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Vegas Baby

Las Vegas- Day 1

16 °C

Well met some of the tour group last night at the Hotel bar and all those I’ve been FB’ing for a while so was good to put an actual face to the name. Met our tour manager, Ryan, and the bus driver Ray as well, so we are all set to go, not much else happened that night as by that time I had gone 44hrs without sleep so I was keen to catch some Z’s.

Up early this morning to leave at 7.30, jumped on the bus and of we headed for Vegas, the bus is nothing like the luxury buses you get in Europe, it more like your stock standard Greyhound bus, but luckily the bus isn’t full so there was room to stretch out if need be. Got the run down of all the rules and activities from Ryan, apparently the Imax Movie at the Grand Canyon is crap so no one signed up for that, but bonus for that is we get to sleep in 2 more hours that morning, I kinda wonder if that wasn’t the ulterior motive so he could sleep in, not that I mind, still need to catch up on some sleep.
So arrived in Vegas around lunchtime, too early to check in so they dumped us and told us to come back later, so most of us went shopping as apparently the dress code here is a bit strict, so a few of us headed up to the discount cloths place to buy some shoes. I kinda wish they told us these requirements before we left as I could have packed some, but anyhow will have to find something to ditch if the suitcase gets too full.

So now I’ve checked in and by some luck I’ve managed to score a room on my own, don’t know how long this will last but will enjoy it as long as it does. And guess what….not friggin Wi-FI again, I have detected a number of Wi-Fi connections but with names like “Hot Sexy Girls 202” I think I will avoid these, but on the plus side my computer did an auto update thing and now I have spell check on WordPad so now I should get no comments.

Wait I have found a modem hidden in the drawer of the room and after plugging it in its only $12 a day for a connection, bargain *cough cough* You gotta pay for everything at this place, I cant even watch tv in the room as its all pay per view and even the “chiller box” has pressure activated things under the mini bar items so if I just pick up the mini alcohol bottle it gets charged straight to the room even if I put it back, and if I want a fridge its an extra $50, Im starting to wonder if its pay per flush on the toilet as well, will have to read the fine print.
Well of to get ready for a free dinner and night out tonight, so will see how that ends up.

Posted by Tony's Travels 19:51 Archived in USA

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