This month, we are staying at a campground about 6 miles (or 30 minutes) from the Las Vegas strip. I’m glad we’re here, but thankful we’re not in the thick of it. I can only handle the strip in small bursts.
Since we got here, we have seen more people that we know than ever. This includes 2 of my brothers, a niece I hadn’t seen since she was a baby, my co-workers that I haven’t seen in years, and a friend we met years ago in Washington. I also got a surprise knock on the door from a couple we met in Idaho who stopped for the night and recognized our rig.
We’ve also done a bit around town…
KÀ by Cirque du Soleil
Before we went to the show, we asked an usher/performer if we were allowed to bring in coffee. He said yes, but he liked hot chocolate. So, we went to Starbucks and came back with our coffees and a hot chocolate for him.
After the show, he tracked us down and gave us free tickets for the MGM buffet.
The show itself was unbelievable. It had indoor fireworks, martial arts, acrobatics, and all sorts of craziness. Totally worth it.
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
Not a bad comedy show, but I think Brad Garrett is getting a little done with standup. He made a lot of jokes that made me think he has a little resentment about how things turned out.
O by Cirque du Soleil
I saw this show umpteen years ago, on a girls’ trip to Vegas. It was unbelievable then and unbelievable now…
Imagine taking top tier acrobats, clowns, dancers, and performers and then adding lights, music, effects, and…a swimming pool.
The stage and pool changed with every scene and performers would slowly rise out of completely still waters. Towards the end, they revealed a dozen SCUBA divers that supplied air to the performers during the show. Definitely a must-see.