19.05.2011 - 19.05.2011 22 °C
Today I departed Los Angeles for Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the start of my second Contiki tour – the 26-day long Grand Southern tour. I had the same tour manager, Camille, and met many new faces by way of speed dating on the bus – it was fun! I drove through the Mohave Desert and saw many Joshua trees. On my way to Vegas I stopped over at Barstow Station.
After a few hours on the bus, I arrived in Las Vegas! I was shaking I was so excited. This was my dream! After settling into my hotel at Harrah’s, I crossed the street and walked around and through Caesar’s Palace and walked a bit on The Strip. I also collected some stripper playing cards from people handing it out along The Strip – who knows when I might need them
Later that night I had a driving tour of the legendary Strip. I finally saw the Vegas I had seen so many times on television and in the movies – the myriad flashing, neon, multi-coloured lights, the gigantic, ostentatious casinos and the crowds of people – it was everything I expected and much more!
After touring The Strip I went to Fremont Street and watched the famous light show – it was certainly incredible!
Tonight was the night before my birthday. The group went to the Playboy Club at the Palms, but I had to wait for 1 hour until midnight to enter. When I did, when it hit midnight, I rushed to the bouncer and showed my passport – I was in! I was 21!! I met the Playboy bunnies and then partied like crazy at another club at the top of the tower – I had wonderful views of The Strip.