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The Flamingo…Chicklets and Las Vegas

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I haven’t taken the chicklets to Vegas in a couple of years.  We always stay at the Aria, since they took all the fun out of NY, NY years ago.   But the chicklets love to visit the Flamingo everyday, because of the beautiful birds, koi, and garden area.  They were going through old photographs and found this one.  Now they want me to take them on a vacation.  I’ve explained that we can’t go, because of the virus, so they are thinking of having a Las Vegas party this summer.

The Stage Crew built the Flamingo on Wheels for the baby chicklets, because some of them wished they could have gone with us.  Now that all the chicklets have seen the photo, they’re getting the flamingo out of storage.  I’m sure the party will be fun, and the Stage Crew is already drawing up plans for slot machines that take corn kernels.  They said the roulette tables will be a snap.

The entertainment is going to be spectacular and very flashy, according to the costume and entertainment committees.  Still, they admit, it won’t be the same as being there.  The Sound Committee is going to work on a machine that will make a lot of noise, so the chicklets will think they are in the casino.

Truth be told, the chicklets spent most of their time in Vegas, shopping and going to shows. Pressing the button on the slot machines hurt their beaks, and the One Arm Bandits had them sitting on top of the machine, then jumping onto the lever.  Lots of accidents and not much fun.  I think they lost six and a half dollars between them.

They love the fountains at the Bellagio and sit on the railings peeping with glee and chirping to the music.  They also love the street artists, especially the violinists.  Two of them were hypnotized by all the flashing lights, which was a problem at first, but we worked it out. But because of that, the Lighting Committee is going to be very careful about how they light things up.

The excitement is spreading, and the Cooking Committee is setting up a meeting with the hens about the menu.

I think it might be fun.  The Entertainment Committee is planning on comedy acts (I’m looking forward to that one) and lots of singing and dancing.  They were thinking of doing things like Cirque du Soleil, but no one thinks they can really pull it off, and none of the chicklets are willing to dive into water, or run up and down a slanting wall, like  they do in Ká.  So it will take some time for them to get everything straight.  We just have to wait and see what happens.  I’m sure it will be…interesting.

Las Vegas…Chicklets…The Flamingo

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The chicklets got out an old picture from our last visit to Las Vegas.  We stayed at the Aria but they loved the Flamingo and want me to take them there for a vacation. I told them Vegas was closed, like everything else, and they said birds don’t close, so they must still be there.  I explained that nothing was open and they said that humans need to get a cure for the virus soon, because they really want to visit the friends they made in the garden behind the Flamingo Casino.  I told them I would do my best.

The Beauty of Nature…

Picture:  Pixabay

The Detective…

The flock of flamingos in my yard were absolutely bursting with excitement.  It’s not everyday The Detective passes by.  She gets the job done, solves every case,  but no one has ever seen seen her…all thy ever see is her shadow, followed by the sound of flapping wings.

 

.is her shadow.

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My flamingo flock was blown to bits and they want to know why I put them out so they could freeze their feathers off. I told them I was excited about spring and they said there isn’t any spring, just a LONG winter and could I please get them blankets and some hot chocolate. So I did that.

They finished my fence just before dark last night…2 pictures

I was so worried about Emily.  She came in the yard after they left and was freaking out.  She was terrified and wouldn’t eat.  I put her food down and went in the house.  I saw her come back later.  I left her alone.  When I went out at midnight, she was completely normal and wanted pets, ate all her food, and had been sleeping in her house.  Relief.  She was fine this morning.

This is my new flamingo flag.  I love it.  I’m doing flamingos in the yard and was out there at eight this morning (didn’t want to wake the neighborhood up by going out any earlier) decorating.

The fence people were fabulous.  I gave them unhealthy treats everyday and healthy water. I left my door open so they could come in when they wanted to.  Great people.  They said mine was a tough job.  It was.  They had three guys yesterday, instead of two because they were a day behind because of the GIGANTIC roots from my HUGE trees.  They had to do ALL the post holes by hand because of roots and wires.  I felt so bad for them.  They couldn’t use the machines.  Anyway, it’s done.  My flag is up, even though the poll is way too long for my liking.  I have to make it a bit shorter but I couldn’t wait.   One of the guys hung up the holder for me.  🙂

I absolutely LOVE my fence.  I had them go behind the trees, so all the trees that were behind the fence are now inside.  My vines are gone, and that looks weird, but I kind of like it and will keep it that way.  I had board on board last time, but this is so much nicer.  When they left he said that they are SO booked.  The phone never stops ringing, so many jobs.  I told him that was why I called a month ago, so I could be one of the first on the list, and that way enjoy the fence all summer.  I’m so happy I did that.  He said if I called now he didn’t know when they could get to me.

It rained off and on today but I was out there early, playing, putting flamingos up, and moving things around, because I’m so excited.  I never did outgrow being excited about things.  Maybe it’s just a personality trait and not just something from childhood.  I love surprises and presents (given and received) and new fences, my cat and my kids being happy, and having flamingos in my yard, even if they are plastic.

Everything wears off eventually and I want to be happy with my fence before that happens.  I think the fence is happy too.  Really, fences can be happy.  Everything can be happy, don’t you think?  We just think we need a brain and lungs to be happy but I think there are different kinds of happiness so, I’m sticking with that.

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This is the head flamingo, at least at my house. She’s a biker ballerina and the feather in her lovely straw hat came from a flamingo in Florida. She takes good care of the other flamingos who live with me

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I took this picture in Florida a few years ago. I think I put it on my blog before but I just came across it again, so I thought I would reblog it.

Look at all the turtle…

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There were so many adorable turtles at the Flamingo, in Las Vegas. So sweet.  They were all sunning themselves.

Flamingo…Las Vegas…3 pictures, chicklets

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Bobby took Queenie to the Flamingo.  She fell in love with the birds and asked her brother to make a ride for her.  So he did. The chicklets are quite innovative, as you know. Queenie got into a conversation with two of the flamingos, Bruce and Darla, and they promised to visit The Coop over christmas.

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