Thursday, June 24, 2010

Back from Gal Pal Retreat. I Brought Pictures. Sit Down and Look At Them. I Worked Hard On These. It's the Least You Could Do.

Betty went on a fabulous mini-vacay and brought you back some pictures.
(What? You all expected T-Shirts?)

Can you guess from the pictures where we went?


Here's a hint: Betty was HOT and I don't mean just because she hung out in her thong bikini by the pool.


Another hint: We stayed in buildings meant to resemble native adobe structures. They all had giant air conditioning units beside them, painted to match the faux adobe, of course, just like in ancient times.


Golf anyone?
Long-time readers know that golf courses bring back unspeakable experiences with HOB, so, even though it was beautiful, I did not linger here.


Cactus picture. (Major hint for my slower readers.)


While I would have loved to have had a couple of shots of alcohol and then had a couple of shots of of the Neurotoxic Protein Botulinum Toxin, I was pretty busy eating cookies and reading while I was there. Maybe next time.


There were hundreds of these critters there.
I believe this one had just returned from his Viagra Hoppy Ear shots.
(Happy Hour/Hoppy Ear joke for my more advanced readers.)


I missed you all! Being the early bird that I am, I got up before the woman I was sharing the bedroom with and snuck into the closet to try and do some blogging, but it was a little too cramped and dark, so I had to come out after a few minutes. My roommate was a little flattered though, that after only one night with her I came out of the closet the very next morning.

The traveling continues....

HOB and I are loading up the car with the Hits of the 70's CD's right now for our trip up to Santa Cruz to celebrate Sonny Boy's 22nd birthday.

I'll try to report in from there!

Until then, everybody sing along with Betty and HOB..."Lovin' you is more than just a dream come true and every time that we oooooooo, I'm more in love with you. La-la-la, la-la-la,...




47 comments:

liz said...

Wow, apparently traveling brings out the "sass" in you! Snide comments left and right! The phot of the pool steps were cooling to me. And I LOLed at your thong bikini mention! LOVE YOU, BETTY!

Theresa Milstein said...

New England? It's Vermont, isn't it?

Beautiful pictures. I hope you're not working too hard. Keep having fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nice photos! Now where's my t-shirt?

Joe Cap said...

Would this be Palm Springs? But it has been more than just a few years since I have been there...

It is good to have you back, awesome photos, as usual!

Laurnie said...

It HAS to be Palm Springs! My favorite place, I make myself go there atleast 3 times a year. The mountains against the sky make me so happy, and Im such a sucker for desert nights.

Glad you had fun!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi BB I wish I had been there with you are at least a fly on the wall. I love the closet story but then there is nothing shy about you. LOL

What an absolutely lovely place. Were you in Palm Springs? LOVE THE mountains in the back.

Happy B-day to Sonny Boy from Madi and Mom. Madi says it was very sweet of you to stop in for a Madi-fix...she is glad she was looking especially regal for your fix. Safe travels. My daughter and her hubby are coming up for a visit this weekend.
Hi to Zelda and Mabel
Hugs from Madi and Mom

sherri said...

more pictures! and some with people in them! love your new header - wish I could jump in it right now.

Joyful said...

duh? Where'd you go?, lol. Since I am a northerner and seldom venture to HOT places, I'll need more than hints ;-)

The Empress said...

Vacation!! Oh, yeah!

I say arizona.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Well ... I was guessing the Middle East .... maybe Iraq? If so you desperately need a new travel agent! LOL @ the bikini and the bunny ears! Bad Betty!

Brian said...

I'll be a little different and guess Palm Desert. Great photos, as usual.

baygirl32 said...

la la la la la... vacay!

Love the hoppy ears

Ann said...

I thought you said girl retreat, sounds more like girls gone wild with the thong bikinis and hanging with the bunnies after they had their viagra shots. You went south of the border down Mexico way didn't you? If I'm wrong it's only because I don't get out much. And I don't even have a t-shirt to prove it.

Enjoy the trip to sonny boys and wish him a happy birthday from the blogoverse

Joann Mannix said...

I got the best cowgirl hat of my life in Arizona. Straw and curled up at the ends. Man, I love that hat.

And I love the fact you tried to blog in the closet. You're so bad with your blogging self and your thong bikini.

Glad you had a good time.

blueviolet said...

I have to go with Arizona on this!

Katherine said...

Somehow, when I get home from a trip and say, "I have pictures!" I just don't get the reaction I was hoping for.

I have to say, though, for $8/unit, I totally would have had neurotoxin injected into my face.

Aging Mommy said...

Lovely photos Betty and from the looks of those pictures you have been to a very very lovely gal pal retreat. Glad you had a good time.

