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My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Dinner out with friends

Well I got a chance to go out to dinner tonight. Our group is trying to increase where we go so we have started doing dinners at different places and tonight was Who Song & Larry’s in Vancouver on the water front. I have actually come here 3 times before so I was really looking forward to it. We were meeting there at 7 and wouldn’t you know it I got home late, it was 5:15 when I walked through the door at home so I had to rush. It was straight into the shower and then getting ready. While I showered I was thinking about what I should wear tonight as that is always the hard part.

I started my makeup and had an idea of what I would wear but by the time I got my makeup done I wasn’t sure my makeup was right. as I was looking at my dresses I saw my black and white one and that was the one for tonight. So now I had the dress of course this would mean different shoes which was okay. I had my look and was all dressed, next the hair and lastly the nails. I was all ready, a quick look outside, yes I still do this even though some of my neighbors know. I got in my car and was leaving my house by 6:10, 55 minutes from start to Susan. now I really thought it was later as it doesn’t take long to get there so I had plenty of time. I got to Who Song & Larry’s at 6:20 and parked and was just debating about going inside when I got a phone call from my brother so I sat in the car while I talked to him. Good thing he couldn’t see through the phone, we ended up talking for almost 30 minutes so by the time I was done it was getting close to 7. I texted Cassandra to let her know I was there and got out of my car, turns out Joan was there and walking by my car, what great timing. Cassandra texted me back she had just parked too and was walking up and Cristine was getting out of her car. We really couldn’t have timed it better.

We all walked in together and told the lady there would be 5 of us as Julie was on her way, the other 4 that had planned on being here had to cancel. Now they weren’t real busy so far. We sat and talked for a bit as we waited for Julie who got her just a few minutes after 7. Our Waiter came of and he was awesome, he really seemed to enjoy us being there. Another waitress came by also and asked us how are evening was going and if we had any big plans for tonight and we just told her we were here for a nice dinner. She even talked to us for a while and everyone here always referred to us as ladies. Even a third waitress came by to see if we needed anything, I think we were the hit of the evening here and everyone was so nice to us.

We ordered dinner and had a great time. Our waiter came by all the time to see how we were doing and even sat down a couple time by our table and talked to us briefly. We had a great time and it flew by as it always does. A group from another table was leaving and one of the ladies came over and told us she just had to tell us how beautiful we all looked tonight which I never get tired of hearing.

After dinner we sat there and talked and before we knew it we were the last ones there. Our waiter came by and told us to come back and see him again which was nice. it was 9:45 when we finally left. The waitresses that had also came by our table also told us good night and to come back again so I guess we made a good impression. I am sure we will be back here again. we are also coming up with some other places we can go which will. be nice.

WE all said our goodbyes and went our separate ways for now. I think next week we will do Chinese so I hope I can make that night too. What great friends I have and what a wonderful evening.

Thanks for reading.

April 15, 2015 Posted by | Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Out on a Saturday night.

Well I decided to go out Saturday night as I knew some of the girls were going to the Escape Bar & Grill. This will be my second time out this week. I started getting ready at 5 and as I knew what I was going to wear and how I wanted my makeup to look I was ready by 6 so I was a head of schedule. As I was getting dressed I found a really cute dress that wasn’t mine, I guess one of Peggy’s dresses got mixed up with mine so I put it in a bag to take with me so I could give to Cassandra. Now I know the girls went getting there till 7 but I really didn’t want to just sit at home so I decided to go early so I took my computer with me. Now being Saturday I kind of expected some of my neighbors to be out when I left which they weren’t but I realize as we get into the nicer weather this will be more of an issue although a couple of my neighbors already know and I have to wonder if more of them know also.

I got to the Escape at 6:30 and the good thing about getting here this early is parking was easy, there were only 2 cars in the parking lot and I got to park right in front of the door. I grabbed my purse, computer and the dress and went inside. Turns out Cristine got here early too. I got out my computer and then went and ordered something to eat and a drink. I caught up on some e-mails and then I decided to set up an account at Paltalk to give it a try. I am still not sure how much I will use it as I am not at home as Susan very often.

Cassandra showed up a little after 7 and had her computer with her and she set it up on Paltalk. I was talking to her and told her I had set up an account so she helped me set up the preferences on it as I really know nothing about how it works. she even sent me a gift of a free month of extreme to try it as they have 4 levels you can have from free to VIP. Well I tried it for a while and it is kind of fun but have a hard time keeping up and reading the messages and replying at the same time. now I was in a really big room with lots of people to start so I eventually moved to a smaller room. Cassandra loves Paltalk and actually has her own room so I tried that one also.

Laura also showed up and it was good to see her, she loves the Karaoke here and is really good. now this bar is really nice but doesn’t get busy till about 10. Well I ordered some more food as I was still hungry. It started getting busy and more people came in which is always nice as it is fun to people watch.

Diane made it out tonight which was nice as it has been a while since I have seen her. I got a chance to talk with her and find out how things are going, she has a lot going on in her life right now. it is nice to catch up.

We had 6 of us here so it was a smaller turnout but still fun. They had some really good singers here last night and I knew most of the songs they sang.

It was about 11:30 when I was ready to call it a night. I paid my bill and said my goodbyes, what a fun night.

