I forgot that I have a Las Vegas category and so thought I’d tell you about our little trip to Vegas a couple weeks ago. We stayed at the Hilton where we usually stay. We got a nice room with a tub that has those water jets. Barb likes those.
We went to two shows while we were there. On Monday night, Nov 17, we saw the musical “Jersey Boys”. This won the Tony for best musical when it opened on Broadway a couple years ago. Now it’s playing in Vegas and I really wanted to see it. It was, in a word, great. It tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to fame and then, their ultimate breakup. The language is pretty R-rated, but not overly so. The music was awesome. I love the Four Seasons. They are one of my favorite groups from the 60′. If you ever get a chance to see “Jersey Boys”, don’t miss it.
We also went to see Barry Manilow on Wednesday, Nov 19. Now, I admit, the average age of the audience was about 60. Manilow is considered like elevator music these days, but he still puts on a wonderful show. His new Las Vegas show spotlights all his hits and we really had a good time.
On Tuesday, we drove down to Hoover Dam which is about 1/2 hour from Vegas on the Arizona border. It is, I believe, the largest dam ever built. Anyway, it’s huge. We had picked up a wheel chair at the hotel and Barb had the joy of pushing me all over. We went on a tour that showed how the dam was built and we looked at the turbines. It was cool. We had a good time and since I didn’t have to walk everywhere, I still felt prety good on the way home. What was really cool, was we had a couple places in the tour where the chair had to pushed up an incline and I’m pretty heavy. In both cases, a man we didn’t even know stepped up and asked if he could help and he did the pushing (two different men). So, that helped a lot. I hope to get my own chair or a scooter sometime as it is getting harder and harder to walk.
So, the trip to Vegas was a big success. We had a good time. I didn’t mention that we stopped in St George and saw Matt and Steph and family on the way down, so that was very nice, too.
Just think, soon, I’ll retire and I could show up on any of your doorsteps at any time, so be ready.