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Crapola

Yep that's the word that comes into my mind, when I realize how long it's been since I've last written on this blog.  I can't believe that a month has almost passed and not one post from little old me.

What have I been up to, you may wonder?


Well, basically  I went on a trip win, with my sister (who I call Sissy..I know, I know.  Original, isn't it?) and have been back home for almost a week.  My Sissy actually won the trip last year from an online sweepstakes.  It was the only prize and it was a good one, if I do say so myself. (Which I just did.)

The prize included airfare, flight for two people, hotel stay for 5 nights/6 days at the Wynn (which is a swank hotel btw), up to $350 per person for show tickets, up to $300 per person for salon/spa services, a tour of the Hoover dam and a helicopter tour with champagne brunch at the Grand Canyon.  I don't think I've left anything out.  AVR $6,000!  Whoot!

Now we couldn't actually take the helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, because my Sissy is also a little person, like myself.  Nowadays, no one wants to be liable when helping anyone on and/or off of helicopters, airplanes, whatever.  Now my Sissy could have taken anyone with her and if she had taken someone of average heights, who is more able bodied than myself, then it could have been more possible to have done this Grand Canyon tour.

In fact, for many years Sissy has said that if she ever won a trip to Vegas, she would take our Mom.  Mom loves Vegas as much as we do and it's been awhile since she's been out there. However, when Sissy won the trip, Mom wasn't feeling all that great and didn't think that she could handle all the walking that was likely on this trip.  So Sissy extended the invite to me.

Sissy talked with the company that handled the arrangements of the trip and let it be known that we were both disabled.  The company actually did great on most things and since we couldn't take advantage of the helicopter tour, we ended up getting another show added onto the itinerary and it was awesome!  They also changed the Hoover dam tour to one that included the Grand Canyon, so we wouldn't have to miss out on that.  I will go into more of how that went, later on.

So Sissy and I ended up seeing the Beatles "Love" by Cirque De Solei at the Mirage as well as Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian.  They were both really good shows.  I would probably have to say that I enjoyed the Phantom better.  Not sure why, but since we were on the second row, that might have had something to do with it.  But the music on both performances, where wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed.

I am hoping to upload some photos from our trip later on.  I do have a flickr account, and might add them there.  I'm still unsure of how to put them on here, without making it take forever for the page to load.  I'm still learning, what can I say?

At the moment, I am tying this on my laptop and it's acting weird . So I will go ahead and post this, so that maybe my readers, if I still have any, will know that I didn't drop off the face of the earth.  I am hoping to post again a lot sooner, than last time.  Maybe in 21 day instead of 24.