Friday, July 31, 2009

waking up in vegas....

i realize how long it has been since i updated. we have been so busy! i know this looks long, but there are a lot of pics. i tried to keep my jabber minimal. 

the a.c. did get fixed. i spent the week after that preparing for a garage sale. this seriously took all week.  we had a lot of stuff. a lot. and we did extremely well, so it was completely worth it! 

so once we cleaned up it was time to head off to adam and kayla's wedding. too much fun with close friends. it was a beautiful, creative wedding. 

me, tatum, kayla and faye.
sistas' from anotha' motha'


for father's day we got p-daddy tickets to the haunted las vegas tour. we are all into the ghost shows and haunted houses, except for kyle...he is a scaredy-cat. it was a little cheesy, but quite fun. we learned lots of interesting facts and all about the haunts in the vegas area. our tour guide has a day job of being an undertaker.  creepy....
when we checked in we all received dousing rods or witching sticks.  the point is to hold the sticks parallel to the ground about 10 inches apart. when they start spinning around on their own in your hand, you are apparently getting ghostly activity.  the scary thing is it really worked, well they spun on their own, i don't know if there were ghosties or not.  this picture was taken at a park down the street from wayne newton's house. this park was haunted because several bodies have been found there and supposedly they have all hung around. also, it was like 110 degrees there at night and the ground at the park was freezing. it was very strange. 

this is part of wayne's estate. there was a house built across the street from his main gate that is supposedly haunted. apparently, some drug lords started building it and selling drugs out of it before it was completed. a 16 year old girl went missing from the same neighborhood and her body was found in the incomplete house. apparently, she was killed in some drug lord war or something... anyways, the house was never finished after that. the story is that the girl haunts the house. we were shown pictures of the house in day and at night. during the day it looked like a normal house, but at night it was covered in orbs (ghost talk). the killing took place like 18 years ago and numerous realtor's have listed it with no success. people that look at the house always come out saying it was hard to breathe and they felt like they were being strangled. the even freakier part of this story is that the address is 6660 pecos. the realtor's would move the address numbers up and down just to attempt some interest in it. 

we stayed at the bellagio this time. this is one of my absolute favorite casino/hotels on the strip. it is just beautiful! we discovered that they also have the world's largest chocolate fountain. here is a pic of the guinness world record certificate. the fountain had all of these glass platters that three different types of chocolate ribbon down. it is absolutely stunning. 

the best part of the bellagio is the decor. the ceiling in the lobby is covered in thousands of glass flowers. they are just stunning, no matter how many times i enter that building, i never get tired of seeing this ceiling. 

the other great thing is the conservatory that changes with the seasons. all of the decorations are made of flowers and are just unbelievable. the fountain was made of flowers. 
this time there was a green house in the center of the room.  you could walk into it and it was filled with birds. 

water tunnels. no, they are not in tubes. it was funny to watch people that would walk by and stick their hands into the water to see if it was real. the water sprayed all over them. well, that's what they get. 
bird in the green house. 

on the last day we finished up with some back to school shopping. my job was to keep gracie occupied while grams and jana shopped for her. we pretty much walked around and put funny hats on our heads and tried to talk jana into buying them for her.  this was at gymboree.  what 2 year old doesn't need a beret? we got bored and watched the tv they had setup for kids. i just do what i am told. so we were sitting there watching cartoons and i heard jana ask where the girls where? the gymboree lady responds by telling her that two of her kids are watching tv. bahaha. this made patty and i crack up, i don't think jana was too happy. 

we got home from the vegas way late and then our time was so screwed up living on vegas time so we ended up with very little sleep and then we had to be at work in moore at 8:00. i feel as though things have been crazy since the a.c. debacle and this is the first time i have actually relaxed. yeah, i realize i was just on vacation, but there is very little time to rest in vegas, so much to do. 

okay, we are all caught up for now! 


Mrs. Faye Middleton said...

whew I'm exhausted reading your post. Looks like muchos fun though! I did a ghost tour at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka springs and our tour guide kept warning us about the orbs. I never saw a thing.

JanaKaseyGraceEmilie said...

Yeah that woman was certainly NOT funny when describing you as one of my children...I am sorry that we missed the haunted vegas stuff, it sounded like a ton of fun! Thanks for posting the pics too, I'm going to steal a few...