Thursday, January 12, 2012

What happens in Vegas...
...turns up at the Turtle that very night. I had a great day. My friend Peggy Richardson dropped by for a chat with R about his WIP, then took me out for what I thought was going to be a quick sandwich. It turned into a delightful, full afternoon. First, we went grocery shopping. Then we went to New York, New York for lunch.
Then we went to Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, where we spent the afternoon communing with all manner of predatory sea life. (My apologies for the blurry photo -- These fellows are faster than they look!) Around five o'clock, I realized suddenly that I had promised R that I would go to the movies with him, so we made our way back to the Turtle -- with a quick stop to take a photo at the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign -- and said our good-byes. I grabbed a quick dinner, and then R and I walked over to Sam's Town, where we watched "War Horse" in a large theatre. There were only four other people in the audience. Nonetheless, when it came time to leave, we managed to create a traffic jam in the aisle. That took some doing.

It made all the difference in the world to see Las Vegas with a friend who knew where she was going and what was worth seeing. Thank you, Peggy!

Tomorrow, we'll head for Arizona -- We'd like to get to Tucson, but that's quite a bit of driving - 500 miles -- so I'm afraid we'll have to settle for something a bit closer.

4 comments:

AngelMay said...

So enjoying this trip with you, Sandra!

The Bug said...

I'm glad you had a good time! What did you think of the movie?

Sandra Leigh said...

Thanks, AM. I am glad. I'm enjoying it, too!

Dana, I have mixed feelings about the movie. There was too much war (I don't watch war movies -- simply can't find them entertaining. Horrifying, yes. Entertaining, no.) On the other hand, there were some wonderful scenes that weren't about somebody's children being sent to kill somebody else's children, and I did enjoy those -- Also, the Devonshire scenery was beautiful, as were the lead horse and the supporting horse!

Bottom line? 5 out of 10.

John Hayes said...

Oh, I bet it was better with a friend! Have never been there, tho I do have extensive experience of more desolate parts of Nevada.

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