Today is BLUE Monday again hosted by Sally from SMILINGSALLY. Be sure to click over there and visit all the other BLUEness participants.
Last weekend I made the decision and Marc and I booked a trip. Then last Tuesday night I went to visit my mother and gave her this BLUE card I'd made. BLUE on the outside. THAT is all I told her!
Sound mysterious? I know it is for my mother being as she is always the "planner and camp counsellor". She was so excited with this card and thought this was the greatest way to plan "something" she had never had a surprise like this before. Whatever "this" is...she doesn't know.
She will be 80 years old on October 1st. I didn't know what to plan for her. For her 70th birthday she had a huge birthday party. I didn't want to do a party.
My mother loves people and people watching and travel and excitement and swimming and seeing new things. Vegas sounded like just the spot for all of that. Everyone should go once in their lifetime. So the trip was booked. She's a good walker and they do have convenient trams to take us longer distances between the hotels.
Now she has no idea what is going to happen....or where "she and I" are driving to once she comes to my place on Friday. I am working only until 1:00 p.m. and I live minutes from work. We will drive to Buffalo, NY (3 hour drive) and meet Marc there at a hotel close to the airport. We'll have dinner and spend the night and let her know we will get up early to continue our travelling.
She'll know we're flying when we leave our cars there and take the hotel to airport shuttle at 4:30 a.m. At the airport she'll finally know where we're going. Marc and I love Vegas and its really exciting for us because of the way this is all happening and so quickly. She would never guess we would fly someplace....drive maybe but never fly.
While in Vegas we have reserved tickets for Cirque de Soleil - Mystere on Sunday night. I know she'll have a great time....and...well someone HAD to take her....and oh well guess it had to be Marc and I. I just can't wait to see her face.... We're excited too. We'll be home late Tuesday night....
You may remember this picture of my mother and I last year for her birthday dinner out.
Have a great day today.... Judi xoxo