We spent the morning doing some last things in vegas - namely playing games in the arcade in the hotel and won some soft toys - Curious George and another monkey - gave the monkey to some kids who were there but have decided to take George travelling with us.
We did a buffet!!! We chose the Luxor hotel which has an Egyptian theme - not too bad - we got the breakfast - lunch cross over so that was good - but you just cant eat too much - still at least we can say we have done a buffet in Vegas!!
We went meant to get picked up from the hotel at 1400 but they didn't come so we rang them and finally they picked us up to take us to the airport to fly to the Grand Canyon. When we got to the airport we were the only ones on our plane so I think they may have mucked up a bit and forgot about us - but your own plane - hell yes!!!
The flight over the Grand Canyon was amazing - it took us an hour in a little plane with tour audio as we went - flew over the hoover dam and over the West Rim and into the South Rim - it is really hard to explain how amazing the Grand Canyon is.
Our hotel is so cool!!! Again I think they have upgraded us - we also go a free IMAX movie which I don't think was included in the price. The movie was amazing and now we both want to river raft down the Colorado River - looks so awersome - can't wait for our tour in the morning.
Our tour this morning was cool - again only the two of us - am starting to get a complex that no one wants to be with us!! Our own tour guide! We went to the South Rim - it started at 0800 and was still really cold. AMAZING views - nothing like it in NZ. We visited three different spots and got some great information from our guide - would love to come back here and actually do some hiking and rafting when we have a decent amount of time.
We flew back to Las Vegas - again our own plane!!! Took a different route - a little shorter this time but just as impressive - WOW this place is amazing.
We had some time to kill in Las Vegas before our bus to LA so again played the acarde games - won another George - oh no now we have two to take with us!!! Also another monkey and lion but we gave the lion away - have kept the monkey - will have to off load that sometime - at least the Georges we can tie to the outside of our bags.
LA here we come