Sunday, September 25, 2011

A little escape...

We had a great time last week in Las Vegas.  Jim was attending a Governmental Accounting seminar, and I went along for some R&R!  The conference was at the Palazzo---a beautiful hotel with a sky bridge right over to Fashion Show Mall. The mall is 4 levels--it was like Disneyland for this "retail deprived" girl!! 

Two recommendations for your next trip to Las Vegas...The Palazzo Hotel.  The hotel is beautiful, the restaurants are amazing, and you can walk right through the hotel over to the Venetian and stroll along the canal and listen to the gondoliers singing.  (A little tip---we reserved the room through the Southwest Airlines website and were able to get the room for almost $20 less than the conference rate.)

And, the show we went to on Tuesday night was incredible!! "Human Nature"...

"Human Nature" is four guys from Australia that sing "Motown."  They are managed/produced by Smokey Robinson, and their show was amazing!  They danced and sang for two hours accompanied by a fabulous band!  And, funny thing...I could sing-along to almost every song.  Motown music is timeless, we loved every song!!

Not much grass is going to grow under our feet...we leave on Wednesday to go to Virginia to cheer on the Vandals against the University of Virginia next Saturday!  (And, they are going to need a LOT of cheering!)
More on our trip to Virginia next time!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Patriot's Day remembered...

 "There is certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism."
~Alexander Hamilton