Thanks for reading.

April 12, 2015 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday night and going out to have fun with my friends.

Well it is finally Friday and I have been looking forward to tonight all week. I really need some Susan time and more than that I need to be out and see my friends. I have not been to Sweethome in 6 weeks. It would be great to see my friends again. I started getting ready at 5 so I could take my time. I decided to wear my maroon dress tonight so with that I tried my new matte wine lipstick. Now at home looking in the mirror with the bright light I wasn’t sure about the shade on me but I was going with it for the night. Now I have a tip that I read online and it actually works. As I was putting on my dress I got that white haze from my deodorant on the dress which I hate. Well I read if you rub it with a dryer sheet it will take it off and you know what it works, took it right off so that is my tip of the day. I also wore the other pair of new heels I bought hey have a 4 1/2 inch heel and are actually the highest heels I now have.

I got to Sweethome right at 7 and the parking lot was full so I had to park a block up the street. Chris and Roxy were there and it was great to see them again as I said it has been 6 weeks. I also brought my computer tonight as I needed to catch up on some e-mails so Chris had his computer out and I had mine and the 3 of us also talked as we sat there. Debra the bartender brought me a drink and told me it was great to see me again as she had missed me which was really nice, even the lady who brings in a cheese cake every Friday night told me it was great to see me back again so I guess I was missed which make you feel special. I ordered dinner and we had a good time. Carolyn & Cristine also showed up a little late but it was good to see them also. Even Paul the owner was glad to see me back.

Cassandra also made it out late as she had to wait as they had family in town. It was funny as Cassandra commented on how she use to never go out till it was late and dark. I think back several years ago and I was the same never left the house till it was dark, during the summer I might not leave my till 11 pm or later wow how things have changed. Susan has grown so much over the last 7 years and it is all because of the wonderful people I have met. Cassandra had also brought her computer and got online and went to Paltalk which is an online chat server. It is kind of fun especially with a web cam. I noticed the lipstick I wore tonight actually looked really good on the web cam. I am thinking of joining Paltalk just not sure how much I would be able to use it as most of the time I spend as Susan I go out.

Now we have made some really good friends here at the bar to and it is just as nice to see them also. Kelsie was here tonight and it was good to see her, she sat with us for a while at our table so we got to talk. Heather was also here tonight and always good to see her, she always has a hug for us. The lady at the next table came over for a while and talked with us and told us how nice we all looked, I think her name was Charlene and she was really nice too. There were also some people at the table in front of us and one of the girls named Megan came over and talked to us for a while, she seemed really nice also and told us how nice we looked too. It is funny as when we go out we always wear dresses and dress up where as a lot of woman dress a lot more casual.

Karaoke started and of course it is always fun. Chris sang a few times and did great. They actually have some good singers here although a lot of the songs tonight I hadn’t heard before. It was a fun night and as always went by way to fast. Chris and I were the last of our group and we stayed till about 11:30. I went up to pay my bill and Megan was up there and we talked for a few minutes and she again told me how great I looked and that she really liked my lipstick and that it looked good on me which made me feel good as I was still not sure of the color. It is funny as lipstick is another thing woman don’t wear as much.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

April 11, 2015 Posted by | Sweethome | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night out at Harvey’s Comedy Club

Well it is Saturday night and we are going to Harvey’s Comedy Club which I have been looking forward to. But before I get into that I have to show you a picture of 20150401_190326the shoes I bought Tuesday. I am wearing the ones on the right tonight. Also Tuesday when I was at Starbuck’s I was surprised by Stefia, she showed up for a while in male mode so I got to talk to her for a little while.

I started getting ready about 5 tonight as I was really looking forward to tonight, it is funny after living 12 days as a girl you would think I would need a break and in a way I did but by Friday I was ready for some Susan time. I had planned on wearing my maroon dress but as I was doing my makeup I changed my mind and went with my black and gold dress, funny how much thought I put into what Susan wears.I was ready and on my way by 6:30.

Now as I got on the freeway headed for Fox & hound my gas light came on and I looked down and saw I was almost on empty so I checked my car info and it said I could go 40 miles so now I had to think, should I get off the freeway and get gas and be late or keep going. I decided to keep going and risk it. I got downtown right at 7 and the street parking was full seems they had something going on downtown. normally I would have driven around looking for something close but as I was low on gas I took the first spot I saw which really was only a block further than I normally park.

I got inside and Julie, Laura and Nicole were there, Nicole is a new member who just joined a few days ago and this was her first time out with the group. It was nice to meet her and I hope she comes out more with the group. It was great to see them and talk with Julie and Laura, we talked about Diva Las Vegas. they couldn’t make it this year and we missed them. I am hoping they both can go next year, wow hard to believe I am already thinking of next year, it went by so fast. Now tonight I wore my old long blonde wig as I had washed my other wigs and they were not dry yet. What makes this interesting is Cassandra showed up with one of her old wigs that was curly. It got me thinking about a few years back when we had fun Fridays on the first Friday of the month and we all wore different hair. It is amazing how much your look can change with a different hair style. It would be fun to bring this back.

