Welcome to the fabulous Las Vegas! We camped at Sam’s Town Casino in the RV area. The first day we caught a cab to the strip and walked from MGM Grand to the Venetian. We saw dancing waters, beautiful botanical gardens, a show about the fall of Atlantis and so much more. We wandered through casinos with Mom and Dad. I was amazed with how large the hotels were and how packed everything seemed. Being nearly solitary for the last several weeks made it all a bit overwhelming… not to mention the HEAT! Grand Canyon was around 65F the entire day but at 3pm in Las Vegas it was near 100F! UGH!
I heard a lady offer a free ride on a bull and got curious. I got to ride a giant red mechanical bucking rooster in a bar (topless after 10pm, whatever that means). I stayed on for 1 minute and 45 seconds.
I got a bit dizzy and nervous but Dad let me have a soda after and that made it all better. After wandering the strip we took a cab to Fremont Street and walked around the old Las Vegas.
We walked around and saw all the flashy lights and chaos. I saw a HUGE zipline over the street and HAD to do it. I wasn’t old enough to go alone so Mom had to zipline with me. She was not too thrilled but went along with it and ended up having fun.
We called it a night as the streets were becoming more and more crowded with drunk people and ladies dancing on bars, again, HUH?
We were up early and off to Hoover Dam for a tour.We got there early before they opened and E and I placed race up the down escalator.
I loved seeing where they generate power from the moving water. We got to go into some dark hallways and see some neat things. I liked the seismograph in the hallway.
Very steep emergency stairs!
We walked out a giant spill way and were able to take photos out of a grate at the end.
We went back and cleaned the camper and did laundry and caught up on all the tasks we have to do to make sure we have a neat organized place.
We tried to catch a cab to go back to the strip but there were NO cabs available for over an hour. Dad ended up driving us into town. We went to Excalibur to see the Tournament of Kings show. We sat in the dragon section, the bad guy! I loved eating a small whole chicken with my hands. The food was great and the entertainment was fun. We saw jousting, fire, horses, jester and so much more! What a fun evening!
Goodbye Las Vegas. You were fun to visit but a bit too hot for my liking. Maybe I will enjoy the city more when I am old enough to gamble.