Sunday, April 6, 2008

Trip to Las Vegas

Quite awhile ago, Kelly bought tickets for us to attend two big shows in Las Vegas. I'm always a little nervous about the shows there being less than appropriate. Kelly promised me that these shows were family rated. So we were very excited to go. Then. . . we had the unexpected news of Kelly's pharmaceutical position being eliminated (heartless corporate America) just days before our trip. Well, we decided to go anyway - a good way to get our mind off of it. Megan was a sweetie. She talked so positive all the way to Vegas. She even read a chapter out of a positive thinking book to us to boost our spirits.

When we arrived on Friday, we checked into the Sahara Hotel on the Strip, and then walked to the Mirage Hotel to see the Cirque du Soleil - Beatles "Love" show. It was phenomenal!
From the moment the curtains were raised, to the very last second of the show there was non-stop action. The props, the costuming, and of course the original Beatles soundtrack were amazing. It helped to recognize the era of the Beatles greatest popularity, the 1960's and early 70's. I think that the people who made up the show must have been on drugs. No, really - it was as psychodelic and off the wall as the lyrics of the Beatles songs. This is a "must see" if you go to Vegas. Actually we've seen two of the Cirque du Soleil shows ("Love" and "O") Best produced shows we've EVER seen - Really!
Next day we let Megan shop a little, and enjoyed the 85 degree weather. Mmmmmm........loved it! We also learned that the best way to get around downtown Las Vegas, is to park your car and buy a $5 a day bus pass and just ride the "Deuce".

That night we went to see the Blue Man Group at Venetian Hotel. We didn't know what to expect. And I can't explain it even after seeing it, but it was a riot! All I can tell you is that it is a group of percussionists painted blue. . . and they will keep your attention riveted all night. They use visual, audio, mental, and tactile perception to keep you going all through the show. Very fun!

It was a nice getaway. I'm glad we had the chance to go before jumping back into finishing our house and looking for employment.