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Friday, April 1, 2011

Pink Saturday 4/2/2011

It's another Pink Saturday for all you great bloggers. Just click on the logo below and visit with Beverly to see pink things.


Okay, let's visit Mexico, Puerto Vallarta to be exact. I love Mexico. I've been there many times but my favorite place is Los Tules Resort in PV. We would rent a condo and usually have the pool to ourselves. There are actually 7 pools on the property but the area we usually requested was near the largest of the pools.

This is that pool. Once our condo was in that building to the right, but we'd get different rooms around that same pool. I absolutely loved it there. I prefer the west coast of Mexico of course since we're in the West. The end of May was the season we always went. It was almost deserted then so for us that was perfect.

This is one of the restaurants in the hotel Fiesta Americana, which is next door to Los Tules. It's outdoors so it's very casual if you wanted to eat there with your swimming suit on. That could be the exact table where I fainted into my plate of food. I'm very familiar with that outdoor restaurant and it's small. Since we've eaten there many times I know it well so, yep, that is the exact spot.

This is the Fiesta Americana next to Los Tules. You can just see the top of the condos in the middle part of the picture just above the palm trees. It's absolutely gorgeous!

BTW, my photos of the place are not digital and horrendous so I'm using the pictures from the website.

I went shoe shopping last week and was in Dillards looking for some proper shoes. Since I'm having surgery on my heel next week. (Nuuuu, don't cry; it ain't serious, chicks. Just separating my achilles tendon from my heel, scraping away some bone, be in a "non-load bearing" position for a week and a month in a boot. Piece of cake!)

Anyway, a month ago I bought a pair of SAS shoes. Those aren't cheap but supposed to be good walking shoes. One hundred and forty-eight dollars worth of "good walking shoe." It didn't solve my problem with pain.

So then to the Boise Mall and Dillards. The salesclerk measured me for a completely different size from the SAS store lady and showed me these shoes. They are among the ugliest shoes I've ever seen. BUT they are the shoe that the salespeople were wearing because it "rocks" your foot forward and does NOT bend. It's not padded in there, but that really didn't matter. They just feel good to walk in. I'm still getting used to them. One hundred and forty dollars worth of "getting used to"! And to tell you the truth, while I was out running errands yesterday people kept looking at my feet and 2 women said they were cute and asked me where I got them and what they cost. The shoe does NOT flex. I can't remember the concept the salesman described but I really like them. I feel steadier on my feet and am about 2" higher, which is great when you're only 5'4" tall. And they make your feet look small. AND they're a size 9, not a 10 like the SAS lady told me. I wondered why my right foot kept slipping in the other shoes. One foot is 1/2 size smaller but it was enough to make it not feel right. These aren't a problem because your foot is supposed to slip in there. Just weird but it works.

They're called Dansko and truly darling on the feet.

And Some Random Thoughts:

When reading a story the other day, one of the characters said something was "just across the way." It started me wondering just what is "the way." No practical explanation I think.

I got a "heads up" from a friend on the website Spokeo. If you haven't heard of it, go there and put in your name. It can be frightening what they know about you. I immediately requested my name be unsubscribed. People already know too much about us. I try to be as anonymous as possible but it's becoming less and less possible in this age of computers. Please take care of your identities. We belong to LifeLock and already they've alerted us to things going on.

Which brings me to Great Britain. Did you know they have cameras on every corner of London to help with security? They can track you no matter where you are. Even your car license plates. It hasn't deterred crime a bit, but I'm truly shocked the British, who are our forefathers, would give up their privacy in that manner. I don't want people knowing my every move! I want my rights to privacy. I'm a rider who likes to keep tight reins on my own life, not have someone else do it for me.

I sometimes listen to radio if I'm working around the house. I love talk radio. But it's truly seldom that I listen to very much otherwise. Anyway, I kept hearing one announcer say this about one host: He's Idaho's #1 Taco. I kept wondering what that meant until one day after several months I caught it. He was saying Idaho's #1 talk host. But it sure sounded like taco! We need to slow down and enunciate our speech more clearly. And don't even get me started on the teen talk of today!

Okay, you've had enough of me for one day. More in a few days. Opinions, that is. ;-)


  1. I love those clogs Connie!! If they are comfortable then they are worth every penny. I hate the current invasions of privacy too. I think that's one of the reasons we moved to Idaho isn't it~ we want privacy!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. First off, I L♥VE your shoes. I'll bet they ARE attention getters. Just don't tipple over in them, Connie.

    Next, Spokeo ! ! ! ! ! Creepy and spookyOOO

    Thanks for the heads up.


