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Wednesday night dinner

Just a quick note, there is still time to sign up to go on our Mexican Cruise, October 13 to 20 2018. We have 28 signed up right now let’s see if we can get 30. . For more information check out our web page or contact me.

It is Wednesday and our group is going out for dinner at McMenamines Ringlers Pub but first a side note. Today at work I was signing for a delivery and the lady making the delivery told me how nice my nails looked which made me feel good, then a few hours later I had my 6-month dental appointment and as I was checking in the young lady behind the counter told me how beautiful my nails were and asked if they were my nails or acrylic. I smiled and thanked her and told her my nails were in horrible shape and that they had acrylic on to help them look better. She said it really made a difference and they looked great. Now I have had people notice them before but it was just funny that twice in such a short time. Now I know people notice them but really very few have said anything about them. Well back to dinner tonight.

Now it was a rush to make it on time as I said earlier I had a dentist appointment at 4 and they were running late so it was about 5:30 when I got home and started getting ready. Now tonight was one of my faster times getting ready, yes, I was ready and out the door by a little after 6, might be a personal record for getting ready. I got downtown at 6:30 and found a parking spot right across the street. I got inside and Cassandra and Peggy were already there. It was wonderful to see Peggy out again and yes, she had brought aa cake as today is Cassandra’s birthday. We would have a lot of cake tonight as Melissa and I had talked about it being Cassandra’s last night for a while so we decided to get her a cake and gift card and Melissa was picking it up. Cassandra is taking a break and also stepping down from the day to day running of the group. She has put so much time and effort into the group and really made it what it is today. Now we talked and waited for others to show up.

Melissa and her wife were the next to arrive and yes, they had a big cake also, so much for my diet. Barb and Lori also showed up so we had 7 of us here tonight. Now we started off with appetizers and I ordered the Scooby Snacks and they were awesome. Scooby snacks are mini corndogs. We had a nice time chatting before we ordered dinner and for dinner I had a Caesar salad. I figured I should have something healthy before we had cake. Now our waitress was incredible tonight, well really, we have always been treated great here but our waitress was so much fun, she even took a few group pictures of us with Cassandra in the middle as tonight it really was all about Cassandra. She really has brought us all together into almost a family. It really will be different with her not coming out as much. I have made so many wonderful friends over the years and some of them are my closest friends, I really hope they know how much they mean to me.

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May 19, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape

It is Saturday and I am going to the Escape tonight to see my friends. I am hoping for a good turnout tonight as in a way it is a going way for Cassandra. She is taking a break from going out so much as she has gone out 3 or more times a week for more then 10 years. She is also stepping down from running our group the Rose city t-girls. I call it our group as it is but Cassandra was the one who founded it, started it, got it to grow and made it the best T-girl group around. She has a personality and a way of talking to someone for just a short time and they are a friend. She really has lived and breathed this group for over 10 years and we all understand her need to step away. Melissa, Kate, Julie and I are going to step in and do are best to run the group but we will never be able to replace her even with 4 of us. Cassandra is not going away she will still be around just not coming out as much. So, for members of our group if you have ideas please look to the Administrator page and contact one of the Admins. Trust me running a group like this is a huge thing and we will need all your help. Any way this will be Cassandras last Saturday night out and this Wednesday will be her last dinner for a while so if you are in the group please make every effort to come out to dinner this week.

Just a quick note, there is still time to sign up to go on our Mexican Cruise, October 13 to 20 2018. We have 28 signed up right now let’s see if we can get 30. . For more information check out our web page or contact me.

