Tuesday, September 29, 2009
more to come tomorrow, I just took all my meds and they should be kicking in soon...
Monday, September 28, 2009
Any way I am hoping to let you all know when I am done and home and settled tomorrow.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and prayers!!! I know I will be just fine, if I had Nathan by c-section on a Monday night and home by Tuesday and fixing dinner by Wednesday and caring for two other kids I'll be just fine!!!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wilt said we don't need a map she will get us there. Well it was another one of those days it took us almost 7 hours to get to the Grand Canyon...don't ask but we had fun and made a lot of stops along the way. It was my turn to climb behind the wheel of the Commander. I let the guys sit in the back and relax and enjoy a few drinks. Well "Sweetie" took us the scenic route...yep Route 66, but when she said we arrived at our destination, well it was in the middle of no where. Never let a man program the GPS!!! Susan re programed her to get us to the South Rim. Which took us another hour and a half.
We finally arrived at the Grand Canyon at 3:00, we started our Journey at 8:30 or so that morning and if
Our first stop on the way...
It was breath taking and absolutely beautiful!
We decided to ride to a little town just south west of Flagstaff, called Sedona. It was so much more beautiful than the Grand Canyon and well worth the 45 minute of so ride there! We started out journey at elevation level of 6,000. I would have gotten more pictures of the road signs and all if I had not been the one doing the driving...I have no idea how many mile the road was to get into the town, but it was a twisting and turning road going down the mountain. It had numerous hairpin turns! When we got to the bottom there was a sign that said elevation 5,000 feet. But the views from here were just so unforgettable. We all said we wished we would have had more time there. Unfortunately we got there right when the sun was setting... Arizona is a place I definatly want to go back and visit!!!!
There were red rocks everywhere! We decided we need to grab a bite to eat and settled on this place
We found out that this place was one of the oldest places there and was a place where John Wayne him self frequented! The food was pretty good. We got an appetizer a combination plate. It had fried cactus which I must say was pretty darn tasty, buffalo meat and yucky fried snake...sorry I just couldn't stomach it. I had had buffalo before and it was ok, nothing I would rave about!!
The snake well I tried to bite into it, but it was real gummy and well I just couldn't swallow it!
We finished the night on the quaint little strip and then headed back up the mountain for a 4 hour ride back to Vegas. It wasn't quite 4 hours. It took us shorter to get back because we took mostly interstate home not Route 66!!!
Well that was about it for the day.
I will get to 4 later, first I have to go get dressed for my high school reunion! I can't believe I was talked into this. Some days it seems like just yesterday and others it seems like a life time ago, and I suppose in a way it was...
Friday, September 25, 2009
See Steph, you thought I was making this up! If you could've been a fly on the window you would have peed on yourself from laugh so hard we almost did!!! I am not kidding you my stomach muscles hurt so bad from laughing! But that's when you have the most fun...spontaneous stuff!!!
I promise it says Death Valley National Park and get this Last Chance Mountain...click on it see if it will come up closer. We were suppose to be heading in the total opposite direction. I think that was the most we had laughed the entire trip.
Stefunk just for you I am going to find a copy of these maps for you!!!
Any way hope to get to it this weekend!
I just had to add these...my baby fell asleep saying prayers.....
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Any way here are some pictures of the Chocolate factory...
and umm that is not all my boobs in this picture there was white on the sign!!!
A chocolate sculpture.
When we finished loading up on chocolate..as Susan said "we are on vacation, you only live once. You can work it off when you get home and back to the gym!" So with that said we enjoyed lots of chocolate, margarita filled chocolate and my favorite was the pina colada one!
Here is where we made our second mistake of the day. We asked someone for directions to the Hoover dam. We followed their directions...which again, we soon learned that people of Las Vegas DO NOT know their left from their right. If you go there DO NOT ask anyone for directions!!!! We were enjoying the ride cutting up and all till we said we sure have been driving for a while. I didn't think the Hoover dam was that far from Vegas. Well about that time came a sing of Death Valley Junction, California. This was the type of place you could go to hide bodies and no one would ever know!!! We laughed so hard that day that our tummies were hurting. Wilt said to stop at the next Wal-mart or Best Buy he was buying a, "sweetie" as he calls it, a Garmin GPS. Well once we got that sweet thing we NEVER got lost again!!!
We finally made it to the Hoover dam just in time for the last tour, which I think was at 5:15. The tour guide used a lot of dam humor like...hope you all brought you camera and if you did we hope that you take all the dam pictures you want.. and after the tour she said we were the best dam tour group ever!
Here we all are on the overlook of the Hoover Dam.
Ty and I, don't laugh...I have no neck I don't know why??
and Susan and Wilton:
and here are some more pictures of the Hoover Dam as that is pretty much all we had time to do, We stopped and had dinner at one of the casino's out in the middle of no where.
Here is a picture of Lake Mead as we drove to the dam. These pictures just don't do it justice!!!
Underneath the dam....
I know not the best picture of our tour guide...
They are building a bridge over the dam...to help with the traffic and a straighter route...
I also had to take pictures of this as they were every where....
Do you know who that is?
The Name of the bar... You guessed it....
We had to just for my sweet Amelia! Yes some of her naming came from Amelia Earhart!!!
More to come tomorrow after pre-op and I promise if I don't get to it tomorrow, trust me I will have a lot of time on my hands for the next few weeks!!! SOOO not looking forward to surgery, but I know it really needs to be done. It is starting to hurt daily!
If there are duplicate pictures please forgive me as it has taken me hours to put these pictures on here. They have made it so much harder, you use to could just click the picture and move it now you have to move it by the html code...ughhh.
Pre op tomorrow morning at 9.