We drove out of downtown and over to the Strip, parking at the Wynn. The Wynn is gorgeous, if you haven't had a chance to see it yet. Brocade and velvet everywhere, the decor is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern aesthetics and design.
It's also where Avenue Q happens to be playing through the end of May, so we flitted over to will-call and picked up our tickets right away.
Then came the strip drifting, the awkward form of amusement where you try to find something to do, when you can't do anything because your wallet's already empty.
We played a few slots, and then drifted on the Monorail down to the MGM.
We stepped off the Monorail station and into TV Land, where we were offered a chance to screen a new TV show for the fall season. It's your American, patriotic duty to help the TV Gods determine what will air when offered the chance, so of course we said yes. Big mistake.
CBS wanted to show us a medical drama. Yawn, snore, and totally not to my tastes.
We wasted a precious hour of Vegas time watching some tripe of a show about brain surgeons. One's an idealistic young romantic lead, being mentored by a bitter, caustic bald 'sexy' man (eew. Sexy is not the word that came to my mind, and I repeated this fact about fifty times when filling out a questionaire following the show.) Also there is a hot yet empathetic (is that a word?) woman smiling enigmatically at every Dick, Tom, and Harry to walk past. If I ever find out the name of that show, I'll bes ure to alert you so you needn't suffer through a single uninspired episode!
After they let us out of our television prison, we ran over to Paris to see if any Queen musical merchandise was left. Shock of shocks, there was, inspite of the fact that 'We Will Rock You' hasn't played since the end of 2005. We got several knick-knacks and memoriabilia for half price - very cool.
There was a rumour floating 'round that the Flamingo casino had penguins, so we went to investigate. THEY LIED. There were no PENGUINS because they had all mysteriously flown away to DALLAS. Why, I ask you, do they need penguins in TEXAS? (Not that it makes any sense to have penguins in the middle of the desert, but hey, if you can have dolphins at the Mirage then surely penguins can be at Flamingo's!) Without the star birds, there was little to make the Flamingo Casino interesting, so we soon drifted on.
I later calculated that we walked over 10 miles today.
Avenue Q review to come.