Now I wanted to get to the Escape early as I wanted to work on my blog from Thursday night dinner with Charlene and her wife and also my trip to the nails salon. My goal was to be there by 5, well I didn’t make it as it took a little longer getting ready. It was just before 5:30 when I got there and to my surprise Cassandra was already there. She came early and was on her computer in her favorite chat room. Now I know some may not understand why she like to go into chat rooms and that is okay as it is not for everyone, what matters is she enjoys it and that makes it wonderful. No different than my going to Starbucks for a few hours as Susan, just something I enjoy. That is what makes us all unique and wonderful. We can all be different in ways and yet be friends. Well I set up my computer and ordered dinner, a burger as they have really wonderful Burgers here. When my order came I was thinking I really didn’t think this out as I had a burger last night when I had dinner with Charlene and her wife and if I do get to go out to Starbucks tomorrow I usually go get a burger after that before I go home and that would make 3 nights in a row having a hamburger.

I was just finishing my burger and about half way through writing my blog when Charlene showed up, it was great she could make it out again tonight. Her wife didn’t make it as they had been out all-day shopping and left their dog alone all day in their RV so she didn’t want to leave the dog alone for that long, after all pets are more like family. Kate showed up and it was great to see her and I introduced Kate and Charlene and the 3 of us sat and talked. Now the interesting thing is even though Kate lives here in Portland and Charlene in Eastern Washington Kates job has her work over there sometimes and it turns out Charlene and Kate know a lot of the same people from their work. It really is a small world. It is amazing how many times you find you have people in common that do not know about this side of your life. Michelle and Bobbie also showed up so it was looking like we would have a good turnout. Now the softball team the Escape sponsors was doing a fund raiser, bingo so I bought a ticket and all of us played. Cassandra was the only on from our table to win but it was fun.

Sandy from up by Olympia showed up, she was down here working and stopped by for a little while to see Cassandra on her last Saturday night. It was really great to see her again. Last time I saw her was when we did our dinner at City Grill in early February. Same thing as she had been in town and stopped in to see us before driving home, she didn’t stay for dinner that night. Same as tonight as she hast to drive home tonight so she will not stay long but still great to see her. I really love going out with my friends but the night is just a little better when you see friends that don’t come out as often. We also had another girl from our group here tonight so it was going to be a good turnout.

Karaoke started and of course it gets loud and hard to talk but still fun. I tried to talk Charlene into singing but no luck, yes, I am the one who tries to get others to sing when I won’t do it myself. It was getting late and Charlene called it a night, it was sad to see her leave but I know we will get together again. Lauri also showed up, as I have said before she is our late-night girl as she does not make it out much before 9:30. I was talking to her and I don’t know why I turned around and Bob and his girlfriend Lori came in. I thing the last time I saw Bob was 2 or 3 years ago at one of the Halloween Parties. It was so wonderful to see him again. We met him when we went to Easy Street (which isn’t there any more) and that would have been 2010 I think. We hit it of with him and he has been in our group ever since. He is a pool player and that was how we met. He had seen in the group it was Cassandra’s last Saturday night so he also came out. I think we found the secret to getting girls out so every Saturday from now on will be Cassandra’s last night out. I got to talk with them for a while it was a really wonderful night out tonight.

I was talking with Lauri about our group and she was having trouble joining, lack of a picture which we require. Well I took her picture and we used my computer to set her up as a member and then I approved her so now all she hast to do is go to her e-mail and activate her account. Now the funny thing is setting up her account I learned I have been misspelling her name in all my blogs, funny not the name I would have thought I would miss spell, yes, she spells it Lauri. Well it was loud and we wanted to talk so once again we moved into the other room where it is a little less noisy. We spent about 30 or 40 minutes talking before we called it a night. It was 11:15pm another late night but so much fun and I got to see some of my friends I don’t see as much. As I have said many times Susan is really blessed with wonderful friend, more like family. Thanks to all of you as you really have made my life wonderful.

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May 14, 2018 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday night dinner at Mothers Bistro

It is Wednesday and our group is going to dinner at Mother’s Bistro. I have been here a couple times before and it is really a nice place with wonderful food. Now I always look forward to Wednesday night dinners as I get time as Susan but more than that I get to go out with my friends and that makes the night special. I got ready early as I wanted to be downtown by 6:30 as that would give me time to find parking and get to Mothers Bistro by 7. I was right on schedule and on my way by 6. I got downtown and as I came around the corner there was a parking spot right in front of the door. I couldn’t believe my luck. I parked and saw Veronica and Cassandra right by the door. Turns out Veronica was parked right in front of me and Cassandra the first car around the corner.

