Trip Start Mar 01, 2007
48Trip End Feb 29, 2008
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Then on to Vegas, which is devoid of any sort of peace or serenity......found a great cheap motel just off the strip near MGM grand, using the monorail to get around we explored the huge hotels. We were visiting at same time as the Star Trek convention was in town, they are weirdos.....and a lot of Brits !
Shows were great, went to the "Comedy stop at the Trop" only $30 for us both as we had a voucher.....bargain....and then went to see "LOVE" the Cirque de Soleil show at the Mirage which is based on the Beatles music, amazing...but blew the budget.
Summary of Vegas: Overcrowded, overpriced, over rated....SIN CAPITAL of the World.
Summary of USA
Cheap fuel.....$3 a gallon
Free refills....soda & coffee
Walmart......has everything, mended Colins broken glasses
National Parks.....Visited 30 in 11 states, parks pass was great value, saved hundreds.
Scenic byways....no cars & fabulous views
Non branded diners.....cheap, great service
New friends......Amercans we met offered us help, a place to stay & sent us photos.
Utah.....so much to see & easy to get around
Fast food......too many, too big, no variety, too many burgers....BORING
No private conversations.....get a map out & wait for the crowd to give advice.
Drive throughs......Banks, dry cleaners, fast food.....get out of the car & walk, good for you.
Over Zealous Patriotism......or is it Nationalism, anyway, seemed unhealthy to us.
Las Vegas.....All too much, think of the planet !! (we are doing carbon offset for our trip)
Overall, we had a great time, an amazing country, so big...we found this out when reading the map, as an inch took hours to drive, seemed like we were not getting anywhere !!
Thanks to everyone who sent us emails, we enjoyed reading them they made our day & we will reply soon.