Now Jan and Lynn showed up and it was good to see them as it has been a while. Actually I was thinking about how little I have gotten out with the group the last month. I have not been to Sweethome since the last Friday of February although I did make it out to the Escape Bar and Grill the week before we left for a couple hours. Barb and Stacy also showed up so we had 9 of us at Fox & Hound.

About 8:30 we started to walk over to Harvey’s. About 2 blocks away Cassandra got worried about where she parked. they have streets that are closed between 9 pm and 3 am and if you park there you get toed. she had parked on one of the streets because they had the signs covered up but then got worried and we all told her she should go move her car just in case, not worth the $300 gamble so her and Jan walked back to move her car and the rest of us walked on to Harvey’s.

WE got there and Cristine was already there and it wasn’t long and Sophia, Dan and Bianca showed up so we had 13 for the show tonight. There was a good crowd here tonight and it quickly filled up. there were 2 ladies over by the bar that glanced over at us a few times but didn’t pay much attention to them. It was finally time to go into the show room.

Kim our favorite waitress was there as always and had our table ready, she is so awesome. She took our orders and I had a salad tonight well and also a piece of cheesecake. The show started and it was good as always. The opening comedian and the featured comedian were good, we have actually seen them both before. The Headliner was awesome and this was the first time we have seen him. It was a great show as always and so much fun.

After the show we always stay and talk with Kim so we are usually the last ones out. We stopped and thanked the comedians and told them how good they were as they were standing and greeting people on their way out which I think is good. Anyway the 2 ladies that I saw looking at us before the show were standing with them so I think they were wives of girlfriends of the comedians. Any way we shook their hands as we passed them but when we got to the 2 ladies they also thanked us for coming and gave each of us a hug, how great is that.

Those of us who parked by Fox & hound walked back to our cars talking all the way. it was a fun girls night out and was so great to see all my friends again.

Thanks for reading

April 5, 2015 Posted by | Harvey's Comedy Club | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Last day of my vacation and back to my male life, hard work being a girl.

Well I got up at 8 am this morning for my last day as Susan, by 7 tonight I will be back to being my male self and in a way it will be a nice break as it is hard work being a girl and always looking good or at least trying to look good. I crashed at Cassandra and Peggy’s house last night and it was so wonderful of them to let me stay. it will be strange after basically living with them for the last 12 days to not have them around as they really are like family. I got all dressed up and said my goodbyes and was on my way a little before 10 so I had a little time till my nail appointment at 2. It is funny as in a way I am looking forward to being my male self again for a while as it has been a lot of work to live full time as a lady but I will really miss my nails.

I was trying to think what I could do other then just go to Starbucks for a couple hours so I decided to stop at Burlington Coat at Janzen Beech as I was going right by there. I usually go to the one by Hwy 217 in Beaverton but the last few times I have been there they have not had much of a shoe selection in my size and after 12 days as Susan some of my shoes are really looking bad especially my wedges which are really comfortable and I am embarrassed to say I have super glued them back together a couple time.

I went inside and they were not busy as it was still early so I went back to the shoe section. they actually had a good selection of size 10’s and even 11’s and I fall somewhere in between depending on how wide the toe is. Well I found a cute wedge that is a slip on with a stretch material over the toes so they fit really easy and are really comfortable. they had them in 3 colors, brown, navy and tan so I had to decide as to what would go better. I went with the tan but as they were only $15.99 I thought about buying another pair till I saw these really cute open toe spiked heels with ankle straps and a zipper heel in the same size so I tried them on and they fit perfectly. seems there size 10’s here are all wide toe’s and they were on sale for $18.99. I decided on the heels I should try both on so I leaned on the rack on the other side and tried the other one on and it fit so I had 2 pairs I was going to buy. as I looked where I put my hand there was another  pair of spiked heels, open toe with all kinds if straps across the ankle and foot and a zipper back so I tried them on. with all the straps took a little more work getting my foot in but they fit to and were only $19.99 so ho could I pass them up. I bought all 3 and it was just a little over $50 what a deal. Wish I had had these in Las Vegas.

I got in the car and put the wedges on and they are so comfortable to ware. I drove to a Starbucks across from Dream Nails and figured I would spend a couple hours here till my nail appointment catching up on my blog, e-mails and maybe some work. now as I said before Dream Nails the nail salon I have been going to is only a couple blocks from my house and yes this Starbuck’s is between my house and the nail salon so I am really going out closer to home and yes I have even been in this Starbucks a couple times as my male self. I guess I am really starting to push the line between Susan and my male self.

I got to the nail salon just before 2 as it was pretty much right across the street. Anna asked if I wanted a pedicure too and I said yes as I hoped it would take my mind off of having my pretty nails removed. Now I really think this is the way to go as she trimmed my nails down and then I soaked them while she gave me a pedicure which made it a lot easier to remove the acrylic. Now Anna asked what color I wanted so I told her a nice bright pink or purple so she picked out Flashbulb Fuchsia fro OPI and then started my pedicure. We pretty much talked the whole time as she asked how my vacation was and then we talked about Las Vegas and when she was there 5 years ago. It was really nice.

