Thursday, 13 September 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

I have spent a lot of time on the road this year with work but over the summer I was able to take a holiday with Mrs Ellis where there was no work involved. At the end of August we got a whole week to ourselves, Mrs E said I was allowed to take my iPad and my phone but there would be no laptops and no work involved. I took the iPad because I book most of my travel online and thought I might need to access email to retrieve a booking or something. As it  turned out I didn’t use it and I had a whole week offline.

I can’t remember the last time I went offline for so long but I did enjoy it and we had a really great trip.

If you haven’t guessed from the title we went to Las Vegas for the week. We had a great time. I didn't really know what to expect before I travelled and I was surprised by what I found when I got there. 

We stayed at the Bellagio, having visited several of the resorts on the “strip” it  was probably the nicest hotel I went in (In fairness the ones we visited were all nice). The fountain show out front during the evenings was quite spectacular.

Bellagio

We hired a car too. I wanted to get a convertible so I booked a Mustang (or equivalent) online before we went. When I turned up at the rent-a-car desk at the airport it turns out there was a run on Mustangs all afternoon, so instead, and for a small fee, I upgraded to a Chevy Camaro.

Chevvy CameroChevvy Camero

 

The car  reminded me of a cross between the car in the Dukes of Hazard and Kit from Knight Rider. I’m assured though that it was featured in the film Transformers. I think it has 400+ horse power and I can’t say how fast I got it to go but it was pretty impressive.

We used the car to get out and about and see the surrounding area. We went to Lake Mead.

Lake Mead

We called in at the Hoover Dam

Hoover DamHoover Dam

We also kept going through the Arizona desert and made to the Grand Canyon (I have lots of pictures of this but I’ll keep this to one) What an amazing place

Grand Canyon

And finally back in Vegas we had to take a trip to Paris and took the lift up the Eiffel tower to see the “Strip” at night

Strip at night

We don’t gamble, so although we didn’t lose any money we didn’t lose any either and having watched some of the ‘gaming’ activities there is only one real winner in Vegas and I don’t think its the ‘punters’ gambling their hard earned money at the tables.

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