We went in and they were not as busy as the last few times we have come here. Cassandra had called and got a reservation as we have 8 coming tonight. We were early so we got a small table in the bar area and waited for others to show up. We talked for a while and the waiter said our table was ready so we moved into the dinning room area as I said they were not as busy this time. This really is a nice place to go for dinner. Our waitress came over and she was the same one we have had the last 2 times I have been here and she is wonderful. We got some drinks and an appetizer as we waited.

By 7 other girls started to show up, Jeanie, Barb, Melissia, Kate, Danelle, and Teri so we actually had 9 of us here tonight. I have met Danelle a couple times before but it was a few years back she came to dinner way back when we were going to the House of Louie. She is really nice and I hope she comes out more. Teri is also really nice I met her once before a few months back when she came out to the Escape, she lives up north near Seattle so a little harder for her to get out with the group but always happy when she does.

We all ordered dinner and had a wonderful time talking. It was a wonderful night as always and it went so fast. It was after 9 before we knew it and they close at 9 but never said a word to us. Now at the end we were all telling jokes, some good and some well not so good. Any way our waitress told us a joke and a couple other employees came over and shared their jokes with us. It was a really fun social evening out. Kate was trying to get a picture of us at the table and our waitress came over and took a picture of all of us at the table. It was about 9:30 when we all left, what a fun night.

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May 12, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape

Yes, once again it is Saturday and I am going to get to spend the evening with my friends at the Escape. I really love my time as Susan and the time I spend with my friends so it is an awesome night when I get to do both. Now my goal was to start early and hopefully be to the Escape by 5 as I have been busy and falling behind on my blogs. I have always tried to write my blog the next day and that has not happened the last couple weeks. I was out of the shower and just getting ready to start my makeup and something came up and it delayed me for almost an hour so needless to say I didn’t get to the Escape till 6:30.

I got there and went in and guess who was there, Kelli, it was so wonderful to see her again as it has been over a year. She actually went to Diva Las Vegas a few years back with us. It was great to talk with her for a little while. Cassandra was also there early so for once I was not the first to arrive. I ordered dinner and got out my computer.

It wasn’t long and Kate showed up as did Jan & Lynn so we had a good turnout and it was just 7 pm. Now Kelli couldn’t stay long as she was picking someone up at the airport and that was why she was in town. Now we started talking about our Mexican Cruise this October as we are all going. Now as Cassandra set this all up she gets an update on how many are going so we were looking at stateroom bookings. Now it turns out my stateroom is right next to Cassandra and Julie is just the other side of Cassandra’s. on the other side of my room two doors down will be Jan & Lynn and across the hall from me is Kate and across the hall from Julie is Robin so we have 5 staterooms really close to each other and of course we have others going that are on other levels or further down from us. We actually have 28 who have booked staterooms but we all have till the end of July to pay so we may lose a few. We are all looking forward to it, it will be my first cruise and as with Diva Las Vegas I am doing the whole trip as Susan which includes flying down and back which I have always wanted to do.

Narcist also showed up, she is not actually a member of our group but she has been coming out more regular to the Escape. We also had another girl show up so we had a good turnout tonight. Now as it got later it got busier and that is always fun as I really like to see all the different people here. Karaoke started and it is fun to listen to the singing but it makes it hard to talk. It was almost 10 when Lori showed up, as I always say she is our late-night girl. It was good to see her out again. She is also not a member but I am still trying to get her to join our group as it really is a wonderful group.

It was getting late and after 10 and I was thinking of leaving but again we were talking about our cruise so Cassandra, Jan, Lynn, Kate and I went into the back room so we could talk more. We are looking at the port excursions to see what we might like to do. We probably spent 45 minutes or more talking about this and the cruise, as I said we are all looking forward to it. By the way I have my passport now so that is one less thing I have to do for the cruise.