Once she was done with my pedicure she asked if I wanted the same color on my fingers which I really did but I couldn’t go to work that way tomorrow so I told her just a clear coat. I moved over to the manicure table and she started on my fingers and gave me a full manicure. it really is a fun experience and so enjoyable. When she was done I decided to go with gel polish as it stays on better and will make my nails a little thicker which the need now after the acrylic’s. that is the only thing bad about getting acrylics, when they are removed your nails are thinner and damaged. Now they have a high gloss shine and look great but I also have a mat clear polish at home I can put on to cut the shine down so they don’t stand out so much. This was really enjoyable and I was there till 3:30. Anna did a great job and if you go to Dream nails I would recommend you ask for Anna.

After this I didn’t want to go straight home and I was hungry so I drove out by my favorite Starbucks’s and there is a Panda Express not far away so I went there and got something to eat. Now I no more than got inside and it started to thunder and lightning and then the hail came down so hard you could hear it hitting the cars outside so I guess I timed that just right. I sat there and ate and watched it hail and pour down rain. After I ate it was time to go to Starbuck’s which is where I am now having a warm drink and catching up on my blog and work. I will probably head home about 6:30 or so as I have to park outside tonight as my garage door broke right before I left. leaving home was not that bad as I could look out before I left. going home tonight there is nothing I can do. I will drive down my street and park in my drive and get out and walk in as once I get to my house there really is no way to back out even if people are out on the street so it is kind of good it is rainy today as hopefully they will all be inside.

This is the last post from my vacation and trip to Diva Las Vegas. Thanks for reading.

 

March 31, 2015 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2015, nail salon, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 12 of Diva Las Vegas, we leave for home.

Wow it is hard to believe my vacation is almost over but what a fun time I have had and the memories that will last a life time. Just a note looking back over my log it turns out I miss numbered them so this is really day 11  as for some reason I skipped over day 6 and made it day 7 and I am to lazy to go back and fix.

We have a 16 hour drive today and Cassandra wanted to be on the road by 6 am which means I had to be up by 4:30 to get ready, I seem to be slowing down getting ready, being a girl every day is hard work. My male self can roll out of bed sower and be out the door in 15 minutes and days like this it would be nice. Cassandra is traveling as her male self so she was hauling stuff down to the car and loading it while I and Peggy got ready one of the benefits of being a girl. I was all ready by 5:45 and all that was left to take down were a couple of bags so we all grabbed what was left and headed for the elevator. Now remember these hotel casinos are huge and we are actually in one of the smaller ones. Once we got down to the casino floor we had to walk through a small mall area and down a hall to the elevators for the garage and then up to the car so glad Cassandra did most of the work, I think she made 4 trips already. Yes  we do not travel lite as it takes a lot of work to be a girl.

We were in the car and pulling out of the parking garage right at 6 so we were right on time. We did make one stop at a Starbucks on the way out of town as Cassandra wanted a coffee drink to wake her up as even with the best plans last night to be in bed early it didn’t work it was after 10 when we got to bed which I guess is early for Las Vegas.

Now some may think it is silly to spend over an hour getting all dressed up just to spend 16 hours in a car traveling and I guess it is except for the fact that one of the points of the trip is to live completely as Susan for 12 days. The only thing I take on these trips that are male is my drivers license and of course a credit card with my male name on just incase I have issues with my Susan credit card. now most woman would put a lot of time into makeup for trip like this but they still look good without makeup where I have to have the makeup to at least look somewhat female.

We did make several stops on the way home and I really never even thought about how I was dressed. It is funny how easily I slip into being Susan. Most of the time here I wasn’t really aware of the fact I was crossdressing I was just being me. Susan is as much a part of me as my male side. I think they are really intertwined together to make me who I am and without both of them I would not be the person I am today. I think once you figure this out and accept yourself and all that goes with that then you are truly complete.

It has been a wonderful 12 days and I have had a chance to reconnect with some friends I met at the first Diva Las Vegas I went to in 2010 and meet a few new people. It is amazing how you can meet someone briefly but yet the impact they have on your life, thank god for the internet and Facebook as I can keep track of them so they really are like part of my extended family. I would try to mention them all but I know I would over look someone and that would make me feel bad but you can look at my friends on Facebook and see them all there.

The best part of the trip though was traveling with Cassandra and Peggy. They are so awesome and I consider them as part of my family. It is amazing how close you get to someone when you spend so much time with them. Thanks for sharing my trip to Las Vegas with me and all my friends both near and far it is your friendship, encouragement, and love that has helped me become who I am and I thank you all.

We got back to Portland at 11 pm and Cassandra and Peggy let me crash the night at their house, thanks. tomorrow I will get up and dress as Susan for my last full day as Susan before changing back to my male self, in a way it will be nice to be my male self again for a while less work. I could never do this full time everyday. I have a nail appointment at 2 pm at Dream Nails with Anna to have my beautiful nails removed and I am sad about that as I really would love to keep them all the time as that is one thing I would do full time. I think I am going to get a pedicure to brighten my day while I am there. This is a wonderful nail salon and I would highly recommend them I you are in the area, everyone here is great especially Anna.

Thanks for reading and sharing my vacation with me.

