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Monday, October 11, 2010

i went to vegas

. . . for the first time ever (that's why I've been AWOL), and top of my list for the 48 hours was Siegfied and Roy's Magic Garden at the Mirage. Though this is not a large park at all (and you will spend $15 to get in, I'm warning you), I found its beauty and intimacy remarkable considering. You walk very near the animals' enclosures, and will find a large predator staring at you carefully from 6 feet off.

Though I wouldn't be so irresponsible as to say they were friendly as we know pets, the lions and tigers seemed curious and benign as they looked us over. And the two white tiger cubs they have right now - romping, rolling, chewing little monsters - well, they were almost close enough to touch, and the experience was happy and rare.


Katnip Lounge said...

You came to Vegas and didn't visit!?! We Lounge Kats are Miffed! You could have petted us and Mommy might have served you a cocktail...
Srsly, let Mommy know if you come to town again.

curator said...

!! I was thinking about that! Please don't be too miffed, 'cuz the curatorial spouse and I were on a 48-hour getaway...but I will be sure to let you know (and bring some catnip mice) if I hit town again!