Absinthe Las Vegas is a show not to miss!

A bright circus tent welcomes you into the world of Absinthe Las Vegas. As you walk through the entrance you are transported to Spiegelworld and it is a random, eclectic and fun world to be in.

The chairs are random and the decorations even more random.  You may be sitting in a chair or you may be sitting in a bathtub or barber chair. Your eyes will feast on funky paintings and gorgeous chandeliers while you wait for the extravaganza that is Absinthe to start.

You start to wonder what you are in for. The advertisements suggest this is the best show on the Strip…….can it possibly live up to the ads?

Absinthe Las Vegas Show Entertainer

And then the show starts and you are transfixed, mesmerized and just in awe of what you are seeing in front of you.

This was our experience as we entered the Absinthe tent for the first time. We were excited to check out the performance after hearing amazing reviews from friends. … 

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Daily Diary ~ We are off to be #Savedbytheshell in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island!

We are off to be #Savedbytheshell this weekend! We are en-route to Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida for a weekend adventure! Want to know something kind of crazy……..

We have absolutely no idea what we will be doing this weekend! It is a complete and utter surprise. EEK!

sanibel beach Photo courtesy of Fort Myers Sanibel Website

Here is what we know so far:

We are staying at the @WestWindInn.

We will be spending time at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Which is one of my favorite places to bird watch! We visited the refuge a year or 2 ago and we loved it. I am hoping and praying we get to see some Roseate Spoonbills during our visit…. 

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Cure what ails you at the Alchemy Bar on Carnival Cruises

The Alchemy Bar is a step above your normal cruise ship bar. This bar is not about blenders, funky glasses or loud music. The Alchemy Bar on Carnival Cruises is all about producing an amazing cocktail in a relaxed setting. On the Carnival Freedom the Alchemy Bar is tucked away at the back of the ship on deck 5. You might run across this bar on your way to a comedy show or to your room. This is one bar I highly suggest seeking out at the beginning of your cruise.

drink at Alchemy Bar

You don’t want to find it the last night of your cruise and wish that you had more time to visit the bar. We ended up gravitating to the Alchemy Bar almost nightly on our cruise. The bartenders on the Carnival Freedom were amazing. Adri and Daniel are incredibly well trained and have a love for their jobs…. 

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Daily Diary ~ Melebelly Update

Thank you all for your kind notes about Melebelly! I can’t thank you enough for checking in on her and caring about her! I wanted to give everyone an update on were we are at with her cancer and what we are doing moving forward.

The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster with good days and scary days. We were not sure if Melebelly was going to make her appointment at WSU vet clinic last week but thankfully she did!!!!!!! We met with a feline Cancer specialist veterinarian and she ran multiple tests on Melebelly. We found out that she had liquid on her lungs which they were thankfully able to remove. As soon as they removed the liquid there was a noticeable improvement in how she was feeling.

After talking with the veterinarian, ok maybe not talking per say more crying and babbling on my part but we made it through it. We came up with a treatment plan that we all think is our best plan going forward.


Yesterday we went in for Melebelly’s first appointment for her cancer. She did really well with treatment and is home with us. We will have a couple of more appointments and then monitor to see how she is doing…. 

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