Saturday in Las Vegas is an exciting place to be. My family enjoyed a warm, beautiful day in this amazing city. I think February is the perfect month to be in Las Vegas because it is cool, bright, and interesting: so many shows, exhibits, and activities. We started out with a fabulous breakfast in the Mirage , and we ended the day attending the KEVIN JAMES AND RAY ROMANO stand-up comedy show which was really hilarious. We went shopping at the Mall at Caeser’s Palace, and ate in excellent restaurants for lunch and dinner. Everywhere we went, the Brits were here getting some sunshine and enjoying the casual, fun atmosphere. Elton John performs again tonight, and there isn’t a ticket anywhere, so the big shows sell out early. I love the fish tanks, the gardens, the “big cats” and the art galleries where people are buying even in these difficult economic times. My grandson went into the ROLEX shop and asked the price of a really beautiful watch. Price? $74,000 US. I think he got the picture really fast. We looked at a sapphire and diamond necklace, selling for $777,000 US. Hey, it’s fun to look, and a visitor will see items here in one place that he won’t see anywhere else in the world. Faberge has a beautiful shop as does Valentino and all the other high-end names. And the food! The menus are filled with fabulous offerings: lobster, fine wines, great salads, and steaks. Really, for recreation, Las Vegas is a very exciting place.
Today we are having a famous Las Vegas breakfast, going to the M&M shop with the grandchildren, and then we are off to Hoover Dam which is one of the great engineering achievements of the 20th century. I flew over the Hoover Dam during a helicopter tour a few years ago, but today we want to see the “masterpiece” inside and close up. It is only 45 miles from LV, so we will have a fun afternoon. Tonight, we have reservations at a very famous Thai restaurant in a very ordinary strip mall, but the food is world famous. And tonight’s entertainment? Who knows! Still no plans, but lots of options.
It’s not London, but it is a great place to stretch out, enjoy the sun, food, shows, and shopping. Really a great break in our family’s busy schedule. I love chatting to Brits anywhere in the world. And, they are here in abundance. Isn’t this a great world? Aren’t we having fun!
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918