Susanmillers Blog

My life as a heterosexual crossdresser.

Saturday and some Susan time and a BBQ

It is Saturday and I awoke to my beautiful nails this morning. I s love them. Now if you read my blog from Friday when I got them done I also included my going out this morning as my male self with my nails so if you are interested in that please read yesterday’s blog. I will however talk about getting my nails done, I have gone to many Nail salons over the years and really have never had a bad experience but I will admit I do have 2 favorites. One I only go to as Susan (Dream Nails) so that is the only way they know me and the other I only go as my male self (Julie’s nail & spa) so that is the only way they know me. Both do an incredible job and make a personal connection with you and make you feel not just welcome but wanted as a guest, I would highly recommend both. Now today I will be going over to Julie’s later for a BBQ, she texted me yesterday to see if I could make it. her and Trixie made a last-minute decision to host a BBQ today and invite a few of the girls from our group.

Now as I said I was out this morning and didn’t get home till a little after 12, and of course I started getting ready right away. Now I cleaned up a little and started, well finished my makeup. I had done a light makeup this morning as my male self, full mascara, eyeliner under my upper lash line and some medium browns and gold eye shadow. I started with my brows and got them done and then darkened my eye shadow for a more dramatic look and added eye liner on the lower water line and some shadow below my lower lashes. Now it was time for foundation, contour, blush, highlighter, some concealer and finally my red lipstick. I was really happy with my eye makeup today as I was able to blend it into a nice smokey eye look. I finished it off with my black and white summer dress, yes, I wear this one a lot as I really don’t have summer dresses something I need to buy before next summer. I was all ready by a about 1:30. Now I need to be to Julie’s at 5 for the BBQ so I had about 3 hours as yes, I do want to go home first and change and check my makeup before going to Julies. I decided to go to the Starbucks right by my house as it is close and they are open till 3. I figured I could sit outside and stay there till about 4 before going home to change, my battery on my computer should last that long.

I got my computer and walked out my front door to my car and drove the 2 minutes to Starbucks, yes, a few years ago I never would have gone someplace so close to home. I parked and went in, there were 6 people sitting inside and a couple ordering and 4 waiting for drinks but no one sitting outside which surprised me. The great thing about this Starbucks is the outside tables get the morning sun and the afternoon shade. I ordered my drink and waited with the other ladies for our drinks. I went and sat outside and got my computer out, as it started, I texted Julie again to see if I could bring anything she texted back she had everything so I just texted back that I would be relaxing at Starbucks then. Well she texted back she was getting ready and come early. Now I really did need to finish my blog so I texted her I would be there about 4 I wrote and posted my blog and about 3:15 I left and went home to change into my red dress and check my makeup before heading for Julie’s. I like this dress as it is just a little tight and a little low cut and I can get a little nice cleavage with it. I got to Julies just before 4, Julie was finishing getting ready and Trixie was getting food prepped, Trixie does a lot of parties and she does a wonderful job, everything is perfect. I did help a little with getting stuff ready for the table.

Now there would be 8 of us tonight, Julie, Trixie, me, Cassandra, Melissa and her wife and Claire and her wife. Julie, Trixie and I talked as we got things ready. just before 5 Melissa and her wife and Cassandra showed up so we all went out on the deck and sat down and had chis and dip and crackers and cheese, it was so good. we had a wonderful time talking and just socializing. It was about 5:30 when Claire and ger wife showed up so they joined in. it was really enjoyable.

Soon it was time for our master chef to start the BBQ, Julie is really good with the grill, tonight was salad, Baked potato, and either steak or salmon, I had the steak. The food came off the grill and it was perfect, Thanks so much Julie and Trixie. We sat and had an incredible dinner with wonderful friends. It was the perfect start to the Holiday weekend and yes, I had to show off my cute nails. Of course I got thinking about them as I did do gel polish which is not easy to remove. Now normally I would just go to the Nail salon the evening before I go back to work which would be Monday evening but there are 2 problems with this. Monday night is our zoom meeting so I need to be home and not at the nail salon. The other thing is Monday is Labor Day, a holiday so I am not sure nails salons will be open. I may have to try to remove them myself as I can not show up at work Tuesday with these nails.

We had a wonderful dinner and wonderful conversation and even a wonderful dessert, I ate way more then I should have which is nothing new although I did have a small piece of the cake and skipped the ice cream which was really hard to do. Julie and Trixie do these BBQ every so often and they have so much food and it is all so good. Julie also has a really beautiful house with a beautiful deck that overlooks the Columbia River, the perfect home for a BBQ. After dinner we sat and just talked. It was such a magical evening. It was about 10 when Cassandra called it a night and as much as I hated it, I knew the night was coming to an end. The rest of us talked a little more and about 10:30 it was so we all helped Julie and Trixie bring stuff back into the house before we all said our goodbye for the night. it is always hard when the evening comes to an end but I will see Julie, Cassandra and Claire again on Wednesday as we go to dinner at Southland Whiskey kitchen, yes it has only been a couple weeks since we were there but one of our newest members wants to make her first trip out as her female self and she is familiar with this place as the last time we came here she had dinner here as her male self and afterwards came over and met a few of us.

I want to thank Julie and Trixie for such a wonderful evening and the incredible food, you two are awesome, thanks so much. I am truly blessed to have friends like you.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for sharing this part of my life with me. Be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

September 6, 2021 Posted by | crossdresser, friends, Starbucks, transgender | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner and a last-minute change

Well it is Wednesday night and our group is doing its dinner again. I had posted the other night we would be going to the Cheesecake factory at Clackamas Town Center. I have gone here a few times when I have been out shopping with Peggy or a few other girls. Now they only take reservation up to 6 people although they do allow bigger groups, as I was not sure if I would have any last-minute girls, I didn’t make reservations as we had 5 for sure and 2 maybes’. well I got home at 4:50 today and started getting ready right away as I was picking Julie up so we could ride together which I really love. Now it is only 20 minutes to get there but I still wanted to be to Julies by 6 as I so enjoy our time talking before, we leave.

Now I knew what I was going to wear tonight and how I wanted my makeup to look and that always makes getting ready go a little faster. I did go for the bright red lipstick which I will admit is my favorite color. I was all ready by 5:30 and walking out my front door to my car. As I was walking to my car one of my neighbors from down the street drove by so I have to believe they saw me weather they know or not I don’t know. I got to Julies just before 6 so I took a quick picture in my car before going in. Julie was just finishing getting ready so we had about 20 minutes or so to sit and talk which was awesome. We left about 6:20 and there was no traffic so we got there at 6:45 and parked, Cassandra had just parked almost next to us, we did have to park way out as there were a lot of cars.

