Las Vegas...I can now totally see why it is called Sin City! The only place in the USA where drinking, gambling and prostitution is legal all in one state.
When we first arrived I will admit I felt a little - scared. There were girls walking around half naked, people jumping out at you, it was very loud and to be honest a whole other planet. At first I really did not know what to make of it. The streets at night take on a whole new personality of their own. However, we were only here for 2 days and I wanted to make the most of it!
The highlight of Vegas was meeting this awesome woman! I have "known" April through blogging and twitter for about 3 years now. It was brilliant to finally meet her and have her show us around. I still cannot thank her enough!!! I'm glad we're real life friends now.
She took this picture of me jumping in front of the Vegas sign! At first I mocked her for saying it was silly but it's an awesome shot don't you think?!
April showed us The Venetian where inside the ceiling is designed to mimic the sky outside. At night time the ceiling goes dark to mimic night time. It was eerie!
Outside on The Strip. I think I preferred Vegas in the day time.
The Gondola rides.
Inside The Cosmopolitan. It had the prettiest chandelier EVER!!!! April also showed us The Palazzo and took us to the Cheesecake Factory. We had so much fun and I don't think we ever stopped laughing!
Once we said goodbye to April we went on a tour of Vegas by night. We first went to Treasure Island Hotel/Casino where we watched a pirate show.
We then walked down The Strip to The Mirage Hotel/Casino where they have a big volcano that erupts every hour.
After the eruption we got a ride down to The Bellagio which is right outside their version of The Eiffel Tower (now I have been to both!). It was so pretty lit up.
Then we saw the best bit of the night. The Bellagio Fountain show. It played to some really cool music.
This was the water fountain. I could have stayed here all evening!
One last look at The Strip before going to bed. We had to be up early to catch our ride back to California the next day. We didn't do any gambling, mainly because we didn't have time but once you saw one casino you saw them all :)
I really do miss America. It has so much to see and do and that was only part of the west coast! When we were travelling back to the airport Lotte and I were looking through our photos and we could not believe how much we did. "Can you believe that was only a week ago?" "I totally forgot we saw that!!!" or "wasn't that just the best bit...no wait that was!". It was such an awesome way to look back on it. There were so many highlights! We went through hot weather, to torrential rain, to snow and then back to sunshine. We saw the cities, the desert, the mountains and the national parks! We did things we thought we would never do like ride in a helicopter, see a volcano erupt outside a hotel, rode over the Golden Gate Bridge and made our mark on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
We loved every second.
I was so blessed to go and made some amazing memories that I'll never ever forget!