Yesterday was the last day of my conference, and when Madison met up with me afterwards, he was all smiles and said he had a surprise for me. Oh boy, yes he did! Elton John is performing in Vegas just for the week, and we got to see him. Listening to his songs live is amazing! We had such a fun time singing along and dancing. My three favorites (couldn’t narrow it down any further) were Bennie and the Jets, Your Song (Ewan McGreggor sang it in Moulin Rouge) and Circle of Life. I was not expecting that one, but as the Lion King was a favorite of mine growing up (don’t forget I named my two female kitties Simba and Nala) I was so thrilled he played it as his encore.
After the show, we dined at Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay’s Southwestern restaurant at Caesar’s Palace. Dad stood in line for 4 hours to get his signature on Mesa’s recipe book for me for Christmas so I was very excited to try it. We were exhausted (we ate dinner beginning at 10 pm) so I probably didn’t enjoy it as much as I normally would have, but the margaritas were good, my chorizo meatballs were delicious, and Madison’s New Mexican Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin looked perfect (I was too full to try it). I am definitely cooking from that book all the time once I get back into my cooking groove again!