Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Celebrity Adventure with Marilyn

Two of my friends and I headed for Mystic Lake Casino at Prior Lake last weekend.  We went especially to see “The Beach Boys.”  We stopped at a local bar in the casino for a drink and then headed to our favorite restaurant called “The Minnehaha Café” also in the casino.  We were standing in line waiting to be seated, noting there were two lines, one VIP and one for regular customers.  I noticed a gentleman walking towards us dressed in shorts and a t-shirt and I was thinking to myself, he looks like a Beach Boy guy.  He came over to us and apologized for budging ahead of us in line, but explained he was with the Beach Boys and needed to eat and get ready to perform.  So, naturally, out came the camera.
We thoroughly enjoyed their performance,  one song after another for over an hour and a half.  Then off we went to enjoy “The White Sidewalls,” a 50’s group performing in the casino.  My friend, Janet, & I rolled into bed about 1:30.  My other friend was back to the room at 11:00. 
The next morning, as we were having breakfast in the same café, we noticed the same guy from the Beach Boys eating at a nearby table.  So, naturally, I went to his table and told him how much I enjoyed the show and asked for his autograph.  His name was Bruce Johnston.   There were two other members with him…younger…not original members of the group.
Can’t wait for my next adventure.  Upcoming shows that I have tickets for…Sha Na Na, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Scotty McCreery, & stars from Dancing with the Stars…and away I go!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Back to the 50s

from Marilyn Weidler Ulve -

On February 7th at Diamond Jo Casino by Northwood 6 girls attended the "Tribute to Buddy Holly Show."  I purchased 6 front row seats as soon as they became available.  It was as if we went back to the 50's.  The show featured The Big Bopper, Richie Valens and Buddy Holly.  It was a great show and so fun to be in the front row. 
We had our pictures taken with the performers after the show.  The Big Bopper called us the "Party Girls."
My friend Janet and I talked to the person in charge of entertainment and told him we thought they should have people dress up in 50's outfits next year.  He said he will do it.  We'll see.....
A great time was had by all, even though the performers seemed to stay young, but us women seemed to age...hmmm....

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Another Las Vegas Adventure - with Marilyn Weidler Ulve

I had an airline ticket to use up before April, so I opted to go to Las Vegas again….my friend Janet likes
country and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were performing there. Also her granddaughter was scheduled
to compete in a gymnastics competition at the same time…so away we went. 

We stayed in a place off of the strip so we had to take a shuttle bus to and from the strip. One particular 
driver we called the maniac…he was foreign and drove “like a maniac.” He roared the engine taking the
corners sharply and we had to hang on for dear life.

The first day we went to Fremont street…there are all kinds of characters dressed up and they want
people to take their pictures with them, for a tip of course. I was looking at a pair who appeared to be
statues. As I was looking at them and walking by, they started waving at me…I then ran into a black
man…as I ran into him, I tipped forward and my hand went down to his crotch, I righted myself and my
hand went up and spilled his drink that he was holding. It was absolutely hilarious!! The poor guy didn’t know what hit him!!

As we were walking on the strip, there was this cute and charming young guy selling eye creams. Of
course, he talked me into buying some…I kept telling him how cute and charming he was. He put my
hat on and that made him cuter yet….They prey on old ladies…he asked me if I wanted to adopt him!!

We arrived at the Venetian for the Faith Hill/Tim McGraw show…we had no idea where the showroom
was…we asked a friendly security person where it was, and he said, “I’m on my way right now, I’ll take
you.” So we had our personal escort…we had pictures taken before the show….

There is a bus on the strip that takes you up and down the strip and to Fremont street…it seems that I always meet someone on this ride…Janet and I had been on Fremont Street and on our way to see Faith Hill and Tim McGraw…There were two young girls that came up from the back of the bus and asked us if they could join us…they said they admired us and wanted to be just like us someday…(when they were old ladies, of course) We sat and visited with them and they wanted to take their pictures with us…they were from Colorado…We had been discussing this man who appeared to be in a deep sleep…an older ladie stumbled over his foot and he didn’t stir…we were wondering if he was dead, but the one girl thought she heard him snoring… one of the younger girls and I had to touch him on the way out to see if he was cold…he was warm!!

We had a layover in Phoenix on the way home…they said it was 75 degrees there…we were tempted to call Lee & Lonna and ask them if we could stay for awhile…lol…instead we came home to the deepfreeze and snow!!

And so, another fun trip was had.