Is everybody feeling hot, hot, hot?!
I'm in VEGAS for my second night and it's HOT! Those of you who know me well know I love it this way! But it is absolutely searing heat here...
Today was great, Sarah and I checked out the outlet shopping this morning (average) then spent the rest of the day on the strip (she keeps calling it the stripe accidently) which was great as we basically spent the day shopping and marvelling at the ridiculousness of the casinos. We visited New York (new york new York casino), Venice (the Venetian), Rome (Cesars palace) and Paris (I forget which one had the Eiffel tower!) all in one day! We also visited the MGM grand and saw the lions and also the rainforest cafe (pretty cool!). And of course, we visited the Bellagio...
So now I've done a little bit of shopping and my stuff no longer fits in my backpack :)
last night we had a surpirse activity planned by our tour guide along with 3 other intrepid tours. They had organized a huge hotel room on floor 28 of the mandelay bay hotel from which we could see down the whole strip and could party in. We then had party buses taking us down the strip and finishing with the last water show of the night at the bellagio. Pretty cool really.
Yesterday we visited historic route 66 and the town that the movie Cars was based on. Funny little place really. The night before we had pizza overlooking the grand canyon at sunset. That was pretty cool. Especially as storms were rolling in all around us so it seemed that it was raining everywhere but on us.
Our tour guide is a total airhead but she means well - we've had a few running jokes about her inability to follow directions or read signs which have a couple f times meant that we've ended up getting places really late. I'm very glad I got roomed with Sarah - she's a little younger than me but we get along well.
So tomorrow we're off to death valley. In case we didn't think it was hot enough here, I expect it's going to get even hotter. It was awesome to spend an hour at the pool late this arvo although I'm a little concerned that I'm getting too fat to be legally allowed to wear a bikini.
Dad you were in my dream the other night - I dreamt that you found a tiger in the backyard and while everyone was panicking, you went out and made friends with it like it was a dog.
Couple more days then I'll be in San Fran where I expect it will be quite chilly (NOT looking forward to that!). So I'm really on the home stretch now :( I must say I'm missing you all but not missing home - I could stay all summer...
Signing out from Las Vegas, Nevada xo