Susanmillers Blog

My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Saturday spent as Susan

Well Family things came up at the last minute Friday night so I was unable to go out with my friends to Sweet Home which was so sad as I really look forward to these nights out plus I had talked Peggy into coming out Friday night and then I didn’t make it, felt bad about that.

Well since I couldn’t go out Friday night I got up Saturday morning and as I had nothing planned I thought why not spend the day as Susan and go out. I left home about 1:30 and drove to Clackamas Town center. I was looking for a new dress or 2 as what I bought before Diva Las Vegas was casual tops which were really cute but I do need some new dresses as I really don’t have that many.

I started at Kohl’s as I like there selection but there dress selection was small. I guess dresses aren’t as popular these days. I found a really cute wallet as I need a new one and it was on sale too but I didn’t buy it and now I am regretting that decision. Now I was actually at the Promenade which is a strip mall across the street from the main mall. So all the stores you enter from the outside. My next stop was old Navy as they have been advertising dresses on TV for Easter but as it was raining I got in my car and drove down the mall to get there as Susan didn’t want to walk in the rain. Now I am not sure I have ever been in an Old Navy store before so it was a new experience. They had a lot of dresses but none that I thought were that cute, mostly summer dresses you know the ones without shoulder straps, the ones that won’t stay up without something up top and the kind you can’t wear bras with so they would just not work for me.

Well I had texted Stefia to see if she was out today and it turns out she was so we are going to meet for a late lunch at Famous Dave’s BBQ. Not someplace Susan would normally go but my male self would love but I am sure I can get something I can eat with a fork and not make too much of a mess. So I left Clackamas and started back for Cascadia station by the airport. Well I found a Ross Dress for Less on my way so I stopped as I had over an hour till I met Stefia. They had a pretty good selection of dresses and I actually found one I liked in a bright Salmon color and it was on sale so I bought it. While standing in line the lady in front of me told me what a great color it was and would look great on me. We chatted for a couple minutes before it was my turn at the register. The lady who checked me out also told me what a great color it was and that she had bought a skirt in the same color as she loved it.

It was about 1 buy now so I went to Cascadia Station and found where Dave’s was and it is almost right next to the Starbucks I have gone to here and as I had time I went there and got a warm drink while I killed some time before meeting Stefia for lunch.

I met Stefia and also Barb for lunch at Dave’s Famous BBQ a little after 2, it was great to see them both and talk with them. I have never been here before so and looking at the menu my male self would love this place but as Susan I settled on a Chicken Caesar Salad which by the way was really good and I could eat it lady like which is always important for Susan. We had a great time and before we knew it, it was almost 4 we had been here almost 2 hours which did not seem possible. Stefia had our waitress take our picture so I have one to post today. What a cute group of ladies.

Our waitress commented on how much she liked my nails, she had long acrylic nails in a bright orange color that in a bottle I would never have thought of but on her hands they looked good.

Well we left at 4 and went our separate ways, I went across the parking lot to Ross Dress for Less to look at the dresses here. Didn’t find any I liked in my size, well one I did but it had lace sleeves and although the dress fit the sleeves were way tight and just wouldn’t work, the one drawback of being a t-girl I guess. Well I left here and decided to stop at Target for a little more shopping. This was not really a planned stop but was necessitated by 2 large cokes at lunch.

I left here at 5 and just wasn’t ready to go home so as the Starbucks I have been going to for years was on my way home I stopped here for a while to update my blog. It has been a great day out and in some part makes up for not being able to go out last night just not the part about seeing my friends but I will see them next Friday and spend time with them and Peggy is planning on going to Harvey’s in a couple weeks so I will see her then.

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter.

April 19, 2014 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, shopping | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner out with friends

Well it was Wednesday night and I had a chance to go out to dinner with my friends. We were going to House of Louie which is a Chinese restaurant downtown Portland just a block from CC Slaughters. It was going to be a fun night plus Kim was also going which made it all the better.

Now I got off work late so I had to rush to get Susan ready which is never a good thing but I wanted to get there by 7 so I got ready fast and didn’t take time to enjoy the whole getting ready. I was out and on my way by 6:30.

I got downtown right at 7 and Barb, Chris, Roxy and Cassandra were just leaving Fox & Hound to walk over to House of Louie so I made it just in time to walk with them. We got there and Cristine was there waiting for us. It wasn’t long before Kim showed up and it was so great to see her again. It is funny as I have spent way more time with her as Susan lately as she was in Las Vegas for 3 days with me but I was Susan the whole time.

