Chips and Choppers
Trip Start Jul 27, 2004
42Trip End Dec 21, 2004
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Caesars Palace is absolutely beautiful it is huge and has its own shopping centre within it, with shops like Burberry, Louis vuitton and Gucci but Kerry was not allowed to buy anything. Our Room had his and hers bathrooms and a huge television and as we are on our honeymoon we got upgraded and free wine !!! It also had a view of the pools (count em 1234) and the Bellagio water fountain display thingy which was spectacular.
First day absolutely shattered, jet lag or something, so we spent most of the time asleep - by 7pm we were in bed. In fact most of the time we have been here we've been tired
The heat is astounding - even at night its about 35 degrees, thank god for air conditioning. On the second day we ventured into the heat and down the strip - stopping off at every opportunity for a blast of air-con. Went to about 5 hotels - if you can call them that, each hotel is more like a mini resort with casinos, theatres and shopping centres. Went to the Mirage and saw dolphins, lions and tigers - in the hotel!!! The Venetian (based on Venice, funnily enough)even had a replica of San Marco & gondolas which went through the hotel - the inside even had a sky painted on the ceiling. Also went up the Eiffel Tower, that's right folks they have a half scale replica of it.
Next day went on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon. Paul was absolutely bricking it before boarding at the airport - to the extent that he was willing to cancel & lose the $800 fee. However by the time he got on he loved it. Kerry on the other hand who was really looking forward to it, ended up reaching for the sick bag (she didn't follow through)and felt horrible the whole way there & back. The canyon itself was amazing (can anyone look in a thesauras & find synonyms for the words amazing, fantastic and wow coz we're sick of using them about this place)even being there we couldn't comprehend the size & scale of the place
That evening we went to the Treasure Island hotel and saw the Cirque Du Soleil, they are amazing, the things they can do with their bodies should be illegal, they are so strong and graceful that everyone in the audience were astonished. it was quite an expensive show ($95 each) but well worth it and a very enjoyable way to spend an evening, even Paul enjoyed it and it was a musical with dancing !!!
Well before we left Las Vegas we had to do some serious gambling so we wnt on the 25c slots and ended up $1 in credit !!! We hadn't a clue what we were doing and did not even get any free drinks but it was funny none the less. Now leaving las vegas for los Angeles and will be in touch soon. xxxxxx