Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vegas Preview

So...I still don't have it together enough to do a post about the Las Vegas trip.  We started doing summer hours at work so we can start at 7 am and leave at 4 during the week and then on Friday we can leave at 11 am or noon.  Last week was the first week of summer hours and I was gone on Friday so I didn't get to enjoy the afternoon of pre-weekend freedom.  It will be very nice.  It also means that I have been waking up at 5:30 to go and stare at a screen for 9 hours every day and spending alot of time on the Internet is not what I feel like doing when I get home. 

But...I have to urge to share pictures of Vegas.  I miss it.  I miss the hot weather and how smooth and frizz free my hair gets when there is 0% humidity.  I just love being on vacation!  So I will share one picture...

Our nephews Blake and Dylan love Mario and Luigi from Nintendo games.  I saw these guys, among other wacky characters, along Las Vegas Blvd. waiting for tourists to pose with them.  I took this picture so I could show Blake and Dylan that I met their friends!  Blake, especially, LOVES Luigi.  I better mention that those fanny packs had "TIPS" scrawled on them so no one would try to take advantage!  I didn't mind...I thought they earned a dollar bill for standing in 90 degree weather in those plush suits!  YUCK!

Keep checking for more Vegas pics!  Also, I will be in Bismarck this weekend so I will get to see the garden and flowers I planted a month ago.  I can't wait!  I really miss being home right now!

Speaking of home, I cannot stop thinking about what is unfolding in Minot, ND, as I write this.  All day at work I would check the news to see what was happening there and the news about evacuations and mass quantities of water to powerful to be stopped just kept getting worse.  This is going to be a very challenging summer for Western and Central ND.  It is so crazy and nothing like this has been seen ever (well, unless you trace geology and such back through time to prehistory).  When there is a river flood, people always say that anyone who builds a house near a river should expect flooding.  But the SOURIS RIVER?  It is a little muddy trickle!  Living by that thing is like living by the North Branch of the Goose River/Rose Creek that runs by my parents house!  No one would ever imagine such a deluge from that river.  What a disaster. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i hope you know those are homeless people.