It wasn’t long and Jan and Lynn also showed up, it has been a long time since they have been able to come out with the group at least when I have been out. I think the last time I saw them was the Holiday party. Michelle also showed up, and it has been even longer since she has been out, I guess she was actually out 3 Friday nights ago but that was when Cassandra and I were in La on our way to Diva Las Vegas. It is so much fun to catch up when you haven’t seen them for a while.

We had a great time and a nice dinner. It was about 8:45 when we left. Kim actually found a parking spot right outside House of Louie so I didn’t get a chance to walk her very far to her car but it was great we got to spend some time together tonight. Now as I worked late tonight I don’t have to go in as early tomorrow so I can stay out a little later so I went to CC Slaughters with the group or at least what was left of the group. Cassandra, Michelle and Barb all went home so it was just Chris, Roxy, Cristine, Jan, Lynn and me that went in and played some pool.

I also got to meet Dona she is a member from Easter Oregon that gets to Portland every few months. She was in boy mode as she got off work late. It was nice to talk with her and get to know her. I even played a game of pool and almost won. It was a fun night and I stayed out till almost 10:30 before I called it a night. Now on the drive home I hit a lot of traffic as there was a car wreck on the freeway which blocked 2 of the 3 lanes so my 25 minute trip home took me almost an hour. It was a fun night out.

April 17, 2014 Posted by | Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday night out with my friends as I mark my 600 blog post

This is kind of a milestone in my blog as this is my 600th blog post. Now I started my blog back on the old Yahoo360 which is where I met a lot of t-girls and realized I was not alone and then when Yahoo closed it I moved my blog to WordPress. Now in the early days of Susan I didn’t always blog but this means that Susan has gone out at least 600 times and what fun I have had. This blog was my way of remembering what I did as Susan and when and I never really thought others would even find my blog let alone read it but I actually have 488 followers of my blog who get e-mail copies and I average about 125 people a day who come to my page. I have also met some wonderful people this way. Now my blog actually goes back to 2006 but it was really in 2008 when I started going out in public with the help of Alice and then met Cassandra and here wife Peggy, Teresa, Maya and Cristine and then started going out every Friday night that I grew as Susan, I owe a lot to these people for helping me become the person I am and so many others I have come to know and are now awesome friends or more like family.

This is my first chance to get out since I got home from my wonderful trip. It is hard to believe how fast those 12 days went and it was a week ago we were having our closing dinner in Las Vegas. Tonight I am going to meet my friends again at Sweet Home which it has been 3 weeks since I was there last so really looking forward to it. I was ready and on my way now being spring and the weather is nice today and it stays late longer there will be more chances of neighbors being out when I leave. Now the husband and wife across the street know about Susan as well as the one next door but I do not know if their children know or any other neighbors. I don’t think they told anyone but you can never tell. The neighbors to house up they were working in their yard and they didn’t seem to be paying attention other than what they were doing so I just left and drove by them.

I got to Sweet Home right at 7 and Cassandras and Cristine were already there, Cassandra actually got here at 4 and had been on her computer. Now we figured it would be a slow night as the weather really was nice and it stays light now till after 8 and t-girls tend to be more of an after dark group. I ordered dinner and then the 3 of us talked which is always nice, it is funny that as Susan I really enjoy sitting around and talking but as my male self not so much. It was about 8:30 when Petra showed up so the 4 of us talked about our trip to Las Vegas and how much fun we had. We also talked about going golfing this year again at the same course we went to last year several time. We want to do a couple small tournaments 12 to 16 plus play a few more time and even do the glow ball (golfing after dark) again so we picked a couple dates and Cassandra e-mailed her contact at the course to see about setting them up.

Next to show up was Dan and Bianca who we have not seen for a while now so it was great to see them again. I got to talk with Bianca for a while which was nice, they also went golfing with us last year so we got them talked into going again this year so we are already up to 5 of us. Well the Karaoke group showed up about 9 or so and now it was getting a little busy.

Rose and Diane also showed up they are our late night girls as they get off work late and have a bit of a drive so they don’t get out that much so it is always great to see them so we had a total of 8 of us there but as they get there late Petra, Dan and Bianca leave early so we still were always a small enough group that you could talk with everyone which is nice. I got a chance to talk with Diane for a while which is nice as we as t-girls still tend to be guarded with our lives and not as open and so every time we talk we tend to learn a little more about each other. It is funny in a way that some of my closest friends I actually know the least about. I think that is why I like talking so much as Susan.