  3. Connie, I wish I had on those SAS shoes right now headed down to the pool and that tropical retreat -- Terri

  4. Love those shoes ... ouch! I do hope you heal quickly, Connie. Will keep you in prayer to be fine ... can just imagine how you are going to decorate that boot, chuckle.

    I did a big post last year about Spokeo ... dangerous data on each of us. You can cancel your info et al at the bottom of the front page, tho.

    Happy pink April lst ~
    TTFN ~


  5. Love the pictures of Mexico. About spokeo, they don't always remove your name when you ask. Sometimes it is just a way for them to know you are real. I have asked 3 times for my name to be removed and they have yet to do it.

    I hope you are having a great weekend!

  6. Connie, I actually like those shoes. Sort of a "grownup version" of the red shoes Dorothy wore to get back to Kansas. Good luck with your surgery. I am with you on liking a tight rein on my life. Here in Florida they are doing away with toll booths and just take a pic of your car as it enters the "toll booth area". About 3 weeks later you receive the "bill" plus the pic of your car from the back where the license is. Sigh.....Loved your description of #1 taco, lol I can appreciate that since that is my life more or less since I lost my hearing and then 13 years later had the cochlear implant. I could tell you lots of funny stories about what I "heard" and what was really stated. Oh it would help me so much if people slowed down. Which is one reason I text instead of talk, unless its loving hubby. Take care of your foot and Happy Pink Saturday.

  7. Connie I agree I love Mexico. But alas it doesn't love me. We went to Cancun for our anniv. Coldest temps and worst tropical storm they ever had. Our daughter lives in San Diego, so we drove to Tijuana. Caught in fierce problems at the border upon returning. Tried Cabo. Lived through a 4.6 hurricaine. Even did a business trip to New Mexico. Monsoons came in washed the streets away. Last year our dear friend's daughter had a destination wedding in Cabo. We were invited, but they hoped we wouldn't be joining them. We didn't. Bottom line is my friends family & husband all say NO WAY JOSE! Oh well I can have great Mexican food here. Does that count? Have a great pink week.

  8. Hi Connie....I think your SAS clogs are adorable and if they are comfy and help you not be in pain that is even better!! I am sorry you have to have surgery, but I love your attitude about it all.

    We used to enjoy Mexico, but not anymore....isn't it a shame that things have to change?

  9. Connie, always love your insights. A friend of mine told me about Spokeo (i call it spookeo) & I checked it out. Fortunately for me they had wrong info but still...told all my friends & unsubscribed. Sheesh! Australia is the same with the signals plus (we know someone who lives there) a person can get "paid" by the government to inform, said government, about wrong doings, like watering your lawn on the wrong day. Oh my. Hope you heal quickly!

  10. oooh girl, take care of those feets and i hope you are back on them soon ! Then you can take me to Mexico with you....:))
    happy Pink Saturday !

  11. I have some Danskos and I love those hummers! SO comfy! They will make your tootsies all better.

  12. Great post! Being a nurse...I think I am up to about 23 pairs.... I love all the designs! But Mexico is looking a little better to me... LOL!
    Cricket @ gypseanurse

  13. Everyone needs good walking shoes and your second pair sound so comfortable. Hope you will be back in them soon and good luck with your surgery. Oh, Connie, how I agree with you about the way people talk these days! I often find it difficult to understand my own language and it appears that, especially in the media, no-one is told how to enunciate properly. It drives me crazy!

  14. Oh I enjoyed this. I'll be back for more. I know what you mean about the way people talk. I work with mumblers. So annoying having to ask them to repeat themselves all the time. Good luck with the surgery. Happy Pink Saturday!

  15. Oh Yeah! Danskos rock...I love them! You will find no more comfortable shoe! Oh,and by the way...they do come in pink and you can find them at the clog outlet on line for less than 70...I have a few pair..Pinkkim fromTrulySimplyPink

  16. Idaho's #1 Taco!!!! Ha! You crack me up!! :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  17. it is just so much fun to read yr blog!
    luv the shoes

  18. Happy Pink Saturday...Ladies....another week-end traveling the pink highway....God Bless you and remember to hug someone...only if they want it!

  19. I love Dansko shoes - best I've ever bought. Mine are several years old and still look good - and best of all - the support is still good and so comfortable! Good luck with your surgery and Happy Pink Saturday!!

  20. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie.

    I had to give up cute shoes due to foot issues, too. I now wear Merrills that look almost exactly like those. Mine are black.

    I hope your procedures is successful, and that your recovery is painless and rapid.


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