We got to the Cheesecake Factory and went in and Jeanie was there, now we only have 5 tonight so we were waiting for Claire but we were early. I went to the desk to get our name on the list and the young lady looked at me and said “I love your makeup” now with a mask on she could really only see my eyes so that is what she was referring to so I thanked her as I really do love getting compliments. I told het there were 5 of us and she okay but they were short, staffed tonight and it was about an hour wait, probably why there were several groups of people standing outside. I talked it over with the others and we made the last-minute decision to change and go to California pizza where we went the end of July. It was only a short walk and they were not busy, Julie had Claire phone number so she called her to tell her of the change. So we waited for her outside talking.

Claire showed up and we went in and were shown to the same table we had last time we were here and yes, we had the same waitress, Baylee. She saw us sit down and came over and told us how good it was to see us again, she really is awesome, kind of reminds me of Kim the waitress we had all the time when we went to Harvey’s comedy club. It really is great when you make those personal connections. She took our drink orders and gave us time to look at the menu, of course I knew what I wanted, their Chicken Caesar salad which is awesome and I am trying to eat better. We ordered our dinner and then spent some time just talking.

Baylee brought our food out and we had a wonderful dinner, the food is really good and moderately priced, I would highly recommend coming here and yes if you can remember as for Baylee. She really is awesome, always referred to us as miss, honey or love and genially made us feel like we were the most important people there, now I know that is the job of a good waitress but it was more then that for her. we had a wonderful dinner and evening and great conversation. We stayed here till a little after 9 before we aid for our bill, if you read my blog from the last time, we were here you know another customer that night picked up our bill for the table which was a very nice surprise.

We all walked out together as we had all basically parked in the same area. I really do love these dinners out. now it was time to drive Julie home and yes, it is so much more fun to have her ride with me. She is more like family then a friend as are many of the girls I know. It was a little after 9:30 when I dropped Julie off at her home and headed for my house. Now the sad part is in a couple months Julie and Trixie will go south for the winter and I will not have her to share the ride with me and that will be different. It was about 10 when I got home and washed away Susan for now and went to bed. now I am looking forward to the weekend and yes, I have a 3-day weekend and am planning on stopping Friday night on my way home and getting a manicure for the weekend with some color. It was a hard choice as I could go to Julie’s Nails where I always go as my male self on Friday or go Saturday to Dream nails as Susan but as it is such a short time and I wanted as much time with my nails I have made an appointment for 5 pm Friday with Hellen the same lady who did my manicure pedicure a month ago. I am really looking forward to this. I so wish I could have pretty nails all the time.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

September 4, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, friends | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner at Outback Steak house what a wonderful night.

Well it is Wednesday and that means getting together with my friends for dinner which is so fun as we went more than a year without being able to do this. Now tonight will be a lot of fun, Jennifer is the one setting this dinner up and she is bringing family with her. not only her wife but her son and daughter in-law. She told her family about a year ago and it went well and her one daughter in-law and on occasion her son has joined us on our zoom meetings. Well tonight they wanted to go out with her and yes meet some of the girls they have met on the zoom meetings in person so I was really looking forward to this. I love meeting new people but especially none trans people as I think it helps people understand us better.

Now the Outback Steak House is really nice but it is a hard one to judge time getting there, if there is no traffic, I can make it in 25 minutes but if there is traffic it can take well over an hour so when I was almost home, I pulled it up on my GPS and it was saying 1 hour and 20 minutes but it was right in the middle of ush hour. I had texted Julie, I would pick her up by 6 to be sure we had time but there were 2 issues, first I really wanted to look my best tonight as we have a big group and I will be meeting some for the first time but more importantly I didn’t get home till 4:45 so I had limited time as I wanted to leave my house by 5:30. I quickly started getting ready. first up were my eyes, yes, I have started doing all my eye makeup before my foundation, takes just a little longer but I think the look is better. I did my brows and then my eyes, I have been using scotch tape to get the perfect eye shadow look, just like this. Once my shadow was done and my eye liner done it was time for the false eye lashes, yes tonight I would wear them as we talked about them a few weeks back and Jennifer’s daughter in-law was really fascinated by them and wished she could do them so I did want to show off a little bit as I have gotten pretty good at doing them, only takes me a couple minutes now. I finished my makeup with a red lipstick and I was right on time, it was 5:20, a full makeup in 35 minutes and I felt it looked good. I got dressed and was walking out my door just a couple minutes after 5:30.

I got to Julies just before 6 and went in. Julie was already and had on a really cute floral dress. We talked for just a couple minutes and then we were on our way. Things had gotten better and my GPS was only saying 32 minutes and yes once again traffic was easy and we got there about 6:35, we had a wonderful conversation in the car on the way. I so love having Julie ride with me as it just makes it more fun. Funny years ago I would wonder what the people in the other cars thought but I don’t even think about that anymore. About 6:50 we saw Danika and her wife go in so we went in and there were already a couple girls there. Now tonight our group is mostly couples. By a little after 7 all of us were here, Danika & Lorna, Jeanie & Amy, Cindi & Alice, Claire & Eiko, Jennifer & Marry Anne, Driel & Evan, Julie & Trixie (yes Julie’s girlfriend who lives near here joined her), Christy, and me, yes Christy and I were the only non-couples. Now I did sit in the middle of the long table so I could try to talk to everyone but with 16 of us it was hard.

Our waiter came to take our order and it was the same young man we had last time we were her 4 weeks ago and of course he remembers us or at least the ones who were here that night. he took our orders and was really careful to make sure he went in order so he could split the checks correctly, he is really a good waiter. Well we all talked and I talked mostly with those right around me. Now to my left I had Trixie, Julie, Driel, Evan, to my right was Amy, Jeanie, Cindi and the other side of the table across from me was Lorna and looking left from her was Danika, Marry Anne, Jennifer, Christy and looking right from her was Eiko, Claire and Alice so mostly it was Trixie, Marry Anne, Danika, Lorna, Eiko, Claire and Amy I talked with. That is the one bad thing about these big groups.

We had a wonderful dinner and the food was awesome as always. After we finished dour waiter brought our checks and got them all correct as I said he is good. now they were not that busy tonight as a matter of fact I think our group made up almost ½ of the people here. So it was almost 9 when our waiter came back and asked if he could pick up our checks, normally they wait till you leave the table but it was slow and they wanted home to go home as they close at 9. We told him yes but he did tell us to take our time and stay as long as we wanted as they still had to clean up which was nice. Trixie was the first to leave so I moved over 1 seat as I really wanted to talk to Driel more, actually a few of the girls moved around a little especially Cindi as she made sure she talked with everyone. Yes, I talked with Driel a little about makeup especially my eye makeup as I wanted to make sure she noticed my false eye lashes. It is funny as a man I don’t worry or care about what others think or notice about how I look but as Susan it is important and I take pride in it. now we didn’t get any group pictures and with so many significant others I wouldn’t have posted it anyway if we had as I don’t want to make people feel uncomfortable.