March 31, 2015 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2015, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Day 11, Sunday our last day in Las Vegas

Well it is Sunday, our last day in Las Vegas before we head home. It is hard to believe we have been here for 8 days already. We got up a little earlier today as we wanted to spend the day downtown and also go next door to the Flamingo Fountain area and get some pictures. we were all ready and out the door before noon so we were doing well. Peggy, Cassandra and I walked over to the Flamingo and to the fountain area and the sun was really bright so it turns out the pictures Susan by the fountains at Flamingo (2)in the shade were better as you can see.

There were lots of people here doing the same thing we were doing as it really is a beautiful place to take pictures. I almost didn’t include this picture because I am not happy with it but it had the pink Flamingo’s in the background so I had to put it in. Right after this a lady walked up and took a couple of pictures of the flamingo’s so I offered to take her picture if she wanted one and she didn’t even hesitate and handed me her phone. I think I took about 6 or 7 pictures of her and she thanked me for doing that. trust meSusan by the fountains at Flamingo (3) the rest of the pictures are better.

We walked a little further down and found a shady area to get a picture, see how much better it looks. Peggy had her good camera with her and took a lot of pictures which she will send me but these I have on my phone and ready for my blog now.

Just around the corner were the waterfalls in and a Susan by the fountains at Flamingo (1)perfect place for pictures. You can see the waterfalls behind me and it is a beautiful spot. If you are ever in Las Vegas you really should check this out as it is open to everyone for free.

we spent about an hour here before heading back to the LINQ to meet Veronica to go downtown. As we were walking through the casino there was a group of 9 girls taking pictures by the slot machine so I again offered to take their picture so they could all be in it and they were thrilled and handed me 3 camera’s. I think I found the easiest way to walk up to people. I took several pictures and they thanked me and then I caught back up with Peggy and Cassandra. Veronica caught up with us and we went to the car and drove downtown.

We found some parking a couple blocks off Freemont so we had a little way to walk in the hot sun but it was fun. Our first stop was the Buffet at the Golden Nugget, we ate here 2 years ago and it was good. We got to the buffet and went in, they had all kinds of wonderful food from Breakfast, lunch and dinner so we had our choice which was nice as we got here about 2. Our table overlooked the pool area which was nice.

After lunch of course we stopped at a blackjack table to play. it was fun and what we found out all the casino’s downtown have double deck Blackjack and the pay 3 to 2 on blackjacks still so the odds are a little better. We actually gambled here for an hour and a half and we did really well. I was up over $200 at one point and then they brought a new dealer in and things changed so we quit while we were all still ahead. I finished up a little over $100 so I was happy. After we cached in our winnings we walked back out to the Freemont experience.

Peggy really wanted to go on the zip line so Peggy Cassandra and I decided we would do it. I have actually never done one so I was looking forward to it. We walked down and bought our tickets all the time wondering if our hair would stay Susan before riding a zip lineon as we zipped down the line above everyone. The tickets were only $20 so it was worth it. We got our tickets and then went out by the entrance and I had to get a picture to prove it.

Now luckily I wore my low heels as you see the stairs I am standing on, well there were 6 more of those we had to walk up. We got to the top and I watched Cassandra step into her harness in her dress and realized it wasn’t just the hair I had to worry about as I had on a skirt. We did our best and I think we were successful at getting into it with the least amount of exposer. Once we were all strapped in we walked to the edge and sat in the harness and the guy opened the clamp and we were on our way. I don’t think the hair would have come off as it wasn’t that fast but I was taking any chances as I did not want to be walking around downtown as you see me in the picture except with my short boy hair. It was really fun if you have never done it before.

After this we went to Binion’s casino and found a blackjack table and the 4 of us sat down to play. the first table was bad as the dealer was hot and I dropped $100 in know time so we moved to another table and played for a while and I got managed to get my money back. We walked next door to the Freemont casino to play some more. I really like the double deck blackjack downtown. I lost the $100 I won at the Golden Nugget here so I was I think $5 up for the day. Our last casino we stopped at was the Four Queens.

We weren’t really looking to play here but they had a game called Blackjack switch. You have to play 2 hands and the last 2 cards you get you can switch. So if you are dealt a 5 on your first hand and a 10 on your second hand and then the next cards are an 10 on the 5 and a 6 on the 10 you would have a 15 and a 16. You could switch the 10 and 6 and have an 11 you could double down on and a 20. now the draw back is blackjacks pay even money and if the dealer hits 22 all hands are a push which sucks as I had a bad hand with a 13 and a 15 and managed to get lucky draws and get both to 21 and the dealer hit 22 and we pushed. I dropped $ 50 playing this and then got back up to $50 so I bet 2 $25 dollar hands and 3 hands in a row I won one and lost one breaking even. the 4th hand I got lucky by switching a card to get one hand to 20 against a dealers 8 and the other to a 10 and doubled down and got a 5 so I figured I would win one and lose one again but the dealer busted and I won both  so I got almost all my money back. I only lost $15 dollars here so for the whole day downtown gambling I lost $10, not bad and we had fun.

It was getting late and Peggy and Veronica wanted to go to a show at the Flamingo, Cassandra wanted to get some things packed so we can leave in the morning at 6 am for home and I wanted to be in bed earlier tonight as I will have to be up by 4:30 so I can be ready to leave by 6 as it takes Susan longer to get ready as Cassandra will be in male node for the drive home.

