Wednesday, March 2, 2016
HOLIDAYS BY MARGARET TANNER
AN AUSSIE IN
VEGAS - MARGARET TANNER
What can I say? All the razzle dazzle, flashing lights and excitement, we loved it.
We stayed in the older part of
at a casino called the Four Queens
in Las Vegas Fremont Street.
Unbeknown to us there is what they call the Fremont Experience every night. A
domed roof that was several hundred yards long was the venue for an incredibly
colourful laser show. There was music, bands, performers and people walking
around dressed as Elvis Presley, Batman, Superman, Mary Poppins, Dracula and
heaps of other well known characters. Not forgetting the show girls, decked out
in their skimpy costumes, fans and feathers. It was amazing, bus loads of
tourist came down every night to see the display, but we were right in the
thick of it, standing at our hotel door.
Many of the casinos on
Las Vegas Boulevard - The Strip, have
themes. We visited Paris Las Vegas which was very French with a giant
as the main feature. You could actually take a ride right to the top, but for
us unfortunately, it was too windy, so we missed out. Someone told us that the
Eiffel tower here was exactly 1/3 the size of the Eiffel Tower Eiffel
Tower in , but it was still a huge
structure. While we were there I bought the most decadent French pastry I have
ever eaten. It was to die for. France
We went through the Bellagio, luxury personified. Unfortunately, this poor Aussie author didn’t have enough pennies in the piggy bank to be able to afford to stay there.
Did I mention the shopping? Wow. So cheap. We had to buy an extra suitcase to bring home all the goodies that we bought.
All in all we had a wonderful time. The only downside was the trip home, talk about the flight from hell. We were diverted to
because the plane
was running low on fuel, then after sitting on the tarmac for an hour, a
passenger became ill and had to be rushed off in an ambulance, then security
stepped in because the passenger’s luggage was on board and he no longer
was. Three hours later it was all sorted
out, and we took off and headed home to Melbourne. Sydney
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