Hey guys well we have had a great time in Vegas!! We have only just been able to get online cos Kates laptop has not been able to access wireless internet.
Vegas is crazy ... huge opulent casinos with fountains (in the middle of the desert) mini New York skyscrapers and Eiffel Towers, Egyptian pyramids and a mni Venice complete with gondolas. Plus of course lots and lots of casinos (slot machines in the airport, grocery stores, gas stations).
We have been having a great time, we stayed in a condo about 30 minutes bus ride from the Strip with Kate and Jeff. We had a kitchen so one night Kate and Jeff cooked and another night me and Matt cooked. We went out to see the Hoover Dam on Sunday, it was great to see the desert and mountains too!
Tonight was the only night we really went out on the Strip .. Matt was $2.50 up hehe. It's been SO warm here, the itemperature today was in the 80s (about 30 degrees C) and I even bought some shorts. We went from snow in Washington (where we saw all the usual sights .. Washington Monument, Capital Building, White House and admired the beautiful mountains of security) to this temp and Matt even called me a redneck today cos the back of my neck was a little red from the sun hehe. Hopefully I'll have a tan to make Mum jealous by the time I get home!!
Today we went to see an exhibit called 'Bodies' that Matt wanted to see for ages. It had real preserved bodies and it was really interesting. Plus it was fun cos we blagged that we were students and got $10 off the price of admission!!
We're off to Atlanta next, then depending on the trains, we will either go to New Orleans or South Carolina. Carrie, we should be there either 20th/21st or 23rd/24th I'll ring you as soon as we know ...
Hope everything is going well at home!!
Mel and Matt