Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

hell attacked us again but we saw a nice show

Posted by Hippo Bean at 10:36 PM
The day before went smoothly without any incidents. I thought hell left us. We drove to the Red Rock Canyon in the morning and it rained.

A stormy day at Red Rock Canyon

The rain smelled almost tropically and it came down straight and refreshing. I love these American parks. That's what Chris called them unnaturally natural. One 10 mile scenic loop, paved, where one never had to leave the car. We did the scenic drive and saw truly iron rich red harden sand dunes.

M and Saffy at Calico Hills

road to Calico Hills

Scenic road showing Wilson Cliffs

The afternoon was spent at the premium outlet stores. We discovered that we didnt need to take the freeway. It was really just a few blocks from our timeshare on the strip. It's been a long time since I had any money to buy myself anything, and so I went crazy buying clothes. I've almost forgotten what it was like to be able to afford to buy things! Oh that rotten feeling! Then back at the timeshare we made ourselves ready for the early buffet and then the show. Saffy then announced he left his prescription sunglasses at the outlets. He wanted to run back and retrieve them. M didnt like the idea because the outlets are in downtown Vegas, a notoriously dangerous, crime infested area. I suggested a taxi. Saffy didnt want it. So it was maor upset time which almost ruined the otherwise almost perfect day. In the end, Safy went to dinner grumpy. I offered to help pay for a pair of new sunglasses. We did had a wonderful buffet at Paris. After that, it was the Cirque du Soleil Ka show at MGM Grand and I was stunned by the size of the theater, the props and the creativity of the stage and the show. Modern Chinese Opera, acrobats and a fantastic stage that not only rotates horizontally but tilts vertically where the performers could actually do wall climbing. It was simply astonishing and I never ceased to admire the originality of Cirque du Soleil. I thoroughly enjoyed the show even tho we got some rowdy and tall people sitting right in front us. We actually got pretty good seats, almost at the center, but way in the back. What we missed though were the fireworks which later we discovered werent all that spectacular.



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