JOURNEY REWIND

I have had mobile internet woes over the last week but now resolved. Let’s take a quick

look at what happened before we actually got to Eldora.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas was the first US town where we physically laid our heads on a pillow. It’s a massive place and “The Strip” (Las Vegas Boulevard) simply has to be seen to be believed.

Talk about busy; they say New York is the city that never sleeps……… well trust me, Vegas has “410” insomnia too!

There was no racing on at Las Vegas Speedway while we were in town so we didn’t get out there for a gander. We concentrated on the special sights that Vegas has to offer. “The Strip” has truckloads of hotels.

Mandalay Bay Hotel - Las Vegas

The Hotels are HUGE, “high-society”, multistorey buildings and are placed one after another all the way up the Boulevard; Ornate and oozing with opulence.

Riveria Hotel at night - Las Vegas

Every Hotel has a casino and most put on Broadway Style shows.

We went to David Copperfield (illusionist) – he damn well made 13 people vanish from the stage and made a 39 Mercury convertible appear before our eyes – it was a Mind-blowing show, and well worth the $88 bucks.

We also took a Helicopter Tour of the Grand Canyon with Maverick Helicopters.

A Maverick Helicopter Tour over the Grand Canyon is the best way to see this natural wonder

That was stunning and in my opinion the only way to see the canyon when you have a tight timetable.  

Lunch at The Canyon

   

Niagara falls and all that mist in the horseshoe

After watching Tyler Walker clean up at the Kings Royal, we headed for Buffalo and Niagara Falls. We took a ferry ride on “The Queen of the Mist”.
This ferry is awesome and takes you right up to the base of the Horseshoe Falls and props underneath the plunging mist of the Niagara River. If rivers were rated like Sprintcar Engines, this little baby would be a 410 pushing out 950 HP!

The thrill of being "Pumbled" by the Niagara river means plastic ponchos are a mandatory fashion accessory - nice on a hot day like this

You are given a plastic poncho to wear as you are literally drenched. We enjoyed the deluge of the Hurricane Deck where you actually stand under the Bridal Veil Falls and experience the torrents of the Niagara River.

 

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