Mt. Charleston Lodge
Travel Blogs from Mount Charleston
... to see them again after all these years (17). Whilst we started catching up on all their news we wandered around the hotel admiring the decor and watching the entertainers performing in the various open squares. We then had a lovely dinner in an italian restuarant before M&J surprised us with tickets for the Blue Man Group, one of Vegas's top shows. So after dinner we all jumped into their jeep and drove along the strip to the Monte Carlo hotel. Both M&J work ...
... through 5 bars/clubs, included a free shot at each bar, and cheaper drinks. The beginning started off awesome as they set up drinking games and as we had just finished a massive margarita we were rather tipsy. At one club, ladies get free drinks, so I stocking us up on a Vodka lemonades. The nightclubs weren't that good as expected, they full of old men and paid ladies. We enjoyed our night out ...
... main view of Death Valley was from a lookout, with parking & toilets. It was spectacular looking down onto the valley floor through rugged canyons. It was also impressive to hear the boom & then see the flash of a military jet practising low altitude manoeuvres. This is a fairly frequent occurrence as detailed on the sign there.
Next we drove down into the first valley, up the other side of the mountain & down again into the next valley. You drive quite a ...
... certainly worse things to wake up to than glorious sunshine over the Las Vegas strip. While I may not be in a rush to return, I certainly won't be adverse to it when all the stag do's come around. It is a surreal place and I'm glad I went to "see what it was like". Furthermore, I leave the city $6 richer than when I arrived, which I count as a massive win. I can say proudly, to everyone I know, that I took on Vegas and won. Even if it isn't quite enough for that €29 ...
... on, my cousins Karen, Corrie, Jamonti and Justin returned from their weekend in California so we showed them videos of our New Zealand death-defying stunts. They probably think we're insane...they might be right. After the family reunion, we headed back to the airport as it was time to go to Mexico. It was a real shame we couldn't spend more time with them. Oh well, we'll just have to go back to Vegas again next year. Better start looking for a new job now ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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