Janette and I got to use the first of our theatre tickets yesterday. At least the place wasn't hard to get there but there's always that anxiety of trying to find a new place for the first time. We were hungry when we got off the bus so we went to this Halal pizza place that was just across the street from the bus stop. Even before we went in, something told me it would be a bad idea, but there didn't seem to be much else around. First of all, there was this nasty patch of ice out in front of the shop. We really had to stretch our legs to cross over it without slipping. I told the proprietor about it but he just kind of looked at me blankly. I ordered Philly cheesesteak for myself and a Coke. Janette ordered a burger and fries and Pepsi. My Philly cheesesteak wasn't very good but at least it was edible, just barely. Janette took one bite of her burger and complained about it being spicy. Janette has more sensitive taste buds than mine, so usually when she complains about something being too spicy, I can barely taste it, but when I took one bite of her hamburger it was ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! I almost felt like I was going to THROW UP!! And when I returned to my Philly cheesesteak, it just wasn't quite the same anymore. I wouldn't be surprised if that place spices their meat into oblivion to disguise the fact that it might very well be HORSE MEAT!!
My bowels were in an uproar pretty much ever since and I'm afraid they still haven't quite recovered!
When we got to the theatre, we were well over an hour early but there was some kids' program still going on so there were still lots of parents and kids, complete with the usual assortment of babies and toddlers, milling about in the foyer, so we took off to look around at the strip mall we passed along that street.
Funny thing about this strip mall. It was SO NOT VISIBLE from where we got off the bus so we didn't even KNOW it EXISTED until we'd already eaten that Horrible Meal From Hell. This strip mall has AT LEAST two or three half-decent eateries we COULD have gone to if only we had KNOWN! At least now we know where to go NEXT TIME we're in the area. We lingered over coffee in this one particular shop while we killed time before the show. We will probably go to this place next time. I'll probably have a WESTERN for lunch!
The play we saw was "Wait Until Dark" and it was great! This is with the subscription ticket series I won from the draw at the Outcomes Celebration back in October. There are two more plays; Blythe Spirit in February, and Rumors in April.
Still no word from Hugh at Adventure Balloons! Well SCREW IT! Janette actually Googled "Las Vegas Balloon Excursions" and found LOTS!!! So if Adventure Balloons won't get back to us, they don't even DESERVE our business. Jacke, our travel agent, may actually be able to help pull strings for one of these other companies and I will write a nice, smug message to Adventure Balloons, rubbing their faces in our victory!!