Well the Karaoke started and tonight none of our groups singers were there so we just listened to the others sing. Now the other group that comes to the bar is awesome and treats us all wonderful and I am actually Facebook friends with some of them. Now as with all groups there are those you talk to more than others and I don’t know why. Any way Devon from there group came over to our table and we must have talked with him for 20 to 30 minutes. This was so nice as we always said hi to him and he was always nice to us but I have never really had a conversation with him. We had a great time and got to know him a lot better. Turns out that Today, Saturday as it is after midnight is his birthday so we all wished him a Happy Birthday. I really like to get to know others as Susan, yes Susan is more outgoing and open then my male self as my male side tends to hide things which makes him less open but such is the life of a crossdresser as we tend to live two lives kind of like a secret agent.

Well it got to be late maybe 12:45 and Cassandra left as she is still getting up early to run. I stayed a little while longer as I wanted to talk with rose and Diane more as I really don’t see them as much plus even though I was tired I wasn’t ready to bring Susan’s night to an end. It was just a really awesome night as always. It was about 1:20 am when I was done and called it a night. Rose and Diane were still there having fun so I said my goodbyes, paid my bill and walked out got into to my car. Now it is interesting as I was driving home I thought back over the night and I don’t remember one time I thought about me being a man dressed as a woman or a crossdresser, I was just me out having a fun night out with friends. It was just as normal, and no different than if I had been my male self out with friends, well I probably had more fun as Susan. What I mean to say is Susan is just as much and just as normal part of who I am as my male self, both sides make me a complete happy person.

What a fun night and I look forward to many more outings as Susan and more blogs to come. Thanks for reading and have an awesome weekend.

April 12, 2014 Posted by | Out and about as Susan, Sweethome | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 12 Diva Las Vegas vacation comes to and end

Well this is the day I have not been looking forward to as I have to get my pretty nails removed and my vacation comes to an end. I have an appointment at Glamorous Nails (17475 SW Farmington Rd
Ste B Beaverton, OR 97007
(503) 848-8259
) to have them removed. I have gone here to remove my nails after Diva Las Vegas the last few years and also to get pedicures and have always been treated wonderful here and they have always done a great job. My appointment is for noon so I have a little time.

I got up and got Susan ready for her last day before going back to being a part time girl. I was all ready by 8 am and on my way. I drove out to Beaverton and found a Starbuck’s to get a drink and a Danish while I waited for Kohl’s to open as I wanted to do a little shopping. This also gave me time to start uploading some of my pictures to Flickr from my Diva Las Vegas vacation. I got here at 8:40 and just new this day would go by way to fast and I was right. I had posted some of my pictures and before I knew it the time on my computer said 11:10 so I left and drove over to Kohl’s. As I was parking my car I noticed the clock said 10:15 turns out my clock on my computer was wrong and I still had time left. I looked around for about 30 minutes and then left and as I still had an hour there is another Starbuck’s not far away that is a lot bigger and busier so I stopped here. They were really busy so I ordered my drink and then had to wait as there was about 7 people in front of me and only one barista making drinks.

Well while I waited I found myself in a conversation with two other ladies and I am not even sure how that happened but we were talking about another Starbucks the one lady went to that is now selling beer and wine. We had a nice conversation which was nice. Well as I knew it would happen soon it was 11:45 and it was time to head to the Nail Salon.

I got to the nail salon and went in and of course the ladies there greeted me by name which always makes me feel good. Now they were not busy at all as there was only one other lady there. Well they started soaking off my nails and then asked if I wanted a pedicure also. I had only planned on having my nails removed and a manicure but I went ahead and got the pedicure too as it has been a long time since I got a pedicure and they are so relaxing. I spent almost 2 hours here and enjoyed every minute and in the end I left with short nails and I did get a clear coat on them.

Now I had the drive home and then it would be back to my male self. I got home and cleaned off all my makeup and put my first male clothes on in 12 days. Now I am on my computer and it feels strange not to have long nails, it is funny as when I got the nails it didn’t feel strange to go from short nails to long but it does going from long to short. I will miss the nails. Now I have to wash all my Susan clothes and put them away and then the vacation is over.

It really has been an awesome vacation and I will remember it always and that is the great thing about my blog as years from now I can go back and read about the fun I had and see the pictures. I hope you have all enjoyed reading about my time in Las Vegas. Now I to look forward to next year’s Diva Las Vegas. I hope you all can make it to Diva Las Vegas next year and see how much fun it really is in person.

