There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.
Bet you didn't even know I was gone! Thank goodness for blogger I was able to prepare postings in advance and then have them post on the days I wanted. We just spent five days in Las Vegas attending the Pro Bull Riding Finals. We had an absolutely wonderful time. Gambled a little, ate too much, and watched three days of bull riding! This was the most relaxing time we have ever had in Sin City. Pictures further down in the post.
Picture of the Day
Salvia in my backyard
Blue Salvia (also known as Mealy-Cup Sage) has a wonderfully long blooming period and looks absolutely incredible planted in mass or in containers. An excellent cut or dried flower, Victoria Blue Salvia has particularly deep purple/blue flowers and is a dwarf, attaining a height of only 18 inches. Does well in hot, humid climates. Drought tolerant - grows on dry hillsides in it's native Texas and New Mexico. Butterflies and hummingbirds just love this plant.
As stated above, we had an absolutely fantastic time in Las Vegas. We didn't stay on or go to The Strip or Downtown. We stayed at the far end of the city at South Point - also the lodging place of many of the PBR members such as the bull fighters and commentators. I won't bore you with a whole bunch of pictures but I did put together a few collages. You can click on the pictures to see a larger view.
Assorted views of the scenery we viewed on the trip to and from Las Vegas. If you would like info on an exact picture, please let me know.
Different views of The Strip as we passed by on the freeway. I was overcast for most of our stay so most of the pictures are rather muted.
Different bull riders and entertainers. I was even able to have my picture taken with a few of the bull riders. They are all such great, down-to-earth young men!
This is just a quick glimpse of the Finals. So much fun!! It was hard to get a decent picture of the actual bull riding as the lighting was low and there is so much action.
I hope you weren't too bored with my little picture trip.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
I am waaaaaaaaaay behind on reading blogs and so haven't been keeping up to date on giveaways out there. If you would like me to include your giveaway in my posting for tomorrow, just let me know and it will be included.
So, since I don't know of any giveaways - how about if I have a giveaway of my own. Let's call this the "Just Because" giveaway - because I can and because I want to!! I'm giving away 5 fall colored fat quarters from my own collection. I guess you could say I'm de-stashing a little. I should probably do this more often but this is it for this giveaway.
To enter this giveaway just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite animal is and why (something different - right?). You do not have to be a follower (I would love it if you would become one) or have a blog. However, please make sure that there is some way to reach you. If you have a no-reply then make sure you leave an email in your comment. If I can't get in contact with you, then you will be eliminated as a possible winner. This giveaway closes Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. PST. I will use random.org to select the winner. Good luck to you all!!!!!
This morning while starting this blog, our main computer became ill :( Hopefully the techie will be able to come out today to fix it. Now I'm using the laptop which I have a love/hate relationship with. So now you know the reason for my blog being posted late today. For today I will leave you with this final quote:
Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised) are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software.
I felt like hitting and cursing this morning! Ta - ta for Tuesday!!