At some point during all of our trips to the southwest we visit our son and daughter-in-law (Chris and Marilyn) in Las Vegas. Not only is it always great to see them for a few days, it gives us a chance to rest and unwind a bit. Not to mention getting a chance to eat some real food. They don’t live far from the Suncoast Resort and Casino (in Summerlin) which happens to have a restaurant called SC Steakhouse. The food there is amazingly good. I’d hazard a guess that you won’t find anything like it in Webster, NY (or Rochester for that matter). And where in Rochester can you eat at a great place and walk downstairs and play some slots? Hint: nowhere. I’m going to miss that place……
And Chris had a special treat waiting for us this time. We went to see a show at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand. Brad, if you remember, played Ray Romano’s brother in the TV comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond” a few years back. He was funny in that show, for sure, but he’s hilarious on stage. I can’t remember the last time I laughed that hard. If you ever happen to go, just don’t sit near the front. A lot of his act involves people in the audience.
The photograph, by the way, is looking east toward the strip at sunrise (from about 6 miles away). If you look very, very closely you can see the Stratosphere (on the north end of the strip) on the left side of the frame and Mandalay Bay (where I used to work) on the right. Essentially, that’s the whole thing.
Anyway, we’ve left LV and are heading for Monument Valley. Then it’s on through southern Colorado and then on towards home. And winter. As far as the weather’s concerned, I think I’d just as soon stay here.