April 8, 2014 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2014, Las Vegas, nail salon | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 11 the final drive home after an awesome week

Well it is the last day as we drive home from San Francisco after a super fun but really fast week. It is hard to believe it is almost over and that we have been gone for 10 days now. Time went by so fast but we did do a lot ad have a lot of fun. We got to bed last night by 11:30 probably the earliest we have been to bed since we left so we got a good night’s sleep and got up at 7:45. Cassandra went and did her morning run to allow me time to get Susan ready for the drive home. Cassandra really did good this trip she ran every day but 1 but the day before she did run twice as much to make up for that and she went the whole trip without any alcohol so she stuck to her goals for training which must have been had in a place like Las Vegas.

Well we were all ready and on the road by 9:30 for the last 600 miles home. The drive was easy and beautiful as we had bright sun shine the whole way home. Now I have been using lipstick Maybelline 14 hour and I must say I like it and it does hold up. I put it on when we left and on the way home we did stop and I got a hamburger and fries a milk shake and when we got home we stopped and picked up a pepperoni pizza an tonight I just ate it normal to see how it would look. When I got home to my house at 8:30 pm 11 hours after putting it on it still looked okay it wasn’t the bright color it was when I put it on this morning but I still could see color on most of my lips and. I did eat carefully but I would say it holds up well. My little plug here.

On the drive home this morning I did call and set up an appointment for noon tomorrow to have my pretty acrylic nails removed, that will be the saddest part of the trip. I am actually ready for a break from Susan as it has been a lot of work to always look pretty, doing the makeup every day and to try to keep it always looking perfect, it is hard being a lady but the nails I will miss. I so wish men could have pretty nails.

Well we got back to Cassandra’s at 7 pm tonight and we had stopped and picked up a pizza for dinner so Cassandra, Peggy and I ate before we unloaded the car for the last time this trip. Then I loaded my car and we said our goodbyes for now, it was hard after spending 12 days with Cassandra but I will see her and all my friends this Friday night as I am sure by Friday I will be ready to do Susan again as she is part of who I am. I really think I am lucky to have two sides to who I am and can express them when I want. I really do have the best of both worlds.

Well it is time for bed, I will get up early tomorrow and go do a little shopping and maybe stop at a Starbucks’s or get breakfast so I can enjoy my nails till I have them removed at noon and them go home and become my male self again

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

April 7, 2014 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2014, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 10 going to San Francisco after Diva Las Vegas

Well our trip is coming to an end way to fast, today we leave Long Beach and head for San Francisco before heading home on Monday. It was a really short night last night as we didn’t get to bed till 3 am after going to Hamburger Mary’s and then we got up at 7:45 today as Cassandra wanted to go run for an hour while I got Susan ready for the drive to San Francisco and after 10 days of being Susan and doing makeup every day I was able to be ready when Cassandra got back an hour later so we were on the road by 9:40. Cassandra drove for a couple hours before the lack of sleep caught up with her so she let me drive, yes Susan got to drive for 3 hours all the way to our hotel just a little north of Oakland as we wanted to avoid traffic Monday Morning when we leave.

We got to our hotel at 3:30 and checked in and we were in our room by 4 pm and Cassandra took a shower and started getting ready and she was ready by 5 pm so she can do it in an hour also if she needs to. Now we were going into San Francisco to eat on the water front at Fisherman’s Wharf and also wanted to go get pictures by the Golden Gate Bridge. For a Sunday afternoon we did get caught in traffic and it took us an hour to get our first stop was a park where you could see Alcatraz Island which we are not going to be able to do this trip as we didn’t get tickets early enough but we did stand in the wind and take a few pictures.

From here we drove towards the Golden Gate Bridge and just before you go across the bridge there is a little park you can stop at and you get a beautiful view of the bridge so of course there were more pictures taken. The wind wasn’t as bad here and there were so many people around taking pictures of the bridge just like us, well maybe not just like us but still taking pictures. Several years back I was here in San Francisco and got a picture of me on the other side of the bridge so I guess this completes my pictures of the bridge. If you notice I am wearing my cute tennis shoes I bought for the trip. Don’t quite go with the dress but as we were going to be doing a lot of walking I went for comfort plus I had forgot about them so I have to wear them at least once on the trip and they are really comfortable too.

