Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Las Vegas 2011

Hang on  to your hats!!! Here goes, more pictures than you can shake a stick at and there's more....I spared you more!!! Get the kettle on, put your feet up, you're going to be here a long time. A search party may even be sent out!!

arrival. kind of a lunar landscape don't you think?

first evening, exhausted, can't focus, stumbling along. Excalibur Hotel.
New York New York Hotel

Cute baby Lions at MGM Grand Hotel. The jury is still out on whether this is an appropriate place for them to live......really not sure on that one but leaning towards most definitely not.
Saturday morning, up and dressed at some unearthly hour in order to Watch Blackburn Rovers live at the Hotel Sports Book...the dedication of the football fan.....we lost...should have stayed in bed. There they are, left screen of the three big ones. Husband the dedicated one in the blue and white hat.
the view from my hotel room at the Luxor.....not over impressed with the hotel I have to say.....
gorgeous smoothies at Town Square Las Vegas. The Guess bag contains a Christmas present for someone who shall remain nameless but it begins with H and ends in a white cloth I just made for them.
Town Square
Inside Paris Hotel
Inside New York New York Hotel
Now this is a tale and a half.....we booked a trip to the Grand Canyon. We chose a bus trip despite the fact that it's 5 hours each way because I am scared of those tiny planes that look like they need to be wound up with an elastic band. We booked to stay one night so 5 hours one day and 5 hours the next was fine because in between we had plenty of time to relax. The tour company rang us at the hotel the day before......our booking had been messed up for some reason so they had upgraded us to the elastic band flight free of charge. They assumed I was grateful!! Ha!!! Mortified, terrified, apoplectic is what I was.....was even considering not going at all. The picture above illustrates perfectly how tiny this paper plane was.....why did I eventually get on? Well I saw Sean, our pilot. Looked just like your all American action hero even down to the shades....Sean doesn't want to die I thought, Sean looks like he has a lot of living to do so on I got.

when I occasionally found the courage to look out of the window I got some great pictures, the one above being of The Hoover Dam.
the next pictures are of the Grand Canyon. This has to be the most amazing thing I have ever seen....totally breathtaking. I really hope you enjoy these.






look closely at the next picture, people standing on the edge of that rock face, simply stunning. I stood there myself, there were barriers.


my accommodation at the Grand Canyon. So pretty!!
this bird didn't move, it was as if he was saying ''I was here first'' and quite right too""
beautiful, beautiful sinks in Paris Hotel
the amazing Bellagio fountains. The following images are taken from a trip to the Hoover Dam



Lake Mead, a Paddle Steamer tour and Lunch!!



below, images from the top of the Stratosphere......fantastic.


the Stratosphere
The remains of one of my many Bellagio breakfasts. Unfortunately staying there wasn't within my meagre budget but I sneaked in for breakfast a few times...paying on the door like a peasant!
Inside the theatre at Paris hotel to see Barry manilow!!!

the man himself
Corner Bar at Flamingo...a hot Saturday on the Strip
Rod Stewart at Ceasars Palace...absolutely fantastic!!


and finally, yes finally......my favourite Hotel frontage, the Cosmopolitan....






I'm exhausted now...how about you?


video

I really hope this works...a video of the Bellagio fountain display. It is truly magical. Apologies if the sound is poor.