It was a fun night and it was after 11 when I paid my bill and said my goodbyes before calling it a night and heading for home. Thanks for reading and be sure and see what’s new on my most recent blog.

May 8, 2018 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thursday night dinner with Cassandra & Melissa

Okay it is Thursday night and I am getting together with Melissa and Cassandra for dinner to work on our web site and mainly our e-mail. Okay a trip down memory lane, our group was really started as a Yahoo group back in November of 2007 By Cassandra when she was going out but didn’t know if other T-girls would be out. Well she came up with the idea of having a group where t-girls could post when they were going out or see where others were going. I joined the group in in Early 2008 and it was the best thing that could have happened to me. I made so many wonderful friends and it opened up the world to me going out as Susan. Now as with everything change comes and Yahoo groups changed and I am sure Yahoo thought it was for the better but for what our group wanted it was not. Also, with all the changes going on with Yahoo and the fact we had seen so many things Yahoo had close down we were worried about what would happen. So, in the spring of 2016 several of us started talking about options for our group and there were, few but what we wanted was something we could control so we decided to look into creating our own web site and we did. Our web site Rosecitytgirls.com went live in July 2016 and we now have 184 members of our group. In the fall of 2017 we wanted more control and we moved it to a new server and Melissa took over maintaining the web site and she has done a wonderful job. Tonight, is the last part moving our e-mail to the Gmail server. Now right now just Cassandra, Melissa, Julie and I have email set up through our web site.

We were meeting at the Escape at 6 for dinner and to work on the e-mail switch and the web site. I was ready a little before 5 and was on my way. Now it normally takes me 15 minutes to get to the Escape but that is on a Saturday evening, tonight there was rush hour traffic and I didn’t get there till 5:45. Cassandra was already there on her computer so I set mine up and ordered dinner. Melissa showed up at 6 and she sat between us so we could both see what she was doing. Now as I said Melissa ahs done a wonderful job and it didn’t take her long to get us all set up and switched over and it was nice as I learned a little about how e-mail works behind the scene.

We had a nice dinner and a fun evening and got a lot done and I think we have a really wonderful web site. We also talked about some things we want to work on for the web site, Melissa has some wonderful ideas and the fact it is ours and we control it we can do what ever we want. It was amazing how fast the night went by and soon it was 9pm. We got a lot down but it was time to call it a night. I got home and was getting ready for Bed and Julie texted me this picture from Diva Las Vegas when we had dinner at the Bahama Breeze and I thought it was cute so I had to include it. Thanks Julie.

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May 6, 2018 Posted by | crossdressing, Dinner out, Escape Bar & Grill | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner at Who Song & Larry’s

It is Wednesday and we are going to Who Song & Larry’s, this is always a fun place to go. I always look forward nit just to going out with my friends but the time I take getting ready. I really can’t explain why I so enjoy doing my makeup and getting dressed. I enjoyed my time getting ready and soon was on my way. I got to Who Song & Larry’s and it took me a little while to find a parking spot, looks like they are busy tonight. I finally found a parking spot and was on my way in when Cassandra texted me she had just parked. We went in and they were busy but luckily it was a warm day and they had their patio open and that is where most people wanted to sit so we were able to get a table inside.

Cassandra and I got a table for 8 right in the middle of the room and waited for others to show up. Of course, we ordered their bean di which is awesome to go with their tortilla chips. I really could make a meal out of this alone. Barb showed up a little before 7 and Melissa and her wife a few minutes later so we had 5 of us for dinner tonight. Now our waiter, I think his name is Chris is the same waiter who waited on us last time we were here and he remembered us. We have always been treated wonderful here. Now we were ready to order or at least we thought. For as long as we have been coming here they have had daily specials and Wednesday’s were all you can eat Enchilada’s. Well turns out they don’t have them anymore so we all had to look at the menu so it took a little longer to order. I ended up ordering Chicken Fajita tonight.