From here we drove back downtown and went down to the water front to Fisherman’s Wharf. We were driving around looking for a parking garage to park in and we found a spot on the street about 4 blocks from the water front and as it was after 7 pm it was free to park there, how lucky was hat. This is why we both wore tennis shoes as we figured we would have to walk a lot down here. It was still nice out and almost no wind so off we went walking to the water front. Now the funny thing about tennis shoes is other than the color there really is no difference between men’s and women’s so it was really easy to forget about the fact we were dressed as girls and as I have said Susan has become as much a part of me as my male self it just seems so natural and normal that we didn’t really think about it at all.

We went to the Fish Grotto on the Wharf which is a really nice restaurant and we had a great table with an awesome view. This is me at the table with the view out the window behind me. We talked for a while before we ordered our dinner. The food was awesome and we were treated really well but being San Francisco I am sure we are not the first t-girls that have come in here. We even had our waiter take a couple pictures of both of us, what a good picture of us. We could look out the far window and watch the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge.

It was after 9 when we left the restaurant to walk back to the car which was 3 block over and 4 block up. Cassandra and I were talking about the candy M&M’s as I guess they have an M&M store someplace here in town and as we walked up the street 2 girls were selling candy to raise money to get the one girls dog out of the pound, not sure if the store was true but they had M&M’s so Cassandra and I both bought a bag. Well I was good and got just one even though I wanted more. Cassandra on the other hand bought a couple more (10) but she only ate 2 of them tonight as she s saving the rest.

It was just a short fun night out and just a little on the cool side but no wind so I was happy. We had a great time including walking the few blocks through the city which is something a few years back would have been scary especially in a city you are not familiar with. We got to the car and it took us about 45 minutes to get back to our motel but in the morning we should have no traffic when we leave as we are outside the city and will be heading away from San Francisco.

It is sad though to know the trip is almost over and so is my full time Susan time. Tomorrow I will call and set up an appointment to have my nails removed on Tuesday morning and then it will be back to my male self mostly except for my nights out with my friends. To tell you the truth it will be nice to not have to do makeup every day, really think about what I am wearing and how it looks and being careful not to mess up my makeup when I eat, yes Friday night when we had pizza I ate it with a knife and fork as not to mess up my lipstick. Now I will be sad to see my nails go that is the one thing I really wish I could do all the time. If men could have long pretty nails I would do it in a heartbeat but that’s not to be. I will have to look forward to the next time and next year’s Diva Las Vegas.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

April 6, 2014 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2014, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 9 we leave Las Vegas after wonderful week

Our week in Las Vegas for Diva Las Vegas comes to an end, well this year’s Diva Las Vegas is all over and it went by so fast but was so much fun. Now Petra and Laura flew out last night and today Julie, Brenda, Cristine and Kim will fly out. Veronica will leave in her truck and Cassandra and I will make the drive back to Long Beach to go out Saturday night before we head home.

I got up at 4 as I was taking Kim and Cristne to the airport and we needed to leave the hotel by 4:45, it will be sad to see her go as we have had so much fun. Anyway last night I did not take my makeup off and just slept in it so this morning I could just use a little powder and fix it up instead of doing the whole makeup thing as I was just driving them to the airport so it would just be walking through the hotel lobby to and from the car and I figures anyone still up at this time wouldn’t notice how pretty my makeup was thy would just think I had been up all night. As I was walking back into the hotel some of the dealers from the night shift were leaving and they all told me goodbye and how much fun we were and they looked forward to next year when we come back.

Cristine was already downstairs waiting for us so Kim and I went down and I drove them to the airport and dropped them off and then went back to my room and since it was only 5:15 I decided to go back to bed till 7 before getting up and ready for the drive to Long Beach California. We got all our stuff down and loaded into the car, thank god for bell hops and we were leaving the hotel by 11:30. Now the good thing about Diva Las Vegas is we arrive on Sunday from LA while everyone else is going back to LA and today being Saturday we really hit no Traffic till we got close to LA so the drive was not that bad, of course Cassandra did all the driving while I sat like a princess looking out the window.

We got to Long Beach and found our hotel and then drove down to Hamburger Mary’s to check it out and see what parking looks like. It is only about 4 miles from our hotel so should be easy to get back and forth tonight. After this we went and checked into our hotel and while Cassandra took a nap I caught up on e-mails, posted some pictures to Facebook and updated my blog as I had been so busy I had fallen behind. It was about 5 when Cassandra started her transformation from her male self to her female self.