Thanks for reading and sharing my Las Vegas vacation.

It is hard to believe we will be back in Portland tomorrow night and then Tuesday I will have to get my nails removed, how sad is that. I will miss them I really wish I cold keep them, men should be able to have long nails I think.

March 29, 2015 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2015, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 10 the Saturday after Diva Las Vegas, Still in Vegas

Well se slept in again this morning, to many late nights out but than it is Las Vegas. I was actually up by 9:30 getting ready while Cassandra went to the workout room and ran. she has done really well this trip as she has ran at least 7 miles every day except on while she has been here on vacation. this of course gives me an hour and a half to get ready.

I was pretty much read when she got back to the room yes when I am not rushed I take my time. Peggy, Cassandra and I were trying to figure out what we should today. We all wanted to see a show while we were here and haven’t had the chance yet so Cassandra started checking shows and times. We decided to go to 2 shows today. An afternoon show and an evening show.

Mac King who Cassandra and Peggy has seen before was playing at Harrah’s next door at 3 and and Jeff Dunham at 7. Now the Mac King tickets were only $35 and the Jeff Dunham were $95. Cassandra started getting ready as we wanted to leave here by 2 to get to the show as Harrah’s is right next door to our hotel the LINQ and only takes maybe 10 minutes to walk from our room there.

It was about 1:45 when we left the room to walk over to Harrah’s for the show, Now one of the coolest things about the LINQ is they have these informational signs that all have a camera in them and you can get your picture taken and then e-mail it to yourself or post to Facebook, and they have them inside the casino and Susan at the LINQout side too. To bad we didn’t notice these when we first got here but it is a great way to get a picture of yourself.

We got to Harrah’s about 3 and went up to the show area and got our tickets and got in line for the show it was funny as we got talking to this couple in front of us. Once we go our tickets we got in line and again were right behind the same couple so we ended up talking with them while we waited to go into the show. They were really awesome and had no problem with us and they even had their Daughter with them who was probably 10. It was time for the show to start and as you went in they took a picture of you, yes they would try to sell it to you later so we were going to skip the picture but the couple in front of us after they had their picture taken wanted one with us so the 6 of us, how awesome is that. We got into the show and you guessed it we sat right next to the same couple and kept talking.

The show started and Mac King came out in these plaid suit which he is famous for wearing and the show started. Now he is a magician and also does comedy so you really get 2 shows in one. the show was so awesome and worth the money. Of course at the end o the show he was telling us that he just signed for 4 more years here at Harrah’s so you have time to see him if you come to Las Vegas and it would be well worth it, so if you are here you really should check out Mac King. After the show we walked back to the LINQ to get the car and drive to Planet Hollywood. We were going to drive over there and eat there before the show. It really isn’t that far but easier to drive.

We got there about 5:15 and walked into the Miracle mile mall at Planet Hollywood and found a place to eat called Ketchup Burger bar, they had really good food but a little expensive but you have to expect that here in Las Vegas. After we ate we walked through the mall to the Casino and found the Show rooms. We got there early enough that there were not many people there so we got our tickets and then waited to go into the show.

It was about 6:20 when they opened the doors and we went in. we got our seats which were way up at the top but in the center so we had a pretty good view. These 2 ladies sat next to me and we got talking about Jeff Dunham as they are big fans. It was fun to talk to them as I really do like meeting new people.

The show started and it was awesome. We have never laughed so hard in our lives. Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist and his show is awesome. This is a must see if you are in Las Vegas, worth every penny. The show went 2 hours but seamed like only 30 minutes, it went by so fast. The show room was full and I bet it held 1,500 to 2,000 people. After the show we walked back through the mall to the parking Susan at Planet Hollywoodgarage and back to our hotel. Of course I had to get a picture in my cute outfit, this is one of my favorite casual looks.

We went up to the room to freshen up before going to the casino. on the ride back down the elevator a group of about 10 girls got on with us. They were all early 20’s, skinny and had on short dresses and spiked heels and looked great. We joked around with them and even walked with them through the casino talking to a couple of the. I should have gotten a picture with them but didn’t think of it.

Peggy, Cassandra and I went into the casino and found Veronica and started playing Blackjack. It was not a good night for Blackjack at least for me. I did play about 3 hours and gave back most of what I won yesterday but I had fun. the dealers were all fun and the people at the table were great. It has been a great week and coming to an end way to fast. We have one more day here in Las Vegas and then the dive home. It was about 1 am when I got to bed again.

Thanks for reading and sharing my vacation with me.

March 29, 2015 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2015, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 9 the last day of Diva Las Vegas

Well it is here the last official day of Diva Las Vegas, wow this week has gone by so fast. We are staying here in Las Vegas till Monday so our fun is not over yet but I know the end is coming. We slept in again today so we got another late start. it was about 2:30 when Peggy, Cassandra and I were all ready and left the room. we walked down to the LINQ Pedestrian mall between the LINQ and the Flamingo and waited for the 2 Renee’s to get here. It was a nice warm sunny day again and we had fun people watching for a while as so many people walk by.

