|the brand new Vegas High Roller, bigger than the Singapore Flyer and the London Eye!|
|Cherry and Rick and Bill and me|
at Slide Rock State Park, Sedona
First, my youngest sister Cherry and husband Rick spent a weekend with us at Viewpoint. We had fun at the hot tub and pool and had a long billiards game of Brocks vs. Colborns. Then we trooped to Golden Corral, a very popular buffet place anchored on great salads, superb grilled sirloin steaks, an array of entrees from Asian to Mexican to Italian, and an innovative dessert spread that features white and dark chocolate and caramel fondues and cotton candy with the traditional cakes and pies and ice cream. For $10.49 you can eat all you want. I had four plates: a salad, two entrées, and a dessert!
|at Golden Corral|
After an evening of ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, we woke up early to proceed to Sedona by 8:30 am. The road trip was delightfully interrupted by my first ever McGriddle, awesome breakfast treats at McDonalds. Our day in Sedona was spent taking photos at the Slide Rock State Park, feasting on rolled tacos, chicken enchiladas, and Santa Fe chicken sandwiches for lunch, and being solemn at the Holy Cross Cathedral on the Rocks. Sadly, the duo had to go home early. Rick starts with his new job in Lancaster, California on April 1. No hassle. We meet them again the following weekend.
|my First Apo Krishna|
|Bot and Jim, Cjerry and Rick, and Bill and I|
at Gordon Ramsay's in Caesar Palace
Cherry and her husband Rick, their friends Bot and Jim, and we walked the Strip from Treasure Island to the Mirage, Caesar's Palace, and Bellagio. We had dinner at Gordon Ramsay's Pub Grille at th Palace and got fascinated all over again in Bellagio's Conservatory new display and the Bellagio Lights with the new Wheel and the old Eiffel Tower in the background. The young ones had a drinking party at the bride and groom's wedding suite before walking the strip, too. We ended up sleeping at 3 am!
|the new flowers at the Conservatory|
|Last Hurrah in Vegas: brunch at Treasure Island's Coffee Shop|
Now back to writing. The Round 2 edited manuscript from my editor has come and I would like to submit the book to my publisher before we leave for Europe on May 17!