Trip Start Jun 29, 2012
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Naturally the weekend was wonderful – Patti
and Mark showed us a great time.  On
Saturday they drove us to Las Vegas saying it would be great to see a Show,
which of course it would – we just didn’t think it was that simple.  We arrived at one of the half price ticket booths
and bingo – Cirque du Soleil, Beatles, Love, booked for 7pm, just like that and
at discount.  We drove to Lake Las Vegas
(no we hadn’t heard of it either) for dinner. 
It’s built in the Italian style and really does look like a small
Italian Town.  Just a slight problem this
day though – there was not only a marathon being run, but there was also a Beer
Festival.  Crowded or what!?  We managed to get in and park and we were
able to eat and be out with time to drive back for the show, but then a little
bit of a problem occurred!!


We got into the car, moved out of the
parking slot, joined a queue for the exit and just sat still and sat and sat
and …………. We moved nowhere for 40 minutes! 
7pm was fast approaching; we had a 30+ minute drive, then park etc.   Tried ringing to change the tickets, no
success, you get the picture. We were all disappointed, but sometimes these
things just happen.  We decided, when we
eventually got out of the car park!!! that we would try to catch the second
half.  The Show was on at The Mirage and
we rushed in, told the Ushers of our dilemma and they fixed it – changed our
tickets to the 9.30 performance – done. 
We were really pleased. Now, this meant there was time to spare so, the
‘boys’ disappeared to the Bar of course and Patti taught me a thing or two
about gambling.  We only played a thing
called Kino and the slot machines, but I learned a lot more than I knew before,
which was nothing!  I didn’t gamble much
and what I did I lost, but I had fun.


The Show was something neither of us will
ever forget – yes THAT good.  What
interpretation, what skill , what timing, what costumes and all to Beatles
music in British settings – truly, truly fab as the Beatles might have said.  All of this meant that we arrived back at
Entrada at 3am, but it was worth it.


Over the next days we visited Patti’s
daughter and her lovely family, (she has twin daughters of 12 who love anything
English especially One Direction which I felt a little ignorant of, but tried
my best!), visited Kayenta a little Town of Artists and Galleries in the middle
of the red rock, went gambling a second time (still lost!) and still had time
to sample the swimming pool and hot tubs. 
It was a great time.  On our last
day together, we travelled to Grafton, a little ‘ghost’ Town where the pioneers
just couldn’t make it and where the ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ scene
was shot for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – shame we didn’t have
our bikes there to reenact – OK perhaps not!

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