It was about 9:20 when a few more of the girls left so we all got up and walked outside and stood around and talked for about 15 more minutes and this was really nice as you could move around and talk more easily. I got a good chance to talk with Driel and Evan which for me was the highlight of the evening as I wanted to make sure they knew how awesome I thought it was that they were supporting of Jennifer. And I git to talk more with Cindi and Allice who I have not seen in years, I think the last time was at one of Cassandra’s parties. And also Claire and her wife Eiko, Claire is our newest member. It was just a wonderful evening all around and so sad to see it coming to an end. I look forward to seeing all these ladies again as they are just such wonderful friends. Well as with all things the evening came to an end and we said our goodbyes and made our ways to our cars, it was almost 10pm by now so it would be a late night but so worth it.

On the drive home Julie and I talked about the evening and what great people were there and yes how lucky Jennifer is to have such a wonderful and accepting sin and daughter in-law, I really do hope they join us for another dinner when they are in town or at least join the zoom meeting. Oh there was one more highlight from the evening. Jennifer’s granddaughter who know about Jennifer and has seen pictures of her wanted to meat her so that also happened before they left to come to the dinner. They actually wanted to try on some of Jennifer’s wigs so Jennifer let them and got a picture with them in her wigs. It was such an adorable picture.

The drive back to Julie’s house passed quick and soon we were there and I was dropping her off, this is when I know my night is really coming to an end as all that is left is my drive home and then the washing away of Susan so I can go to bed, this is really a das point. Now I don’t want to transition or be full time 100% of the time but I also realize how much Susan is a big part of my life and wish she was more then a couple evening a week and weekends and by this, I mean maybe several days of Susan before going back to my male side. These are just shot times so it still seems like she is limited in my life and of course being able to have long acrylic nails for a week or 2 at a time.

Well I got home and yes cleaned up and went back to my male self but I am looking forward to the weekend and being Susan again, I don’t have anything really planned but I do know I need a pedicure badly so that will happen. I just have to decide if I will go Saturday and get it as Susan at Dream nails which would be awesome or stop Friday in my way home as my male self and go to Julie’s Nails and spa, both are awesome and I would recommend them both. I have gone to both many time, Dream nails always as Susan and Julie’s nails always as my male self. I am leaning more to Julie’s for the simple reason going on Friday night I might just get a manicure and get my fingernails painted for the weekend also.

Well stay safe and be happy the key to life is find what makes you happy, be it something you do, something you like or a person. Life is too short to be unhappy. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

August 7, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, friends, Susan Time | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wednesday night dinner at California Pizza Clackamas Town Center and another 1st for us

Well it is Wednesday and tonight our group is doing dinner at California Pizza at Clackamas Town Center, now I have eaten here many times when I have been out shopping with friends but never for a dinner or in a group so I am looking forward to it. I had narrowed it down to here or the Cheesecake Factory but Cheesecake Factory is only doing groups up to 6 and I had hoped for a bigger turnout tonight. In the end we will only have 5, Julie, Nicole, Barb, Cassandra and me, Yes Cassandra was going to make it tonight. I got home at 4:45 and quickly texted Julie to see if she wanted ride with me and she texted back yes so it would be a little rushed as I wanted to get there a little early as they don’t take reservations. That means being to Julies by 6 and leaving my home by 5:30 so I basically had 45 minutes to get ready.

I quickly got ready although still took time to do a good job and I was happy with everything except my lips, I love the red colors and the last couple weeks I have been using 2 different colors to try and get an ombre look, darker on the outside and lighter on the center to make my lips look fuller and it has worked pretty well so far but the colors I chose tonight seemed to clash a little more and didn’t fade out, I think they were just to dark. Any way I was all ready by 5:35 and walking out my front door. Now as I left, I put California Pizza in my GPS and it said 45 minutes so I figured we should leave Julie’s by 6:05 as she is just a few minutes closer then where I am. I then reset it for Julie’s house, yes, I know how to get there but my GPS gives me traffic and time and it said I would get to her house just a few minutes before 6 so everything was going well.

I got to Julie’s right on time and she had texted me the door was open and to come in so I did. Julie was all ready so we talked for a couple minutes and then we were on our way. It really is so nice to have her ride with me as we get to talk and just makes it that much ore fun, 2 girlfriends going out for dinner with their friends. Well it was a nice drove and no traffic so what ever the holdup was when I put it in my GPS at home was cleared up and we just sailed along. We got to Clackamas Town Center right at 6:30 and drove around to where California Pizza was and saw Nicole getting out of her car so we parked right next to her. we all walked over together and as we were really early, we stood outside and talked as it was a beautiful day and they did not look busy at all. Cassandra showed up a few minutes later and it was great to see her again as I have not seen her since we were in Las Vegas in early May. It was about 6:45 now so the 4 of us went in and we were shown to a table. A little before 7 Barb showed up so we were all there.

Our waitress tonight was Baily, she was probably early 20’s and she was awesome, she really seemed to love having us here and it was always, miss, ladies, honey and she was so delightful. She brought us our drinks and took out orders. Actually all the staff was awesome here and as we were near the pay station all the staff would say high to us as they passed, we really felt welcome. Now they have really good pizza here but as I am trying to eat a little healthier, I ordered their Cesar salad with chicken which is really good also.

We sat and talked and yes, we were all interested in Cassandra’s vacation, her and Peggy just got back from a 3-week trip across the country and we wanted to hear all about it. this is one of the main differences between my male and female self, Susan loves good conversation. We had a wonderful meal and great conversation. It was about 8:30 and our waitress Baily came over and asked if we wanted any dessert and we all said no so she told us we were all good then and thanked us. We asked about our bill and she informed us one of the customers picked up the check for our table. Cassandra asked her what she meant and she just said one of the customers had paid our bill so we asked who and she didn’t know but one of the other waitresses came over and said it was one of her tables and pointed out the window to a young lady sitting with her boyfriend at an outside table. Well we asked is they wanted to be anonymous and she said she thought so, so we debated for a while and then Cassandra being the brave sole she is walked out and thanked them and the next thing you know Cassandra is getting pictures with her. Cassandra came back in and told us she was so awesome; she had taken her boyfriend to Darcelle’s last weekend and they had had such a wonderful time she wanted to do this. Well as they were leaving, they walked by so we called them over so we could all thank them and Cassandra was right they were both awesome. Now I have had offers to buy me a drink but I can honestly say this is the first time I have ever had a stranger pick up my bill let alone the bill for all 5 of us. It was such a wonderful feeling thank you so much, I wish I had got their names.