We had a wonderful dinner and wonderful conversation. T was a relaxing dinner and we stayed here till almost 9:30 before calling it a night. Mow tomorrow night Cassandra, Melissa and I are meet for dinner at the Escape and we are going to work on our web page, Rosecitytgirls.com and also change are e-mails. Since we own our own domain for the web site Cassandra and I have an e-mail through our domain and we are switching it over to be hosted on Gmail server. I think Melissa and Julie are also going to get an e-mail this way.

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May 4, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out, who song & larry | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saturday night at the Escape

It is Saturday and I am going to the Escape tonight, it has been 3 weeks as we missed 2 Saturdays as we were at Diva Las Vegas. We had a blast there so I thought I would give a few recommendations before I go on. We stayed at the Four Queens hotel casino downtown, awesome place. We were treated wonderful and they really want us to come back next year. The Hoover Dam tour, really fun and we had a great time and were treated wonderful. PF Chang at Planet Hollywood Great food and we were treated wonderful. Bahama Breeze awesome place, a must if you are in Las Vegas. For golfing the club at Sunrise and also Wild horse golf club where awesome and a good choice for a round of golf. Now there were a lot of fun things we did and had fun at all and were treated wonderful every place we went but these stuck out in my mind.

Back to tonight, I started getting ready about 4 as I wanted to get out as early as I could. I took my time and tonight I wore my wine-colored dress and of course I did a different lipstick to match my dress. I was on my way by a little after 5 and got to the Escape at 5:30, the good thing about getting here so early is parking is not an issue and it gives me a little time on my computer as I wait for other girls to show up. I ordered dinner and got out my computer but I didn’t have long to wait. Kate was the first to show up she had been out all day and had gone to a Gem show. She is sending most of the weekend as Kate. We talked for a few minutes about Diva Las Vegas and she had a lot of fun, I think she will go again next year. Cassandra showed up next and Kimberly right after her and so did Melissa so we had 5 of us here by 6. Seems we are getting out earlier. Of course, we also go home earlier, I say it is because it gets so loud when karaoke starts and it gets busy not because we are getting older.

Now the 4 of us talked for a while and I still find it interesting the differences in people, we all have different points of views on some things even though we are all transgender and feel the same about this. There are always things that should be avoided, politics and religion are 2 that come to mind. I try never to bring those into conversations and try my best to keep them out of my blog. In Las Vegas 1 night I was sitting between someone who supported Trump on my left and someone who hated Trump on my right and when the one started to talk bad about Trump I could see the other one getting mad and I knew just what to do. I held my pretty nails out and asked the dealer what she thought. She smiled at me and told me how pretty they were and we started talking about nails and it actually got the other 2 people off the topic of politics and every thing was good again. So, this is my advice, remember you never know what others think and before you say something (especially something that is controversial) you might want to avoid it. The one thing I do know about politics is you will not change how the other one feels by attacking them or calling them names, as a matter of fact you probably won’t change their minds even with polite talk about it so really no point. Opps a little off track again but I do have blonde hair so I can get away with it.

Michelle also showed up and she also had fun at Diva Las Vegas, yes this really was a lot of the conversations tonight as most of us out tonight just got back from there. Laura M. and her girlfriend also showed up and it was good to see them. Laura got her phone stolen in Las Vegas, well maybe she lost it and the person who found it kept it but either way it was tracked to an apartment complex in Las Vegas. Sadly, the police do nothing about this as it happens so often and hard to track down. She got a new phone but couldn’t get it to work as they gave her the wrong SIM card so for the last couple days in Las Vegas she had no phone. Now it is funny as I can remember not having a cell phone and it was not an issue but once you give yourself to the cell phone you become so dependent on it. Other then my parents and my phone number I don’t know any one else’s, same way with e-mails addresses, you start typing their name and the phone pulls it all up and completes it for you. Texting, e-mails, photos, cameras, navigation and so much more. When you lose it you really are cut off from everything. Luckily, they got it fixed right after she got home, I really hope this never happens to me.

