Friday, October 28, 2011


This one looks like an alternate universe!

I was SO excited to find that the (original) weekend we were going to Jimmy Buffett there was a Saddlebred show that weekend.

Let me back up a little here and explain......we bought these tickets 2 months or so in advance, as Jimmy was going to be in LAS 2 weekends in a row, we picked a weekend and bought tickets. Flash forward to about 3 weeks before the concert and John ends up with a check ride the morning after the concert at 5:40am. Sooo we decide the prudent thing to do would be to buy tickets for the weekend before (even though this cost an enormous amount of money, better than screwing up due to lack of sleep and having no job right?) so he could go and not worry about staying up late. That's what we did and it worked well....then he decided that we should go the next weekend (after all we still had the tickets, and I think he wanted to see if I actually would kick it of a heart attack after non-reving to LAS 3 weekends in a row) and that we would leave the concert early, which we did and it worked fine. But the day of the concert I was flying solo as he got called on a trip, at which point I found the Saddlebred Show!!!

This has to be my favorite horse of the show!

When I first started taking riding lessons 20 some years ago (gasp am I really that old??!) I started learning on Saddlebreds, which I rode and showed through college. In fact when I bought Neeko (our reject TB) I was also tossing up the idea of getting a Saddlebred. I love these horses, and I love the people that love these horses. They are a great group of people, and of course the horses have great personalities! Sadly I learned that New Mexico isn't exactly Saddlebred all. I actually dragged John to the state fair when we first moved here because they had a "Saddlebred Show." Not so horse in every class...the same horse....Saddlbred's it seems are not popular here. So it's been a good long time since I have been to a "good" show. This show was great! It was at one of the casino's that has a huge indoor arena, and I could just sit there and watch...which I did for 4 hours until the show ended. It reminded me how much I LOVE these horses and how much I miss showing them!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Non-reving...on a LAS....

As I was sitting here I was wondering who Sammy was...I bet Sammy was a non-rev who got stuck here and made a pile of money by opening this bar in LAS.

So lets just start out by saying, I have horrible luck (in general) esp non-reving. I can tell tales of horror about many different airports though BNA has a special place in my heart for that.

Las Vegas is not a non-revers paradise by any means. This place is ALWAYS busy (can you tell I am there now?) Out of my three attempts I have only managed 1 successful non-rev trip to and from LAS, and apparently that was a fluke. Last weekend...was definately not my lucky day, after sitting here for 10hours I ended up buying a $300 ticket so I could make it to work on Monday.

So far today isn't looking much better, but I do have a better back up. John has to drive his car to ABQ after his trip today, so if I haven't gotten out of here by then I am in for a 8 hour car ride! But at least it's not a $300 ticket.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jimmy Buffett!!

So we were supposed to go see Jimmy Buffett NEXT weekend but since John ended up with a 5:40am show on Sunday, we decided to go this past weekend! We got great last minute seats (which is how I go this pic) we were next to/behind the stage but we were so close it was amazing! We had never seen Jimmy before ( but love his plane) and decided that we should go see him, since John was already in LAS. He puts on a great concert...and really who doesn't love Jimmy?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Land of Fun and Sun

So it's been a while since I've been on here there are 2 reasons, the first (and biggest) is that I have actually had to work (the horror!) and then passed out on the couch about 8:30pm....truly a sign I have gotten old. The second (and more exciting reason) is that John was "unofficially" transferred to FLL. So in the interest of not screwing up our luck we decided to wait to tell anyone until it was official ie: the bids came out and he was based in FLL. So after pushing the bids back 2 days, and finally having them come out sometime late last's official John will be based in FLL starting Nov 1!!!! This is exciting for 2 reasons 1) he will have a line and 2) he will get to see his parents more often as they are in FL for the winter, and it gives me someplace to visit when it gets chilly here.

So right now we are trying to figure out how/when to drive his car down there and all that sort of fun stuff. We are trying to plan it so I can visit with my parents for a day before they leave on their cruise out of FLL, lucky bastards. Other than that (and me working) not a lot else is new, I did institute a "Menu Program" for the days when John is home, and will post more about that tomorrow!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

View from the Top

So I haven't posted much lately as I have been super busy (actually working again) and we have some news but that will have to wait until Wednesday!

Over the weekend I non-reved to LAS for Jetcareers which was a lot of fun!! I had a great time talking to other pilot's wives, it's always nice to talk to other wives that understand the industry, schedules, and all the other crap that goes with being married to a pilot! And John got a chance to talk airplanes with a bunch of pilots, which he loves to do. This was the view from the suite in the Bellagio, it was amazing!