May 04, 2011
Apr 14, 2012
. Luckily, after a sudden pull on the breaks we ground to a halt but we think everyone was pleased to be back on terafirma.
We knew we were in Vegas as soon as we stepped off the plane, seeing slot machines everywhere at the gate with quite a few people having one last flutter. We had just missed the free shuttle at the hotel so had an hour to wait until the next one but spying an MGM ticket office siezed the moment to pick up our Cirque Du Soleil tickets and then took advantage of the free wifi. We decided to stay a bit further away from the strip, firstly because it gets you amazingly cheap but fab rooms and also because you get the best of both worlds as you get to choose when to be in the madness. We knew that the hotels were massive, in fact ours is smaller compared to most but as we pulled up outside South Point were still wowed by how big it was. About the size of the trafford centre, we walked throught the lobby and checked in. Cutting through all the roulette tables and slot machines, we knew we had well and truely arrived. Opening the door to our 19th floor room, we couldnt believe how huge the room was. Our bathroom is bigger than the hostel rooms we have been living in, in fact you could probably run laps in the bedroom, it's fantastic and all for £44, heehee! Map at te ready, we went for a wander around the hotel to find where everything was. There are loads of different places to eat depending on what you want
. Theres a deli, ice cream parlour, coffee shop, Italian and steak houses to name a few. It has a spa and pool area, 16 screen cinema and 60 lane bowling alley which is open 24 hours, this is madness. All we can say is that Vegas is a crazy place but you have to kind of love it for how flamboyant it is. It's not tacky, it just suits the place for what it is. As we arrived we were handed a booklet of vouchers each which gives you free desserts or money off meals so we decided to try out the italian. I had gnocchi which was really nice and Az's lasagne was good too and we enjoyed every minute of the free puddings before trying to find our way back to our room through the number of corridors that make up South Point.
It was an early start this morning as we headed back on the metro to the airport for our flight to Vegas, woooohooooo! It's always somewhere Az has wanted to visit and we had been hoping that some boxing would be on but typically, it's the only month there isn't a fight on so instead we have a few other things planned. We flew with Southwest again but this time the plane was rammed. Just before we started our descent, the pilot announched that he would be getting the crew to sit down early as there were high winds and it was going to be a bit rough for the last 11,000 feet. Checking our seat belts, the turbulance arrived pretty quick as we bounched around in our seats. At one point I nearly ended up smacking my face into the window but the views of the Vegas strip approaching did act as a good distraction. I'm very sad and even came out with the comment that we had arrived in CSI land but it was so exciting to see it. As we were about to touch down I noticed that our side of the wing was a lot higher than the one on the other side, so as be bumped down to the ground, expected to go wizzing off in another direction