A house, an engagement party, graduation, a degree, New Designers in London, a trip to California, start a full time job, oh and plan a wedding. 2012 doesn't look too shabby.

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Monday, April 12

Viva Las Vegas

(There's about 150 so I thought I would put a link to them instead of just putting up the best ones)

Due to internet in the hotel being $14 a day I thought I would just keep note of everything we got up to, take lots of pictures and do one big blog post when I got back. So here goes.

We got up nice and early and Lolly took us to the car rental place. We got ourselves an automatic Hyundai Sonata that we affectionately named Hank José. 300 odd miles later we arrived at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas after a picturesque drive along one straight road through the desert. We were still quite jet lagged so decided at 8pm to nap for an hour before going out. Ten and a half hours later we woke up... so a good nap.

As we were up nice and early after a good sleep we got some breakfast and then hit the strip for some hardcore sightseeing. We went to the Venetian, the Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, Paris, New York New York and everything in between. We went on the massive roller coaster which goes over the top of New York New York which was really good. We then stopped for lunch at the Harley Davidson Cafe and had a much needed rest. The weather was great so it was nice to eat (huge nachos and buffalo wings along with beer and margaritas) outside.
In the evening we headed back to Paris and went up the Eiffel Tower to see the bright lights of Vegas from high up. As you can see in the pictures the views were outstanding and we were there just in time to see the final Bellagio fountain light show at midnight which is a sight worth seeing. After one last Margarita at the Hard Rock Cafe on the strip, we headed back to the hotel.

After breakfast we got picked up by a swanky minibus and taken to Las Vegas airport along with a few other people. From there we piled into a helicopter and took off to fly over the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. After some great sightseeing from the chopper it landed at the bottom of the Canyon where we had lunch and champagne and took lots of pictures. The whole trip was amazing and well worth it.
When we got back to the hotel we chilled by the pool with all the cool kids on 'spring break' and took in the sun. The pool was like a beach, it had sand going all the way into the water, very cool.
In the evening we had the most enormous burgers you've ever seen at the Hard Rock Cafe before heading to the Venetian to see the Blue Man Group. One of the funniest shows we've ever seen, so weird and original.

We headed back to San Marcos via Fry's which is a huge electronics store. Sam was in his element looking at pretty cables and things, I found the office furniture and had a sit. We stocked up on drinks and crappy snacks and went home. When we got back we had a late dinner at In 'N' Out Burger with Gary which is a truly American meat-tastic treat.

Since getting back from Las Vegas we've had a couple of quiet days chilling out and having a good rest. Gary took us for a drive round San Diego yesterday and by the time we got back Lolly and Hendrix were home so we had a fab evening with great home cooked food and wine. The weather today was a bit wet so we moseyed about and caught up with Lolly and the baby. Tomorrow should be a bit brighter so the plan is to head to the Wild Animal Park in Escondido. More pictures and posts to come!

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