Seeing Cher in Las Vegas was a long-awaited treat and a perfect ending to balance challenge #4 – Girlfriends Unite! Leaving my daily home life is relaxing, rejuvenating and silly. Man, it feels darn good to escape the normal schedule. Cher put on a great show with lots of costumes and songs from the past thirty years. It did not really matter what she sang or wore, but that she did not cancel at the last minute like she did in May. That stunk!
We had no idea when we bought tickets for Cher’s final performance that it was also Super Bowl weekend. Clouds of smoke and aftershave loomed everywhere as drunken men traveled in packs. Ug! It was very crowded, but that’s Vegas. Either way, I was with a wonderful group of ladies who appreicate getting out and having fun too. Friday night we went to see The Drew Carey “Improvaganza.” This show was a “ten” and, although I enjoyed watching Cher, I loved howling to the comical genius of Drew Carey and the cast of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Other highlights? Eating Brazilian food, playing Black Jack, working out, sleeping in, buying my boys fedoras and candy cigarettes and laughing A LOT!!! The perfect ending to our AdventCher was bottomless Bloody Marys on Sunday morning before hopping on our plane.
The weekend was a memorable one, but my favorite part of leaving home is coming home; back to my nest to the people I love the most. Dorothy and Toto were right, “There’s no place like home.”
Riding a unicycle is like life. To be successful and enjoy the ride, they both require tremendous balance and focus. I sit up tall, shoulders back and imagine I am holding one of my young boys under each arm. My best-friend-techie-husband’s hand on my seat (hubba, hubba) to guide me, and my two wiener dogs running alongside, looking like double Dumbos. As I train to ride Blanche, my unicycle, in a half-marathon, I think how good God is as the breeze blows my brown hair, a big smile on my face. Come along for a thrilling one-wheel ride while I do my best to maintain balance... but keep an open mind, there is always something new to learn!