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29 November 2011

In Between Days Blog Tour ~ It’s my turn here in Vegas (#Dpinbetweendays @crmoss @beerwencha2 )


     One of the main reasons we moved from the Northeast to the southwest was because of the weather. The snow and rain and humidity got the better of us back east, and we couldn’t stand it anymore. People who know DH and I have often wondered and asked us about this considering we were born and raised in the north. Shouldn’t we have been acclimated to it all? Well, yes, once upon a time we had been, but right after we were married, we moved to Texas for a few years. It was there we realized we liked the warm weather and lack of snow, but circumstances had us returning to the northeast. After several more years back where we grew up, we knew we had to get out. Another big reason for our move, which was tied into the weather aspect of our decision, was that, at that time, my husband was into
duathlons and triathlons. He was serious about his training and his goal was to make it to Kona, HI for the Ironman tri (Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles, Run 26.2 miles -- http://ironmanworldchampionship.com/). So one hot, muggy, awful August day, I asked him if we should move to a location that had better weather. He said yes, and less than a year later, we were in Las Vegas…enjoying the sun, the blue sky, the dry climate. Training was better for him since he didn’t have to contend with rain, snow, humidity…
     I was part of his support team, going to races as a spectator and volunteer, helping out on training runs and rides, acted as moral support in our home. Many mornings we were up at the crack of dawn…sometimes out the door by 4 AM to get to a race by 5 AM (yep, ‘two fives in a day’ and one is much too early for this ol’ girl. LOL!) One time here in town for the marathon, I spent close to four hours standing by myself near the finish line, guarding a bag of gear and goodies. It’s a good thing I have an imagination and know how to entertain myself!
     So, how did hubby and I decide on Las Vegas as a place to live? We traveled here for a number of vacations, then w
hen we finally made the decision to relocate, we came out over a Thanksgiving weekend to look at homes. Talk about turkey overload. Hubby and I went to two different buffets that day! The first one was around lunch time. We ate at the Carnival World Buffet over at the Rio. Lots of food, great seafood and of course we had our share of the Tom bird. Later that day, actually into the evening when we realized we were hungry again (yes, hours later…lol!) we went to the buffet in the hotel we were staying in and had a second Turkey day meal. I’m amazed we didn’t pass out at the table or have to be rolled out of the dining area! Did you know that there are races here in town called Turkey Trot and Catch the Gobbler? They’re races between 5K and 10K and the events also offer 1 mile walks. We also came out one year for the marathon. This used to be when it was held at the end of January, beginning of February. The marathon is now held in the beginning of December. I’ve even written a couple of stories incorporating Las Vegas and the races.
     I like using Las Vegas as a location in my stories. My first Decadent Publishing release, Sunset Desires (release date TBD)

though not set completely in Las Vegas, has a character from the area, and the next two books I’m planning with a couple of the characters from the first book will be set in and around the city. I’m excited about being with Decadent Publishing and being a part of their 1NS line of stories. Keep tuned here on my blog for updates regarding the publication date!
     Find links to more In Between Days blog hop participants here: http://crmoss.blogspot.com/p/news.html
     Happy Reading!
     C.R. Moss

8 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

I've set many of my stories in places I've visited, and some I haven't. Your cover is beautiful! All the best!

Kathryn Merkel said...

I love Vegas & could definately live there. Being from SW Michigan, the idea of giving up snow & ice is very appealing.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

Emily Cale said...

I know what you mean about the weather! I grew up somewhere cold, then moved somewhere temperate, and am now back in the cold. I can't wait until I have the option to move somewhere warmer.

C.R. Moss / Casey Moss said...

Hi Jessica, Kathryn & Emily! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for the compliment on the cover & I should say that it's starting to get a bit cool here (but still not cold enough to turn on my heat...yay!). :)

JM said...

I sound like such a dork, but I've never actually been to Vegas. Would love to go sometime, but it seems like the money and time never work out. Someday, someday...
The book sounds fantastic! Can't wait to read it!

C.R. Moss / Casey Moss said...

Hi JM! You're not a dork. :D It's just a matter of keeping an eye out for packages (flight/hotel) & sometimes you can really get great deals last minute. & just so you know, there's a group of us who are planning on getting a readers' convention here so keep posted for details on that!
=)

D L Jackson said...

I have to say I love that cover.
I also lived in Arizona for a while, not as glam as Vegas, but I love the climate and the desert's really pretty.
Anyway, your story sounds great. I'll have to add it to my TBR pile.

C.R. Moss / Casey Moss said...

Hi DL! Thanks for stopping by! Yep, love the climate here. Today, in fact, was beautiful, low 70's and sunny.
:)