110 in the Shade


A few nights ago, Emily and I went up Red Rocks Canyon to the Super Summer Theatre. The venue is gorgeous with the red rock cliffs surrounding a grassy lawn and professional stage. Everyone brings their blankets and chairs, along with picnic dinners, and enjoys an evening outdoors watching legitimate theater. Because it is a couple thousand feet higher than Vegas, the temperature is bearable, some might even say pleasant*.

110 in the Shade was the name of the play we saw, not a description of the weather where we were seeing it. And I guess I should call it a musical instead of a play. There was lots of singing. It immediately brought to mind that Simpsons episode about painting the wagon red. Hilarious. It also struck me as completely the opposite of what kind of experience one might expect to have in Vegas. Rather than high gloss, air-conditioned casino entertainment, it was more old-timey community-oriented fun.

While the atmosphere was spectacular, the temperature was bearable, and Pei Wei hit the spot, we opted to beat the crowds and head out early before we found out if Lizzie hooked up with Sheriff File and if Starbuck made the rains come. I imagine it all worked out. All in all, it was an awesome evening.
Monday July 30 2007File under: travel, misc

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on Mon 30th Jul, 2007 09:32 pm PDT Saxtor said:
Super Summer Theater has a Super Terrible Website. However, PeiWei looks pretty good and cheap! Never heard of that place, I'll have to keep an eye out.
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on Tue 31st Jul, 2007 08:33 pm PDT Emilly said:
Pei Wei is the best chain chinese food EVER! It's true. If there is one in your area people, go, you'll love it! I recommend the Blazing Noodles.
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on Tue 31st Jul, 2007 09:26 pm PDT Saxtor said:
Hmmmmm, by the looks of the "Quick Look Menu," I see Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese dishes. Looks pretty pan-Asian to me.
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on Tue 31st Jul, 2007 10:39 pm PDT cardboard said:
heh blazing nooodles goodtimes
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on Sat 04th Aug, 2007 08:23 pm PDT Alyson said:
I was GOING to comment on my favorite place in Vegas, EVER (Red Rock Canyon's Summer Theater), but then Emily said Blazing Noodles, and I have to interrupt this comment with a resounding, "OH MY GOSH I LOVE BLAZING NOODLES!"
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