Monday, May 11, 2020

A Memorial Day Weekend to Remember: Driving through 5 States in 8 days!

Home for me will always mean Nevada. I love Las Vegas, and appreciate the rest of this great nation! Last Memorial Day weekend was truly one for the books; we drove through Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and then though California before we went back home to Nevada!
First Stop. Beautiful, peaceful Utah! We went around its capital, Salt Lake City, enjoyed chewy salt water taffy and scootered around the Capitol building and that unforgettable library in downtown Utah, the biggest we've ever seen in our lives! 
Exploring downtown and uptown Utah in e-scooters. Here's the Capitol Building, in Capitol Hill that overlooks the beautiful downtown Utah... 
Every inch of Capitol Hill, Utah was an elegant architectural masterpiece! 
More of the Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, of course! 
Next Stop: Idaho. Potatoes, anyone? But no, Idaho is actually called the "Gem State" and not Potato State, okay? It was the 43rd State to be part of the USA, after being admitted in the union on July 3, 1890.
Godric and I at the Shoshone Falls Park. 
As for me, I was exhausted driving. Excuse the "I look super exhausted, don't I" photos below... 
SNAKE RIVER. This grand river snakes through 4 different US States: Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and in this case, we viewed its majesty from the State of Idaho. 
And for the very first time, we saw a marmot up close... only in Idaho! Near the Snake River.
Jumping for joy when we reached Washington State! Just imagine how long and far we've been driving!
Boeing, Boeing, Gone! We also visited the Boeing hub in Everett, Washington State. Took the chance to remind my son who already wants to be a police officer that it might be smarter to first be part of the Marine Corps and be a helicopter pilot! Giving him a glimpse of the bright future that awaits him in our travels! Of course, a photo with shy Godric...

Godric and I in Seattle, Washington; we couldn't get tickets to go inside the Space Needle as it was sold out and didn't buy it in advance, so posing outside would have to do for now...
Godric wasn't so happy because we couldn't get tickets to go inside. Playing and taking photos outside will have to do for now... 
So we just walked around Seattle, and this was near Pike Place, where ours and the world's favorite coffee shop, Starbucks was born! 
Before heading back home to Nevada, we drove through California and had breakfast, and then ended up in another city, called Biggs. How Bigg is California, really? We always get lost somewhere and end up discovering something spectacular! 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Snow much fun! My finest winter moments in beautiful Colorado with my son!

Summer has begun as I write this blog post, but I struggle to let the magical wintertime go...
The season of snow flakes and skiing is certainly my most favorite time of the year, and I am so blessed to always be able to visit the lovely State of Colorado for the most wonderful time of the year with my snow angel, who just turned 11, but will always be my snow bear! Here's my young one with the very first snowman he built, who we christened, Snowy! We left him behind in Aspen.
This was our last day in Aspen, Colorado; Godric and I did not want to leave!

He's always happy in Colorado.The first time we went to Colorado, we stayed in Aspen, drove around Snowmass and Carbondale too. And then for this last season, we explored Denver! 
Don't you just love the breathtaking alpine mountains? 
 Cable cars to bring us up so we can go skiing down!
Tumbling and snow-ball fighting! We just kept walking and ended up in the most magical places and even got to feed mountain goats! Every moment was Snow Amazing, Snow Enchanting!
Isn't my son, Godric Matthew just so handsome? I think he is more handsome when it's wintertime. Snow is our element!
 Skiing time! Oops! 
We ski at the Buttermilk in Aspen and then this last season we tried out Loveland in Denver, Colorado! Aspen was memorable and quite easy while Loveland was a bit challenging because we found ourselves in the wrong trail (blue one for expert-competitive skiers which was dangerous for beginners and leisure skiers like us) plus the weather wasn't as pleasant as we hoped it would be... 
And this was in Penny Hot Springs, yes, natural sulfur springs where Godric and I spent more than half a day! We met a couple of friends too and chatted about life! 
Colorado is Godric's most favorite place in the world for now, and while he is still a child, I want him to have all the most beautiful memories possible!
So much more to share, especially Denver Aquarium which my son also enjoyed so much; he did not even want to leave; he wanted to stay there and touch the sting rays and manta rays all day! But for now, a few videos of my most prized moments; learning to ski and make snow angels!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Honored to be the official ATOMY USA and Korea speaker and master of ceremonies!

My engagements for Atomy USA, an exceptional beauty company founded in South Korean beauty companyAtomy USA were among my very first projects when I first moved to Las Vegas, Nevada!  
We also had a one day seminar which was all about learning about the company and their products. My involvement with Atomy USA will always be memorable! Can't wait for more exciting activities soon. 
Now with the Atomy crew;  many of them even flew all the way from South Korea! It was really one celebration to remember... 
Here's a snap of the attendees taken prior to our program... I am so blessed to speak to and with these beautiful individuals... 
And here are some of the ladies who love Atomy products like me, including my auntie, Georgina Del Rosario... 
I of course, could not resist posing at the lobby of the Hampton, after the program for I loved the festive colors reflecting the season!  
 Big big smiles! Could you tell that I was super happy that night? And here's another one... 
I even had a press release the month after, featured at the Las Vegas Guide magazine... what an awesome gift! Thank you so much to Atomy USA! 
Lastly, here's a video of me in action! Watch this video of me having an Atomy-riffic time doing what I love, doing what I do best! 
For another video about night, please click on this link: Marylaine Viernes for Atomy USA [CEO Introduction]