Grand Canyon and Las Vegas Strip
Trip Start Feb 28, 2005
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On the way to the Grand Canyon we stopped so some people could watch an IMAX film about it and had some lunch. When we got to the Grand Canyon (finally), and after climbing thousands of feet up, we were greeted by snow! I was really cold but was totally amazed by the sights. Every time you looked at the Grand Canyon it looked different because of the position of the clouds and the little sun there was. It didn't feel real though as I couldn't touch it, it looked like a painting and I wanted to get closer to know that it was real. I couldn't do this, though Gabbi's hat did - she left it on the side and it blew right off! Some people go on donkeys down to the bottom, but then apparently walk back up as the donkeys get a little to closer to the edge for their liking. There are viewing platforms inside the shops so I viewed from there - I also found a book about all the people that had died in the Grand Canyon, for many reasons such as suicide, lightning, plane crashes etc, and I found this book morbidly fascinating - I even took the ISBN number down! In hind sight I should have taken a helicopter flight as I could have got a lot closer without being on the back of an animal I don't trust! It really was a long day, and after stopping at the Hoover Damn for a picture (but not to close since 9.11) we returned to LV about 10pm
As always I had made a plan of everything I wanted to see that night in Las Vegas and was quick to get the girls moving. However, everything is so big and so far apart I didn't really get to see everything I wanted to see - I know I will go back there though so it really doesn't bother me. The things I did miss were Circus Circus - I wanted to re-inact Johhny Depp in 'Fear and Loathing...' and the other was the Sky Tower or whatever it was called, that was very high and had rides at the top of it! We went and watched the indoor thunderstorm at The Alladin (a hotel that was so big it had it's own 4 part shopping mall in the bottom), saw the flamingo's and penguins at Flamingo's (disappointing), and watched two of the fountain shows at the Bellagio (which by the way takes 20 mins just to walk round a little bit of the inside). Both were to classic opera tunes and it was so beautiful I nearly cried - the girls did too! We were all tired and got back to the hostel at 2am