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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

A visit from Abby aka "Ridin' the Dawg"

Last week we were pleasently surprised to get an email from Abby Welhouse, daughter of our good friends Tony and Kathy Welhouse of Appleton, Wisconsin.
Abby, a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY decided to take some time off and explore the USA via a Greyhound bus pass. ("Ridin' the Dawg")
She has been to the south and central US and has now decided to explore the west. So Thursday night Teddy and I drove to Las Vegas and picked her up at the bus station there.
On Friday we showed her around the Resort and then took her to lunch at Sheri's Ranch brothel, a unique experience for anyone that hasn't been to Nevada before. We had lunch in the restaurant/bar and then Abby & Teddy went on a tour of the brothel guided by one of the fille de joie ladies. I declined as I had been on the tour twice before.
Following that we visited the Pahrump Valley Winery where we engaged in wine tasting of their many wine varieties.

After that we returned home and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the pools and spas here at the resort.

Then, Friday evening we treated Abby to a dinner buffet at the Nugget Casino here in Pahrump and after dinner Abby was able to try her luck on the "Penny Machine" slots. She did well as a first time gambler and walked away with a $2.16 profit.
My advice to her was to never gamble again and that way she would always be ahead, something that few Nevada visitors can claim.

This morning, Saturday we dropped her off again at the Las Vegas bus terminal so that she could resume her "walkabout".

Abby is a delightful, articulate young lady and it was a pleasure getting reacquainted with her.

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