Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Little Trip Story

Hello, Dear Ones! I just have a tiny little story to tell you that will finish up our trip from Reno. Now we do love to fly the friendly skies on Southwest Airlines. My sweet friend Becky at Looking Through the Eyes of Luv is a flight attendant for this fine airline. Well, sometimes you just can't get a straight flight from point A to point B. This was the case on our return flight from Reno.
So my Mr. Precious had a brilliant idea. Instead of getting on a plane in Reno and bopping here and bopping there and changing planes over there - we flew from Reno to Las Vegas and spent the night! Brilliant? Yes! This way we could just fly from Las Vegas straight to Houston the next day. That's exactly what we did.

So I will show you a bit of the lobby at the Monte Carlo where we spent the night. The florals were so beautiful and the flowers were real! I touched them. I have no qualms at all about touching beautiful flowers. No no Nannette, I don't! They were nice and soft and cool to the touch.

I love seeing beautiful lighting and the chandies at the Monte Carlo were no exception. See how pretty? No, I didn't touch them. :)

Well, we had to have some nourishment and had heard of this great restaurant in the old downtown area called Hugo's Cellar. We headed straight downtown with some friends. As we entered the door, the ladies, I, of course being one of the ladies, were handed a long stemmed rose! I was thinking how I'm going to love this place!

(photo taken from website)

Hugo's has an "old school" atmosphere, very romantic, dark and cozy. The food was fantastic! They make your salad the way you want it with all the fixin's at tableside and at the finish of our meal, we were given little chocolate covered fruits! I was very pleased. If you get the chance to eat here the restaurant is located in the 'cellar' of The Four Queens.

I guess you may be wondering, why do we come to these gambling cities if we're not into slots and card games? Well, because it's fun! Lots of great shows, great food and great prices. Now that that is settled, I had to make a mosaic of the old downtown. It's wonderful! There is a digital light show that is just fantastic! There were different rock and roll bands playing and you know how I love old rock and roll! And don't you love to just 'people watch'? Well I do and I got my tiny eyes full! :)

After all of the excitement we went back to the Monte and crawled into our bed for sleep. We popped up rather early and took our flight on Southwest straight to Houston - non stop. That's my little story and I'm sticking to it! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Viva Las Vegas

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher
There's a thousand pretty women waitin' out there
And they're all livin' devil may care
And I'm just the devil with love to spare
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
cause even if there were forty more
I wouldn't sleep a minute away
Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on ev'ry deal
All you needs a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin'
And your one armbandits crashin'
All those hopes down the drain
Viva Las Vegas turnin' day into nighttime
Turnin' night into daytime
If you see it once
You'll never be the same again

I'm gonna keep on the run
I'm gonna have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke up well
Ill always remember that I had a swingin' time
I'm gonna give it ev'rything Ive got
Lady luck please let the dice stay hot
Let me shout a seven with ev'ry shot
Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas,
Viva, viva Las Vegas
~sung by Elvis


  1. Thanks for coming by. I hope to see you often. Join as a follower and I will do the same. I look forward to getting to know you and reading your commments.
    Its So Very Cheri

  2. Hi Shelia
    What a great trip you had to Vegas. We have stayed at the Monte Carlo too and love it. YOur pictures are wonderful. Thats the thing about Vegas you don't have to gamble because there is so much to do there. And I do love to people watch also.
    Love the downtown strip
    I hope your day today is fun too

  3. Shelia, you are living the life right now with all of your trips. Nice hotels, good food,'ll be bored at home. :)

  4. Hi Shelia,
    Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!
    Sounds like you made the right choice and got to have a night of fun on the town.
    Beautiful pictures.

  5. Hey,
    I wanted to let you know the reason I haven't come to sign up as a follower is that I couldn't. It shows your name-Sheila. There is no box or picture and there isn't a blog, nothing to be able to click to take me to your blog. I think it must have something to do with how you set up your account. I had to add my picture to 2 different places on my account-just thought you might want to check it out so more people can click on you.

  6. Good Morning Sweet Shelia, What fun you had in Reno & Las Vegas and I just love all your wonderful mosaic pictures... I guess you are going to have to tell me or show me how to do that... You really know how to stay FIRST CLASS!!! Thanks for the great tour my friend. Have Fun

    Love Ya

  7. Hi Shelia, Mr. Precious is a brilliant man, just loaded full of good ideas. I love Freemont Street with all of it's lights and sounds. I never stayed at the Monte Carlo but I've only heard good things about it. As usual Shelia this is a great little post! ~ Robyn

  8. Sounds like you had a fun trip, Shelia. 2 Gambling places, wow! And looks like you did not even gamble but I know the cities are full of light and life. Welcome back home. I have to tell you that my favorite airline is also SW. In fact, I have 4 more free reward tickets right now waiting for me to use...Christine

  9. Woo Hooness! You are having a blast, and I thank you for reporting to all of Blogland so that I can enjoy it along with you.