It was funny as on the drive we were talking about how much easier this DLV trip was compared to our first one and how much more at ease we were. I was thinking about it and for the most part I very rarely even thought about the fact I was dressed as a girl as Susan has become just as much a part of me as my male self and both feel so natural and right that most of the time when I was out I just thought about what we were doing and who I was with and how I was dressed never even entered my mind. We tried to think back over all the last 5 DLV’s and we could not think of one time someone left a table we were at because we were there. I think people just accepted us as who we were a person.

We really met some wonderful people here at the tables and had so much fun with them, some of them even came back on following nights and played at the same tables we were at as they had so much fun with us and we really are a fun group to be around. This has just been such a wonderful week and now that we are leaving Las Vegas I am starting to think about it coming to an end.

We will be home late Monday night and Tuesday I will have to have my beautiful nails removed and then back to being my male self. Now I love being Susan but after 12 days living this way, makeup every day, always worrying about how I look, how my makeup is being careful of what and how I eat not to mention having to get that close shave on my face every day (my face needs a break from shaving) it will be good to be my male self again although I really wish I could keep my nails. Too bad men can’t have long pretty red nails so unfair.

We are going to Hamburger Mary’s tonight for T-girl Saturday which is always the first Saturday of the month at the Hamburger May’s in Long Beach California and is probably the biggest T-girl night out in the area. It was about 7:20 when we left our hotel and it only took us 10 minutes to get there and they have a huge parking garage right behind which was nice and well worth the $12 to park there. Now we were meeting Melissa tonight and we were really looking forward to seeing here again as she moved down here back in November, she is still about an 1 ½ had a little bit of a drive but we were glad she did as it was great to see her again. We got a table not far from the dance floor and had a chance to talk and catch up, we were so busy talking we didn’t order for maybe 30 minutes even though we were all hungry.

We finally ordered and we each ordered a personal pizza well maybe just a little bigger than a personal size. Now people didn’t really start to show up till about 9. E lady that host this does a wonderful job, she even has a photographer there and you can get your picture taken for free and she will post it on her web site www.tgirlnights.com and of course Cassandra, Melissa and I had to get our pictures taken both together and by ourselves.

Now by 10 this place was packed, it holds 700 people and I would bet they had at least 500 and probably 200 were t-girls. Now this is a dance club and if you like to dance it is the place to go. The one drawback is the music was so loud it was impossible to talk, you had to almost scream in the person’s ear and even then they may not hear you.

It was after 12 and Cassandra went up to get another drink and she ran into Laura a girl that was at Diva Las Vegas that lives down here even though she doesn’t get to go out much so she came over and joined us at our table for the rest of the night. It was so much fun. Now the show got over at 1:45 and they immediately started pushing people out the door and it only took them 15 minutes to get everyone outside. Now how safe is that as there were about 400 outside and all walking to park to the parking garage so it was really a safe way to leave the club. What a fun night but sad to say goodbye to Melissa but we hope she comes to Portland in May for a visit.

What a fun night. Tomorrow we will leave and go up by San Francisco and we hope to go to dinner on the Warf and look around down there. Thank for reading

April 6, 2014 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2014, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 8 the last full day of Diva Las Vegas

Today is the last full day of Diva Las Vegas and again we all slept in. The ear plugs we bought yesterday worked great last night so we got good rest. Kim and I went down to get breakfast while Petra and Cassandra were going golfing again, this will be there 4th tome golfing this week.

Kim and I went next door to the flamingo to their buffet again. They have a really good buffet and the price was basically the same as just going and getting breakfast in their restaurant and you get a much better selection. We had an awesome breakfast and it was just so much fun.

After breakfast we decided to go downtown Las Vegas to the Freemont Experience, Kim has not been to Las Vegas in a long time and most of the strip has changes since she was here last but the downtown casinos are pretty much the same and we both wanted to go down there as it really is a pretty cool place and reminds you a lot of the old Vegas. We had a blast down here walking around, we even went into one casino and the pit bosses were all dressed up in black suits with hats on and looked like a gangster from the movies.

We went into Bensons casino and were walking through and they were just opening a blackjack table and it was a $3 table which is really cheap for Las Vegas, normally you have a hard time even finding a $5 table and for me I enjoy playing but look at it as entertainment and not a way to win a lot of money so the cheaper the better. Any way we sat down while she was shuffling the cards. A couple others sat down also. Well as the dealer was dealing the second hand they changed the table amount to $5 but let us stay betting $3 because we were there before which was cool. Any way we played for about 10 more minutes and yet another pit boss came over and changed it to $10a hand but again said we could stay with our bets as we were there already, now that is inflation. We played here maybe 45 minutes to an hour before we cashed our chips in and went back out to the pedestrian mall and walked around some more.

