4/08/2010

Rendezvous'...Varoom-Varoom's...& Vegas!!!

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Hey friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous week!
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Whew...just getting back from our trip to Las Vegas and trying to catch up with ya'll! I'm just trying to "catch up" PERIOD! Hehe! Wow...I love Vegas...but I sure wished that I was just 21 again!!! I just hate when the reality of things catches up with ya!
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Well...as many of you know...honey and I went to Las Vegas March 31st for the "13th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend"! Ohhh yea...and was I ever excited...because we were meeting up with Len and Gloria (from Happy To Be blog)!!! Let me tell ya...as great as Vegas was...it could not compare to being able to meet my bestest friend Gloria! Gloria and I met on HGTV's Rate My Space about three years ago and we became friends from the moment we met!!! I would have never imagined at that time...of having the chance to meet Gloria "face to face"...but we did!!!
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Yeeeehawww!!!
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Here is my friend Gloria!!! Isn't she just the most beautiful woman you've ever seen?
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Gloria is beautiful inside and out!!! She is the sweetest, kindest, and funniest ladies ever...and you just can't beat that combo!!! Gloria told me when we were trying to find a place to meet...to just look for "the redhead with the big ol' smile"!!! Yep...I could have picked her out of a crowd of a thousand!!! I took this photo of Gloria on Friday...the first day that we met!
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Here is Len...Gloria's sweetie! And I tell ya...Len is just one of the sweetest guys that you'd ever want to meet! As soon as I met him...it was like we had known each other forever!!! Len is one of the most interesting men that I've met! I loved talking about some of his life experiences and about some of his great collections! Did you know that Len collects old slot machines? That's just too cool!!!
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And...here is my sweetie Russell!
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The first thing we did after we met...was to go and get some lunch at one of our hotel's 10 restaurants! Then we found a table in the casino and sat and talked...then we moved the party up to our room at The Orleans Hotel! The guys were just itchin' to go and check out some of the old cars that came to the "Rockabilly Weekend"! They were gone for hours...Gloria and I just talked and talked...and talked (in fact, I still don't have my voice...I lost it...hehe)!!! We didn't even miss the guys...the hours just flew by!!!
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Well...you've probably heard me talk about the "13th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend"! What a trip!!! For more info. about this fabulous event you can go HERE to read up on it.
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Saturday....The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Car Show!

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Russell, Gloria, and Len in front of our 1953 Ford Customline.
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Yes...we drove our old 1953 Ford all the way from Colorado out to Las Vegas so that Russell could participate in the rockabilly car show on Saturday!
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Hehe...the guys were in their "7th Heaven"!!!
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Now...I have to tell ya...this was a very different kind of a car show...it was a "Rockabilly Car Show"! The whole "rockabilly" thing was such a hoot! Rockabilly is all about the old cars...old 50's music...and the guys and gals dressing like they did back in the 40's and 50's!!! Ohhh my...you should have seen all the 40's "Pin-up models" posing with the cars!!!
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But those "Pin-up" gals had nothing on our "Pin-up" guys!!! Just look at Russell and Len...they just don't make em' any finer!!!
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Mmmm...Baby, Oh Baby of Mine!
Russell, my "Pin-up" guy!!!
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Dang...he's sexy!!!
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The Cars....

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Of course, I had to share just a few photos of some of the cars! They're sooo pretty!!!
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Love this car...classic rockabilly style!
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A low-rider with flames!!!
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This old truck was parked next to us...they were from Ft. Collins, Colorado! What a small world...hehe! The guys have a tattoo shop. As you will soon see, tattoos are a big part of rockabilly!
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Len, Gloria, and me sitting behind our old Ford. I'm sooo glad that we brought our chairs...it was an all-day event!
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While the guys were off checking out all the cars...Gloria and I sat and talked...and talked some more! Hehe! We also did a little "people watching"!!! Ohhh boy, and did we have fun!!!
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The Rockabilly Guys and Gals...

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Pretty ladies all dressed up in their 40's - 50's garb!
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I loved this gal's cute dress and heels! Ohhh yes...these gals walked for hours around the car show in heels!!! Me...I had my flat/comfortable sandals on! Hehe!
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Loved these gal's clothes! Check out the 50's glasses and hair-dos! Hehe...told you they liked tattoos!!! I've never seen so many tattoos...and the gals had just as many tattoos and the guys did! Ohhh...and there was lots of red-red hair! See the lady in the background? I called this "raggedy Ann" red!!! Sooo much fun!!!
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Here's a look at some of the gals sporting their tattoos!
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Rockabilly Vendors...Shopping!!!

