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The Vegas Connection - January 2006

January, 2006

In late December, 2005, Reg from Australia came to North America. Robin wasn't able to come which was a bit of a disappointment.  Reg and I spent time touring around Calgary then hopped a plane to Vegas on January 1st, 2006.  The Pauleys from Indiana met us there.

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Christmas in Vegas

We decided ahead of time to have our Christmas in Vegas together so we made a makeshift Christmas Tree out of the lamp.  We covered it with a towel and plastered bows all over it. Of course the gifts from Australia were the highlight of our Santa tree.  Reg gave Bill and Becky some TimTams.  A Tim Tam is a chocolate covered malted biscuit filled with chocolate cream filling - delicious. 

Australian Books
Whatever it was - it must have been funny.

Reg gave me two books, Great Aussie Slang and Ultimate Aussie Insults & Jokes.  Now I will know what those Aussies are talking about.  I have to admit when someone told me I was "fair dinkum" I thought I was being insulted.  No worries mate.

On the Strip
Colts Fan (one anyway)
Definitely not nickels
Getting the hang of it now mate
Breakfast at the IHop - 2 pm
Bill's Hummer ?
We spent a lot of time up and down the Strip.  Franny and I bought some sparkly false eyelashes (much to Bill's horror ha ha and mom wasn't too impressed either). We looked quite beautiful (I thought).

We headed for the Excalibur - supposedly so that Franny could have some fun too doing kids stuff.  So? Who are all these adults playing like a bunch of kids.  We had to do everything - play the arcade, buy flashing necklaces, win stuffed toys, chew bubble gum and ride the roller coaster - well Bill and Becky did - not a chance of me getting on it. 

I did get brave though and go up the Stratosphere Tower.  It was OK but I stayed in the middle and left the overlooking to the rest of the gang.
The Kids
Bill's Hummer ?
"The Vegas Connection"
Reg, from Australia, Bill Becky and Franny from Indiana and me from Canada.
Three Adults, one Child, and one Chicken - ME!!

The Eiffel Tower. Nope - sorry - not for me. I had tried to go up the Tower before and came right back down so I knew I didn't want to try again. I was allowed to get into the picture though then waited in the casino for everyone to come back. Suited me just fine.


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