Cassie also showed up for a while as did Kim, now I met Kim once before but it was several years back so I didn’t remember a lot about her, yes, I am Blonde and I am using that again. It was nice to talk with her again and catch up. She doesn’t get out much, seems she was out at the Escape several months ago bit on a night I missed. She had met a few of the girls that night so she knew a few of them which always makes it easier. She is really nice and I hope she comes out more. She is not actually a member of our group but we encouraged her to join.

Now about 8:30 it started getting really busy which was nice as they had the air conditioner on and it was a little chilly tonight here and I am almost always warm. Of course, my dress didn’t cover most of my shoulders, ladies’ outfits are just not as warm as men’s but way cuter and more fun to wear. As it got busier it did get a little warmer inside. Karaoke started and it did get loud and it was hard to have conversations any more but it was fun to listen to the songs and even sing along with a few I really liked.

Some of the girls left earlier but I stayed till about 10:30 before I called it a night. Wow how things have changed as we use to not go out till 8 or 9 and we stayed till they closed down. It was a fun night and it was sad to see it come to an end. This week I will be out 3 times as we have our Wednesday night dinner and then Thursday we are getting our together to work on our web site. Melissa has done a wonderful job with it and has moved it all over to our new web server and now she is going to move our e-mail server. I know Cassandra and I have e-mails addresses at Rosecutytgirls.com and maybe Julie so once she moves it we will have to reconfigure our e-mail program. I think Melissa & Kate also want to set up an e-mail address there as I think it would be nice for all the administrator to have an e-mail address through our group. And then next Saturday night I will also be out again. Lots of Susan time which I enjoy.

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April 29, 2018 Posted by | Escape Bar & Grill, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wednesday night dinner at Bridgeport Brewing

It is Wednesday night and we are having dinner at Bridgeport Brewing. I have never been there so I was really looking forward to it. Now this makes the 14th day in a row I have been Susan, 12 days totally as Susan, a half day of Susan and then out for dinner as Susan, it has been a fun 2 weeks. I took my time getting ready as I still enjoy the time I spend becoming Susan, it is just so relaxing.

I got downtown Portland at 6:30 and found a parking spot a half block away. I go inside and Cassandra and Kate were already there. It was good to see them again, we had an awesome time in Las Vegas. We talked for a while and waited to see who else would show up. Barb showed up just before 7 so there were 4 of us for dinner. We had a nice dinner and talked about or trip to Diva Las Vegas, Kate had a video of our group playing our big hand of Blackjack, if you are not sure what I am talking about you should read my blog from our last night in Last Vegas. We all showed Barb some of our pictures, it was a fun night.

The food was really good and the staff was wonderful it really was a nice place to go and eat, I would recommend it for a nice night out. Now Kate took a few pictures so I had to post this of our group. Now I also got to hear about Kates trip home, she flew as Kate from Las Vegas to Portland and even had a picture of her on the plane. How fun is that. I have never flown as Susan but it is on my list of things to do and I am planning of Flying as Susan to LA when we go on our cruise in October, actually most of our girls are planning on flying down. It will be so much fun. It was after 9 when we called it a night. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoy my time out with my friends.

Now a little side note, I went to Panda Express Friday night to get dinner as my male self and the young lady who helped me noticed my nails when I paid. She told me I had beautiful nails and I thanked her. She then showed me her nails and told me she couldn’t have her nails done and work there. I told her that was to bad and then she said at least she new her toes were pretty which I thought was a funny comment. Any way I told her that evened it out as my fingers may look better but I bet she had prettier feet but all the time I was thinking about my pretty pink toe nails. Any way I just thought this was an interesting conversation.

