Sunday, 25 June 2017

Las Vegas

After our grand canyon visit, where we stayed one night in Yavapai lodge, and saw the sunset, we all had a relaxing evening with wine and cheese. The next morning it was time to set off for Las Vegas.
This will be our third visit, but the first time coming in by road, we passed through Boulder City.
On our drive from the Grand Canyon we drove part of the way through Route 66, we had a stop over for an hour in Seligman, made famous by the local barber called Angelo, who was concerned about the new highway bypassing Seligman, so he went about making sure that passing traffic would stop and spend some money in the shops.



Angelo the barber

After our lunch stop, we arrived into Vegas at 4pm, and boy was it hot, stinking hot in fact. The
group was staying at Treasure Island. This was officilly the end of our national parks tour, so fond goodbyes and thank you's were relayed, friends made, until we meet again.

DH and I had three days in Vegas, we had our play prebooked for friday night, which we tried to see in 2012, but the show was having a break.

Treasure Island
The ship sinks on certain times.
After checking into our hotel, we went for a walk, the heat was very unpleasant,  so we decided to explore the hotels in the air conditioning.

When we visit Vegas we always go to the Bellagio to view what floral display that they have in their main foyer, this year did not disappoint, it was a tuscan theme.

Large topiary of lemons, the flowers are changed daily.

This plate was made of lentils and painted.

After visiting I felt like we were back in Sorrento again.
We also spent the day going out to old Las Vegas to enjoy the Freemont experience, never disappoints. There is a new container shipping yard with arty fart shops, boy did I have fun.

Freemont experience.

The fire spitting preying mantis.
Containers shipping yard.
Our Friday night show was circus Soleil "Zumanti", DH got more than he bargained for!

A great show
This concludes Vegas, onto Canada.

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