  10. Looks like a fun ending to a fun trip! Rest up now, and have a great week. Sally

  11. how fun! love the spur of the moment idea to stay the night there too. pretty hotel!

  12. Loved your mosaic of Las Vegas! Great pictures!

  13. Wow, what a great trip!! I've never been but it's on my list!

  14. I have been to Vegas dozens of times, we have family there and it is always such a fun place. All the bright lights and all the wonderful restaurants and casinos. I don't gamble, but I am a great people watcher and this is the best place in the world to watch. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  15. What a beautiful site you have here, and I thought I should leave a comment for you. Lovely interesting posts and great pictures too - thank you so much for sharing. Happy Mid week... best wishes

  16. I think that was the PERFECT way to fly home!!! LOVE seeing your beautiful mosaics. Everything is just so pretty!

  17. What great pictures, Sheila! That was quite a good idea Mr. glad you had a good time and enjoyed the wonderful dinner...glad you're safely home!


  18. What a great idea to stop over in Vegas! Certainly much better than plane hopping and sitting in airports all day. I will have to remember this the next time I fly!

  19. Oh Sheila, I love to read your blogs. I am a senior citizen and don't know how to do anything but lurk around - just wanted you to know that I always try to find you. Your sense of humor and beautiful pictures are great. Just wanted to let you know that you make a lot of people happy!!

  20. Hi Sheila
    Sounds like a great trip. I love the fantastic mosaic you put together. Are you going to frame it? Thanks for sharing all your wonderful pictures. We do not gamble so places like that are not on my wish list but that may have to change now. Thanks for explaining what other things there are to do there. I think I want to go now.

  21. Your meal sounds wonderful! I'm not a gambler either, but I'd still like to get to Vegas someday. They say it is definitely something to see, and that there is always something going on.

  22. Shelia, before long I'm going to be asking you how you do your mosaics. They are incredible! so is that hotel lobby. Love those tall vases with the flowers kind of pom-pommed on the top! Oh, and those chandeliers-gorgeous! Viva Las Vegas! laurie

  23. Ooh, you lucky duck! The jealousy! The jealousy!!!

    Justiney :o )

  24. Those flowers are amazing!
    You are a traveling gal for sure!
    I never leave home without me! :)

  25. Oh, I do love much excitement and fun. Just love it.
    Now, you have made me want to go and....alas, I spent all my money in COLORADO !! SHOOT...oh, and I LUV those slots!!
    hugs, bj

  26. Oh what fun! We're thinking about going to vegas in October for my husband's birthday -- guess it depends on how much work he gets between now and then! Looks like a great time.

  27. sounds like your sweetie...had a wonderful idea!!! what a nice place you stayed at!

  28. What a great place to eat. A flower and chocolate. They sure do know how to get to this ladies heart ♥ Your trip sounds fantastic. I would love the shows and all there is to see and do too. Give Chloe Dawn a hug from us. We hope you have had a lovely day :>)

  29. Hi Shelia,
    Sounds like you had a blast! The flowers in the loby are absolutely goregous and I LOVE the chandeliers (I'm a chandelier-a-holic). Very fun post!
    Patricia :o)

  30. Hi there Sweet Shelia, you've been a busy girl while I've been MIA on the farm. I'm really trying to break my addiction, I feel that I am getting closer to recovery. LOL

    I miss you girl, I'm glad you are having a grand time!

    Hugs, B.

  31. I'm not into gambling either, but I would definitely enjoy all the shows! That Chandy is gorgeous!


  32. I'm just now getting here to see this, Shelia. We were having a picnic at another beautiful Ozark lake, yesterday, so my visiting had to suffer!!

    I love this and your mosaics are fabulous! You have certainly had some wonderful traveling this summer and I've enjoyed every bit of it!

  33. Oh Sheila you lucky girl! What a trip! I am just catching up on the last two posts you did....sorry...we are still under construction! That's what happens when you do a lot of it yourself and find a friend that comes when he can too. We are getting close though...the floor will be done by tonight! Yes! Hey...wasn't Hugo's one of Sinatra's old haunts years ago? Very cool trip and thanks for sharing all those photos. I love your No..No..Nannette by the way! Love it!

  34. Shelia, it's so good to be back in blogland. I've missed you and the other girls immensely!
    Thank you for entering my little giveaway, I'll be crossing my fingers for you!
    I have a couple of other posts in mind so I hopefully wont disappear anytime soon. You may be stuck with me. lol
    Hugs, Bridgey

  35. Looks like a great time!!!! I've never been there, I too am not the gambling type, but it sure does look like fun. I'm glad you enjoyed.
    - The Tablescaper

  36. Hi Sheila, we love Las Vegas too and we don't gamble either. We love the shows. My girlfriend lived there and was a poker dealer in the Mirage. Once I spent a few days with her and had so much fun. It looks like you did too. I LOVE your photos. Viva Las Vegas!!!

    Love, Jeanne


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