Impressions of Vegas
Trip Start Apr 08, 2009
35Trip End Jun 19, 2009
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When we drove through Vegas on the famous Strip, I was surprised about how small and squashy it seemed. All the hotels and casinos and restaurants were all on one or two roads.
At night we saw a show the Sirens IT which was very good although it was all a giant ad for the Treasure island hotel. At night everything was so BRIGHT. All the casinos and hotels and blinding and so I was walking around squinting more than in the day.
Finally, I think Las Vegas is pretty tacky but original. I have never and don't think I ever will see anything like it again.
Yesterday we went to Las Vegas.
The outsides of the casinos were all different but the insides looked very much the same. I liked the out side of Excalibur, Luxor and Circus Circus because they had the outside of either a fairy-tale castle, an Egyptian Sphinx, or bright, blinding lights. The insides had pokies after pokies in every building. I felt like I was going to suffocate with all the smoke in most of the hotels/casinos. In Circus Circus on the top floor there is the Adventure Dome which is like an inside amusement park. I found the insides of the hotels in Las Vegas kind of boring and predictable because once in you've been in one you've been in them all.
Also we saw a magic show by Dirk Arthur and I thought it was wonderful, especially the seating. It was my first time sitting in a theatre with a table and such a comfy seat (booth). He used big cats in his show, and it was the first time I'd seen a black panther and a rare white tiger (no stripes).
When we were entering Vegas I thought it was going to be interesting but I was wrong (it was so boring). There was so many slot machine's, mostly everywhere I looked there was at least ten. But when we got to the RV Park the pool and swingset caught my eyes.
The Magic Show I thought was very interesting, especially because Dirk Arthur always made sure the audience was entertained (and because Mum bought us popcorn). When I grow up I want to be one of the girls who assist him.
I really liked it when Daddy won a ticket (on a streetside free pull on a slot) for a discount on shrimp cocktails and we had one each.
We're enjoying our visit to Vegas.
I've decided Las Vegas is like a rotten piece of fruit. On the outside it looks attractive, inviting, interesting and exciting. The architecture of the hotel/casinos is fantastic. Like New York New York, which has a tower like a collections of NY skycrapers, and inside the lobby there are shops with facades like a NY streetfront, complete with 3-storey buildings over the shops (smaller than the real thing). Or Excalibur, like a castle with turrets on the outside and with balconies and a courtyard on the inside. Or Luxor, where you walk through a life-size sphinx (although this one doesn't have it's nose missing).
But then you remember what is financing all this. The misery of many, those who lose sustantial amounts of money they can't afford, including those that end up losing their homes, their livelihoods and their families, and some even their lives. Or those that come seeking some relief or happiness, and bury themselves in a dark and smoky hole with flashing lights and incessant beeping.
Where I stayed
CircusCircus RV Park