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April 28, 2018 Posted by | Dinner out, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday and the drive home from Palm Springs to Portland

Well it is Sunday and we are driving hoe from Palm Springs to Portland as our wonderful vacation comes to an end. It really is sad as I know my days with my pretty nails are coming to an end. I got up at 2:30am to start getting ready, shower and full makeup all to become Susan for the ride home. Now I have gotten this question a lot why I would want to do all that do the makeup just to spend 16 hours in a car on a drive home. That is a good question and the only thing I can say is it is art of being Susan. When I first went to Diva Lasa Vegas in 2010 I decided I would be Susan, be female for the whole trip start to finish and in all my trips to Diva Las Vegas I have spent the whole trips as Susan. The only thing I take that is from my male life is my drivers license and a male credit card that matches my female credit card just in case I have an issue. This may not make sense to most butt for 12 days straight I am totally Susan, totally female. Now before you say anything no this is not leading up to me transitioning I am happy how I am in my life but for those 12 days I live as a female. That means always dressing as Susan and unfortunately for me I cannot go without makeup as I would look horrible so in this way I am at a disadvantage to females who can skip makeup and look fine. And so, I get up early and do my makeup just to ride in the car as at some point on a 16 hour drive I will have to get out of the car and then I will look my best. Now I will say I am not as fast or excited on day 11 at 2:30am getting ready as I was on the first day of the trip as it really is a lot of work to be female and look good.

I was all ready by 3:30am and Peggy, Cassandra and I were on our way. It is amazing how many cars are on the road in Palm Springs on a Sunday morning at this time. Now I did sleep a little early here and there till the sun came up but I was still tired as it has been a long, busy and fun week. I am so glad I have a couple more days off, one to rest and also to keep my nails a little longer.

We had a good drive home, Cassandra drove the whole way and I got to ride like a princess. We did stop a few times for food, gas and bathroom breaks and I got out of the car without a second thought about anything. I really wasn’t even thinking about how I looked well other than making sure my makeup was fine and not shiny. Really looking back on the whole week, I really didn’t think about being Susan or female other than when I dressed or touched up my makeup. When I was out or at the Blackjack table I was just me now yes when I bet or saw my hands I saw the pretty nails and every once in a while, my hair got in my face but I was just me. Several years back all I was thinking about when I was out, was how I was dressed, that I was out as a female. There was that excitement, fear, now I am just me and that really is a wonderful feeling. Sometimes I do miss the excitement I felt but the fact I will go any place now as Susan is a far better experience.

It was a beautiful drive home, sunshine all the way. Now this is the 7 time I have gone to Diva Las Vegas and only once I went by myself, way more fun going with Cassandra, Julie and Peggy. But if you think about it 16 hours down and 16 hours back and then the times we went through LA I figure over the last 10 years I have spent about 250 hours in a car as Susan with Cassandra. It has really given us a chance to talk and get to know each other. Susan really is a lucky lady to have such wonderful friends.

It was about 8pm when we got to Cassandra and Peggy’s house. We unloaded the car which trust me it is way easier to unload then load as it took some work to get everything in just right so we had room for all 3 of us, ladies do not travel light. My male self could have made this trip with one suitcase but Susan needed 2 big ones and a small duffle bag with makeup and changes for on the way down and back. Susan had 8 pairs of shoes with her and believe it or not I did not have the most luggage. But as a lady you never know what you might need. I also took 14 dresses (only wore 5 of them). One of the fun things of being Susan.

Once on packed I got my stuff in my car and said my goodbyes. It is sad as I have spent some wonderful time with Cassandra and Peggy over the week and I was on my way home. I got home a little after 9 and on packed all my stuff and now I make the Diva Las Vegas vacation over. All that is left is a day and a half of Susan time at home till Tuesday afternoon when I will get my nails done and then back to my male life and the first male clothes I will have put on in 12 days. From past experiences the shoes will feel heavy and the clothes ruff and boring but such is life.

Now I had to answer the big question I had, how did I do gambling. My goal is to have fun and hopefully break even, if I do that it was a good vacation. Well I counted all my money and I had $62 more than I left home with which may not seem like a lot but I spent about $200 in cash on food, golf and the Dam Tour and another $225 for my share of the gas down and back which means I won almost $500 at the tables over the week, Susan had fun.

Thanks for reading my blogs and following my Journey as Susan. Be sure and see what’s new on my most recent blog and catch up on any of my blogs you missed from Diva Las Vegas 2018.

