Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous week!
Well...I just had to do one last post before leaving tomorrow! Yes...honey and I are off to Las Vegas, Nevada. It's our very first time to visit Las Vegas...we are both sooo excited! We will be there for a week...so this will be my last post until we return. Pray for a sweet and safe trip for us...please!
We began planning for this trip about 4 or 5 months ago. You see...my honey is a "car nut"! Hehe! He has always loved and worked rebuilding/restoring old cars. In fact, he rebuilt his very first car at the young age of 13...can you believe that? He's good...he's very good at it!!! In the ten years that we have been together, Russell has restored a 1970 RS Z28 camaro...a 1970 RS camaro...and now he has a 1971 SS RS camaro in the works! He loves camaros!!! He also loves taking his cars to the car shows...we go to several during the year. Which brings me to the "why's" of going to Las Vegas! We are going to Vegas to attend the "13th annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend".
"13th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend"

Some of you might be asking...what is rockabilly? Hehe!
Well...I put together a little photo mosaic to show you what "rockabilly" is! It's about the music....it's about the people...it's about the cars! It's about the 1940's...1950's! I guess you could say it's an "attitude"! Hehe! I don't know...but it sure does sound fun!!! We are about to embark on an adventure...I think! I have looked at the photos of a few of the previous "Rockabilly Weekends" in Vegas. Many of the guys and gals even dress the part...the guys in their 50's styled garb...and the gals look like the "pin-up" girls of the 40's! Isn't that cool?
The "13th annual Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend"
April 1 - 4, 2010
at The Orleans Hotel...Las Vegas, Nevada
There will be:
Concerts featuring Chuck Berry and Wanda Jackson.
50's Rockabilly music...about 50 different bands.
Vendors selling all that cool 40's and 50's stuff.
Jive dance classes and a Jive dance contest.
A "Guitar Geek" Show.
A Fashion Show.
The Tiki Pool Party.
A big ol' Car Show!!!
The Orleans Hotel...Las Vegas


The "13th Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend" is held at The Orleans Hotel.
We made our reservations months ago! I'm sooo excited...I have to tell ya...I have never stayed in a hotel of this size! Ohhh my goodness...this hotel has 10 restaurants! Not only that but it also has 20 movie theaters, a 70 lane bowling alley, a spa & fitness center, a beauty shop, shops, and of course...gaming! Okay...I know that you can tell by my "overwhelming sense of awe" that I'm just a little country girl...going to the big city! Yep...I admit to it!!! Hehe!
The Car Trip...


Yes...we're driving! Ohhh no, JoJo...no flying for us! Hehe! We are going to be driving from Colorado to Las Vegas, Nevada...in style!!!
We are making the road trip in our 1953 Ford Customline car! We are going all out...you do remember me saying that "Rockabilly" was all about the "attitude"! We will be taking a little "step back into time...the good ol' days...the 50's"!!! Ohhh...this is going to be sooo much fun!!!
1953 Ford Customline

Hehe...had to do a few "sepia" tone photos of our 1953 Ford Customline!
This beautiful car belonged to my late father-in-law. My husband and his Dad worked together restoring this little beauty! Hmmm...I did say little...didn't I? Really...it's a "big ol' boat of a car"! Roomy...comfortable!!! It holds many special memories for my husband...working with his Dad on his Ford!!! Russell will be displaying this car in the Car Show on Saturday!!!

Okay...I had to show you a "color" photo of the car!
This photo was taken near our home...I told you we lived out in the sticks!!! Not much around but "wide-open" country...farmland.
See this pretty lady...
This is my best friend Gloria from Happy To Be...

Now this is the best part about our little Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend...
Gloria and her husband Len are meeting us in Vegas!!! Yeeehawwww!!! We have been planning and scheming for months now!!! I'm soooo excited that I can't hardly contain myself!!!
I met Gloria nearly three years ago on the website, "Rate My Space"! We hit it off from the very beginning...I just love this lady to pieces!!! Even though we've never met "face to face", Gloria is my bestest friend!!! And...we finally get to meet in person!!! Now Len, Gloria's husband, is a "car nut" just like my husband Russell. They're going to have the best time at that big ol' car show!!! Gloria and I plan on spending lots of time visiting, maybe do a little shopping...well, I think you get the picture!!!
Soooo...I wanted to do this post about our Vegas Rockabilly Weekend trip. I'll be gone all week and won't make it back home till mid-week...April 7th. Just didn't want you to worry or wonder what happened to me! Hehe! I'll let you know when we make it back home...and I'll also give you an update on my little grandson Seth's heart surgery (April 5th)! Please continue to pray for our precious little grandson Seth and his mama and daddy too! You can read more about that HERE.
I just wanted to say thank you...thank you...THANK YOU for all of your sweet notes and prayers for my two grandsons Seth and Bud!!! My dear sweet friends...you will never know just how much your kind words of encouragement and prayers mean to me and my family!!! You guys are the best!!! I just broke down and cried...reading all of those sweet, sweet notes!!! May the Lord bless you all and return that kindness to you and your families!!!

Warmest wishes...I'll see you April 7th!

PS...Just a little reminder! I have cancelled Sunday Favorites for April 4th...due to our trip and Easter Sunday. We will resume as usual on April 11th! Thank you, my friends!!!



Treasia Stepp said...

Chari you are going to have the best time I am sure of it. I love the old car that hubby has fixed up. I have always love the old autos more than the new. I can only guess your excitement, because it doesn't come across at all in your post. LOL. Did you go out and buy yourself a new rockabilly wardrobe? Be sure and take lots of pictures to come home and share with us.

