Travel Journal – USA 2012 – Vegas 9.6.12 – 14.6.12

Vegas 9.6.12

Entrance of Vegas Airport

Well we are here. We flew in at midnight and were greeted by our driver. First time ever being in a limo and even though the ride was short, it was so great to hope off the flight and someone there to get our bags and put them in the car and take us straight to the hotel. Think I might have to talk Dave into this whenever we have to go to the airport 🙂

Our Limo to take us to the Hotel

By the time we checked in and finally called it a night it was 2am. The flight was so quick from LA and I didn’t feel a thing..always a good thing as I don’t do turbulence well!!! Dave and I sat in the car and were amazed by the lights of Vegas…it was lit up like a Christmas tree. So going to sleep in and then take a wander down the strip tomorrow and maybe try our hand at lady luck…mind you Dave says we won’t need luck if we don’t gamble…to true but you can’t come to Vegas and not try the one armed bandits…Dave also wants to go find the Pawn Star shop and get his pic with one of the guys…I sure do hope they are there. That would be so cool.

Well going to call it a night and will update you all again on our adventures . I sure do hope you like reading about them, but its also for my benefit as this way I will have a record of the trip for the scrapbooking that will take me 100 yrs to scrap….hehehehe.

Vegas 9.6.12 – 14.6.12

Hi All

Well we have now been in Vegas since the 9.6.12 and we check out tomorrow , ready to start our road trip.

On Tuesday 12.6.12 we took our tour to Grand Canyon West Rim which included visiting an Indian village (which was pretty average – not too authentique) . We had to catch the bus at 6 am and it took us 2.5 hrs to get there. It was a great time to really look at the scenery without worrying about directing Dave all over the countryside with the GPS.

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The magnificent Grand Canyon

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One of the Traditional Leaders
One of the Traditional Leaders

We had a great tour guide called Kathy, she was a scream…really knew her stuff about the Canyon and surrounding areas and told us many tales about her adventures driving the tour. One of them included a man who travelled on the bus with his wife and was heard many times talking about life insurance policy…well you guessed it, he got to the Canyon and was seen by the other passengers running towards his wife to push her over the edge, but they stopped him before he could achieve his plan and get the insurance payout. Guessing he was charged with that one. Dave really enjoyed the tour and her expertise, so much that he got up in front of everyone with microphone in hand and thanked her for her services and encouraged everyone to ‘dig deep’ and tip her well…embarrassment plus. But Kathy appreciated it and everyone tipped her on their way out…bet she got a nice bonus…Well done Dave.

We have also been down the strip and checked out the many wonderful casino’s. They are a sight to behold. The finest detail has been taken to ensure they represent parts of the world they are based on. There is one that is in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, where you can take a romantic ride up through the centre to see the view of the strip.

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Another one is called New York, New York – has the statue of Liberty out the front and the Empire State Building forms one of the hotels. There is Ceasars Palace where there is a Colusseum shaped building out front, and then all the other buildings have marbel columns and cupids all over it. Then there is the Bellagio which is just massive and has the most amazing water fountain show every hour. When the water shoots out the fountain in the air and lands back in the water is so loud that we can hear it from our room.

Another of them is called Circus Circus, where you can ride many attractions. Another has a rollercoaster on its roof. Everytime I go out I find a new casino to marvel at, but I have to say that Vegas definately looks better at night. The attraction is the lights and daylight just doesn’t do it justice.

We have been too the Pawn Stars shop and taken a look around. Dave was pretty devo though as the guys are on a weeks vacation. He really wanted a photo with them. Maybe we can call in there on the way out tomorrow and see if anyone is around. We did get his wedding ring resized though, so he can say he was in the store and actually had something done there. He also bought a Old Man Bobble head. Its kind of surreal being in the actual store when you watch it on telly all the time.

Tonight we are off to watch Peep Show with Holly Maddison. Now while some people may find that kind of weird for me to go watch a strip show, I really loved Girls of the Playboy Mansion and Holly’s world, so I wanted to make sure I got to see her show. I also have a meet and greet with her after the show. I am looking forward to that.

My professional shot with Holly Maddison
My professional shot with Holly Maddison

Well its nearing 8pm here, and we need to go and eat before the show and celebrate as today we renewed our vows in the Graceland Wedding Chapel..the same one that Jon Bon Jovi got married in many yrs ago. So those of you who know me , know that there was no way I was leaving this place without getting married here!!! It was a great day.

So now I must sign off and get the bags packed ready to leave tomorrow and start our roadtrip…we got our Mustang Convertable to drive too!!