After three days of stunning views of the wild west, our next stop was Las Vegas!
Entering by car into Las Vegas leaves you a very strange feeling, it’s like finding a HUGE Disneyland in the middle of a desert, with big roads full of cars. Our plan was to spent two nights in the Venetian hotel, resting and recovering of the so many kilometers we had already driven and the ones that were in our sight. When we were planning the trip, the crazy pics of the fake blue sky with the venetian canals with the very american gondolieres won our heart, so right away it was our first and only choice.
When we arrived in Las Vegas we made a little stop in its famous sign. Fortunately, we found an Spanish couple that told us that due to the vast fire in the Yosemite the road we were planning to take was closed. We couldn’t lose time, so we went straight to the hotel to cancel some bookings and change a little bit the route for the following days. Finally, after some calls to the wonderful owners of the Mariposa bed & breakfast (stay tunned for more details about it in the next posts!) and some messages to our next airbnb apartment in San Francisco, we finally were able to visit Las Vegas by night. We have no pictures of that “crazy” night, you know what they say about what happens in Vegas ;)
We spent the next day visiting some of the surrounding hotels, but mostly resting and taking strength for the rest of our road trip.
Take your wallet and bet with us in the Las Vegas casinos!
** This post is part of our US road trip series **
Oh, Palazzo Ducale, how many good memories!
The way to the rooms is getting through the slot machines of the casino, which are open day and night. You can play all-day long, even from your room with the free mobile apps they announce on the elevetors. Crazy, huh?
Here, in the tables, is where you can win real money. The problem is that the minimum bet was around 20$, and we are more into the 25 cents bet ;)
Damaris planning future stock market investments with the money we will win in the 25-cents-bets machines.
We decided to play one slot machine in each casino we visited.
Unfortunately, almost every dollar enters but rarely gets out again.
The group split up for a bit of shopping and resting but we together enjoyed a brunch in the famous Pepermill restaurant.
One of the things I miss most of our US road trip: free refills of drinks!
The magic of the free refills, you can turn 5 cokes into an infinite loop of sodas!
Although we thought we would find many young people playing in the casinos (bachelor/ette parties), the truth is that most of the gamers were families with kids or middle age ladies spending lots of money, just like Marge Simpson ;)