We sat and talked more till a little after 9, Julie got our waitress to get a group picture of us, thanks Julie as I always forget this. We thanked Baily as she really was awesome and she thanked us for coming in and told us to be sure and come back and ask for her as she loved taking care of us. It was really a wonderful night. Well we all said out goodbyes and we left of course Julie rode with me so for us our night still had a little time, we got to talk as I drove Julie home and yes it was about what a wonderful evening we had. It was about 9:45 when I dropped Julie off at her house and headed home. Now I am looking forward to the weekend and spending time as Susan and hopefully getting all caught up on my blogs.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

July 24, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, friends | , , , , | 2 Comments

Saturday and going to the Escape

Well it is Saturday and I am going to the Escape tonight, now I don’t normally include my male side in my blogs but today is an exception. As I said in my last blog, I had some stuff to do today well actually it is working in my yard, something I have wanted to do for a few years and just didn’t have time. before my dad passed away, I would take my parents to Laughlin every spring and on one of the trips I had been talking about planning a palm tree in my front yard and both my parents thought it was a great idea. Well I decided to do it so today I got up before 6am before it got to hot to start my yard work, removing a 3 foot by 25-foot strip of grass on the very front of my yard by the sidewalk and planting 3 palm trees, 1 for my dad, 1 for my mom and 1 for me. Took longer than I thought and I didn’t finish till about 3pm. Now I bring this up as I kind of keep to myself with my neighbors but as I was working right by the sidewalk on the street a couple of them stopped by as I was working and talked to me and the new neighbor across the street to the right came over and introduced himself to me and we talked for a little while. Nothing was said about my dressing so still don’t know if they know but I suspect they do, but this is the most interaction I have had with my neighbors at one time. will include a picture of my project at the bottom.

Well it was 3pm when I finished and I was hot and sweaty but time to start getting ready to go out as I had posted I would be at the Escape around 5pm as Nicole was in town tonight and wanted to meat early before karaoke starts and it gets loud and a couple others said they would be early. I took a nice long shower and started getting ready. Now I was a little slower getting ready as I am a little sore as I don’t normally do work like this. I was all ready by 4:45. I grabbed my purse and was out my front door to my car in the driveway and was on my way.

I got to the Escape about 5:10 and had to park on the street about a ½ block down and walk back. I went in and Tina was already there sitting at the bar so I stood and talked to her for a bit. We went over and got one of the small tables before they got to busy, besides the chairs at these tables have backs which are way more comfortable. It wasn’t long and Nicole showed up. It was so great to see them in person, I haven’t seen Nicole in person in over a year and a half. Well Jan and Lynn also showed up early as did Michelle so we kind of pulled the next table over close to ours as these tables are really for 4 people and we now had 6. We ordered food and yes, I got the Chicken sandwich which is really good and probably healthier than a burger.

Michelle and Lynn both played the video poker machines for a little while and both won some money, 1 about $30 and the other $4 but still a win. When I play slot machines it is always the machine that wins. Renee also showed up which was nice but as we had a bigger group it was hard to talk with everyone as we were spread out a little. the zoom meetings are fun but just not the same as talking in person. Now it was pretty busy here for as early as it was and the group of ladies at the next table would cheer when ever someone new came in and after a couple times, they had the whole bar doing it, almost like in the old TV show Cheers where everyone yelled Norm when he came into the bar. It was pretty cool as I am sure it made people feel welcome when they came in.

We talked for a while and caught up, Nicole is in town for the weekend with her wife and was able to get out for a few hours tonight and will be back down on Wednesday night and hopes to make dinner so I am trying to figure something out on the east side of Portland to make it easier for her to get there. The Wednesday night dinners are taking some thought now as some of the places we went are closed, some have smaller table size and with more restaurants closed those that are open seem busier but then they may have less seating also. Any way I am trying to find a few new places but it is nice to be able to make reservations but it seems more restaurants are not doing reservations either. I really would like to get a bigger mix of places we go so we have a greater reach of interaction with people. We have talked about this in our zoom meetings and we all feel that the more interaction we can have with people the better as it lets them see we are no different then they are. I think that is why I like going to Starbucks so much.

It was a nice evening and soon it was 7:30 and karaoke started up and it got louder and it was hard to talk even with those right next to you. Tina and Nicole stuck it out for a little but bit by a little after 8 they were done. I figured I would stay till 9 and then go home as I am really tired not only from getting up so early today but the yard work I did. It is fun to listen to some of the singers well mainly the ones who sing songs I know. By 9 it was really busy in here almost like it was before the shutdowns. Well I was thinking of leaving but Patty showed up so I stayed to talk with her. yes, I can easily get distracted from leaving, I hardly ever leave when I planned to. It was almost 10 and just Jan, Lynn, Patty and I were left and I was ready to leave so I went and paid my bill and came back sat down to listen to one last song. Well as I sat there someone hugged me from behind, it turned out to be Dan. He had come out to see who all were here. Well I couldn’t leave now as I had to talk with him a little, it has been over 2 years since I have seen him. We talked for a little while but I was really feeling the long day. It was about 10:30 I just couldn’t take it and said my goodbyes and walked out to my car and

headed for home.

I got home and sat down on the couch for a minute to rest before going up to bed and the next thing I knew I woke up and it was after 1am, I had fallen asleep. I made my way upstairs and washed my makeup off and got into bed. Tomorrow is another day and yes some more Susan time.

Stay safe and be happy with who you are. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

July 19, 2021 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, friends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner at Who Song & Larry’s

Well it is Wednesday night and that means getting together with my friends for dinner. Tonight we are going to Who Song & Larry’s on Vancouver on the Columbia River. Now o put it out to the group and got 7 that said they would go so I called Monday night to make reservations. Well turns out for more then 6 the earliest they could get us in was 7:45 so our dinner would be a little latter this week. Well on Tuesday 1 of our girls canceled but another wanted to come with a friend which would move us to 8 and I figured the difference at a table between 7 or 8 wouldn’t matter so I told them yes and I would call on Wednesday when they opened and make sure. Well Wednesday I called and I was right there was no problem with 8 so I emailed back we were all set. Well a little latter got an e-mail they were dropping out and later on another dropped off so we were down to just 5 of us. I figured I would just go a little early and update how many we had when I got there instead of calling again.

