Vegas at last……………….here we go again

We have arrived in Vegas, been here a couple of days actually. Internet a bit frustrating here in the Flamingo Hotel so Allthego has been a bit slow in getting on the air.

We had a good trip over from Brisbane to LA aboard the Qantas Longreach. Only half full, so we had 4 seats to our self to stretch out in and enjoy the in flight entertainment and lovely airline food. The granola yogurt was pretty good, the mini meat pies and hot dogs ………..well they were so so and should be a no no for Qantas!

Left LA on South West for the short 40 minute hop up to Vegas, just time to sink a coke before we landed around 10am. By 11.30 were in our room at The Flamingo looking out the window at the High Roller. Biggest ferris wheel in the world. A touch on 500 ft high I think, to be confirmed. Takes half an hour to go around. This is a must do.

These 2 flamingos haven,t moved since we have been here

These 2 flamingos haven,t moved since we have been here

The Flamingo Hotel, Donny and Marie have been singing here every night for 6 years.

The Flamingo Hotel, Donny and Marie have been singing here every night for 6 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met the flamingos in the garden and had a short walk around the hotel. Harrassed  by hustlers ‘giving away’ free shows and dinners as part of a ruse in getting you to go to presentations flogging real estate and hotel loyalty programs. Hard to avoid them but we have. Early dinner and off to bed.

The High Roller from our hotel room

The High Roller from our hotel room

One of the flamingos, there is another species here that has 2 legs

One of the flamingos, there is another species here that has 2 legs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next day, after a long sleep in we were off for more wandering around town catching the sights. Last time here was about 3 years ago and there have been a few changes, some buildings are down, a few more vacant allotments, new buildings and revamped hotels. We found ourselves in Caesars Palace at the Trevi Fountain among the statues for a rather late lunch. Pizza and salad under the dome watching the clouds change colour.

Trevi Fountain under the Dome

Trevi Fountain under the Dome

Leanne took this picture of the Vegas roman.

Leanne took this picture of the Vegas roman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We trudged back to the Flamingo for a rest and snooze to ready ourselves for the next days action in the town that never sleeps!

 

 

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on November 14, 2015, in Vegas and Texas 2015. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Tony Watt \(personal\)

    Hi Russell and Leanne

    Thanks for your newsy update. Enjoy your hols.

    Thinking of our gorgeous tome together on the Canal du Midi today as we watched in horror the unfolding terror in Paris.Stay safe; travel well.

    Tony Watt

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