Route 66 Day Seventeen

June 28, 2009

Las Vegas

As today is the first one on the trip we did not have to check out of the hotel and drive somewhere else we had a bit of a lye in, we did not get up until after 9am!!! We also got a continental breakfast delivered to our room. Luckily this was complementary as part of our room plan otherwise it would have cost $50 for a couple of bagels, orange juice and some hot chocolate, what a rip off.

After we got ready we spend a couple hours walking around the strip near to our hotel before returning and driving a couple of miles to the gun store.

I just want you all to know that I am not a violent person and I believe that guns should only be used by the military and law enforcement and should never be able to be purchased by normal people like it is in the UK.

But after seeing adverts all over the place to shoot a machine gun I had to go and check it out.

I paid to shoot an AK47 (like the one that all terrorists and militia around the world use, an MP5 like the SAS and other special forces use and a lever action shotgun like Arnie used in Terminator 2). I have to admit it was quite fun if not a little short lived. I was all very rushed and a lot of people were taking part, it was a bit worrying that here all these people were paying to fire machine guns without any checks to see if they were sane or anything, what if they decided to run amuck In the shop? People would not be able to stand a chance. And another thing this place actually sells machine guns, they even had grenade launchers for sale, what possible reason would a normal person want to own any of this, surely they should be made illegal over here.

Anyway after we went back to the room we freshened up a bit, after all it was 114 degrees out side and then went to the Bellagio for the buffet. This has to be one of the best buffets I have ever been to and it is well worth the long wait to get in. after we had been queuing up for about 20 minutes a woman came past and offered us her jump the line pass to get to the front, what a nice person, this saved us about another hour in line.

Once we were in I was sure to make the most of it and went for kobe beef steaks, sushi, shrimp, basically anything that costs a lot and went back again and again until I could not take anymore, but there was always room for dessert and and I had five cakes (what a greedy bugger I am).

After this we went out and watched the fountains outside the hotel before going back to the Venetian and to bed.




2 Responses to “Route 66 Day Seventeen”

  1. Bill on June 29th, 2009 11:29 am

    I have been enjoying reading your blog. We did this exact same trip last summer, Route 66, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam etc. If you want to go and see “The London Bridge” you should head south to Lake Havasu City in Arizona. Lake Havasu City bought the London Bridge, took it apart and shipped it over the ocean and re-assembled it. Also if you are back in Arizona, you really should go to Sedona Arizona. The red soil and rock formations are truly spectacular. I have all this infomation and photos on my blog. What I really want to know is how do you create the map with the trail of where you have been. We are leaving in 6 days for a 2 month vacation, driving to San Francisco on the Historic Lincoln Highway, then to Seattle and get onboard a cruise ship to Alaska, then after the cruise, driving back through Yellowstone Park, Old Faithful, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower etc till we get back home in Ontario sometime late August. Take care and safe travels. Bill.

  2. Mark on June 30th, 2009 6:35 am

    Hi Bill, Thanks for yor comments. Good luck on your future trip. I am using an I-GotU gps photo tagger more info here the battery lasts all day and is charged using the usb on my laptop. I have kept it on the dashboard of the car and it even works in my pocket when walking around.

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