I was overjoyed to find out he's still just as hot as he was back when he did all that wowzer stuff on television and I had a big-ass schoolgirl crush on him; plus, he's funny as hell and still amazing as an illusionist. It was a very small, intimate theatre and he did a lot of stuff with audience members and fewer of the big "smoke and lights and wind in his hair" (as he said the papers called his illusions), and it was thoroughly awesome. He invited everyone to follow him on Twitter, and those with smart phones were able to Tweet him immediately and he randomly selected someone for a meet-and-greet. Curse my lack of a smart phone! Alas, no photography allowed.
Baby lions, two of them! They were playing and feeding, and having a nice time in their little room -- this time they were offering "time with the cubs, depending on their mood," but I didn't even ASK how much that cost!
While, of course, the moms slept.
The front lobby of the MGM Grand.
Then after the show, we walked down to the Cosmopolitan to have a drink at the amazingly gorgeous Chandelier bar, which I swear to God, looks like you're sitting INSIDE of a chandelier -- and we asked the bartender, it's like 2 million Swarovsky crystals strung around the place. I didn't bring the camera with me because I neglected to bring its case, but I took some pictures with my phone, if I can ever figure out how to upload them or send them or something.
When we got to the Bellagio, I actually bought a little disposable camera to take some shots there of the summer layout in the arboretum, but I have NO idea how or if any of those will come out. Curse the digital age.
Walking back we went into the Planet Hollywood mall (which used to be Aladdin's Desert Passages) and ate at a little place called Ocean One, where I had the BEST seared tuna and steamed veggies EVER -- it was amazingly delicious, as was Mom's pasta dish. We actually talked about walking down there again because the food was so freaking good! (The tuna was a compromise, since of course I wanted to go a little further to Todai Sushi buffet, but Mom hates that place, alas!)
More later. We're off to the pool.