Saturday, July 28, 2007

Niki Rittenhouse took me to a Mets Game!!

Niki wanted to make sure that i saw Shea Stadium before the team moved next door. I sue have seen a lot of baseball games this summer!! What a good time. The Mets won.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I went to Denver with Tracy Bank!!

What a week! Tracy stopped by the Krispy Kreme donut shop on the way to the airport. You HAVE to stop when you see the the "hot" light on. It's a law or something (says Tracy). The guy who makes the donuts was kind enough to pose with me and Tracy as the hot tasty treats were being frosted. Of course, she had to bribe him by wearing a donut hat.

Ahhh! Relaxing with a nice meal and comfy seats. Tippy ONLY flies first class (Hee hee!). Our flight attendants were happy to pose with me in between pouring drinks.
Whheeeee! This is me, at 35,000 feet, somewhere over Kansas, I think!

Tracy flew into Baltimore/Washington Airport to pick up her daughter Gillian before heading back to Virginia where she lives. This area of Maryland is famous for the University of Maryland "Terrapin Turtle". FEAR IT!!

Tracy's daughter Gillian took care of me on the ride home. I really needed the comfort as the Washington, DC beltway is terrifying! Those crazy Virginia drivers!!

We all had breakfast at the historic "Double T" diner in Ellicot City, MD before heading home.

I had a great time on Tracy's vacation and I'm off to visit Jessica Lentini on her trip next week. See you then!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I went to Denver with Tracy Bank!!

Here I am at the Rho house at the University of Denver, collegiate home of some of our favorite Surfing Sisters
This is me with Larry, Babs' husband. He was true DZ husband, helping cart the "girls" to the Rho house for the party on the lawn.

See, I told the girls they'd have a great time! A nice green lawn, some shade, and the company of all those Rho sisters.

Ding, Dong! Anyone home?

We found a collegian that was home, so we took a group picture of the reunion gang, said good bye the "girls" and aloha to everyone for the great get-together!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I went to Denver with Tracy Bank!!

Later that evening, after a harrowing drive back down the mountains, I met a terrific group of Surfing Sisters at the Applebees in Denver. What a treat! I got to meet Caryl from Hawaii, Babs, Becky, and said husbands, too!! Here I am with Wayne and Caryl, who get the prize for "furthest traveled". Aloha!

Before heading to bed after a long day, I got our picture snapped with the gorgeous group. There's Tracy, Caryl ,Babs, Laura (who should join Surfing Sisters, really!) and Becky.
The next day, Tracy took me to the Denver Surfing Sisters Reunion. What a blast! I was seated next to Spuds, the Idaho Potato, who came down with Babs from Idaho Falls.

It's always good to meet up with the "girls" on my various travels. This one was pretty stiff...I promised to help her loosen up with a party at the Rho house later that afternoon.

Monday, July 23, 2007

I went to Denver with Tracy Bank!!

Before the ghost tour, we dined in in the Century old Cascades Restaurant. I felt right at home next to the Trout aquarium.

Overlooking the lake, and in the mini-series, this front lawn was the location for the creepy animated hedge animals!

Colorado Rocky Mountain Hiiiiiiiiggghhhh!

This is Tracy, right before the pouring rain chased us all inside. Perfect weather for a hauntingly good time.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I went to CA to visit Meredith Simpson!!

I played with the little people, napped with Reagan (their dog), lunched with Grayson and even survived her taste test by Grayson. This visit wore me out. I am one tired turtle!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

I went to CA to visit Meredith Simpson!!

I was busy with the Meredith's kids while I visited. I like poeple that are closer to my size. The highlight of my trip was a pink/green themed fairy party. Connor and Grayson wore green, and Grayson even had some wings. I had a great time.

Friday, July 20, 2007

I went to CA to visit Meredith Simpson!!

I visited Meredith's DH at work (even though he wouldn't pose in the picture with her!). I did not have fun on the obstacle course with DH! Now one should have to exercise that much!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I got to spend some time with Susan Anderson!!

The Klingon would not allow me in the picture - said she would had to be the only alien in the picture - even though she was standing next to a 14 year old!! :) I loved traveling the Strip & seeing all of the hotels. I loved riding the roller coaster over at NY, NY. I saw Phantom over at the Ventian. I was concerned about her attending the street party for Buffet. Susan almost lost me in the crowd. I was really jamming with cheeseburgers & the margaritas!! After the HUGE block party, I hit the pool at the MGM. She loved the various pools to include the Lazy River. Here is a shot of me riding down the river with inner tubes. Okay - so I over did it & grabbed several with the help of Zach. I was trying to get the attention of the really great looking cabana boys!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I got to spend some time with Susan Anderson!!

This shows my viewing of Shiprock - famous landmark in NM & heading towards Durango CO. The waterfall is just outside of Durango. After having some pretty wild adventures in AZ & NM, I am really looked forward to staying in Durango. Because of hmy celebrity status, we got the Executive Suite at the Doubletree Hotel in Durango. I had never stayed in a 4 room hotel suite before. Everyone had to keep a strong watch over me so I didn't go crazy with room service. I loved the pink roses that were in the dining room. I am really getting use to the champagne that keeps showing up!! Even though I am getting use to champagne - Susan drew the line on my using her Waterford tumblers!!

Okay after traveling CO - NM - AZ (with a brief fling to Kearney, NE), I am off to Las Vegas & a Jimmy Buffet concert at the MGM Grand. In the previous set - The Andersons had to track me down over at Hooters. I thought Jimmy was over there, but they did convince me to hang around the MGM. Here I is at the Hilton - well known to some of the DZ's on list & at Quark's.

Monday, July 16, 2007

I got to spend some time with Susan Anderson!!

I got to ride the Grand Canyon Train. Here I am with Zach & Jonathan, friend of the family. I loved the train ride around the GC & thought the champagne was the best part. The group shot are the losers who hiked all the way from rim to rim with me & forgot to take one stinkin' picture. Shown are Gus & Mona, Jonathan's folks, Alan (in the hat - my DH) & Becky, my Pi Phi DD. Also is a shot of Four Corners. I loved standing in all four states but because of the high wind, I didn't want a photo showing my hair all messed up.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I got to spend some time with Susan Anderson!!

I started out from CO traveling down through NM & heading over to the Grand Canyon. The old car is part of the Old Route 66 that runs through the Painted Desert & The Petrified Forest. I wanted to help drive, so Susan said I could drive that car. Can't see me behind the steering wheel, but I was having a blast!! :) These pics also show the painted desert & the TPF. We crossed the Colorado River into Indian territory - hence my photo op with my youngest son Zach. There is also a shot of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where my hike was going to begin. I would be hiking rim to rim - 23 miles of the Grand Canyon....oh that one picture - I became part of the Wild West show at the Grand Canyon Hotel. I have to say, I was fabulous....

Friday, July 13, 2007

I went to a Phillies game with Inez Apgar!!

I went to Citizens Bank Ballpark to watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Saint Louis Cardinals with Inez. I enjoyed some awesome crab fries from Chickie's & Pete's.
Once the game started, TI was thrilled with how close we was to the players, especially the reigning MVP of the National League, Ryan Howard.

The Phillies annihilated the Cardinals! Look at that score!

I really enjoyed it when the Phillies hit home runs, because the big Citizens Bank Park Bell would ring!

Inez and I were so happy to have seen such a great win by the Phillies!