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Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« on: January 09, 2017, 10:47:15 AM »
This week's article.

Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
http://www.vegasbright.com/2017/01/09/waynes-casa-tour-casa-de-shenandoah/


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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 11:42:52 AM »
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As we approached the house I spotted what I thought were peacock decorations on an upper railing. I was stunned when they moved. Wow! How many people do you know have live peacocks as house adornments?

I know where he got the idea!

It was during a 1964 guest appearance on The Jack Benny Program, portraying a waiter called onstage to perform as Jack's opening act. Jack follows up with bad violin playing, which leads into a visual joke involving live creatures as decorations:

https://youtu.be/3Xj8UVOvzlg?t=20m
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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 01:49:17 PM »
If you say so!

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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 07:16:40 PM »
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...Wow! How many people do you know have live peacocks as house adornments?

Well, we had peacocks on our property a few decad-uh-yu_ears back. Two of them, actually. I wouldn't exactly have called them house adornments but their feathers were all over the house. :D and they were all over the property, front and back. :P


P.S. That must of been Wayne's private jet just over the house. ;)
If you place a statistician's head in dry ice and his feet in boiling water, then on the average he is fairly comfortable but his comfort has a large variance.

Most people have more than the average number of legs.

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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 04:30:41 PM »
Wow....all you people and your peacocks...I had no idea they were so common. ;D

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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 06:07:05 PM »
We had two acres and a pony left by the previous owners. They eventually subdivided all of the neighboring properties and put in huge homes that were bought up by tech boomers; they extended virtually to their property lines, with no land or even much of a backyard. I'm guessing that our property was also subdivided after we sold.

I never understood people willing to pay $800k (then) for a giant house so close to the one next door that one could casually toss a peach pit out the kitchen window and have it land in the neighbor's sink.

The sad part of my story is that one of those new neighbors shot one of the peacocks because they didn't like the baby-crying sound they made. They moved from the city to a rural area and brought their city attitude and baggage with them.
If you place a statistician's head in dry ice and his feet in boiling water, then on the average he is fairly comfortable but his comfort has a large variance.

Most people have more than the average number of legs.

Just call me the "quad kickers" of deuces wild and double bonus poker.

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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 08:59:45 PM »
I never understood people willing to pay $800k (then) for a giant house so close to the one next door that one could casually toss a peach pit out the kitchen window and have it land in the neighbor's sink.

Those zero lot line homes are pretty handy when you run out of TP while sitting on the throne and need only to reach out the window where your neighbor can hand you a fresh roll.
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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2017, 07:33:42 AM »
Poor peacock. I really have no clue what sound they make.

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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 10:02:22 PM »
Poor peacock. I really have no clue what sound they make.

Here's a video. From a distance inside one's home, they sound a little like a baby crying. The sound is more muted and not nearly as loud.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDvFdj-pFMc

Those zero lot line homes are pretty handy when you run out of TP while sitting on the throne and need only to reach out the window where your neighbor can hand you a fresh roll.

 ;D Please pass the Charmin... or "Do you have any Grey Poupon?"
If you place a statistician's head in dry ice and his feet in boiling water, then on the average he is fairly comfortable but his comfort has a large variance.

Most people have more than the average number of legs.

Just call me the "quad kickers" of deuces wild and double bonus poker.

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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 04:05:05 PM »
We will be taking the tour of Casa de Shenandoah in April. I was going to buy the tickets from the site when I thought of Groupon. We want to do the Platinum tour but I can't figure if that is being offered through Groupon.  If it's the VIP tour for 2 it's like getting one ticket free.

Was just wondering about yours or anyone else's experience getting these tickets through Groupon.  Thanks!
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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 06:21:26 PM »
I was confused by this as well...because the tours described on Groupon don't seem to be the same as what is talked about on the actual website.

Kodi and I did option 3....."VIP Mansion Tour for Two - Includes Wayne Newton Photo Souvenir"
But we did not get to see the Museum or the horses.
If I went again I would want to do the whole shebang.

https://www.groupon.com/deals/wayne-newton-s-casa-de-shenandoah

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Re: Blonde4ever Takes a Tour of Casa de Shenandoah
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 10:46:39 PM »
Thanks Bonnie, that's where I was confused too.  So much for trying to save a few bucks.  :no:
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