Days 76-77 Las Vegas
Drive to Las Vegas via Route 66. Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world, but there’s plenty to do along the Strip for gamblers and non-gamblers alike – there’s the casinos and shows, of course, plus shops, amusement rides, dance clubs and great value ‘all I can eat’ buffets.
First things first… older aussie tour chum Paul and I make a bee line to a computer after check in to find a gun range. We find the Gun Garage where I get to shoot 2 hand guns (I forget the names… 1 is so new off the rack it hasn’t been used before… the other is a hand gun version of a combat machine gun) and 1 assault rifle (the kriss vector). Sadly the $25 grenade launcher is out of action. We must have had fun because when we got back to the hotel, hopping off a camouflage van with a gun toting lady on the door… our guide spotted us and said we had a particular happy spring in the step. And I have to say that was FUN! Then to dinner at the Hard rock casino and a night tour of the strip, including the dancing belagio fountain. I found e-cigarettes that were basically mini hookahs and tasty… so I grab a few.
In the morning my little group headed off to see the Vegas welcome sign, the luxor pyramid casino for lunch then to buy cheap show tix near the giant coke bottle. Then back to hotel for a quick heat-sapped nap. Before meeting up for the night I went to hotel foyer early where 2 girls were arguing with the hotel over their room… or lack theron more accurately. I step in arguing and help calm the situation. With that sorted, the evening begins with cheap noodles and beer dinner then to Planet Hollywood casino for Vegas, the Show! It was awesome! Then we headed to the Mirage casino to gamble. Now i know i probably gambled with the personal odds of winning higher than an astronaut in space… but gamble I did and win I did! Craps… lost $10. High-low card won $10. Blackjack lost $15. Roulette I put down $15… got up to $95… walked away with $75. Spectacular stuff! Then left at the stroke of midnight to watch the volcano erupt… sensational!