WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

April 9, 2010

~WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS~

Hello girls, This was by far the best trip I ever had to Vegas....From the minute we arrived at the airport until we left....We got to meet up with Chari and Russell....

Have you ever watched "Pawn Stars" well its one of Len's and mine favorite shows....Chari and Russell had an appointment yes you have to make an appointment to get in...lol!! And while they were there they got Len an autographed T-shirt from the "Old Man" oh Len was thrilled to death that they got him this....









Russell and Len...in front of Chari and Russell 1953 Ford....Doesn't Russell look too cute in his Hillbilly hat ha ha!!






And of course my best friend Chari at "Happy to Design"



Loved this sign...now Len brought this to hang in his garage but it didn't last long...he hung it on the handle of a slot machine and walked off and left it so he lost his money and sign on that one machine ha ha!!


Loved seeing all the clothes at this car show...so many wore the Vintage look from the 40's and 50's


I think Chari and I were the only gals their without a body full of Tattoos ha ha!!













I loved this sweet little Pedal car....


Let's not forget the Vegas lights...



And the stores....



And when you give Len the camera to take a picture...duh !!! And Yes I WON on the slots....So what to do with my winnings well this was all about cars so I bought a "Cadillac" well at least a Cadillac purse... hey!! I won but not that much ha ha!!


If you ever get a chance to meet one of your fellow blogger...do it you won't be sorry...I know so many of you have met and had lunch....But for me this was the trip of a life time...To meet with Chari and Russell....they were both so GREAT to Len and me...All the memories will last Len and me a life time...Thank you both so much...Love ya sis...


Until next time from my mountain top to yours,


Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria



ps: I had to turn on my Anonymous comments....As I have been getting ones that even make me Blush...also I have gotten some from people I don't even know that they should be ashamed to even leave...In the year and a half I have been blogging I have never left a vuglar or rude comment to anyone....I was so upset when I got home from Vegas and read some of these....I always felted that Blogging was all about us women "Caring and Sharing" and they is NO room in my world for your RUDENESS...So take your Nasty Anonymous mouth some place else...Sorry about the rant guys..just needed to get that off my chest and mind....

30 comments:

Diann said...

Hi Gloria!

It really looked like you and Chari had a blast! I love Las Vegas and would love to go soon. Love that purse girl!!

Nancy said...

Hi Gloria!
Your trip sounds so fun! I've never been to Vegas befor. I'm so glad you had such a great time with your friends. I love that sign, too. And the purse is cool! Woo! So glad you got home safely. Take care!
♥,
Nancy

Melissa Miller said...

You all look so awesome and happy!

I just adore your precious purse girl. I'm a purse fanatic and yours is just adorable!

LOVE all of the pictures and the story. How fun! *Smiles*

PAT said...

I enjoyed all the photos, Gloria. I can tell you all had a great time!:-)

Sorry to hear about the bad comments. I've had my anon. comments disabled for awhile. When we go on trips, I usually activate comment moderation, so no one sees them until I do and get rid of bad ones, just in case.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gloria, so glad you two had a great time. The pictures are just priceless. You both look wonderful and sounds like you two really lived it up. Hugs, Marty

Chris said...

WOW, it looks like you all were having a ball. We were at a car show in Biloxi,MS one time and there were over seven hundred cars there. It was called coastal car show, I think. But those people were having a ball dressed like what you saw and parading those cars up and down the road next to the gulf. I loved it. Also loved Vegas, lost my money like Ken, but I had so much fun, I didn't care.Nice,nice post. Loved your photos.

Hugs,
Chris

Gucci Mama said...

I had to start moderating comments too when the trolls found me. Stinky.

Your trip looks like it was so much fun! I LOVE Vegas. Glad you had such a great time. ;)

Grandma Nina said...

Isn't Las Vegas just so much fun! It looks like you had a blast. And how much fun to hook up with a blog friend!
Hey, what happens in Vegas should say in Vegas, not on your blog with rude comments. I can't believe that.

Dawn said...

Oh wow, that looked like so much fun. I didn't know Cadillac made purses. ha! ha! Please tell me you made it to some of the antiques stores and flea markets!
Hugs,
Dawn

Nezzy said...

What a fun time it looks like ya'll are havin'. I just love the pic of the little peddle car, it's like Me and Mini Me. Heeheehe!

God bless and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, taking a much needed break around here, thought I would pop in and say hello. Both you gals are just beautiful.. your guys should feel very lucky to have you on their arms. I laughed out loud when I read the the full body tatoo comment... You girls did have a trip in a life time.. I'm so glad you got to meet in person and have a great time.
love ya hugs ~lynne~

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just seen your post pop up and had to take a peek! Hehe! Girl, I just laugh...you have the exact same photos as I do...nearly! Hehe! Great photos, Sis!!! Of course, when you have such great subjects (such as you and me) what do you expect! hehe! When and where did you find the cadilac purse? It's awesome...I love it!!! Did you get it in Vegas? Ohhh...I'm so full of questions! Hehe! Well Sis...I love your post and thanks again for all the great times in Vegas!!! Sooo many sweet memories made...like you said...to last a lifetime!!! I love you guys!!!

Sheeesh...so sorry to hear that you had some bad nasty comments on your blog! I can't imagine why in the world...people feel like they have to do that! You go and get em' Girl...GRRRR!!! You know I have your back!!! Well Darlin', I'm on my way into town to meet Russell and do some grocery shopping! I'll talk with you later!

