Viva Las Vegas!

We’re off again on another jaunt! No pictures this time, as I left the camera at home, but I figured that I was way overdue for a post.

This was a spur-of-the-moment trip, planned around Tom Jones tickets. That’s right, Tom Jones. He’s performing at the MGM for the next few weeks, and I figured that he’s just going to get older and fatter from here on out, so I better go to see him soon. We have tickets for tonight, and flew down for a few days of total decadence. Last night we went to see “Avenue Q”, which was hilarious. We are going to Cirque du Soleil “O” tomorrow night, then home on Thursday. Four days in Las Vegas is about all I can stand. I’ve already lost the requisite twenty bucks in the slots, which is about all I have patience for.

Once I finish this post, we’re off to In-N-Out Burger for lunch, which is a reason to come to Las Vegas all by itself. This used to be a great town to eat cheaply in, not anymore. A plain Americano at the MGM Starbucks was almost 5 bucks this morning. The flip side is that there are some marvelous restaurants here. We ate at an Italian seafood place at the new Wynn resort last night, Bartolotta. “Yum” is all I have to say. They specialize in great fish flown in daily, presented whole to your tableside, then oven roasted and served with a wonderful garlic-parsley pesto. We started with a warm seafood salad for an antipasto, then a vegetable risotto for our first course, followed by an impeccably fresh sea bream served with roasted peppers, zucchini, and roasted fingerling potatoes. I want to go back tonight, but we have reservations at Nob Hill at the MGM so we can make it to TJ on time!

In knitting news, I am just a few rows away from completing that blue cashmere lace scarf. I nearly finished it on the plane, and will probably get it done later today. Then it will be blocked once I get home, and mailed off to the lucky recipient (not named here, as she may occasionally check out the blog!). No pictures until I get home though!

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My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Viva Las Vegas! — 16 Comments

  1. In-N-Out is the ONLY reason to go to Las Vegas. Make sure you hit the gift shop right next door. God I miss In-N-Out. Sigh. Soon my burger friend.
    You should learn how to play craps. Best game ever!

  2. I saw Tom Jones YEARS AGO in Hong Kong. It was a really fun concert, and undergarments were flying everywhere. I certainly hope you brought a spare pair to throw at him…

  3. I love me some Tom Jones. We go every summer when he comes to Boston. The people watching is great. Tom Jones people watching in Vegas would be even better!

  4. If you were going to be there Sunday morning, I would suggest that you go see the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, but since you’re not, I don’t suggest trying to go.
    I apologize for my idiocy. The painkillers are not so helpful in trying to make complete (and SANE) sentences.

  5. I can’t wait to hear about “O”. One of my son’s best friends is a costumer for the show. She said it sounds glamorous, but they do about 60 loads of laundry a night because of the chlorine. Have a wonderful time!

  6. Ohhhhh! I’m sooooo jealous. Love, love, LOVE Vegas–and Cirque du Soleil “O”! Have fun. AND don’t gamble away ALL of your yarn money! =)

  7. Wow – Vegas, a show, In-N-Out, knitting, and sun! Have a great time. (I’m going to be there NEXT weekend, too bad we didn’t coordinate). Please tell me of any knitting stores you find. Have a great time.

  8. I saw Tom Jones at the MGM about five years ago. He was amazing! There’s just something about the Welsh accent that makes me weak in the knees.
    Or maybe it’s his hair…I’m not sure.

  9. Oh, Tom Jones!!! I lusted after him when I was in college! I swooned in front of the TV for his show. And, I dated a Welsh guy for a few months just because he looked like Tom Jones. I wonder if he would like a nice, warm, handknit scarf, or socks…..

  10. They have In-N-Out here…numerous, I might add. We might have to stop in for fries while you’re here!