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Ohhh my goodness...there were vendors galore! Lots of vintage clothing shops! Check out all of the polka dot and stripe clothing on the rack!
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I just loved this pretty gal's dress and hair!!!
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The "13th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Car Show" crowds...against the Las Vegas' skyline!
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Chuck Berry Concert...

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One of the highlights of the car show was the Chuck Berry concert at 6pm!
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Chuck Berry played his heart out! I loved hearing all of his old tunes...and he did a pretty good job for being 72 yrs. old! Sheeeshh...is Chuck Berry really 72?
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The crowds had soooo much fun and I loved watching them dance to Chuck Berry's music!
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This guy in his "Zoot suit" and galfriend really put on a great dance show for us!!! The "Jive" is a dance favorite of this crowd! In fact, they had Jive dance classes and a Jive dance competition at the rockabilly weekender!
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My friends, this really was like taking a "step back in time"!
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I couldn't resist...just had to do a photo in that good ol' sepia tone...ahhhh nostalgia!!!
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And...here's my honey in his best rockabilly duds! Isn't he just too cute? As honey put it, "my old straw cowboy hat and 'police-man' glasses!" Hehe! I don't know...but he sure looked fine!!!
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Gloria, Len, Russell, and I just had the best time ever at the "13th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender" car show!!! Thank you, Gloria and Len...for the best time ever!!! You made our trip the most memorable...fun filled...trip ever!!! Love you guys!!!
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Well my friends, I hope you enjoyed sharing the rockabilly car show with us! In the days to come...I'll share a little more about our trip and meeting with you!
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Have a fabulous "rockabilly" day!!!



Happy 1st Year Blogaversary, Miss Bloomers!!!

My dear sweet friend Sonia over at Miss Bloomers blog is celebrating her one year blogaversary! Many warm and hearty congratulations, sweet girl!!!

If you haven't ever been over to Miss Bloomers blog...you are really missing out on a treat! This is one of the most delightful blogs in blogland and Sonia is just one of the sweetest gals that you could ever meet! Please go by and wish her well on here blog birthday! Sonia is doing a fabulous giveaway in honor of her blogaversary...a $50 gift certificate to Pottery Barn! Yeeehawww!





22 comments:

Kimberly said...

looks like you had a great time! beautiful cars!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Chari, what great pictures and it sounds like to most fun time. I so enjoyed seeing you and Gloria together, what a great experience. Thanks for sharing, wish we could have all been there. Hugs, Marty

Theresa said...

Oh what a fun time, love the cars and it sure looks like a wonderful bunch of folks! I have been to Vegas MANY years ago and is on my list of places to re-visit:) Have a blessed day my friend! Hugs from Georgia!

Blondie's Journal said...

Chari~~~

I can tell from the pictures that all four of you hit it off and had the best time! What an awesome show this was. So much to see and do! I am wishing that I could have been there to meet all of you. You and Gloria are such pretty ladies...loved seeing pictures of your both!

Can't wait to see more!

xoxo
Jane

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl your pictures are just great...mine not so great...I found out when I got home why I had the wrong camera card I had the 2 mg instead of my 8...Oh well can't do it all at least I made it ha ha!! I have missed you so much my friend...wished this was last week at this time and I would be metting you tomorrow sighs...
Well we finally got the truck door opened and guess what keys not in it...I finally had to think like Len and try and find them...he left them in the 4 runner ha ha!! Thank God it was going to cost us more $$$ to get an extra set of keys made...Oh girl my big old plum tree pulled itself up from the ground from that earthquake...sure hope Len came save it...its the last tree Wally planted for me...Loved your post it was great...I'm having some comment problems right now...Have an extra cup and smoke for me girl...Oh Len got a box in the mail to Russell today...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Debbie said...

Whoo whoo...looks like a blast Chari!~ I think that is so awesome you and and Gloria finally got to meet, and how neat your friendship formed on RMS...I met a lot of buds their too, and we talk often about meeting, maybe someday we will make it happen. Thanks for sharing!~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You took some really great photos.
Your sweetheart looks about 25 if he is a day..

