Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Last Shot









Scratched the last post. Thought I did a poor job knowing how most of you feel about IPad "Art."
I do get carried away doodling with glitzy new technologies. I like to see if they're useful. The iPad art apparently are for working out possible problems.  Meanwhile:

These photos are my last shots of the outstanding gardens that weave through this property that has two hotel towers and a casino with five or six restaurants.  The architectural designer I used to be was fascinated with the layout and the skill that went into the project. But We're headed home this morning.

While most people returning to sixty degree highs would have spent their last day at the pool enjoying the warmth, we headed to Henderson, forty minutes from Summerlin and an hour from the Vegas strip. We looked at properties at a retirement community we learned about from a gal we met in Mexico.  It was very impressive.  One of the houses had a seperate casita, little house, perfect for studio space away from the main living spaces. But are we serious about relocating? I don't know.  The realty agent said their sales climb during our winter months, but fall during our summer months. People miss the kids. Then talk about a dry climate. Desert living is a whole new world that would be a huge adjustment. For now, we'll think of it in the comfort of Michigan' four distinct seasons. 

6 comments:

  1. Oh, didn't expect that..............I love to see your iPad doodles! Relocating, especially to somewhere so different, is a huge thing..........but I don't need to say that, do I? Tis good to keep your options open, and explore every avenue.

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    1. Just walked back in the door. Home sweet home. I will stop discussing relocating to a warmer climate. The days are in bloom. The Silia too spring is springing and it's beautiful.

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  2. Your last pics are spectacular , no wonder you loved your vacation. But spring is such a wonderful time of the year. Happy season to you!

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    1. Helen, Las Vegas, "sin city", is located on the Mojave Desert in The state of Nevada. The topography is nothing but rocks, sand, cactus. I woke up with dry mouth every morning and couldn't drink enough water to quench my constant thirst. It was so dry, my sinuses went bloody. not a pretty picture. That is why the hotel landscaping, truly an oasis in the desert, fascinated. It really was a fete.

      Arriving home, the lushness of Michigan's burgeoning spring was truly a sight for truly sore eyes. In Nevada, I was constantly using lip balm, eye drops for dry eye and a moisturizing nose gel on top of totally moisturizing my whole body and carrying hand moisturizing lotion arouno in my purse. I really don't think there are many acrylic painters in Nevada. 😄

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  3. This is why I bought my husband a shirt that said "but it's a dry heat"! with a skeleton on it when we visited that part of the Country.....lol Glad you're back home!

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    1. The climate was remarkable. I truly expected my sinus problems to clear up once I got away from a home surrounded by water, but no! Instead they were so dry, they bled every morning. I spent the first morning in the gift shop buying chap stick. Then the high winds and sandstorm pushed Ellis to renting a car in which we drove immediately to the nearest pharmacy and bought nasal moisturizing gel, and the super size, heavy duty moisturizing lotion. Taking a shower became a moisturizing ordeal twice as long as usual. My eyes were even dry; I bought drops for them. Protecting our bodies was a major portion of our morning. Luckily, the time change had us up at five so we had plenty of time before the restaurant opened for breakfast. While the hotel grounds were an oasis in the grandest sense, it was surrounded by desolation. Climate shock aside, we had a great time largely due to our excursions around the area. I can now cross that spot off my list of a possible place to retire. I had been to Vegas many times, but we stayed on "The Stripe." This time we explored the countryside and it made us glad we live where we live.

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