I got home from work and took my time getting ready as I had time tonight and I wanted to look good. I did a dark smokey eye but used a little silver on my lid to brighten it up, thought it looked good. I was all ready by 6:30 so I got a few pictures. Now it only takes 15 minutes to get there so I waited till 6:50 before leaving as I said I wanted to get there just a little early. I got there at 7:05 and parked and went in. it is funny as years ago I would never want to be the first one anyplace and I would have waited in my car till I saw another girl go in but I didn’t even think about it just got out of my car and walked in. I told the girls at the front counter we would only have 5 tonight and they were fine with it. so I went to wait in the bar for others to show up and our table to be ready.

I sat down and ordered a sprite and an order of their Cheese and Bean dip, which is awesome by the way, I could make a meal out of this. My bean dip no more them came when the young lady came and told me my table was ready, it was only 6:15, I guess a smaller group was easier to seat. I grabbed my drink and dip and she took my basket of chips and we went to my table to wait for the others to show up. Julie was the first to show up at 6:30 and Barb shortly after and then Jan & Lynn so we were all there. We talked for a little bit and then we ordered. I got my usual chicken & sour cream enchilada. We talked some more as we waited for our food. Now I always forget to get pictures when I am out with my friends which is strange as when I first started going out it was all about the pictures but luckily tonight Julie remembered and she got a couple pictures of us and texted them to her daughter. Julie came out to her daughter a few months back and she was telling her she was going out with the girls tonight and her daughter wanted a picture so I got to be in it with Julie, don’t we look cute together. I wonder what her daughter thought?

Our food came and we had a nice dinner with good conversation. Now what is funny is we not only had our waiter but another waiter checked on us a couple times and brought us more chips and salsa and I think it was the manager came by to see how we were doing, he also talked to me briefly when I was in the bar for a few minutes waiting on my bean dip. We always get great service here but really pretty much any place we go we have good service. Now the food here is really good but bigger portions and yes, I had trouble eating all mine, probably because I filled up and chips and bean dip. Don’t worry I did eat it all but I should have left a little. it was so nice to be out with my friends for dinner, the 15 months of the lockdown were really hard, you don’t realize how important something is till it is gone and being able to go out and get together with my friends is such a blessing.

The evening was wonderful and after we finished eating, we sat and talked for a while. It was about 9:30 when we paid our bills and left and yes, every employee, we passed either told us good night or to be sure and come back. We got outside and it was just a little on the cool side and I only bring this up as if we had had our original group of 8 our table would have been outside which at 7:45 when the sun was still up would have been nice but by now, we would have been a little cold and probably left earlier. I said my goodbyes to Barb and Julie and followed Jane & Lynn to their car as they had brought me a little present, well I knew what it was as they had told me they were bringing it. Thanks Jan & Lynn for it, can’t wait to use them.

I walked back to my car and then I was on my way home. It was after 10 when I got home which isn’t that late but have had a lot going on at work and I have been starting work at 6 this week which means I have to leave home by 5:20 so it will be a short night tonight but so worth it. I quickly washed my face to remove my makeup and then was off to bed. Now I am looking forward to the weekend when I will get to spend part of Saturday and Sunday as Susan, I do have stuff to do in the mornings so it won’t be till the afternoons but still will be fun.

Stay happy and healthy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new on my life.

July 18, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, friends, who song & larry | , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday Susan time after a long, stressful and emotional week

Well it is Saturday and I am really looking forward to some Susan time after this past week. Wednesday was my mom’s funeral and it was a really emotional time. she was in the Navy so she was laid to rest right beside my dad with the full military honors. Now if you have never seen one you should as they do an awesome job, 6 members of the military from each branch bring the coffin out and place it in front. Then they do the 21-gun salute, play taps, very emotional and then the remove the flag from the coffin and do the folding of it and then the presentation of the flag to the family, in this case my brother and me. The other thing is this kind of made it final, she passed away almost a month ago but tis day it seemed so final as it leaves a hole in your life, I will miss her a lot. Well as I said it is Saturday and I had some yard work to do this morning before it got to hot so it wasn’t till after I ate lunch that I started getting ready.

I took my time as I wanted a look that could go from day to evening just in case I decided later to go to the Escape for dinner. My main plan was my weekly grocery shopping and then to Starbucks to work on last Monday’s blog, yes with the busy week I am way behind. I was all ready by a little after 2 pm so it was off to Fred Meyers for shopping. Now I have been parking my car in my driveway so I just walked out the front door and went to my car. I got to Fred Meyers and went in to shop. I only spent about 30 minutes here and then was on my way home again. I got home and just parked in my driveway and got my groceries out and walked into my house like anyone else would. Years ago I had to park in the garage and make sure no one was outside when I cam or went. Now I didn’t see any of my neighbors out but the I really wasn’t looking for them. I put my groceries away and then grabbed my computer and I was off to Starbucks.

It was about 3:30 when I got to the Starbuck’s by my house and went in. Now, they have 5 tables out front and 4 of them were taken and no one sitting inside so I had a decision to make on where to sit. I really wanted to sit outside with the other people but it was kind of windy out. Now it is not like I am going to be talking with them but just nice to be around the other people. I got my drink and the one table was still open outside so I went out and sat down. The far table had a lady reading a book at it, the next table had a young man and woman at, the next table had 2 ladies at it, then my table and the table behind me had a family at, man and woman and 2 kids.

I got out my computer and wrote my blog from Mondays Zoom meeting and posted it. now I had some e-mails to catch up on, both Susan and my male side. Yes, I have separate accounts and logins on my computer so I don’t cross my male self with my female self. Now it was going through pictures from this past week. I use OneDrive mostly for Susan but I also have a male account also and one of the wonderful things about OneDrive is you can share folders. I created a family folder and in that I put the folder with all my dad’s pictures in it, did the same for my mom and then general pictures folder that I have been scanning in family pictures into. Once I had all the pictures in there it was time to share them with my family. Most of my mom’s family is back in the Midwest and my dad’s family is in Florida and with the distance and their ages they didn’t make it out so this is a way they can see it. yes, I did wonder what they would think if they knew it was Susan doing this and e-mailing them.

Now it was nice out today about 85 but, in the shade, it was perfect except for the wind, I did sit facing the wind so it wouldn’t mess up my hair as bad. I did have to push the hair out of my face a few times. It was a very relaxing day and just what I needed. By about 5:30 I was the only one sitting outside as the rest had left but I didn’t feel like moving all my stuff inside and the wind had died down a little. I checked my e-mail and saw Lauri posted she was going to the Escape tonight and a few others posted they would be there also so I decided I would go for a little while as I needed to get dinner anyway. It was about 6pm when I saw Lynn post her and Jan were getting ready and going to be there. Now I thought about it and decided I needed to go home and change as I was pretty casual today so a little after 6, I left for home to freshen up.

