Sunday, April 5, 2009

Girls Weekend











Here are a few pictures from our weekend in St. George and Vegas. A few highlights include going on the Big Shot, eating at In-N-Out (only once, not the 3 times we talked about going), singing in the car (my last road trip with Lois), and Becca, Sarah, and Christie creating a path for the mouse that we discovered in the house to go out of (the mouse did not choose the path, and I did not help create the path but did remain calm despite my phobia of mice!).




I am lucky to have such amazing sisters who are two of my closest friends, and had the best time!!! Mom and Stefany will have to join us for the next ones (and other Hainsworths, if they want).

12 comments:

Papa D said...

Sounds like a lot of fun...in spite of the mice....

GRANDMA DENISE said...

Oh my gosh, it looks so fun. I have never been to Las Vegas...other than the airport...twice...where there are plenty of slot machines, by the way, but this sounds so fun. Dad and I will have to join you on the next trip.

Papa D said...

I noticed there were not photos of the mouse...I wonder why???

Rachel said...

Yes! I think that Mom and Dad should go to Vegas with us. The drive is pretty short. .. like Spokane to Seattle.

Tia Webster said...

I am sad that I missed out on this girls trip! We need to plan the mother of all girls trips by going somewhere with our moms and all the Hainsworth and Henderickson girls! Now that would be a party!!

GRANDMA DENISE said...

I agree with Tia...and we can have Stefany meet up with us...crazy and fun times...I will leave that up to you girls to plan and I will be there...along with Lynnette

Andy said...

I do not think the texts allowed me to capture the mouse episode

DJCK incorporated said...

Well, once again you plan trips after I just leave the place. As you may already know, Carol and I took some of the inheritance that Mary McCain left us and bought a 2 bedroom Hilton HGV timeshare on the strip right across from the new under construction Fountainbleau Hotel. We had some points to burn in February, so we had the kids all meet us (everybody came except Laurel) in Sin City for a fun weekend. Carol and I went to the absolute best buffet at the Planet Hollywood Casino (formerly the Aladdin), then to "Jersey Boys", the musical story of the Four Seasons--with about 25 songs! Oh my gosh! We saw "Love" by Cirque de Soleil two years ago. So, now Carol shyly says, "Maybe we should see a Vegas show every two years." And yeah, ask Carl about the trip from Provo. He's done it several times now and is a pro. David and Heather came in separate vehicles from Phoenix in about 4 hours. We even cooked steaks out by the pool and took them up to our room on the 37th floor. I'll be glad to give you some tips when you are ready to go (like, we googled, "best breakfast in Vegas--non buffet" and had great eggs Benedict at the Egg Works in North Vegas. And Denise--you really need to get out of Spokane more often!!First, I read "no Hawaii" on my blog, and now "no Vegas"? Tsk tsk.

GRANDMA DENISE said...

But Dennis, I have been to the Bahamas and New York City and Connell so I do get out sometimes. My children keep me going to fun places...and I have been the the Las Vegas airport TWICE.

Rachel said...

I try to go places that Dennis has been. If you read this, Dennis, I am going to Honolulu in a few weeks. . . any tips for me???

Courtney Shelby said...

Sarah Jean!! I was so happy to get a comment from you! i didn't even know that YOU knew that I had a blog. I haven't seen you forever. Let me know when you're in town and we can hang out!

ps, do you remember that fhe we went to and it was totally weird and I tried to say bye to everyone when we left and nobody said bye back. lol!

pss, to all other Hendricksons...Hello!

DJCK incorporated said...

I hope you are not pulling my leg about Honolulu? Where are you staying? ROAD TRIP! Be sure and get your motor running and head out on the highway (Adam Lambert does it much better than I just did). You have missed the season for the Pipeline (winter), but head up past the Dole Plantations to North Beach one day to Waimea Bay and hang out. Of course another day is needed to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. Bring money--if you want a luau it will come up well over $80 each. We got there at 1 p.m. and couldn't see it all. Get there when it opens. I don't think the Hawaii temple or much of BYU-H is available due to flood damage this spring. We didn't catch Pearl Harbor (sounded like too much walking to me) but the setting is sure impressive. And if you're into walking, you'll take your camera and the $5 parking fee and hike to the top of Diamond Head. There's world famous snorkeling up around the corner counter-clockwise from Honolulu. Also, it rains often, so a small umbrella helps you avoid "helmet head." You'll want to shop at Hilo Hattie's, a kitschy corny but well known place, and you'll want to sun yourselves anywhere you can park or walk to Waikiki Beach. Traffic is like Spokane, one ways dissolve into two ways, then one way the other direction, so we spent a fair amount of time "looping". AND, unlike the Big Island, everything in Oahu costs big bucks. Even at our free timeshare we had to spend $22/day parking fees. Hot dogs around the pool were $7.50. We just went to Wal-Mart and had yummy chicken salad sandwiches in our condo for dinner. Mahalo means thank you but the natives will not be charmed to have you, a haole, use the word. Mea iki means you're welcome, but again, even though they say "maholo" a zillion times, if you answer in Hawaiian, it's almost like, "Who says you can use our language?" I haven't given up, but nobody smiles when I speak it. Hey, be sure and catch a sunset on Waikiki--it is gorgeous. Enjoy.