Tuesday, February 27, 2018


It's a wonderful thing to be a grandmother. I went to Singapore before the baby was born and a couple of days later she was born and brought lots of joy for both families. Her name is Ellery, Ellie for short. Both mom and baby are doing fine.  I passed a month with them and my husband came for the last two weeks of that and we traveled back together. The jet leg is pretty bad and I am still experiencing it.

 We went to the top of the  Marina Bay Sands Hotel, that is the building that looks like a ship on top of three towers. The whole thing is the hotel. From the "ship" we can see the whole city and it was nice to go before it get dark than see the city lights come in when it gets dark.
 It was great to take a day off to go to the beach.
 Gardens by the bay was fantastic. These gigantic "trees" change colors awhile music is played. Many people layed on the ground to look upward.
 The Marina Bay Hotel The "The ship" was fantastic...they have all these palm trees on top, an infinity pool, bar, restaurant...etc, etc.
This view below was from another tall building. We went to a restaurant/bar and from there we have our food with this view. The restaurant is called "Level 33." I had the dory fish and it was great. My husband had something else with a great flat bread.

 The Merlion. I never got a good shot. The first few days we were there it was being repared and was all covered up and then this time we were in a hurry and could not get closer. Sorry for the blurry photo. The Merlion is a big symbol in Singapore so I wanted to include a photo here.
 At the botanical garden
 Our sweet one.
 Satay was great but the sauce was just a bit spicy for me.

 People laying down to watch the tree show with the gigantic trees at Gardens by the bay.
 Some of the fruits my daughter had at her house

A giant tree at Gardens By The Bay (It changed colors constantly with the music.)
We were there during Chinese New Year so we took a train to Chinatown and oh my heavens it was very well decorated all around.

 I was glad this young lady did not mind me taking her photo. She looked so cute with all the red color around. 2018 is the year of the dog.

This was much fun but sorry to report that my crochet and other crafts had to put away for awhile. I was glad to have been there for the birth of the baby and help my daughter and her husband in a few things. The jet leg was bad so I did not sleep well for more than one week. What a mess :(
We are now back in cold North Dakota and it seems like it will be some snow coming this next weekend. Keep warm and I hope you don't mind me sharing about the trip. It's a beautiful country, clean, polite, convenient and comfortable. I do recommend it for a vacation spot. 
P.S.  I corrected the info in here, it is not Fullerton hotel but Marina Bay Sands hotel that has the ship structure on top of it.  No we did not stayed there.  We just went up to enjoy the restaurant and the night view.
Take care and till next time!