Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thelma and Louise - Part Three

I know--this is probably more than you ever wanted to know about our trip, but we did such a variety of things that it is all worth mentioning. For the next three days, Valine was tied up with her conference for the mornings and some of the afternoons. On the other hand, I had some free time. Our hotel room was beautiful with a nice view of the pool below and part of the Strip.

I spent some time out at the pool, which was quite pleasant in the mornings. Shortly after noon, the sun finally made it to that area and the chairs in each end of the pool became "prime seating".

Each of the days that I was there, people's attention was drawn up to the windows overhead, where window washers dangled precariously from cables.

Valine and I ate at some great restaurants in Las Vegas. One night was enjoyed a meal with her credit union cohorts at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio. It was really nice and the food was good.

On Friday, we went down to Mandalay Bay to eat at Fleur, a recommendation of my physical therapist who used to live in Vegas. She even sent me a coupon to use there. (and she was right---the food was great!!)

We also got to see a couple of shows while we were there. Jersey Boys was a great show highlighting the history of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Valine's favorite activity was definitely seeing Barry Manilow in concert.

She's been a fan for a long as I've known her so when she heard he would be there at the same time as us, there was no question that we needed to get tickets.

It was a fun show, full of music that we could sing along to and great showmanship. Despite the fact that he has aged considerably since his start in the music business, he was entertaining and didn't try to act like a 20-something (which is good since he's nearing 70).

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JJB said...

love the view of the pool from your room!!

so glad that ms valine got to see barry manilow. she looks like she's having a blast! crazy to read this post while listening to "copacabana"

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