Memories of Las Vegas

David left yesterday morning to attend our daughter Lisa’s graduation in Las Vegas.  She will be receiving her doctorate of physical therapy on Sunday.  Eight relatives from Hawaii will be there, but not I.  Unfortunately, my colitis flared up in April and has not dissipated.  If it keeps up, I don’t think I will ever travel again.

David has video and still cameras, so all is not lost.  When he returns to Hawaii on Monday, I will post photos he took with my Canon camera.

Meanwhile, here are some photos of our previous trip to Las Vegas in 1998 (click on the photos to enlarge them):

David and I, seventeen years ago:

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Me at the slots:

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David and I with chat room friends, who flew from San Francisco and New Jersey to meet us in Las Vegas. I am second from left:

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David and chat room friends, playing Black Jack.  He managed to lose almost $200 in cash:

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David at the Hoover Dam:

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So, all is not lost.  I have already been to Las Vegas and know what it’s like.  It’s too bad that I am too ill to see Lisa graduate.  However, she will always be a success in my eyes.  And always in my heart.

Blessings to you, Lisa.

15 Responses to “Memories of Las Vegas”

  1. Jan Says:

    I’m sorry to learn of your continuing bout with colitis. I can only hope it will get better, but in the meantime, congratulations to Lisa! 🙂

  2. Joanne Noragon Says:

    I am so sorry, for your suffering and for having to miss your daughter’s graduation. All the best to Lisa.

  3. Olga Says:

    I know you will be with your daughter in spirit on that important day. Congratulations to her for that accomplishment! I am very sorry to hear that you are suffering from colitis for so long.

  4. dkzody Says:

    So sorry that colitis is keeping you from seeing your daughter graduate. You surprise me, having a digestive disorder, since you are able to eat in restaurants so often. I am allergic to so many preservatives and food additives that we seldom eat in restaurants for that reason. I rarely eat at banquets for that reason, too. Carefully watching what I eat, and taking probiotics, I’ve been able to maintain a healthy gut. Hopefully yours will get back in shape real soon so you can do all the things you want to.

    • gigihawaii Says:

      I was diagnosed with colitis in 1979. Sometimes, it goes into remission and I am perfectly fine. Then, I have a relapse and have to deal with it.

  5. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    I couldn’t get to my daughter’s graduation either. I can’t sit on a hard bench or whatever for that long. I tell the kids I don’t do graduations anymore. Number 2 granddaughter is graduating tomorrow with her Master’s in Earth Science. She already has a job lined up. Lisa will have no trouble landing a job.

    Colitis is horrible. My sympathies.

  6. Christine Says:

    Gigi so sorry you are not able to attend, I hope your colitis will subside soon. Keep us posted.

  7. Christine Says:

    and big congrats to Lisa, it doesn’t seem that long ago that she went away.

  8. Hattie Says:

    So sorry you will miss this. You certainly have a family to be proud of!

  9. Musings Says:

    Congratulations to Lisa! That is a wonderful accomplishment. I’m sorry you can’t be there to see her, but I know David will record the occasion beautifully.

  10. Tom Sightings Says:

    Sorry to hear you couldn’t get to your daughter’s graduation … but congratulations to her! (I was in Las Vegas only once, circa 1990, and curiously, I didn’t gamble, not even once.)

  11. Linda Reeder Says:

    I’m sorry that you will miss your daughter’s graduation, but I certainly would not miss Las Vegas. I do not care one bit for that city.

  12. Grannymar Says:

    Congratulations to your daughter, Lisa! So sorry that you are unwell and unable to attend the graduation.

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  14. DeniseinVA Says:

    Congratulations to your daughter, that is quite an accomplishment and one to be proud of. Sorry you won’t be able to go with David but it will be lovely to see everything he recorded. Thank goodness for today’s technology. I enjoyed your photos of your trip to LV 17 years ago. We were there five years ago and stayed overnight as we were just passing through. Had one turn at the slots and that was about it. It was fun seeing all the activity though.

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