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Jun 17, 2005 - Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon

I had to make a detour to the bright lights of Las Vegas and the majesty of the Grand Canyon! I organised a return flight from Reno to Las Vegas and spent two and a half days in the area. There was so much to do! What I experienced is only a taste of the multitude of things one can do in the region! Las Vegas was amazing - bright lights, plush casinos, slot machines galore! Once again, I stayed at a hostel (USA Hostels) on Fremont Street. And once again, it was in a bit of a dodgy area. I ended up catching a few taxis to avoid walking the...

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Jun 15, 2005 - Viva Las Vegas! Change map to California and Nevada.

Away again to Las Vegas to stay overnight. Very interesting drive. Really saw what the desert was like. Nothing for miles and miles around just a long straight 6 line freeway all the way. 80 mile an hour plus and lots of traffic. We would be driving along and up ahead we could see a high rise. As we got closer it was a casino with lots of bright lights and a shop here and there. Then nothing else again. One part of it there I thought I was seeing things. A shopper's delight. Factory Outlets in the middle of nowhere. 100 in fact. See the...

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Jun 15, 2005 - Las Vegas

Another v short one abot Vegas bby - we gt a surprise limo ride 1st night - it was awesome, was supposed to e 2 hours but the limo driver, brian, had noooooooo lfe anddrove usaround for an extra 3 1/2 hours wen he could have been at home in bed!! he drove s to the hooover dam! yesterday was maiynly recovering from tat night ;) will pdate tehese entris better when i fnd a computer with a keyboard that works Jess xxx

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Jun 11, 2005 - Heading to Las Vegas

Well, once again as we began another day it was raining. We headed out of Bryce Canyon on our way to Las Vegas and the temp. was 45 degrees! The drive ahead was about 290 miles and estimated drive time was 5.5 hours. Somehow I don't think that is enough time to drive out from under this storm cloud that has been following us for 2 weeks now! We would like to offer our services to any state in the nation suffering the effects of a drought. We will just drive to your area and we are certain the rain will come, it hasn't failed yet! As the...

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Jun 10, 2005 - Las Vegas

After the relative disappointment of San Diego and Los Angeles (too noisy, too dirty, too crowded ( it may just be we spent too much time in New Zealand) we were pleasantly surprised by Las Vegas. The hotel Circus Circus on the strip has a RV campsite in its backyard which s surprisingly comfortable and convenient. Considering we are in a prettified car park we have two play parks, a swimming pool, laundry, shop circus, funfair, all you can eat buffets and as much gambling as you can take. The boys (and us too) love Las Vegas. We all have...

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Jun 5, 2005 - Death Valley to Vegas

From Death Valley, we headed to Vegas, where we had booked the Golden Nugget hotel. We stopped off for some food at the Hard Rock Hotel, partly because Karen had seen a food programme that recommended one of the restaurants - Mr Lucky's 24/7 - and partly because she had also heard that it was a celebrity hangout. The food was good, but still no celebs. We checked in late and toured Fremont St. - the old Vegas, where the Golden Nugget is located. Incidentally, the Golden Nugget is across the street from Binion's Horseshoe, where the annual...

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May 30, 2005 - Las Vegas,NV, USA

Vegas was great. We are not into gambling, yet the Vegas is surreal enough to be very entertaining. The exception was the XX Street experience, that was converted from the fun thing that it was about 5 years ago into one of those cheesy, fake patriotic displays that uses nationalistic feelings for commercialism. Not only that, but it was technically poor, too.

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May 6, 2005 - Viva Las Vegas

So today we've arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada after our brief trip through Death Valley, CA. It's wonderful to be somewhat near civilization again.... though it is questionable how civilized Las Vegas really is. Truly a fun town, mom and I walked down the strip enjoying the completely over the top, tourist tacky hotels and casinos. Navigating through one is nearly impossible. We also went to go see the Cirque du Soleil show Mystere - Mom's seen it but we both thought it was spectacular. If only we could go see them all... So tomorrow takes...

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May 5, 2005 - America 1

2 weeks around Californai was a whirwind look at such a large,expansive part of the world. After San Fran we shot through Death Valley, where James had a ride on a snow mobile heaps of snow still around thru the Sierrra Nevadas. Then on 2 Las Vegas - what a blast. Rachel was totally exhausted but James and I were up walking the streets of the sparkly tinsle town until about 1 in the morning. The lights and music outside the casinos were as good as any fireworks display. 11am we departed for the Grand Canyon, pulled in late to the GC Village...

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May 5, 2005 - Road Trip USA!

Hey everyone, we've been busy, busy ladies since the last time we wrote. On our last full day in LA we went on a guided tour of the city which took us to all different parts of the city. Some highlights were seeing different movie stars houses in Beverly Hills and a wee tour round Bel Air where we saw the Fresh Prince's mansion. Around this time we spotted Matthew Perry having a wee coffee at a bar. Next was lunch at Venice Beach then a trip round the 'hood. All together now..."Inglewo-o-o-d". On Sunday morning we picked up our wee silver...

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Apr 30, 2005 - Santa Barbara to Las Vegas.

We finally made it out of town! The trip to LV was fairly easy. We didn't even get lost! After checking in at Circus Circus KOA, we met my client/friend Tony Hunter. He treated us to the best Italian food I have had in years. We had a great evening telling stories, eating great food and drinking Italian Merlot. After dinner we went to the Bus for a shot of G3 and more stories. We didn't get to meet Tony's son (Anthony), but have invited them to come see us in Santa Barbara. Happy Travels, Art

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Apr 27, 2005 - Viva Las Vegas

After driving through the desert from the canynon accross into Nevada it was quite a sight to see the massive Hoover Dam. We stopped here to look at it before driving into Vegas. This was quite a sight of a completly different type! We drove along the strip seeing New York New York hotel with a model of the New York sky line, Paris, with the Eiffel Tower, and Caesar Palace with the colosium to name a few. After being blinded but all the glitter and lights we found somewhere to stay. We choose Circus Circus hotel, all themed like a circus....

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