Monday, December 12, 2011

Vacations!

Simply... Thank you for Vacations!

I had the pleasure of a early Holiday Vacation with my Husband, Ed.
Road Trip to Las Vegas, Yuma, Arizona and Jacksonville, Oregon!
Three totally different places to visit!

First Stop - Las Vegas, Nevada
(And I am not a gambler)
Sunset on Mountains outside Las Vegas

My favorite donut shop growing up in Denver!
I discovered one in Las Vegas!
Beautiful Floral Bouquet in Bellagio Hotel
One of my favorote  animals,  Penguins.
 I think it is loving the movie Mary Poppins!

2nd stop - Yuma, Arizona
The location my Mother-in-law, Taeko choose to snowbird for the Winter.

What fun I had shopping at Mementos a  wonderful craft store in
 downtown Yuma and has the pleasure of meeting Lisa the owner. 
I love to color and this shop focuses on coloring!

Surprise, while I was there I had the opportunity to meet one of
 Lisa's designers and instructors, Jill Foster.
Love her blog! The ladies in class were having a great time!

3rd stop - Jacksonville, Oregon
It's Gold!
In 1851 two packers discovered Gold in the creeks of Rich Gulch,
which founded Jacksonville Oregon!

Celebrating a Victorian Christmas!
Today Jacksonville is designated a National Historic Landmark.
It is a charming town filled with history and culture.
Jacksonville is surrounded by mountains, vineyards and pear trees.
Jacksonville is the gateway to the Applegate Valley Wine Trail
 which is a part of the Southern Oregon Wine Association.
I enjoy taking my picnic to the Britt Music Festival and 
enjoying a concert with a glass of wine!

In the past 3 years we have stayed at the Elan Suites.


The suites are beautiful, elegant and very inviting.
What I enjoy in Jacksonville is the people of this town. They are simply...nice.
Two of the nicest people in Jacksonville are the owners of the Elan Suites,
 Cherie Reneau and Duane Sturm!

Now, It is time to enjoy the Holidays!
Our Christmas tree is to be decorated, shopping, gift wrapping,
 and of course last minute tags and cards to color! 

Enjoy!
-Elaine




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