I got ready real quick, but I didn't have to pay for an additional day which was good.
But it also ment I was in a hurry to get to Las Vegas in time to return my car.
So at noon the car was newly gased and ready to go - I had even filled the tires with more air (had a warning light on it and I wasn't take a chance I would get stuck in the desert).
And off I went.
And desert I saw. Like this:
But I have to admit it was a bit fun to drive in the famed Mojave Desert. :)
At about 4pm I was there ("slightly" faster than legal speed) and after spending 45 mins to find where to park the car - and where to return the key (the GPS I had couldn't tell me the exact location, so I had to ask several people...)
I got there 15 mins before they closed, so no extra charge there either. :)
And then to my hotel, The Excalibur!
(and this is just the backside of it...)
My hotel room (I live in Tower 1 on the 10th floor):
I went out to see the famous Strip (Las Vegas Blvd) right away -and saw several recognizable hotels:
The Luxor pyramid and Mandala Bay is just close by:
As is New York New York:
and MGM Grand (which I went into)...
...and found a lion cage!
Here we have the Monte Carlo
the Planet Hollywood hotel:
and Bellagio and it's fountains:
and the good old Ceasar's Palace.
Here I also went in (to eat at the Planet Hollywood resturant, which strangly enough is not in the hotel of the same name).
The sights I saw there...
I thought I was prepared for the whole Vegas thing - but OMG, I am still amazed.
I am also amazed I didn't get lost in there. :)
Apart from a giant casino, they had stautes, fountains, a ship(!)
Will be interesting to see what the other hotel will be like. I will go to several during the week I am here - and take photos of course. :)
My plans in Vegas so far is Grand Canyon on Wednesday and Blue Man Group on Thursday or Friday. I still haven't decided what to do tomorrow, but will do that before I go to bed.