Category Archives: Vacation

WARNING-GRAPHIC!

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This seemed kind of funny at first, but then it made me sad! Fremont St in Las Vegas, last week. So many naked men (mostly old and/or over weight), taking pictures in hopes to get money from the crowd. The night before I was on the strip watching high rollers throw down $100k for a single bet, then I go down the road a bit to see this. If nothing else, it makes me realize how fortunate I am to have the life that I have. Please, do NOT take your young children anywhere near Las Vegas, not ok!

Oooopsie!

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My daughter and I were at the Orange County airport waiting for our plane, and we saw the luggage cart drop this piece of luggage. Ugh, probably ruined someone’s day. The woman driving the cart was driving like a mad woman, it’s no wonder only one piece of luggage fell off. An airline employee picked it up, but took it in the opposite direction that the woman had been driving. I will never again take for granted that my luggage makes it to the carousel!

Harry Potter-England!

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I had no idea that I would cry on the Harry Potter tour! After watching a quick clip of the actors welcoming us to the tour, the white screen goes up, revealing the entrance to Hogwarts! We’re like “WOW!” and then the doors opened……holy sh*t!!! I literally gasped!!! I was so surprised to see the Great Hall! I totally started crying, hahahaha. It literally took my breath away. To see J.K. Rowlings book come to life before my eyes, it was like stepping into her mind! I feel honored and privileged to experience everything at the Warner Brothers studios!

Wish You Were Here

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My youngest, Jonathan can’t travel long distances due to his medical condition, so he will stay home with grandma, grandpa, and auntie Mel. Leaving Johnny behind is a horrible feeling. As a mom, I want all my kids with me all the time. I miss him terribly already!! But if I don’t go, I will regret not going, and I will regret not giving Sara and Ben opportunities to grow socially and culturally. I haven’t spent a lot of time with Ben since he moved in with his dad 6 years ago, which has broken my heart.
So, I’m off to London today with Sara and Ben!! We have a layover in the north west (no, not Kim Kardashian’s baby! hahahaha), then straight away to Heathrow! Praying for safe travel and smooth flying! I will see you soon London! I will see you in 17 days my sweet Johnny xoxo

Original Art-By Audrey Briggs

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I painted this “Dementor” on 9.5″x7.75″ piece of birch wood. Inspired by the Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Using acrylic paint, once dry the piece was covered in gloss, for a glass look (difficult to see in the photo). The Dementor is set in front of the full moon, just after Prof. Lupin transforms into a werewolf.

I’m Going To London!

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Only 6 days until I leave for London! I can’t wait!! I bought this flat iron at Boots the first time I went to London, 6 years ago. I had my travel converter, but my flat iron from the States still managed to blow out the power in my ENTIRE hotel, eeeeek, that was really embarrassing :/

This trip means a lot to me. I’m taking my son who’s 17 and my daughter who is 20. I’ve never taken my son out of the country before, and Sara and I can’t wait to share our love of England with him! I hope Ben’s experience in England will change his life and perspective on his life as it did for my daughter and I. ๐Ÿ™‚

How Safe Are We Really?

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Flying is one of my favorite things to do! I love the hustle & bustle of airports, the excitement of people going to see loved one’s or going on a trip of a lifetime. I love the sound of the suitcase wheels rolling against the ground.

This was just a quick trip to Anaheim for the week-end. It doesn’t matter how many times I have flown, I always love looking out the window and take pictures. As I was snapping away taking photo’s, I noticed a screw missing on the right engine, see picture above. Hmmmmm, interesting. Probably not an issue, but how do I know for sure? I’m sure the pilot and crew are not going to fly a plane that is mechanically compromised, right?

I know there is a check list of sorts between flights. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an employee do a walk-a-round the airplane for a quick look. I could be wrong. I hope I’m wrong. The area missing the screw is a panel, that moves backwards to slow down the plane upon landing. Kind of important. Obviously the flight was fine, the landing was fine as well, but that missing screw doesn’t didn’t sit right with me.