Chris and I were leaving the Grand Canyon, when we decided to pop into the airport, just to see about a flip over the canyon in a helicopter. Before I could say boo, I was all strapped up with head phones on and sitting next to the pilot. HOW AMAZING!!!!!
The chopper which we flew over the Canyon in.
The 7th Wonder of the World from the air
Chris and I were flown over the Grand Canyon, seeing this amazing Wonder of the World from above. This was also my first trip in a helicopter, so I was really excited! It was a perfect clear day, blue sky's, no wind, so as the pilot said, the perfect day to see the canyon from the sky's.
After my adrenaline rush for the day, Chris and I hit the road again, on our way to LAS VEGAS!!
What amazes me about this country, is that every hour the scenery changes. One minute you could be forgiven for thinking that you were driving through Namibia, and then suddenly, part of the E.Cape. We also drove along the famous "Route 66" for a while, one day we will hopefully get to do the whole route.
About 30 miles from Las Vegas, we drove over the Hoover Dam. Wow, what an amazing site. This Engineering feat shows that what seems impossible, is possible. They are busy building an massive bridge over the dam, that takes your breath away. The pics do not do any justice to what it actually looks like.
We arrived in Las Vegas in the late afternoon, and it was strange seeing this Gambling Mecha in real life after seeing so many movies about it. We drove down the famous strip, passing famous Hotel such as Circus, Circus, The Flamingo, Belagio, The Wynn, Caesars Palace, New York New York, MGM Grand until we finally reached our hotel, The Excalibur. The Excalibur is a Castle themed hotel, with towers and Knights etc. We were on the 17th floor, overlooking the MGM Grand and Tropicana Hotel.View of the MGM Grand and Tropicana from our room at night
View of New York, New York Hotel
Las Vegas during the day is interesting but almost ordinary looking, BUT at NIGHT, it all comes alive. Light, Lights and more Lights light up the street, people everywhere and a buzz in the air. It's as if you were in a totally different city.
The first evening we walked the strip up and down, looking at all the Hotels and sites. Then the most spectacular and famous Water Fountains of Belagio came alive. In front of the Belagio Hotel, they put on an amazing show of water to music, and hundreds of people stand around watching in awe.
The Fountains at the Belagio
Chris and I enjoying a romantic gondola ride in "Venice"
Cameron and I at our photo shoot
We left Vegas this morning, and again continued our trip to Phoenix. We are staying in Scottsdale for the weekend, and will meet up with a friend and see what Phoenix has to offer.The temps here are high, driving in the car, it reached 95F, about 36'C. Tomorrow they have forecasted 102'F, HOT, HOT HOT!!