I got home and freshened up my makeup, just a little darker on the eye shadow and a little more eye liner. Now it was time to change, black panty hose, black skirt and a maroon top and of course my 3″ ankle boots. Brushed out my hair and I was ready to go by 6:30. I walked out my front door and walked t my car in the driveway. My next-door neighbor was working in his yard, not sure if he noticed me but we have talked several times the last few days as I have also been doing some work in my front yard. I know his wife knows so pretty sure he does also as probably most if not all of my neighbors.

I got to the Escape just before 7 and this week I did not luck out so I had to park on the street about a half block away and walk back. As I walked down the street a man passed by me on a bike and said hi so I said hi back. I got inside and ordered my dinner and sat down at a table closer to the bar well more accurately a little farther from the speakers as it gets loud in here when they start karaoke which now starts at 7:30 instead of 9:30. Well Michelle from Gresham came over and joined me looks like she got here before me this week and saw me come in. she had already eaten so we talked a little as I ate. It was about 7:45 when Jan & Lynn showed up so we had 4 at our table, yes, they got rid of the big, long tables that sat 10 and put small tables in with 4 chairs for Covid. It was a little after 8 when Lauri showed up so she pulled another chair over and we got cozy. Now you may ask why I listed Michelle from Gresham and that is because we had another Michelle from Long View show up tonight a few minutes later. I met her once before at least 1 ½ years ago but good to see her again. Yes, we use to list the Michelle’s from where they were as at 1 time, we had 7 girls in our group named Michelle and there were times we could have 5 of them out at an event. I think Michelle was our most popular name in the group at one time.

A little after 9 Renee showed up, she is one of our newer members, well she has been a member for a little while but Monday was her first Zoom meeting where she met people and she came out tonight to meet us. It was great to meet her in person and get to know her a little which was hard as I said with karaoke it was loud and hard to hear unless you were right next to the person. About 9:30 Laura M showed up with her girlfriend, it was great to see her again also. It is still hard to think some of these girls I have not seen for more than 1 ½ years because of the Covid shutdowns, it is so wonderful we are getting back to normal. Now again I had planned on just getting dinner and staying long enough to see who came but in the end again this week it was after 11:30 when I said my goodbyes and left. It was a fun evening. Now I am looking forward to some Susan time Sunday and our zoom meeting on Monday, yes right now I am getting 4 days a week and 3 right in a row.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog, a little longer then normal and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

July 11, 2021 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, friends, Starbucks | , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner with friends at Outback

Well it is Wednesday and I get to go out with my friends for dinner tonight. I got home at 4:45 and started getting ready. now all day I have been thinking about tonight and yes, I wanted to wear heels well my ankle boots with 3″ heels and panty hose, something I have not done in a while and I kind of knew how I wanted my makeup to look which really helps. I was starting my makeup about 5 when Julie texted me, she was going tonight and wanted to know if I would pick her up and of course the answer was yes, it is way more fun going with someone and this gave Julie and me a chance to talk in the car which I love so I texted her back I would be there around 6 of course this would mean leaving y house by 5:30 so I had 30 minutes to do my makeup and get dressed. It was about 5:25 and I was all ready except for my dress and hair so not it was time to pick out my dress and with the way I did my makeup and of course my ankle boots my favorite dress for this look is my black and gold dress. I took one final look in the mirror and was happy so out the door I went to get in my car and head for Julie’s house. Now a side note as I write this blog I noticed and posted my pictures it turns out I wore the same dress I did last week to Southland Whiskey Kitchen, wow I hope Barb and Melissa don’t notice.

I got to Julie’s house just at 6and went in, she had texted me the door was open. Julie had just finished getting ready and was coming down the stairs. It was so wonderful to see her again. We talked for a couple minutes and then we were off as it is 23 miles and we have to go through Portland and out the tunnel on hwy 26 and there is always traffic so we were hoping we wouldn’t be late. Now it is so nice to have Julie in the car with me to talk to as it makes the drive so much more fun. Now if you had told me 15 years ago, I would be going over to someone house to pick them up as Susan and go out to dinner I would have thought you were crazy, when I first started going out, I didn’t want anyone to see what cat I got in or out of for fear they would track it and figure out who I was. We had a wonderful drive and we hit no traffic, I think the most o slowed down to was 50 and as it turns out we got to the Outback Steak house by a little after 6:30 so we sat in the car for a little bit and just talked. It was about 6:50 when we got out of the car and walked in. We were checking the reservation for Jennifer when she walked in and right behind her was Barb so we had 4 of the 5 of us here already. We were shown to our table and it was the same table Julie and I had back on May 14th the day I flew home from Las Vegas and Julie picked me up at the airport and we went to dinner here.

Melissa showed up right at 7 of course she had the shortest drive. We sat and talked for a while before we ordered. Now I did order a steak dinner with mashed potatoes but I did have a salad with it as I am trying to eat healthier. Our waiter was wonderful by the way, always referred to us as ladies. We had a wonderful dinner and yes, the food was awesome, a little more pricy as my dinner was about $25 plus tip but I would highly recommend the Outback if you wanted a nice steak dinner. Now we did talk a little about next week and I will host the zoom meeting on Monday but will not be able to make the Wednesday night dinner as my family comes into town on Tuesday for my mom’s funeral so I will be dealing with that next week. Yes, not something I am looking forward to as it really does make it final that she is gone. It has been hard as there are certain things that come up that really make me think about this like this coming Sunday. We always spent Sundays together at my house and this will be July 4th so it is also a holiday. By the way happy 4th of July to everyone, may you have a wonderful day as we celebrate the birth of our nation and I think the best nation in the world, here is a link to Lee Greenwoods song God Bless the USA and yes this is how I feel about it. here is another great link to a video about our national anthem the Star-Spangled banner, it is a little longer video but well worth the 11 minutes to watch it, sorry got a little off track.

After dinner we sat and talked and had a wonderful time and we talked till a little after 9 which is when they close but they let us sit there. Well as we left several of the ladies at the front all wished us a good night calling us ladies and inviting us back which is always a good feeling. Outside we all said our goodnights and then Julie and I got in my car and off we went. The drive back to Julie’s house was nice and yes, we talked more. I really enjoy the Wednesday night dinner and being able to share the drive with Julie makes it special. We talked on the way hoe and we both like the zoom meeting as over the last year it really helped keep our group together and even helped a few new girls make their first outing s to speak but the being able to meet in person and spend time together is so much better as it gives you that personal connection and we have all missed that.

