Gold Canyon, Az

Gold Canyon, Az
New Years Day 2015, Gold Canyon, AZ

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

So Long Vegas

We decided to stay 2 more days in Vegas to allow time for some warmer weather to creap on up north.  Unfortunately we were unable to remain in our same spot so on Tuesday we spent the morning waiting for the office to confirm what site we were able to move to.  Finally by 11:00 they gave us the site number and it was one that had been open for a few days.  We could have moved much earlier and hit the Strip before it got too hot. 

We drove down the Strip and found an open air parking lot just behind the Linq casino.  $9.00 to park for 3 hours.  Lori wanted to see the Venetian, the fountains at the Belagio, the M&M and Coke stores.  Unfortunately these are almost at opposite ends of the strip.  The one thing I do remember about our previous visits is that to get anywhere there is a lot of walking.  By the end of it we both had body parts talking to us and realized we are just too old for this.  The next time, if there is a next time, we will break it down into smaller segments over a few days.  Perhaps, since neither of us are gamblers, we will spend more time in restaurants and bars people watching.  And there are certainly lots of people to watch.  All shapes and sizes with some very interesting outfits.  My favourite were the Showgirls walking the strip in their performance attire.   The 2 young ladies with bikini tops, G strings and, to complete the ensemble, playboy bunny ears garnered lots of attention.  They were encouraging people to take pictures with them.  Why I don't have pictures with them is beyond me.  

The original Vegas sign at the south end of the Strip.
Plenty of people stopped here to get pictures in front of the sign.
I'd say that 1/2 the hotels are new since our last visit to Vegas.

Cesars Palace

Paris Las Vegas taken from across the street at the Belagio.
Unfortunately we missed the fountain show. 

So that was the Strip.  A sea of humanity to be sure.  Definitely need to get there earlier when its less crowded and not so hot. 

Wednesday we had tickets to the early draw to see Canada take on Norway.  Miss not having Ulsrud represent Norway, both for his colourful personality and of course his colourful pants.  Canada played much better with Brad making some clutch shots and finishing the Norwegians off in 7 ends.  

That left time for a short trip to the Premium Outlet Mall so Lori could find a steal of a deal on yet one more purse.  We went to Chili's for lunch, some grocery shopping, a diesel fill and then back to the trailer to walk Charli.  

Thats it for Vegas for this year.  Personally I would rather stay in Boulder City which is a 30 minute drive away.  Its easy to drive in if you want to spend time in Vegas but much prefer the beauty of Lake Mead, although those Showgirls were pretty spectacular.  

We are off Thursday morning to Selina, Utah and from there we will probably head east to Denver and home.  Jeff phoned us from Lethbridge yesterday and he informs me that they just got more snow and from the highway weather cameras the route through the Rockies east to Denver looks better than north through Montana.  

We will probably take 5-6 days to get home and will stop in Sioux Falls to winterize the trailer, spend a night in a hotel in Grand Forks and then pull in to Oakbank early on the 10th or 11th.  

Thats all for now.