|the skies at Caesar's Palace|
|at the Atlantis monument|
On our first evening, we strolled in and around the hotel. But, as the weather was rather cold, Bill and I proceeded to The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace to look for a sweater for Bill that was going to be my gift! Fortunately, we found a blue casual item at the Banana Republic. As we walked around, we found Trevi, with Atlantis as a background and the refreshing artificial blue and cloudy skies above the tables. It felt right, and we proceeded to have our a sumptuous Italian dinner!
Menopause the Musical
|together with the menopausal ladies|
Then Dick, Bill’s Sigma Chi Fraternity brother from Pittsburg State University, and his wife Marrene joined us. They had just come from LA. After snacks, we had front row seats at the 6 pm showing of Menopause the Musical. What a blast it was! Bloomingdale's is where the four menopausal ladies enact the entire show, from the jewelry, the lingerie, cosmetics departments, in the bathroom, beauty salon and restaurant. They bonded over hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, etc. to the tune of baby-boomer ditties.
|joining the other menopausal ladies on stage in celebration of our freedom|
|the Birthday Boy having this day|
|photo credit of the super bloom at Death Valley National Park: Washington Post|
|the White Swan at Embassy Suites|
|a huge and hearty dinner @ Pampas Brazilian Steakhouse|
|the fraternity brothers with Toby Keith at his Bar|
The next morning, we said farewell at breakfast in the Fulton’s Food Court between the hotel lobby and the casino. But it really wasn’t a tearful goodbye because, come October 19-22, we will be together again in Capistrano Beach, on our trek down the US West Coast. Their home is only thirty minutes away from the Riviera Shores Resort where we will be staying. What a birthday Bill had and what a year it promises to be for both couples! Las Vegas did it again!
|the High Roller in front of Harrah's and Linq, our hotel chain|