We got to Julie’s house just about 10 and I dropped her off and then headed for home, what a wonderful evening it was. Now I do have to be to work early tomorrow as in 5:30 am so it will be a short night but so worth it. now I am looking forward to the weekend as I actually get a 3-day weekend so there will be a lot of Susan time. I do have some things I need to do on Saturday morning, and Sunday I have been invited to a BBQ but it is early in the day as fireworks have been banned so I should be home by 2 and so I will also have Sunday afternoon and evening as Susan and probably most of the day Monday.

I want to wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July, America’s birthday.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

July 3, 2021 Posted by | Dinner out, friends | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Thursday May 13th and the 3rd full day in Las Vegas as Susan

Well it is Thursday and day 3 of being Susan full time in Las Vegas. I got up about 9 and started getting ready. Cassandra hast to do some work today so she won’t even start getting ready till at least 2pm. I texted Peggy and Veronica to see what they were going to do and Peggy was just going to relax but Veronica wanted to walk around the Forum Shops so I told her I would meet her at 11:30. I took my time and yes, I did my makeup look how I want it to look tomorrow when I fly home, kind of a practice look and yes it includes false eye lashes.

I was ready by a little after 11 and went down to meet Veronica. We started off in a little shop on the edge of the casino where Peggy bought a couple cute tops yesterday. I did try on a couple things but didn’t buy anything although I did break my face mask so I had to run up to my room really quick which turned out really good as I got to ride down in an elevator with 7 girls all in their early 20’s heading for the pool and we talked a little on the way down.

Veronica and I walked over to the Forum shops and spent about 1/2 Hours walking around window shopping and talking. I did get Veronica to get a few pictures of me. It was such a relaxing time and there were a lot of people here o am guessing doing the same thing as you didn’t see many people with bags. It was about 2 when we headed back to out rooms to rest and clen up as we are going to walk the strip later today and try and play a little blackjack in each of Caesar’s properties.

Cassandra was ready a little after 4 so we all met downstairs, Veronica, Peggy, Cassandra and me and we walked over to the LINQ to start there but they only had a few Blackjack tables open and all were full so we went to Oshae’s casino and all their tables were closed so we were striking out. we walked next door to Harrah’s ad found a blackjack table we could all sit at, a $25 table but we had agreed to play as a team. We all bought in with $300, bet $25 per hand and at the end put it all together and split it 3 ways, Peggy is not a blackjack player. Well we played for about 40 minutes and in the end, we had $880 split 3 ways so we only lost less than $7 each. We walked over to Flamingo and found a table and did the same thing and again played about 40 minutes and stopped to go get dinner and this time we had $940 so we each won about $13 so we were ahead.

We went to Carlos’n Charlies and got dinner; it is a Mexican food place but I had a cheeseburger. Now at the table next to us was a group of 5 woman and 2 men and they were having a blast, drinking frozen drinks of some kind that were in a glass that was a few feet tall and cheering each other on to see who could drink it the fastest and they were having a blast, well soon they had talked Cassandra into racing one of them so we all cheered and took pictures. One of the men wanted a picture with Cassandra and of course I had to get a picture with all of them. We had a blast. Another of our girls showed as we were finishing so we headed back to the Blackjack tables with 4 of us each buying in for $300 and played teams. We played about 30 minutes till the table turned cold and left with a little over $1300 so we each won about $26. By now Jessie had shown up so we all walked over to the Cromwell casino and found a blackjack table we could all play at but this time we just played for ourselves instead of as a team. We actually played here for a while as we were all doing well. Cassandra talked Jessie into playing, it was a $15 table so she gave her $15 to bet and if she won, she gave Cassandra her money back and could keep the rest and play. She played maybe 30 minutes and walked away with over $100 so she was happy.

We walked back over t the Flamingo and played some more there and every time we bought in with $300 cash as we wanted them to record us buying in with cash. I won a little money ate each place which was nice as the first 2 days I was here I lost $500 and I need to win it back. We played cashed in our chips and then bought back in to boost our player status. Cassandra wasn’t to play n the high limit area so about 11pm I walked back over to Caesars. They had some of the tables upfront open and did have a couple $15 tables so I sat down at the one on the end. There were 4 other people playing including the young man next to me who was probably ear 20’s and had 3 of his friends behind him cheering him on. He was betting anywhere from $15 to as high as $100 when his friends would get him to bet big. Now I could tell this was their first time playing as they were making a lot of mistakes. But he was also getting 10’s an 11’s. Well his friends talked him into betting ½ which was almost $100 and he got an 11 and the dealer had a 6 so I finally told him he could double down and he asked me what that was so I explained it to him and he put the rest of his money in and the dealer went bust and he won and they all thanked me. The very next hand he got a pair of 8’s against a dealer 5 so I told him to split and he got another 8 and split again. Well he ended up with an 18, 21 that he doubled on, and a 155 and the dealer went bust. As I said he was getting really good hands an after about 10 hands he had over $1,000 and he cashed out and thanked me for the help. I also won but only $135. Well I cashed out and went to see if Cassandra had come back yet and I found her at a $50 table and she was up I think as she had a pole of chips Infront of her but I don’t know what she bought in for so I stood and talked with her as she played.

Well I got thinking and this is my last night here and I did win back most of what I lost so o decided to play at the $50 table. Remember I look for the lowest tables as I play for fun and really don’t expect to win a lot and hopefully loose to much. Well I started off with a couple wins and just kept slowly going up. I played maybe 45 minutes to am hour till Cassandra said she was going to quit while she was ahead and she cashed in so I did to. My $300 buy in was $575. Well next thing I know Cassandra is betting again so I stood and watched her ply and lose the $800 she was up and pull more money out and keep playing. She got back up to where she had over $1400 but again I don’t know what she started with or how much she put in but it was 12:30am now and I needed to go to bed as I have to be up early to get ready as Susan and then pack all my stuff up and be to the airport by 11:30 as my flight home is at 1:45 and I want at least 2 hours as I am flying home as Susan, yes my first time flying as Susan. I am really looking forward to this.

I went and cashed in all my chips, I had bought in $300 at the $15 table and $300 at the $50 table and when I cashed in, I had $957 in chips so I did well tonight and I should be positive for the trip. I won’t know till I add up the things I paid cash for but o m thinking I won about $100 which is good after being down $500. Yes, I keep track of my money, always have and always will as I think that is important if you gamble.

I got up to my room and it turns out they didn’t clean my room today and that is the second day in a row so I was a little unhappy but I sis have one bath towel left and a washcloth so I will be fine. I did pack up some of my stuff before bed leaving out just the clothes I would wear tomorrow and my makeup so it should be quick in the morning. I washed off my makeup the best I could and went to bed. It has been a fun and fast week.

