Welcome to Alcatraz
Today Alex and I are heading off to the hottest attraction in San Francisco – the decommissioned island federal penetentiary that is Alcatraz.
After our visit to Alcatraz we will visit the sea lions at Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf and then walk to Coit Tower to look at the fantastic 360 degree views of San Francisco. Continue reading
Goodbye Luxor – goodbye Las Vegas
Alex and I have spent the last couple of days in Las Vegas and had a fantastic time. Today we are leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas and travelling to San Francisco where we will spend 4 days exploring the city.
Some of the highlights of San Francisco we are hoping to see include a trip out to Alcatraz, walking the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting Pier 39 & Golden Gate Park. Continue reading
Bellagio Fountains display
It is another hot 36 degree day in the Nevada desert and our last day in the wonderland that is Las Vegas. Our plans for tonight are exciting, starting with tonight’s performance of “The Vegas Show”.
After The Vegas show we will (again) dine at Mon Ami Gabi (Paris). Our night will finish with a front row viewing of the Bellagio Fountains. Continue reading
Excalibur is gloriously lit
Alex and I are venturing out on our second day exploring the various hotels and casinos along the Las Vegas Boulevard “Strip”.
Today’s focus is on the eastern side of the Las Vegas Boulevard, working our way north from our first stop at New York-New York Hotel and Casino. New York- New York… a city so fantastic, they name it twice.
Other casinos on our list today include the MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood and Paris. Continue reading
Fremont Street is so old school cool
Today Alex and I will visit about 10 Las Vegas casinos, mainly focusing on some of the main hotels and casinos on the West side of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Some casinos we will walk to, others we can take a monorail to. Later tonight we will take a taxi to the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, which is otherwise referred to as the “old Vegas”. Continue reading
- The Abyss vantage point along the south rim
Alex and I are at the Bright Angel Lodge on the south rim of the magnificent Grand Canyon in Arizona.
We arrived yesterday afternoon having driven our rental Mustang the 4.5 hours from Las Vegas (via the Hoover Dam). Continue reading
Hoover Dam – Lake Mead side
It is 8:00am on a Tuesday morning in a hotel room at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.
Alex and I need to get off to an early(ish) start as it will take about 5 hours for us to drive to the Grand Canyon.
Our trip today will be extended further with a stop at the Hoover Dam along the way. Continue reading