Allie and Pattie said...

How cool! My best friend is in Vegas as we speak! Have a blast!!
xoxo Pattie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Have a blast, Chari! And please give Gloria a big ole bear hug for me! This sounds like so much fun. I know you will have the time of your lives. Be safe and have loads of fun and take pics for us!


Sheila :-)

podso said...

Wow, what a time you will have! And such fun to meet your friend! I can't believe you are driving in that ford! Such fun to see the photos!

Have a wonderful time.


Carol said...

Have a fabulous trip!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Dear Chari,
Have a wonderful time! What a cool car that is, you and Russell will be heading out in style! You and Gloria are going to paint the town red! So fun, will miss you bunches! Big ole hugs,

Blondie's Journal said...


You are going to have the best time! I love car shows...my first car was a Camaro Z28! lol!! I am not exactly a car nut though, I just like to drive nice cars!

You are going to be going in style. Please be careful and have fun. And give sweet Gloria a big hug from me. I would so love to meet you both!


Braley Mama said...

Praying for safe travels for you guys!!! Have a blast. My first car was a 71 camaro, not ss:O) A lady at my church had it originally, so I was the second owner. I didn't know how cool it was then:O)\
Any way, enjoy the big city, and buffets:O)

Melissa Miller said...

Yay!!!! I am so excited for you all to meet! That is wonderful.

Have a fantastic time! ~Melissa :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, gosh girl I am soooooo jealous. Would love to be able to surprise you both and meet up with you. What fun you girls are going to have. I can only imagine how the two of you are going to rock Las Vegas.. What fun.. I'll be thinking about you, don't forget your cameras, batteries, send us a card... love to all... hugs ~lynne~
p.s. please pray for Mr. P.. the last couple of days have not been good ones...

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
You really are traveling in style. Wishing you all the best time. Will be anxious to hear all about it!
Bon voyage!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love old cars and used to have a '67 Mustang. Looking forward to seeing pictures from your trip. Are you and your husband going to dress the part? It all sounds like so much fun!

I hope you have a fabulous time Chari!

~ Tracy

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You are going to have a blast in Vegas. You might get a little overwelmed with Vegas. It's huge!!! I just love staying in Vegas. We usually go 2 times a year, but haven't for the last few years because of finances. I am so jealous!

I love the car you are going in.

Sounds like you will have a fun trip. And getting to meet Gloria is the icing on the cake.

Have a blast & look forward to hearing all about your trip when you get back.


Wanda Lee said...

Deareat Sweet Cheri,

.., I'm 'teary eyed' after reading you prayer requests post below! What precious grandbabies!~ We simply shall not relent on lifting both of your precious grandson's and family up before the lord,to the light King Of Heaven, in Jesus name, as promised earlier sweet lady!

Now 'cause this post is not about 'tears' girl, you and that 'full of fun' entourage of your's have a wonderful time in Vegas sweetie!~ Love that old car Cheri!.., Good for your hubby!

Have a 'rocbilly' blast; you all deserve it my friend!

Love 'ya Cheri dear!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

P.S.~ Thanks so much for that sweet, encouraging and uplifting
comment/ message the other day Cheri!.., (If you get even a wee spare moment, you might get a chuckle out of my, 'Wanda Lee', 'jewelry display mannequin dolls', that I featured at Tuesday's tea for this week)!..,Hehe

Dawn said...

Hi Chari, I know you will have a great time. I met Len when we all went to Second Sunday in Sacramento and he is a total sweetheart and easy to talk to. The guys will hiit it off just fine. And Gloria is even better in person if you can imagine that. Have a wonderful time rocking Las Vegas!

Marilyn said...

Excited??!! Have a great time and may God send some angels to surround you for a safe road trip! Happy Easter, too. ♥♫

Cindy said...

Have a rockin' good time in Los Vegas, Chari! How nice that you are meeting a blogging friend, that is so wonderful! And you are going in a beautiful old car! I am soooo jealous, I love old cars, I have been to a few car shows in my time. Hugs, Cindy S.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweetheart..have a WONDERFUL time! You are going to be in the best company ever!! I can't wait to hear all about it!! Yes, give Gloria a hug for me too! Everyone loves both of you to pieces!

Sandra said...

Oh how exciting, Chari! You guys make sure and take lots of pictures for us. I think you and Gloria are such amazing women i've met here in blog world. Give Gloria a big hug from me. I'll have to show my hubby the pictures of your car. He loves old cars too. He has a 41 Chevy truck, a 64 Impala, and a 64 Chevy truck. They are his babies and he wants to fix up the 41 someday. Sigh.

Susie Homemaker said...

Have a blast!! I can feel your excitment!!!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my friend..well girl I'm getting my make up on right now and will be heading out the door in about 3 hrs to the airport...good luck today with Pawn Star...Oh girl I wished I was tere for that Len is just dying to meet you guys...Love ya sis...see you tomorrow YIPPEE!! Hugs and smiles...Remember I'll be the one in the lobby with the big smile and real HUG for you...Gl♥ria

Balanced Fitness Man said...

You're lucky, I've always wanted to go to Vegas!

Patty said...

Las Vegas sounds like so much fun!! Have a great trip!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Sounds like so much fun! Have a ball!!


Lucy said...

I'm sure you know by now that we're car crazy too and are jealous of your trip. You'll love Las Vegas! We can't be too much though, because a year and a half ago, we went for the Barrett Jackson first auction! Enjoy the dry air where my joints do not hurt and I can breath because there's no mold! ...And rest assured... Once you've been, you'll have to go back!