Striding the Strip
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The boys slept in a little after our big night out, but muddled
downstairs and checked outā¦relocating our luggage to the car, which would
remain parked today. The plan was to explore
the Strip on foot, winding up at the
We started by crossing the street back to
After lingering a bit, we headed south to Excalibur and
found where the free jester & juggling show was performed, only to learn
that this had been cancelled āsome time ago.ā
Still interesting to troop through this medieval oriented casino, and we
plodded further south to Luxor, in an attempt to see the featured ātalking
camelsā (robotic camels which speak, per our travel info). The
We were walking through the casino floor and I asked one of the cocktail waitresses where the talking camels where and she was clueless. She exclaimed that she only parked in the back and came out on the gambling floor, so she didnāt have any idea what else was here! So, I asked another one and she told us to take the elevator to level A.
Acquiring level A, we asked another attendant where the loquacious humped ruminants residedā¦and learned that āthey broke last year and nobody could fix āemāā¦so yet another bust! By now we were weary of chasing red herrings and I volunteered a portion of my winnings to get us all in to the movie short, āPirates 4-Dā with Leslie Nielson. It was great fun and at last we had some entertainment!
Afterwards we reversed course and steered north to the
I love walking and exploring with my wife, so this was
actually an enjoyed detour. We walked
past Bellagio as the fountain show was unfoldingā¦so it was rather cool. People watching in Vegas is at times scary,
but for the most part a real hoot and we had plenty to occupy our visual senses
trooping up and down the strip.
Rendezvousing with the kids, we had dinner at a passable Chinese
Iām pretty clueless about modern media, but Eric is tuned right in (he is majoring in journalism) and spotted Robin Leach (sp?) loitering outside the theater as we entered. So now we were really keyed up --- I was truly in the grip of anticipation and can share that the motivation for seeing Lance Burton was due to reading reviews in TravBuddy!
It proved to be classic Vegas entertainment and Iām glad we did it, but Iām not so sure the performance was a good return on the exorbitant ticket price. Lance is exceptionally talented, but the program had a bit too many of the old disappearing person tricksā¦a bit redundant and I was looking forward to some more innovative magic. We paid $75 a person, but I think the price might have been due to an amazing coincidence --- this performance marked the tenth anniversary of Lanceās show!
Now we knew why Robin Leach was here, and the best part was that there were a boat load of other celebrities in attendance. Best bit was when Lance called Robert Goulet up on stage, introducing him as a āmaster magicianā. It was very apparent that Robert was completely surprised, and Lance pulled off a remarkable skit where he made it appear that Mr. Goulet was performing tricks!
I can heartily recommend the Lance Burton showā¦but
only if you donāt pay as much as we did (unless youāre reading this around 2021
and his 25th anniversary is coming up!). After the show it was back to our other
accommodations and slumberā¦.