Now one thing they have a lot of down here and even on the strip they have people dressed up as different people like Michael Jackson, Show girls I even saw transformers walking around and they do this as a way to make money. They will take pictures with you for tips. They can’t actually charge you but they do expect a tip. Last year I got pictures with the show girls so this year I didn’t need to get a picture. We spent a couple hours down here before we caught a cab back to our hotel to clean up for dinner tonight.

We were having our final Diva Las Vegas dinner tonight at a place I think was called Carmin’s which was across the street from our hotel at Caesar Palace in the forum shops. We all met at 6 and walked across together. The dinner was really good. Julie, Kim, Brenda and I all sat together for dinner and of course we had to get a final picture. It was a fun night.

It was after 9 when we got our bill, Km and I were the first to leave as Kim flies out early tomorrow, her and Cristine are on the same flight at 7 am so they need to be to the airport by 5 am. We got back to the casino and stopped at a blackjack table to play for a while.

The table we sat at had a guy who had been drinking and he was playing between $200 and $500 a hand and he was actually winning. We played maybe an hour and had fun and I won a little money. I am not sure as I have spent a lot more cash this year but I think I am ahead on the gambling a little. It was probably 11 pm when we got back to the room to go to bed and will get up at 4 am. I am driving Kim and Cristine to the airport and hopefully be able to get a couple more hours of sleep in the morning. It has been such a fun and fast week and having Kim here made it so much more fun and special as I got to share it with her and spend time with her.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

April 5, 2014 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2014, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Day 7 just a day for us to do what eve we want

Well today we did not sign up for any of the Diva Las Vegas activities as we wanted one day to just do what we wanted. some of the girls Cassandra, Julie, Petra and Veronica were going golfing again and I wanted to spend the day with Kim which I was really looking forward to. Now we slept in as we got to bed late last night and the outside club between our hotel and Harrah’s was going late ad were loud so we didn’t get to sleep till after 2 am.

It was after 10 when we were ready and out the door so the first stop was to get some breakfast. We walked next door to the Flamingo and wen to their café as we wanted something simple today. We had a great meal but in the end it was only $2 less then we paid for the buffet yesterday so not a good deal money wise. Yes food is not cheap on the Las Vegas strip at the major hotels but then I knew this before we came, it is part of what you pay for I guess. We did have a great breakfast and it was about 11:30 when we left and we were going to explore the Las Vegas strip today sightseeing and check out the casinos as Kim has not been in Las Vegas for 30 years and a lot has changed.

We walked down by the Venetian again and on the way the hotel has a Walgreens in it so we stopped to get ear plugs so we could sleep. Now this is not your normal Walgreens as it has 12 checkout lanes and was huge but we did find earplugs.

Our next stop was the Wynn and we walked around the outside looking at the waterfall, yes this casino has a huge mountain in front with trees and a big water fall, probably 150 feet tall and very beautiful. All these casinos are built to attract people so they spare no expense.

Now we walked over the strip to the Treasure Island, yes they have built big sky walks as there are so many people and the Las Vegas strip has so many cars on it they don’t want people walking through the traffic. We went inside this casino and checked out some of the decorating they did inside and again just beautiful. Then we walked out on the dock out front, yes this casino has a big bay in front with a wood walkway across peers to get inside and they have two ships out front that they do pirate battles at night.

We then walked up by Mirage and checked out their fountains, this is really cool at night as they have flame that shoots out and it looks like a volcano erupting but they only do this at night. He next casino was Caesars which is huge as they have the forum shops there which is a full mall and like the others it looks like you are walking outside on the streets, we didn’t go in here as the restaurant we are going to Friday night is inside the forum shops.

We then walked down and checked out the fountains at the Bellagio, these are really beautiful also but again I think during the day they only do them every hour or so. We waited a while and then walked back over the street to the Paris as we were going to go up in the Eiffel tower. Yes the have a half replica of the Eiffel tower. We got inside abut 2 and it turns out during the week they don’t open it till 4 so we missed this too. We walked around inside and checked out things.

We had walked quite a bit so we decided to go back to our casino and see what others were doing. The 4 that went golfing were still gone and the others weren’t ready yet so Kim and I played some blackjack and had a great time. Finally the other girls came down and we all played blackjack for a while. Kim and I were hungry so we asked to see what the other girls wanted to do and you know what happens when you ask 9 woman what they want to do, everyone had their own thoughts and most weren’t ready to eat so Kim and I went up stairs to the restaurant to get dinner. We had only been at our table for maybe 5 minutes and here comes the rest of our group. Evidently they had finally decided to get something to eat.