The Renee’s got there about 3:20 and we walked up to a Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar to have a drink and so Cassandra could watch part of the NCAA game. we ended up having snacks here and stayed here till 5 talking. I know what you are thinking me in a Tequila bar but they did have a really good lemonade. Veronica finally got there as she had things she needed to do.

At 5 Cassandra had to take a couple girls to the airport that were flying home tonight as their vacation is over. Peggy, Veronica and I walked across the street to Caesars and into the Forum shops to look around as we were having at Trevi. it is amazing how many people you see walking through the mall but not that many in the shops, of course most are high end shops. I always wonder how many people actually buy something at these shops, I guess they must or they couldn’t stay in business.

Susan at the Forum shops Las VegasWe took a break and sat down for a while and of course had to get a picture inside the Form mall. While we were sitting there I saw 3 girls by the fountain trying to take a picture of themselves so I walked over and asked them if they would like me to take their picture. They all said yes and handed me all their phones. It is funny as a few years back I would never have thought I would be walking around the Forum shops in Las Vegas and walking up to strangers but it really is fun.

We sat here maybe 10  minutes and then continued down the mall to the moving Statues and watched a little of that.Susan in the Forum shops Las Vegas it was pretty cool. there must have been 400 people in there watching this and taking pictures. we walked back down and found the restaurant but we still had time so we were only a short way from the casino so we walked down and sat at a penny slot machine and I put $5 in to say I Gambled at Caesars Palace, I lost my $5 but had fun.

We walked back to Trevi and Cassandra was just walking in. she got here faster then we thought so the 4 of us walked in together. we had the upstairs reserved for our farewell dinner. There were already about 25 girls there so we got a table and ordered drinks. this gave us a chance to sit and talk and of course talk to the other girls and get some Susan & Valorie at Caesasrsmore pictures. This is me with Valorie, I met her back in 2011 on her first trip to Diva Las Vegas.

It was well after 7 when we ordered diner. I ordered a Caesar salad as I had steak fries earlier and wasn’t really hungry plus I wanted to save room for desert. We had a wonderful dinner and it went by so fast. For desert I ordered a chocolate gooey cake and it was so good and so big that I shared with Peggy and we still couldn’t finish it. Cassandra ordered a Banana split and I bet it was close to a 1/2 gallon of ice cream, she was only able to eat about half of it so the tip of the day if you eat at Trevi’s split a desert.

After dinner there was more socializing and pictures. this is Cassandra, Cami, Me and Sue. it is funny the friendships you make and even though you may only see them once a year you can keep up with them on Facebook and Cassandra, Cami, Susan and Sueknow what’s going on in their lives and they really do become like your extended family.

Now the only bad part of the dinner was the check, they would only do one check per table so we had to sit down and divide it up ourselves. We only had 5 at our table so it was easier but still took us a little while and of course they has a banquet fee on the bill and a 16% tip which we had to divide out. I just don’t see why they couldn’t do separate checks, what ever happened to customer service, you shouldn’t make you customer have to work just to pay their bill. the other thing I don’t like is when they ad the tip for you, first you may miss it and double tip. The other reason is most of our group tips at least 20% but my feelings are if they add the tip in that is what I am going to tip so they only got the 16% they put on the bill. okay that’s enough complaining about the bill.

After dinner we walked back to the LINQ, Peggy went up to the room and Cassandra, Veronica and I found a Blackjack table. Now it is Friday night and the casino was busy so the tables were $15. I bought in with $100 and we started playing. I was the big winner of our group. Cassandra played for a little while before going to the room up just a little. I was actually up about $500 when the table got cold and at $15 to $25 a hand with doubling down and splitting it doesn’t take long to loose money. I had put a few chips in my purse but I finally wanted to take a break so Veronica and I walked over to the Flamingo and found another table.

I took out 4 $25 chips and got and we started again. I was up and down for a while but I just couldn’t get going. I have my $100 buy in and $20 so I bet the $20 and was not going to spend any more if I lost it was was done. Somehow the gambling gods knew that as I got a 6 & 5 for an 11 against the dealers 6 and you have to double. I put another $20 out and the dealer drew to 20 and I lost so I was done for the night but it was a good night. when I cashed in my chips I had $455 dollars of which $100 was what I started with so it was my best night gambling and probably got me back to even for the trip give or take $100 so for a full week in Las Vegas that is pretty good.

Tomorrow most of the girls will be gone and it will be Just Peggy, Cassandra, Veronica and me till we leave Monday Morning for home. Tomorrow we are going downtown to the Fremont Experience and going to spend time down there and we are planning on a dinner buffet, can you believe it we have been in Las Vegas for a week and not one buffet yet. The weather this year has been the best we have had, Sunny every day and 75 to 80 and no wind. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. Now I am already thinking about Tuesday and having to get rid of my nails, so sad.

Thanks for reading

March 28, 2015 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2015, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 8, golfing and the High Roller observation wheel

Wow that was a short night, Cassandra actually got up at 5:30 to go run and I went back to sleep till 6:30 after all it was 2 am when I went to bed. I will be tired tonight. I drug my self out of bed at 6:30 and went and took a nice long shower to wake up as we were not meeting till 8:45 to leave. I finished my shower and was ready to start my makeup when Cassandra got back to the room. I have been trying all week to be all ready so she could have total use of the bathroom to get ready but that would not happen today so we had to share the bathroom doing our makeup.

