Whatever your feelings about Las Vegas, there’s no denying it’s close to some spectacular natural wonders. Today, Adriana takes us on a virtual tour of the American Southwest.
We’ve both traveled in the United States extensively over the years, both together and on our own. We both have childhood memories of family holidays ‘across the border.’ Andrew made a number of family trips to Florida, packed in a car with his brother and sister. Alison travelled all over the USA with her parents and Grandma in a big, old motorhome (now you know where our inspiration comes from) and by the time she was in her teens, had visited all but four continental states.
Together, we honeymooned in the States, tenting our way down to Pennsylvania. We’ve visited California, Las Vegas, and Florida together, on numerous occasions, and we’ve stood in awe at the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. The United States are virtually made for exploring by motorhome, and slow travelling through the back roads of the USA is definitely on our bucket list.
Las Vegas, San Fransisco, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick – I’m not sure why I thought I’d have lots of time to blog from the road this summer. I have loads of photos and articles in the works for you and some great adventures to share. For now, I hope you enjoy this little photo essay on How I Spent My Summer Vacation.
Our time in Las Vegas is zooming by, but I wanted to share a sneak peak of what we’ve been up to. Our weekend was fantastic and Mother Nature was in her full glory. Here’s a little taste of our hikes in the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park.
Our first stop was Zion National Park where we hiked the Narrows (photos to come soon). Our second stop was the Cayon Overlook Trail. It was well worth the hike for the views of sunset over the canyon.
Hopefully, after fighting with suitcases, airlines and customs agents, I will find myself near this place tomorrow night…
The last half of our Vegas visit was as good as the first half and included just as much good food.
On Thursday night, I tagged along with Andrew and some of his work colleagues for supper at Shibuya, a Japanese restaurant at the MGM Grand. Although, not quite as good as Okada, it was one of the better meals we had at the Grand.
Vegas, I owe you an apology and I am deeply sorry. I imagined you were still a land of $5.99 all you can eat buffets that bake under heat lamps all day long, gathering the germs and bacteria of a thousand semi-comatosed gambling junkies. I thought there would be little to do but waste away the day at the one-armed bandits, while sipping watered-down, comped drinks. I’m sorry Vegas, I was wrong.