Las Vegas Baby!
Las Vegas baby!!!
What a weird and strange place and god it’s hot been over 100 Fahrenheit all day and what does Phill do well he walks for miles from one air-conditioned casino to another and a lot of this outside rather than inside talk about mad dogs and Englishman being out in the midday sun. I started at the hotel at 11am after a good breakfast at Denny’s (free with the hotel :-)) and I got to downtown at 7pm that evening so 8 hrs only doing the left hand side of the strip so that New York, Bellagio, Caesar’s Place, Treasure Island, Circus Circus and many more I do not recall the names of I think according to the map about 12km with all the Casino floors and shopping malls I got lost in its probably a lot more. Some weird themes and a lot of decadence, but bloody fascinating place all the same. I caught the Freemont light show not sure what I was expecting but entertaining enough. The Casino are a bit rougher down this end of town and a lot more flesh on show 🙂 but you can see there is some serious competition with the new kids on the strip but at the end of the day they all have the same product which is gambling just different ways of trying to sell it.I got the Bus back as I was utterly cream crackered and I got back to the hotel at about 11pm. I know its Vegas and it goes on all night but me feet where killing me and I was a hot sweaty mess and had the other side of the strip to do tomorrow so I am not going back out tonight!
Best bit of Las Vegas the water show
Hotter than yesterday so the plan today is less walking outside and more buses but in the end I still ended walking miles I started at the Mandalay Bay then to the Luxor and then to the other side of the Strip so instead of New York I had Paris and Venice and god knows what else so similar day as yesterday wandering from Casino to Casino and trying to 2nd guess how the next one casino could differentiate itself from the previous and yet they did Eiffel tower, Statue of Liberty, Gondolas and pyramids.
I did some lessons in craps and I am still do not understand how it works and I spent the grand total of 5 bucks on the slots so I guess the next theme casino ain’t going to be built on my gambling habits. I am fortunately not much of a gambler I cannot see the point as the house always wins and they are certainly doing okay in Las Vegas so there is no need for me to add to there profits. Maybe I am just a chicken but gambling’s not for me but really I enjoyed Las Vegas all the same. Another long day trawling around the streets in the heat so exhausting but very entertaining and the best bit for me was the water fountains display at the Bellagio it was only about 5 minutes and only squirting water but I loved it. Got back to the hotel a very tired little boy no walking for me a while. Again Las Vegas was supposed to be a rest stop but turned out to be a very active couple of days so it looks like I am not able to do rest days as there are far to many distractions on this trip oh well bring it on.
Cordoba Cathedral nice
It’s Sunday so I have a bit of a lie in free breakfast till 10am so I get up just in time for this and have a leisurely breakfast and work on my Computer.
I am busy at the moment in updating the first part of my trip of the US and Canada as this was all done on I Web application and then I only had one photo per entry and the pick of the crop of my photos where on a separate page so I am busy updating the first 100 days with additional photos in wordpress.com. This is for two reasons one is that I want the Blog to be consistent and as interesting as possible and as the narrative sometimes sucks so I am adding piccies to cover this shortcoming. The other reason is that I am an attention grabbing slut and I am not getting enough feedback and or response to the blog that I would like so have decided that I am putting a version of this on Adventure Rider Ride the World site or www.advrider.com on ride reports so extra pictures are needed as all folks do there is look at the pictures first and narrative second and I can increase my audience base and finally get the praise and kudos and be told that I am awesome that my trip is the coolest and that is what this attention grabbing slut craves 🙂
Been meaning to this forever but never had the time but now on my more relaxed pace I have the time to do this.
I finally went for a walk around town its Sunday so very quite but I prefer it this way so a pleasant long walk taking in the sights trying to keep out of the sun as it was another scorcher.
Been holding this bloody thing up forever when is someone going to fix it !
Back to the computer working on the project above it is a brain dead activity but I am enjoying myself and then later out again to a food court I had found that was open on my earlier trip out for a huge Lomito sandwich. More walking around it was livelier than earlier as more folks on the streets I walked for quite a while just soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying Cordoba.
Its a Puma Built in Cordoba and I like it would look great in my living room!
Finally back to the Hostel again working on the same project till there was a power cut in town and it was late so time for bed. The good thing about the power cut was that it shut the loud music off so no problem getting to sleep tonight either as room was right next to patio where the music was being played.
Not quite the Bellagio Las Vegas but we liked it 🙂
And for those of you interested here is the link to the Advrider site where I have been busy updating so a nice trip back to the beginning of my trip which seems like a lifetime ago. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=837163