Here is a picture from my trip.

April 24, 2018 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas, Diva Las Vegas 2018, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday and we leave Las Vegas to take Julie back to Palm Springs

It is Saturday and Diva Las Vegas is over for 2018 what a fun time we had but it is sad to see it come to an end. Now I was up late again last night but luckily, I didn’t have to get up as early today. I got up at 7:30 and started getting ready for the trip to Palm Springs. Cassandra and Julie were ready before me but then as they are traveling in male mode they didn’t have to do makeup. It was almost 9 when I was ready and we went down to check out. It has been a wonderful trip and everyone here at the Four Queens have been awesome. As we got off the elevator we ran in to Chris, he was the bell Hop who took our stuff up to our rooms a week ago and of course he remembered us. He asked how our golf tournament went and how we enjoyed our stay. He was so awesome. He even asked how many stayed here and told us if we could get 10 rooms we could get a group discount. He went to the counter and got us some information and a contact name to call next year.

Julie was checking out and the lady asked if she had a player’s card which she didn’t, then she told Julie she could get a discount (over 55) so Julie went and got a player’s card. Of course, Cassandra got hers out ad got the discount and she even gave it to me even though I am only 54 how awesome is this. She even used our comp dollars we had left over. I saved about $100 on my room and between the of us it was almost $500 because of the players card. Even last nights dinner we got a 2 for 1 and used some comp dollars. Really if you go to Las Vegas take advantage of the players card, tip though the smaller casinos I think are better for this as they don’t get the big gamblers so smaller gamblers are treated better. The lady who checked us out went way beyond by letting us know this as we would have paid our bills and been just as happy as we didn’t know. I can’t say enough about her. Cassandra was getting the car and another lady came out and gave me a card for the lady in charge of sales and again she thanked us for coming and told us she hoped we would be back nest year and told me to call the number and they could do a group rate all we needed was 10 rooms and it is like the cruise we are taking. Everyone books their room and just gives them the name we set up and they will all get the group rate. They really want us back next year and that is awesome.

Soon we were in the car and on our way, it was a 4-hour trip to Palm Springs. By the way here is a picture from last night of Julie and I when we played our $100 hand that I missed in my blog yesterday. It was a nice drive and we all talked about how much fun we had. We got to Palm Springs a little after 2 and it was hot, in the 90’s. Peggy and Trixie were waiting or us and it was good to see them again tomorrow Peggy, Cassandra and I will head back to Portland and Julie & Trixie will stay a couple more weeks before they come back to Portland.

We all talked and of course we told them all about our trip and they told us about all the fun they had, we were also texting pictures with them through the week so we already knew about most of what we all did. How did we survive before cell phones and texting? We had a nice afternoon.

Trixie made dinner for us, Chicken and potato’s and it was about 7 when we ate as we let it cool off a little (into the 80’s) so we could eat out on the patio. It was a really fun time. Now we were talking about our trip home and Cassandra wants to leave at 3:30am as she hast to work on Monday and doesn’t want to get home to late. I am off so I didn’t care of course to leave that early I have to get up at2:30am as it takes Susan longer to get ready. It is hard work being a lady but so worth it although I am looking forward to a few days of no Susan as my face needs a break from all these close shaves. After dinner we had some ice cream and talked a little more. It was about pm when we went to bed as it will be a short night.

It has been a wonderful trip and made all the more special with my friends, well they are more like family. I can’t imagine my life without them and I love them all. It has gone by so fast, it is hard to believe I have been Susan for 9 days straight and have had my pretty nails all that time. It will be so sad to have to go and remove the red polish and trim them back short on Tuesday which is only 3 days away.

Thanks for reading and be sure to see what’s new in Susan’s life on my most recent blog and be sure if you missed any of my blogs from Diva Las Vegas 2018 go back and read them.

April 23, 2018 Posted by | Diva Las Vegas, Diva Las Vegas 2018, Las Vegas, Out and about as Susan | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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