Now sleeping in a little more meant we were rushed more so I only had time to write part of my blog from yesterday so I will finish it when we get back from golfing. We were on our way by 8 am to the golf course, we are playing Badlands today. This is a really hard course as they actually have three nine hole courses that go from what they call easy to hard. the 4 of us got there about 9:30 and the other 3 girls from Diva Las Vegas that were golfing with us were already there.

We were able to go off right away so we paid and went right out on the golf course so we had the easy and medium courses which really weren’t what I would call easy. This is a link style course  with narrow fairways and rocky desert all around and on some of the holes the desert split the fairway so you really had to hit the ball right where you wanted if you were long, shirt, right or left if you didn’t lose your ball it was still a drop and penalty.

It was funny the one guy from the course still has pictures on his cell phone from 20150326_094347last year with the girls. as we were teeing off a lady came by and took our pictures which she would be selling us later but I had to get  a picture with her.

We teed of and the weather was awesome, a little on the ho side as there really is no shade but no wind so it was good. I played much better than I did on Tuesday too, my shots were straight which I really needed to do here. After the first 9 I was in the lead by 1 in our foursome and the only one to break 50 barely as I shot a 49.

The second 9 was even harder but it was a fun day. I had some really good shots one I put 2 feet from the flag from abut 140 yards out. on the second 9 though I finished 2nd 3 strokes behind Cassandra but I was good with that as she can out drive me on every hole, I am not a long ball hitter. For the 18 holes we played I got second with a 103 2 strokes behind Cassandra. now this is not a great score but I must have had at least 10 penalty strokes from balls that had there been wider fairways I could have played so I was happy.

On our way back to the club house we ran into the girl who took our picture and I broke down and bought one for $20. It is a good picture but after I bought it I realized I can’t really set it out in my house or show friends that don’t know so I guess I shouldn’t have bought it. After golf we met up with the other 3 ladies and had a nice lunch.

We got back to the hotel about 4 and Cassandra was going to take a nap which I probably should have but I still had my blog to finish from yesterday so that was my plan but of course that plan didn’t work out as Peggy was getting ready to meet Teresa and walk down to the Bellagio Hotel casino and asked if I wanted to go and of course I did as I love walking down the strip and checking out the hotels. so I took about 15 minutes to freshen up and we were on our way.

We met Teresa at the bar downstairs and then we were off. Now walking around Las Vegas is fun as there are thousands of people out walking and it is fun to people watch and I am sure I got many strange looks but who cares. We walked through the casino and then into there little garden area which was so beautiful. they really spend a lot of money here making this hotel look nice. We then decided 20150326_174159to walk to the City Center Hotel casino which is a massive hotel casino complex. as we were leaving we all got pictures out font by some flowers. This is the best of the 3 o me and n all of them my necklace is messed up.

We walked over to City Center and went into the Aria Hotel which is just one of the hotels that is at this casino and checked out some of their shops. we also walked through the casino before making the long walk back, you would think walking 3 casinos down would not be that far but these are all huge Hotel casino complexes and I bet it was a good mile. We walked the other side of the strip on our way back past Planet Hollywood, The Paris, Bally’s and of course the Flamingo to get to our hotel.

We sat at the Bar and played a little poker slot to get a free drink which really didn’t turn out to be free as I lost $20 in the slots. By now Cassandra was up and getting ready for the evening so Peggy, Teresa and I walked out into the LINQ 20150326_205049pedestrian mall between the 2 casino’s to get something to eat and found this nice place that sold pizza by the slice so we each got one and stood at a table out side talking and watching the people walk by. we are actually riding the High Roller (the worlds largest observation wheel at this time) to get a view of the city at night.

Once we had our group ready we got our tickets and headed for the wheel, we had 7 of us going. Cassandra, Peggy, Michele, Veronica, Keri, Teresa and me. It takes20150326_210227 about 40 minutes for the wheel to make one full rotation and you really do get a great view of the city. we took so many pictures from the wheel of the city and of course we had to get some of us with the city in the background. If you are in Las Vegas and want a good view of the city it is worth the price.

After the wheel Cassandra, Veronica me and a couple others walked over to the Flamingo to check out their black 20150326_210811jack tables but they were all full so we walked back to our casino the LINQ and found a table. I did okay and I was still betting bigger tonight, $10 to $30 a hand and had some good wins and some bad losses but I was having fun. I played about 2 hours maybe a little more and at one point was down over $100 and up over $100 and in the end I I had only lost $75 playing but had fun.

It was a little after midnight when Cassandra and I got back to the room and I was really tired. Peggy had just started watching a movie so I broke out my computer and finished my blog from Wednesday and then was going to go to bed but as I was doing my blog I got interested in the movie Peggy was watching so I stayed up till almost 1:30 watching it with her. I am sleeping in tomorrow though as e have nothing planed early in the day.

It has been a wonderful trip so far but we are more then half done now and I keep thinking it will come to an end soon and I will have to remove my beautiful nails. But still a memory I will have forever.

Thanks for reading

 

March 27, 2015 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas 2015, Las Vegas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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