After dinner we all went back downstairs and played some blackjack. We had a great time and today was made special by being able to spend the whole day with Kim and show her around. It was late when we all went up to our rooms and the music was loud again so Kim and I were glad we had our ear plugs. Just an awesome day today.

April 5, 2014 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2014, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 6 Kim arrives for a few days as we hit the halfway point.

Well I got up early to get all ready to go to the airport and pick up Kim as I wanted to look extra pretty for her. I have really been looking forward to today even though it means my vacation is half over. I got to the airport and got Kim and we went back and put her stuff in the room and then we went to get breakfast. The Quad no longer has a buffet so we walked next door to the Flamingo and went to their buffet. We had a table right by the window that looks out on a courtyard where they have duck’s, pink Flamingo’s very lovely. We had a great breakfast and talked about blackjack as Kim has not played blackjack in a casino before.

After breakfast we walked back to the Quad and stopped at blackjack tables where they have the Dealertainers and they were not busy at all so we sat down to play so she could practice and I and could help her. We played for maybe a couple hours and she walked away with more than started with which was good.

It was now time to meet up with the other girls so we went and found Cristine, Cassandra and Petra by the bar and we decided to walk up to the Venetian as Petra wanted to see it with all it canals yes take a gondola ride around the outside and actually they have one inside the shopping area you can take gondola rides through the shopping area which looks like city streets inside.

Veronica came with the car to pick Cassandra and Cristine up as the walk here was to long for Cristine and she was going to drive them to PF Chang where we will have dinner tonight and then take the car back to the Quad where Petra, Kim, Julie and I will drive over to meet them after we walk back and get cleaned up.

Well Petra, Kim and I walked through the shopping area here at the Venetian for maybe 40 minutes before we headed back to the Quad to get ready for dinner. We all just wanted to freshen up a little and of course change my shoes to my low heels tonight.it was about 5 when the 4 of us drove over to Planet Hollywood for dinner. Now these places are huge if you have never been to Las Vegas. We parked in a huge parking garage and then had to walk to their mall. Then you have to walk around the mall just to get to the casino, then you have to walk all the way through the casino to the other side to get to PF Chang. Needless to say it took us in traffic 15 minutes to drive the 4 blacks to get there and then another 20 minutes to walk to the restaurant. I think we could have walked from our hotel the 3 blocks down the Las Vegas strip and got there faster if it was not for the cool weather and the wind.

We did not have as good of turn out this year here but then last year some of us went to an afternoon show here and then dinner so that may have been part of the reason. I bet we only had about 20 here tonight which is a shame as they have really good food. We ordered dinner and then talked and of course took pictures. I had to get one of me and Kim as I think we make such a cute couple, both when I am Susan and also my male self but I will not post the male pictures as this is Susan’s blog and she would get jealous if I put my male pictures here also.

We had a great dinner and just an awesome time with my friends. Now it was time to go back to the hotel and instead of making two trips we did the clown car thing, how many T-girls can you fit in one car. We had a Ford Bronco with golf clubs in the back so all we had was the front bucket seats and the seat in the back. Well Cassandra drove and I sat in the front seat with Kim on my lap. In the back seat was Petra, Julie, Cristine and Brenda so you can fit 7 people in but wow you would not want to go more than a couple blocks.

We got back to the Quad and we all went into the casino for a little blackjack. The tables were a little busy tonight so Kim and I sat at one table while Petra, Julie and Cassandra were at another table. Well it looks like Kim and I picked the right table as it only took about 40 minutes and Julie ad Cassandra were over with us as the dealer at the other table cleaned them out.

Now as 4 of the girls were going golfing in the morning at 8 way too early for a girl to get ready to golf they went to bed earlier than the rest of us. By about 10 our table was now all from our group, Veronica, Cristine, Kim and me all playing together and having a fun time. Kim and I were doing pretty well and when the new dealer came in our luck changed. We had had so much fun tonight and we were still up from what we bought in with and we were both really tired we called it a night and went and cashed in our chips. Kim was happy as she had won money both times she had played. It has been such a fun day so far as I love having Kim here for a few days.

Tomorrow while Julie, Cassandra, Petra and Veronica go golfing again Kim and I are going to explore the Las Vegas strip and checkout some of the casinos. This will be so much fun.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

April 3, 2014 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2014, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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