Vegas Baby

Trip Start Jun 20, 2010
Trip End Dec 23, 2010

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

After an early start and a 5 hour drive through the Nevada desert we arrived at our hotel – Paris. We played the 'honeymoon card' and were upgraded to a suite.  We dumped our bags and rushed out to earn some cash; pull three of the wheel of fortune (slot machine) ... ding ding ding – bells ringing, lights flashing and we had won - $150 – welcome to Vegas baby!!!

It is hard to describe Vegas, the city that never sleeps is probably a good choice.  It is the perfect place for a batchelor party (Ivor knows this as this was the first of 4 parties for him), yet there is also a non-party side to it. There are amazing shows (we went to see Cirque de Soleil - ‘O’ at the Bellagio), good restaurants, luxury 5 star hotels, spas (thanks Sonia), various experiences (including training dolphins for a day – that is for next time) and shopping.

We spent some good time around the pool even though the temperature was hitting the mid 40s during the day and mid 30s at night.  They say that water is worth more than gold in the desert – we would like to add aircon to that statement!!!  We could only manage at most about 15 mins in the sun before either diving into the pool or going back up to the room to enjoy the aircon.

Most days we walked around the many hotels with all their unique attributes.  We thought that the Bellagio and Ceasars Palace were the most impressive.  There is a new hotel called Aria which is the biggest hotel in the world with over 4000 rooms.  One night we went to downtown Vegas to watch the Fremont Experience – a light show that is projected on the biggest screen in the world.  We also made a stop into McMullins, an Irish Pub that is owned by Kev’s uncle and aunt.

Gambling wise we played the Slot machines, Roulette, Black Jack and learnt a new game – Craps.  With beginners luck we managed to come out $100 richer – woo hoo!  Unfortunately we didn’t make our millions in Vegas (Joe we needed some of your luck) so we can’t fly you all out to join us – sorry!

Next Blog will be of the Grand Canyon.....
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Laura MacGiles on

Hi Ivor & Kate, so great to catch up. Wish you both everything of the best and keepenjoying every moment of your incredible travels. Much love, Laura MacGiles

Keith Taylor on

Great to see that you are enjoying Las Vagas to the full. It looks an amazing town. And Ivor, lady luck was always with you, well certainly on the golf course, hence I'm not surprised you are winning on the slots!

Frieda - Green Fountain Farm where you got married on

Hi there honemoon couple, it seems that you are having lots of fun - enjoy every moment. I have been to LVegas before and can just imagine all the fun that you be having !!!! we are all fine on the farm, love and miss you. Have fun and stay happily married !!!!! Lots of love Frieda

Debbie Dardis on

Hello Kate and Ivor - thoroughly enjoying your blog. We have done the trip that you have just described. Wanted you to know that we went white water rafting - we were picked up from the Aladdin where we stayed and taken to the grand caynon where we met our raft - took around 3.5 hours and we stopped off to go into caves along the way - we helicoptered back. It was awesome. I didnt know whether you had this on your itinery but if you didnt and you have the time (and the cash) then its worth it. Take care of you both. Looking forwards to the next leg of the trip... Love Debbie and John

joe on

Having fun just as good as being lucky!

Dan Jackson on

Hi guys,
My oh my, every now and then whilst I'm chipping away at solving the global banking crisis (ahem...) I get an update from you guys. Jealousy doesn't even enter my head - honest....Vegas is a great party town - have fun and enjoy :)

Chris Page on

Wow, looks like your having fun mate!

Keep in touch!

Congrats by the way!


Neil on

Yep, I knew it... this entry on your travel blog has made me jealous.

Really happy to see that you're having fun!

Bruce Annie @ Dogs on

Good to hear from you @ see you are having a ball !!! ME I AM JELOOS
CK @ maude are home in PA CK does not look well but moonie worry
Play all the 2 with surrounding numbers you got to get the big one
Be happy @ look after each other

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