Debbie said...

Great photos! Even if you did bully us into looking at them:)

faye said...

WOW .. super photos...
now when do we get the
rest of the story... details !!

I can relate to the golf course
comment... Bob and I never talk of
those moments in time either.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Well, judging from the street flags and the Botox Clinic sign that both plainly proclaim their location to ne in El Paseo, I'm going with Palm Springs or Palm Desert or thereabouts.

Love the golf course shot with the little duck gliding across the pond, and the moon above your casita. But the Viagra bunny just about did me in!

Carol said...

Bummer no t-shirt. Ok than the photos will have to do. Botox. yuk.
I love growing old gracefully. Right, that what I am suppose to say.

Jimmy said...

Palm Desert or Palm Springs meant you drove right past us and forgot to wave :^)

Looks like you had a wonderful time, just wave next time OK Ha Ha

Ally said...

Sounds like you're really enjoying your travels! That pool looks so inviting. I'm very jealous. Loving the idea of the 70s hits CDs. Be safe and keep us posted!

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Pat Tillett said...

I'm gonna say Palm Desert. At least 2 or 3 of the pics are in Palm Desert for sure. I'm sure it was hot!
I know that Tommy Bahama's is over priced and all, but they have a good bar/restaurant over the store in Palm Desert. Coconut Shrimp!!!

Nice photos!

Parsley said...

I was gonna guess CA but I'm one of your slow readers.

I'll pass on the botox...give me one of those cookies please.

Feeling Just Right said...

Betty! You're here!!!! Yay for internet on vaca!!! :D I am grinning!

You make me laugh!

I'd love a free t-shirt! I knew we had telepathy going on!

Lin said...

Can I just have a t-shirt next time?? or perhaps one of those bean bag ashtrays??

Old Kitty said...

I love your new header!!!! It's so so so YOU!!! :-)

You are somewhere in a desert in America where they offer botox and you are allowed to walk around in a thong bikini! :-)

Thank you for these lovely lovely pics!!! I hope you are enjoying your break with the gals and now with HOB!!

Have fun - and please return to blogworld soon - it is bereft without your presence!! Really and truly!

Take care
x

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

I think I can safely say it was not New England, Canada, or Ohio. Other than that, I'm out of my element. But I'm glad you had fun. I think you are intrepid to hide out in a hotel room closet.

Double Wide Mom said...

T shirts could never had made me happier. HAHA! Out of the closet every morning! BAHAHA~

Daisy said...

It looks quite lovely! So glad to hear you are having fun. :D

Thanks for the giggles you gave me with this post. I needed that.

Alissa said...

Thanks for the pictures. I prefer them to a cheesy t-shirt!

Jessica said...

Botox happy hour?
BOTOX HAPPY HOUR!?

Oh my.

But what I would have given for that poster. ;)

Peggy K said...

Oh, great...now I can't get that song out of my head!! Thanks alot, Betty!
LOVE the pics. But I'm guessing our "My blog buddy went to El Paseo and all I got was this lousy T-shirt" t-shirt won't be going out to anyone???
Hell, I don't even know if El Paseo is a real town!!!!

Ms. Anthropy said...

This makes my gal pal hook up at Cracker Barrel, look pathetic

The Retired One said...

Funny post!
I need to go get me some cacti and mountain pictures too...color me jealous!!!

Leanne said...

Oh, Betty! I've sure missed you! Have a wonderful remaining trip and I look forward to more Words of Betty Wisdom upon your return!!!

The Empress said...

Oh...and did you do the botox party? I'd be purty dang tempted, I'll tell ya...

Joanna Jenkins said...

You're at the same place Lisleman went! Did you see the giant bug art too????

Looks like a blast!
jj

Shan said...

I'm guessing Palm Springs/Palm Desert. In any case, you were in my area code (not that *that* says much... it extends over several counties).

Lourie said...

I thought Palm Desert or Palm Springs too. You are almost in my backyard if that is the case. Love the critter and cactus!

Mad Woman said...

Aww you came all the way to New Zealand and didn't say hello?

I love your cheekiness! Awesome!

Ca88andra said...

I'm drooling over that pool. As I sit here, huddled in warm clothing, I would love to be lazing in the warmth by that pool. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

Sandra said...

SO funny! Love that antique a.c.; looks like it's still working quite well.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Great pictures!!!
Makes me wish I was on vacation!
~B xx

Aut said...

Botox Happy Hour? That truly is a girls' trip, isn't it?

I don't know if I'm disturbed by that or intrigued...

Pat said...

I'd be telling ya girlfriend that if you were in AZ, you'd be fried to a crisp. What- no botox? You don't want to look like you are permanently surprised?