When we look along the street we can see the Statue of Liberty, the Eifel tower and the Sphinx. We can only be in Las Vegas. We decided to have a mini break and checked into a hotel in Las Vegas to enjoy the pool and catch up on things.
Alisha and Lucy have loved Las Vegas without understanding a lot of what is going on. They have enjoyed the noise, the lights and the sights eg a roller coaster that goes through a hotel. Gilly and I have been a bit shell shocked. After been out in the National Parks, Las Vegas hits you full on. And we have not even been in the full throng of things as with 2 young children we have been back in our hotel room by 9 each night.
We have spent our time here enjoying a few good meals, doing some shopping, lazing by the pool and wandering around the Strip looking at the surreal sights.
We also enjoyed the fountain show at the Bellagio.
After 3 nights Gilly and I are ready to get back on the road and into the wilds again. It is 25 years since I have been to Vegas and I think once every 25 years is enough but it did make for a nice relaxing rest.
We are not quite sure where we are heading as we had hoped to visit a few more National Parks but because of the government shut down here in the US all the National Parks here are closed.
I know we are guests here in the US so we should be polite but after watching the politicians on the news for the last few days it is clear the odd balls in Vegas are far more sensible than the politicians in Washington.