Saturday, November 3, 2007

Viva Las Vegas - Part 4

I walked from the Golden Nugget downtown to the Stratosphere before breakfast.

We passed this store several times and I kept on thinking about what an odd combo that was. Chinese food. Coffee. Donuts. Do they change the oil between the donuts and the Chinese? Inquiring minds want to know.

The Plan: Tix4Tonight and the do the Ethel M factory tour @ Mountain Vista and Sunset Way. The rest of the plan hinges on whether or not we see a show.

DH made an appointment for a massage at 4:00. That should help his shoulder. I'm going to use the gym while he's worked on.

We got tickets for Mamma Mia at Mandalay Bay. We went to Tix4Tonight on Freemont Street and got two tickets for the show in section A for half price. While we were waiting in line at Tix4Tonight, a party cut in line. We said something about the line starting back there and pointed. The party spokesperson said, rather rudely and in a snotty tone, "We're VIPs" and waived a yellow slip of paper at us. The lady in front of us was really annoyed. I asked, what is wrong with this picture? VIP? Discount tickets? If you're a VIP, shouldn't they be giving you tickets?

Well, what we we really purchased were vouchers for tickets. From there, it becomes a scavenger hunt. We had to go to the ticket office at Mandalay Bay to get the actual tickets and seats so off we went to Mandalay Bay. We secured our tickets and DH bet $20 on the Thrashers-Senators game.

After our trip to Mandalay Bay, we were off to Ethel M for the tour and gift shop. Ethel M has changed a lot and now they mostly have the new "Ethel" line -- still good, just different. They have really throttled back the tour sampling too. Bummer. Now they have the Sample of the Day and that's it.

After our mandadory Ethel M stop, it was time for lunch. We had our first In-N-Out Burger experience. In some ways, it reminded us of Char Grill in Raleigh. Your choices are single, double, cheese/no cheese, onion/no onion, soda/shake and fries/no fries.

We decided to go back to the hotel to "swim with the sharks" in The Tank and use the three story slide at the pool before DH's spa appointment.

We grabbed dinner at the hotel and then went to the show. Mamma Mia was good. I really enjoyed the show and we were very happy with the production level. The way the songs were used to weave together the story was really neat.

Score after 4 days
DH -$13.65
Me -$3.35

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