In the grand scheme of things, Vegas Strip takes up only a small area of Las Vegas but boy is it huge. To get an idea of the hugeness - we started walking at around 10.30am...we looked in all the hotels and didn't make it to the Stratosphere hotel until around 8pm! I was tired! Before reaching that though, we did have a lot of fun checking out the hotels.
We headed right out of our hotel and walked down towards Mandalay bay, compared to our hotel, all these others were so much more gimmicky, great to look in and around but still glad that we picked The Monte Carlo.
After New York we walked down and checked out Excalibur, Mandalay Bay and the Luxor. They were different from New York as they were themed on a time in history rather than an actual place.
Hooters of course.
Unfortunately no pictures allowed but I can safely say it was so much fun. We were given a crime scene to assess, ours was a car that had been driven through the wall of a house and had a dead person at the wheel. With all mine and Gary's experience at watching C.S.I we had a go. After assessing the crime scene we headed over to the Lab to analyse the evidence then to the Doc for the autopsy, before reporting to Grissom on our findings and solve the case. Now I can't give you all the details otherwise anyone who goes and does the experience will already know who dun it!
Once we had cracked the case and got glowing praise from the God who is Grissom, our exploration of the hotels continued.
|This is not me and Gary but they are getting serenaded!|
For all those people who are going to head to Vegas soon, I will give you a little bit of advice. Get a taxi to the Stratosphere, or at the very least do not walk ALL day and then walk up to the Stratosphere. Just a bit of friendly advice.
Now having said that, it was worth it. From the Stratosphere you can see a lot more of Las Vegas than the strip, the view shows how little space is taken up by the Strip in comparison to the rest of the City. We went all the way up to the observation deck and then to finish our day we had a glass of wine in the 107 level bar. Definitely worth the walk and definitely needed a taxi back.
On the way back down the Strip, two more things needed to be checked out; the Siren show at Treasure Island and of course the Fountain Show at the Bellagio. We caught 2 of those shows, both very different from each other and amazing to watch the choreography (if that is the best way to describe). I didn't have a video so photos will have to do.
After the fountains it was time to head back to our hotel because we were at the Bellagio which of course means that it was going to be a 20 minute walk back that was not anticipating the flyer people on the street who thrust what can only be described as Catalogues of girls in my face but not before slapping them on their own hands just in case I hadn't seen them!
And so this is the end of the second day, mostly walking, lots of photos and lots of getting lost in every Casino because they never want you to leave!!