That is mostly because I was so smoked-out from the casinos and tired of the dirty slums that lie just beyond the strip. But those complaints certainly are not what I hope to remember in the long run.
Truth is, Vegas offers a lot of attractions that are the stuff that memories are made of.
My very favorite thing we saw was the lion display at the MGM Grand. I love animals, and these guys looked like big kittens to me! They were so youthful, playing with the balls in the enclosure. There were 4 people in the display with them, to my surprise. The two women interacted with the animals and the two men simply stayed back. I think that the male lions liked the women better.
When we walked back past the display later, we found that it was cat-nap time! This answered my question about whether or not the trainers could touch the lions.
She was laying down with the lion, spooning. After she scratched him on the neck a little, he rolled over and was facing her. His rear paws rested on her hip. All three of the lions were sleeping at the same time, which was no big surprise since the sign on the cage said they usually sleep 18-20 hours a day.
I don't normally share pictures of my family, but I thought everyone'd get a kick out of this shot of my husband and son at the M&M store.