Love ya, Sweetie!!!
Chari

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad ya'll had a great time. I have only played the slots and don't do well at gambling, so rarely ever go.
Sorry you got the rude comments. I had some problems before the holidays, so had to stop anonymous and start moderating comments. I did not want a fellow blogger to end up at a "not so nice" site as a result of visiting my blog.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gloria...those pictures you took were an absolute hoot! I was a fifties child and honest, I don't remember too many of those get ups. But, I was a child too..except for the later 50's after marriage..and then I was home. I remember those bathing suits.. yep and the Japanese umbrella's...which of course you can probably still buy. I remember the "baby doll" pumps...see through blouses with buttons with rhinestones in them...
WOW..I guess we did have some mighty "out there" styles. lol
Oh..and remember those sun glass with all the stuff on them...and the bathing caps with all the flowers...lol
Garter belts...cute lace ones?

....and it's all coming back to me now... lol (singing here..)
Love and hugs,
Mona

Why on earth would someone write garbage to you, Gloria!! The only thing I have had was the one incident with that old lady from Maine and a couple of comments in some strange language...Japanese?
I just delete them immediately...

Someone out there needs to get a life...
but...it just occurred to me...that you are probably just too darned happy for them. Some jealously? LOL I think thats what it's all about...envy!
Hugs...

Heather said...

what a fun trip! those snake pantyhose freaked me out! lol
just ignore those anonymous comments. i was getting them for a while too. all of a sudden they started out of the blue. they are spam. just delete them and move on. don't take it personally!

Jenna said...

It is so awesome that you and sweet Chari got a chance to get together! You both leave the sweetest comments ALL the time... Im so sorry there are soo many rude people. i think you did the right thing. Yes the blogging world is for shariing, thats why I do it! We follow by our own free will, and I follow yours happily!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

PEA said...

How I wish I could have been there as well!! You all had just way too much fun without me! hehe Going to Las Vegas is something I've dreamed about for years but don't know if it will ever happen. I'm so far away and won't fly so it would mean a mighty long car ride! lol I just LOVE your new purse, it's gorgeous. Look at all those awesome cars, wouldn't you just love to get in one and drive away? hehe I also got a kick out of some of the costumes worn, pretty neat:-)

Oh dear, I'm so sorry you had to deal with some of those anonymous comments. I always wonder why some people have to ruin it for the others, maybe jealousy, I don't know.

I've met some bloggers in person and you're right, it's simply the best of times:-) xoxo

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Gloria,

You are so sweet and it is a shame someone tried trashing you. Don't you just love the delete button!

Those cars! Oh man, I would have had to bring a towel to wipe the drool off my mouth! Love your cute caddy purse! Those snake tattoos are reminiscent of the lines in pantyhose and cracked me up. Very ummm interesting! Love that attitude sign, too bad Len lost it.

I was set to meet a blogging friend at her first art show, but I had a few crises that weekend and did not make it. Hopefully we will be able to get together another time.

So glad you had a fabulous time!

~ Tracy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

There are always those people who have no life and want to ruin things for others. Don't let them get to you. They aren't worth a thought.

This looks like such fun! I'm glad you got to go.

Sue

xinex said...

Oh your pictures are all so lovely, Gloria. Your and Chari looks so happy together. How fun to meet! Looks like Russ and Len got along so well too. A perfect trip I should say. Sorry about the nasty comments. Don't let it bother you, they have problems....Christine

Sandra said...

Gloria, I am enjoying all of these pictures! I am so glad you and Chari met up and had a great time. :) Love all of those pictures.
Sandra

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, you came back with some great memories and some great photos! I loved seeing all of those wonderful old cars, but I really loved seeing you and Chari with your big smiles! What fun. I'm so glad y'all got to do that. Wish I could have been there too. I've been getting a lot of thos anon. comments that are spam. They are annoying, but I've just been deleting them. laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...it looks like all of you had the best time. I love seeing pictures of you and Chari, sort of like now I know who I am talking to!! Love your purse too. I have more than I can ever use, but keep buying more!!

So glad you had a wonderful time in Vegas and at the car show.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

xoxo
Jane

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Gloria,
Looks like you had a wonderful time! Some interesting cars and chicks!! LOL!!! Sorry to hear about those awful comments. I am seeing that this is a problem on a lot of other blogs. So sad!!
Debbie

Liz said...

It looks like a wonderful time!!! I'm not a tattoo girl either! But those girls do look like they are having a good time.

~Liz
P.S.

As far as the comments... I haven't had what you have but I get those Asian porn links all the time. One even tried to be a follower....very clever! Ugh! Someone is always trying to spoil the fun. I think some folks just have evil in their hearts.

Liz said...

It looks like a wonderful time!!! I'm not a tattoo girl either! But those girls do look like they are having a good time.

~Liz
P.S.

As far as the comments... I haven't had what you have but I get those Asian porn links all the time. One even tried to be a follower....very clever! Ugh! Someone is always trying to spoil the fun. I think some folks just have evil in their hearts.

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Gloria! Looks like you had a great time! DH got to go to a similar car show yesterday (I had to work, boo hiss). I just love the old cars and the vintage clothes, so much fun! Sorry about the nasty comments, I've had anon comments disabled from the first post I did. It's a shame that people don't have better things to do with their time. Love ya sweetie, and the next time you are in Texas you better give me a shout! Hugs, Kat

Linda G. said...

Gloria, It is so much fun to visit you! Your happiness is infectious! Don't worry about those nasty people--just think about all of us who love you!! Your appreciative reader, Linda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gloria...what fun! So glad you and Chari got to meet! It sounds like you guys had a blast! I love antique car shows...haven't been to one in ages...last one was in Atlanta at The Varsity many years ago.

Americana Lady said...

I am so glad you all got together and you had so much fun! You are both really nice ladies and I am sure fun to be around. Joan @Americana By Candlelight