That's right - THE Amazing Kreskin! Who woulda' thunk?! Girls 'Day' Out (we change the name to suit the occasion), this past weekend, took us to The Riviera Hotel on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, to take in a fun matinee with the mentalist who has amazed people, the world over - I remember watching him in the 70s (yes, I was very, very young, the way I remember it...Kreskin knows better, I'm sure), on his show, "The Amazing World of Kreskin", and on Johnny Carson. He is now 75 years young, and me...well, Kreskin's not tellin'!
He DID amaze 5 of the 6 of us, that evening (one is a skeptic through and through, but does want to go back - I'm sure just to see if she can't figure it all out and win that $50,000 no one else ever has). Three of our group had no idea what they were in for, as they are all WAY too young to have ever seen him in his hey-day (22, 13, and 10). The two youngest in our entourage got to interact with him on two separate mind-reading events, and he brought actual tears to the eyes of their mom when he told her the exact street address, zip code, and city of her childhood home...and about the crazy cat lady that lived next door to her. He also told Jackie D. what her personalized license plate said during the course of the evening...yes, AMAZING it was!
Sunday morning, The Boss found herself in possession of tickets to The Lion King, at Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino, for herself, Jackie, me, and my daughter, "The Skeptic". Another matinee show, and talk about AMAZING! I had recently seen The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show and thought that was sensory overload, until I got a load of this happy extravaganza. The Broadway production, brought to Las Vegas - FABULOUS costuming (the creativity behind the mechanics of the animals/humans is pretty incredible), sets, and performers...elephants, rhinos, and zebras, right down through the audience (with none of the mess). If you're not able to catch the original ON Broadway, I am pretty sure this is just as spectacular. Thanks to all my fun friends, and daughter, for one truly amazing weekend - I had a ball!