If you’ve never experienced that sort of heat before, here’s what it is like. Visualize stepping out of a pleasant, 78 degree, air-conditioned hotel lobby into a 117 degree oven. It’s almost like inhaling fire. And all that garbage about at least there’s no humidity doesn’t much matter at that point. It sucks the energy right out of you.
One of the must stops for my grandson Gage (and in all fairness for me, too)was In-N-Out Burger. Especially after all we’ve been hearing about that hamburger haven for the past several years. We hit the closest one to the Bellagio where we were staying at Dean Martin Drive and Tropicana, a $10 taxi ride away.
And trust me, we were prepared to experience the world’s greatest hamburger.
There in lies the problem.
We were expecting the Second Coming, but while the cheeseburgers and rest toppings were very good, we weren’t overwhelmed. The same goes for their fries. They were very tasty, but the curly fries at the Westport Flea Market, the ones at Wendy’s, at 5 Guys—even the ones served by McDonald’s are comparable.
In-N-Out’s shakes? They were also quite delicious, but I’ve had just as good at Winsteads, Town Topic and those great Frosty’s at Wendy’s.
So to those, including myself, who always think the grass is greener somewhere else, it just ain’t so.
If you’ve never seen a great Vegas magic show then by all means take in David Copperfield’s family-friendly spectacle at the MGM GRAND. Not only does Copperfield interact well with the audience, some of the illusions he pulls off are mind boggling. As can be the ticket pricing. Expect to pay from $85 to nearly $120 for the better seats.
And that’s NO illusion!