...but then it started to snow.  And I mean it really snowed.  We stopped in Flagstaff, AZ to get some dinner and it was really coming down.  Bob is an excellent driver and we made it down into the "rain" zone after about an hour of driving thru the heavy blowing snow.  We spent the night in a rest area and even tho it was cold & windy, there was no snow or rain in that area.  This morning when we woke up the sky was blue with big fluffy white clouds.  We ran into two interesting gals at this rest stop...I'll tell you about that when I'm able to post the pictures of their very unusual vehicle.    By noon today we were here at this wonderful little house.  I just love it !!  Wish I could pick it up and take it home with me.  I've done about 4 loads of laundry, we BBQ'd steaks, had baked potatoes & asparagus.  We even went to the local Wal Mart and I got another 190 pictures developed for my album and a CD made so I can post them in my journal.

Tomorrow at 5pm is the surprise birthday party.  I talked with my friends daughter this morning & she said that her mom seems to have no clue that this party is going to happen.  The daughters were taking her out to lunch today and her hubby and sister & brother in law are in town from up in the Pacific NW and they are all going out to dinner tonight.  

Well....I guess that's it for now.  I hope everyone is ok...since my alerts are off, I really have no clue as to what's happening out there in J-land.   We should be at Bob's daughter's house in Pasadena, CA by Tuesday so will hopefully be back on line there from time to time.  

I'm feeling ready to go home...I miss my bed but most of all I miss my kitty !    Until next time........Linda 

12 comments:

mariealicejoan said...

Oh, it does sound like you are having the trip of a lifetime!  Thanks so much for taking us right along with you!  I really cannot wait to see the pictures...but I suppose I will have to...Keep enjoying your holiday and be safe.
Looking forward to the next installment!
Marie
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pm71blackfen said...

Hi Linda, Thank you for this entry!!  It means a lot to me because in five days time we will be doing a similar trip!  Did you not have any meals in a Route 66 diner then?!  Tut tut! When we were at the Grand Canyon last year in May the weather was so beautiful and clear and you could see for miles, until I just read jour entry it didn't occur to me that this time it might be cloudy and the visibility not so good, silly me!  We will be going back to Las Vegas too, because as you say, there is so much to see.  Can't wait to see your photos but I guess I'll have to wait until we get back from our own little jaunt!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday Linda! ~~~ Pat  http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

nana0014 said...

Linda,
I can't wait to see all the pictures. It sounds like you're having a wonderful time. It's been years since I've been that way. That's crazy about the sky walk.. what's gonna happen if someone does ever drop something? yikes Have fun and be safe.
Take care, Chrissie

jeadie05 said...

Linda what a wonderful trip ,all the places Ihave only ever heard off and can never hope to see ,lokking forward to your pictures miss your entrys safe journey home ...love Jan xx

inquestoftruth said...

Oh, I'm so jealous!    Would dearly love to see the Grand Canyon!     I love that you are having such a great time.     Didn't visit one of those wedding chapels and Vegas, eh?    lol
~Meg
PS Be careful....

ukgal36 said...

Sounds like you are having a blast!
waiting for the pics..
Lyn

jeanno43 said...

You are doing the same trip as my daughter took a few years back but that skywalk was not there then.  They also loved the casinos in Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.  I experienced it all through their video.  Have a great weekend.

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jonibooks1991 said...

That is so neat to see the Grand Canyon.  We've done the walk in Vegas also I wore out 3 pairs of shoes, not really wore out but trying to find a comfortable pair.
Glad you are having a good time and get to go to the party.  Can't wait to see the pictures, what a great idea to do it that way.  Weather is still crummy up here, so more beautiful days, maybe May will be warmer.  Joni

ally123130585918 said...

Linda I am so glad you are having such a good trip ~ Las Vagas sounded wonderful ~ and to see the Grand Canyon must have been an experience of a lifetime ~ keep having a safe trip and I am looking forward to seeing All your photographs ~ Ally x

labdancer51 said...

It sounds as though you`re having a wonderful time time Linda. I`m so looking forward to seeing all the pics you`ve taken. :o)


Love Sandra xxxx

fasttrack58 said...

What a great time you are having!!
and it is very quiet here in jland, lol...
Enjoy!
Linda :)

acoward15 said...

It sounds like they didn't really think the Sky Walk through properly.
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