US Roadtrip: roll the dice!

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 **

Damaris The Venetian - The cat, you and us

Oh, Palazzo Ducale, how many good memories!

The Venetian hall - The cat, you and us Casino hallway - The cat, you and us

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?

Casino roulette table - The cat, you and us

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 ;)

Casino coins - The cat, you and us Damaris at a Casino - The cat, you and us

Damaris planning future stock market investments with the money we will win in the 25-cents-bets machines.

Casino of las Vegas - The cat, you and us Damaris playing a slot machine - The cat, you and us

We decided to play one slot machine in each casino we visited.

playing a slot machine - The cat, you and us

Unfortunately, almost every dollar enters but rarely gets out again.

Slot machines of Las Vegas - The cat, you and us Peppermill - The cat, you and us

The group split up for a bit of shopping and resting but we together enjoyed a brunch in the famous Pepermill restaurant.

Peppermill decoration - The cat, you and us Dani at the Peppermill - The cat, you and us

One of the things I miss most of our US road trip: free refills of drinks!

Free refill at the Peppermill - The cat, you and us

The magic of the free refills, you can turn 5 cokes into an infinite loop of sodas!

Peppermill waiter - The cat, you and us whynn hotel - The cat, you and us Wheel of fortune - The cat, you and us Making lot of money at Las Vegas - The cat, you and us Slot machine players - The cat, you and us

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 ;)

Mirror - The cat, you and us
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14 Comments

  1. Jane Y. ADDS...

    i know what you mean about driving into las vegas! i did that from los angeles. we stayed at the aladdin that time. hope you had some luck during your stay! :)

    11th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks Jane! We had some luck on the 25-cents-bets roulette, we bet one dollar and won four dollars! That fortune helped to pay part of the trip, hahaha

  2. becca waterloo ADDS...

    what great images!! glad you had fun!

    11th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks becca!

  3. Ice Pandora ADDS...

    I’d love to visit Las Vegas someday, I mean
    there’s a mini version of Eiffeltower! Love
    the pictures, and the one you’ve captured
    of that waitress and the lamp! Xx

    11th October 2013
    • We reply...

      The Paris hotel was impressive, do not miss it when you visit Vegas. The location is also very good so it looks as a great hotel to stay. The waitress pic is one of our fav pics of Las Vegas, thanks! ;)

  4. Fiona ADDS...

    I love that waitress shot with the lamp, so good! How crazy you have to walk through the slot machine area to get to the rooms. I have mega jealousy, I would love to go to Vegas one day :) Your US trip has been mega fun!

    12th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks Fiona! All Vegas thing is so crazy… Sure you will have a fun time with Ben if you go there one day!

  5. alberto bastos ADDS...

    Your photo style fits really well to the Las Vegas stage. The lack of light and obsession with outside pictures made this the worst pack of pics from my trip. But your way to frame the slot machines and game tables is brilliant! :-)

    No Fremont Street? :-( That was by far my best night in Vegas…

    12th October 2013
    • We reply...

      No Fremont street for us this time, ohh ;) We will visit it for sure if we return to Vegas some day! Thanks for the pics comments, the lack and variety of light temperature was so hard to deal with.

  6. Louise ADDS...

    I’m not really one for gambling and casino’s but this looks rather neat! I like the Pepermill restaurant best though, and free refill of drinks sounds just about wonderful.

    12th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Oh, free refills, why we don’t have this in Europe? Not fair! ;)

  7. Irela ADDS...

    I love the photo of you sitting on the slot machine, how cute is that?! Gambling is such a scary concept to me, I could never just willingly part with money, they always win! hehe
    Lovely photos as usual β™₯

    14th October 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks Irela! I completely agree with the gambling, that’s why we only played in the machines with 25 cents bets, hahaha, but we saw people spending lots of money in the slot machines and even playing with their credit card, which was the craziest as you are not even aware of the money going down the machine and never wining back :S

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