One other thing. :) I am 73 and I can still rock out with the best of them. And yes, I can still do those fifties dances, swing, bop, and the jive. Yep..so it does not surprise me at All that Chuck is still rocking out..BIG TIME!
(FYI I also ride a bike and hike and doing better all the time!)
Hugs!

Kim said...

Could I BE more jealous Chari! The chance to meet you and Gloria is just too exciting for words. I'd give a limb, sell an offspring...whatever it took! You are by far two of THE sweetest people I've met in blogland and I'm not suprised a bit that the two of you hit it off so fast. I'm so glad you had a nice trip. Those pictures were a hoot and I can't wait to show hubby. He'll be so jealous when I show him those car show pix!

xoxo,
Kim

Stacey said...

Old cars, police man glasses, Jive classes, and friends..what more could you want? Looks like a blast to me!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Chari -- what fun!
I'm jealous that you got to meet Gloria--she is the most amazing woman, I truly admire her. How lucky for you both!
LOVE the pics of the cars and the clothes -- wow, walking all day in those heels? I haven't been able to do that for a few decades and more than a few pounds ago!!!

Fun post, thanks!!
Cass

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hello Chari! That looked like so much fun! I loved all your pictures! I read the update on Seth! I'm so sorry the surgery didn't work! I will continue to pray for Seth. God Bless You Sweetie! Lauralu:)

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Chari look at you two together! The most beautiful and kindest souls in all of blog land
and you all got to meet. Woohoo!
I'm so happy you all had such a blast together. That is wonderful!
Show us more photos of your trip and tell us more Vegas stories when you can. This is just too fun to read! :)

Flory said...

chari what a great experience... and the cars!!! love 'em all!!! have a nice weekend to u, and i hope i could share a post soon:)
flory

Braley Mama said...

Yes Gloria is the most beautiful woman!!!! So glad you guys got some time together!!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Chari~ I've missed my visits, but little by little I'm catching up.
Although last month was difficult with our loses a new month has brought new hope.
While you were away I poured myself a cup of tea and read a spell. What an amazing adventure you were on with Miss Gloria and your hubs in Las Vegas!
The sunshine would be wonderful in itself.
I'm so excited to see more of spring. I look forward to applying it's inspirational palette of colors into a few DIY decorations and gifts, with a little baking/cooking in between.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.
I can't wait to see what colorful inspiration you'll be bringing our way.

I'm sending you thoughts of well wishes for your grandson Seth.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Audra said...

It looks like you had an incredible time. I love the Rockabilly craze...I even dabbled in it back in the 80's when I was in high school and so did my College Diva daughter!

Gorgeous girls, handsome men and even more beautiful cars. Love the custom line...wish I could have been there to meet you in person and see your lovely set of wheels. Oh well, there is always Next Year!

Nancy said...

Wow, what a bunch of cool, cool vehicles! Looks like you all had such a fun time! I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower! I think I'll join in on Sunday too.

Please visit my blog...I'm having my first giveaway...a $100 gift certificate to my Etsy shop, English Transferware. I'd love for you to enter!

have a great weekend and again, thanks for sharing your fun with us!

Sonia said...

Chari,

What fun you had girl! I just love old cars..those models at the car show were fun too! Glad you got to meet your bloggy friend in person! You too are a hoot! Great pictures! Come by for a visit..believe it or not it's my ONE year blog anniversary...you were one of my first followers and such a great encouragment to me...make sure you register for my Pottery Barn gift certificate giveaway!

Glad you are back safe and sound!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Sonia said...

Chari,

I'm overwhelmed with your sweet comments!! You are the best! Do you have Hobby Lobby in Colorado?
That's where I got the conservatory..I thought I got a real steal!! My friend got the one that was a little bigger for $30...but it was too big for what I wanted to use it for. Good luck on my giveaway...thanks for all the blog advertising!

Beth said...

Chari, Thanks for sharing! So glad you were able to do this and had a great time! Thank you for sharing your photos, I enjoyed seeing you, Russell, Gloria and Len.
Hugs, Beth

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Chari, I love those grins on yours and Gloria's faces! I can just imagine how much talking and laughing the two of you did. I'm so glad for both of you. Great photos of the cars and the stylin' people! laurie

Americana Lady said...

I am so happy for you two! you are nice ladies and it looks like you had fun together. Joan @Americana By Candlelight