Stay safe and be happy and thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

May 14, 2021 Posted by | friends, Las Vegas, Out and about as Susan | , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday May 12th and my second day as Susan in Las Vegas

Well it is Wednesday May 12th and my second full day as Susan in Las Vegas. I got up at 7:30 and opened my curtain and looked our and it looks beautiful outside, it is supposed to be in the mid 90’s which is hot for me. I love the 75 to 80 degrees and as it gets hotter than that Susan tends to melt a little but I will take it over the cold and rain of the winter.

I started getting ready and I really di love these types of vacations living as Susan as it feels complete, now I am not talking about transitioning. I am talking about Susan having her chance to be full and complete. My male side gets time all the time to express himself completely for several days in a row and Susan seems just like a distraction but she really is more than that she is a big if not biggest part of me. To give her a few days r a week to be fully out really makes me feal complete.

Now I took my time and did a dark smokey eye look and yes bright red lipstick which I normally wouldn’t do during the day but with having to wear masks no one really sees my lips. Now our plans for today was a little shopping, Veronica’s daughter is getting married on Saturday so she will fly out on Friday to go to the wedding and fly back to Lad Vegas on Sunday but she wants a new dress for the wedding. Peggy was going to meet me in my room a little after 10 and then we would meet Veronica at 10:30 and g shopping. Now my normal routine is to do my makeup, then get dressed, and then finally jewelry and hair, I have done it this way for many years. It was almost 10 and I was still working on my makeup but I stopped and got dressed because Peggy could be here any time now and it was a good thing as it wasn’t long after I started back on my makeup when Peggy knocked on my door so I let her in. of course I didn’t have my hair on yet. I finished my lips and got my wig and we talked for a little bit till it was time to go meet Veronica. Now as we were leaving and walking through the casino, I realized I had forgotten mascara as I do that right before I do my lipstick. Now with the dark smokey eye makeup I am sure my lashes won’t be that noticeable but I knew and through the day I kept thinking about it as Susan was not complete.

We went to the fashion mall right on the Las Vegas strip and started at Dillard’s. Now our plan was to get her a few dresses to try on and as she did that Peggy and I would look for more dresses for her and bring them to her. we also had Macy’s and Nordstrom’s we can look at and so we started. We walked around the dress section and Peggy was a big help as she had a good idea what would look good or bad even before she tried it on. We found a couple dresses and Veronica went off to try them on while Peggy and I looked for more. Now I don’t know all the names of the styles I just know what I like. Well the first dress she tried which was really cute fir her perfectly and the waist kind of flared a little and the length was to just below her knees but also was a little longer on the 4 corners, yes, I know dresses don’t have corners but that was the best way I could describe it. she looked beautiful and Peggy agreed and Veronica loved the color and fit so we actually found a dress pretty quick.

We did walk down the mall and went to Macy’s to look at shoes and jewelry. Now we didn’t find any shoes but did find some jewelry. We left here and did stop at a DSW to look and again. We found a lot of cute shoes but nothing in Veronica’s size, Peggy did find a couple pairs she bought. Now it was back to the hotel. Veronica and Peggy took their stuff up to their room and I went to mine as it was way more important for me as I needed to put mascara on as it has bothered me all day. I texted Cassandra to see where she was and she was at Margaritaville with another of out girls and 2 of her friends Jessie and her partner Laura. They were on their way home from Hawaii and flew in to spend a few days with her. now I have met Jessie as she used to work at the Escape. Well Peggy and I walked over and joined them on the upper outside patio overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Now it was about 96 degrees out but at least our table had an umbrella so we were mostly in the shade but we had a great view of the strip. We sat here with them for about 1 ½ hours just talking but the sun got down to where the umbrella wasn’t helpful anymore and we started to get hot and they were going to close the patio as we were the only ones up here so we called it for the day. Peggy Cassandra and I walked back to Caesars to meet Veronica for dinner at Gordon Ramsey pub and grill.

We were able to get in about 6:15 and were seated. Now this is a high-end restaurant. Now our waiter came over and took our drink order and addressed us as sir (Peggy was in the bathroom at this point) which kind of surprised me. I told him I would start off with water till my meal and Veronica and Cassandra ordered drinks. Peggy came back and we talked for a little while. Our waiter came back to get our food order and again addressed us as sir. Now he took our order and never asked Peggy if she would like a drink or me for that matter and I was fine with water but it was the fact he didn’t even check. As a matter of fact as Cassandra was trying to order what sides she wanted on her pub burger he was kind of walking away and Cassandra had to call him back to make sure her order was correct. The food was really good which I knew it would be as we have eaten here before but we were all unhappy with our waiter and the service he gave us and he continued to address us as sir every time he came over. We noted this in the tip we left as we all tend to tip well, 25% or more nut I think we all left 10% tonight and we even thought about not leaving a tip at all. Yes, the food was great but we were all unhappy with the way we were treated.

We went out into the casino and Veronica, Cassandra and I went to find a blackjack table, Peggy went up to the room as she is not a big gambler. We found a table ($25) that we could all sit at. I bought in with $300 which sounds like a lot but it really is only 12 hand at $25 a hand plus the more you buy in with helps your player card as they always record what you buy in for but don’t always get extra money you cash in. always buy in with the most you want to gamble you don’t have to spend it all but you get credit for it.

Now as you know the last 2 nights were not good for me, I lost $200 on Monday night and $300 last night so I was going to be a little more careful tonight. Now as we played what I would do is every other and I won I would put that in my purse and this was for 2 reasons, one I wanted to make sure I didn’t lose the whole $300 but also, I didn’t want them to know how much of my $300 I left with. We played about an hour and Cassandra called it a night as she had lost a lot but managed to get back to where she was only $100 down. Veronica and I kept playing. Now sometimes my chops got low and I stopped putting in my purse to build it back up but as soon as I could I started putting chips back in my purse. I played about 2 hours till I lost the last of my chips on the table so I called it a night and left veronica at the table as she still had chips.

O walked over to the cashier and there was a long line, about 20 people so it was slow but the lady behind me started talking with me which was nice. We just chatted about the hotel, casino and food and how we liked Las Vegas, she comes here several times a year with her friends it was really nice just chatting with her as we moved up in the line. Finally it was my turn and I pulled out my chips hoping I didn’t lose too much and to my surprise I cashed out $425 so I actually won some of my money back. It was after 11 when I headed up to my room for the night. It was a fun day and if you noticed forgot to get pictures today. I have 1 more day in Las Vegas as Susan and then my big day as I fly home as Susan on Friday.

Stay safe and be happy and don’t let others make you feel bad about yourself. Thanks for reading my blog and be sure and read my most recent blog to see what is new in my life.

May 13, 2021 Posted by | friends, Las Vegas, shopping | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

%d bloggers like this: