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It’s about time to actually see VEGAS, don’t you think?

Well, FINALLY… it’s time to actually SEE Las Vegas!

First stop, the Boulder Casino for their Buffet Breakfast.  Yum!  Signed up for their players card to get a discount on their breakfast and then enjoyed it!  So delicious!
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Next, we went back to RV to drop off the car, then walked to the bus stop and took the bus in, as it was a cheap fee to ride all day and was easy to see most of the strip that way.  We stopped along the different casino stops along the strip.  Since I’ve been to Vegas many times, I kind of knew which casinos would be good to show Ivan and Christopher to get them a good taste of Vegas.  Although, there were casinos that I hadn’t been to, and ones I heard we should visit…

Our first stop was the Wynn…
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We were out the entire day and saw so much… Ivan was worn out… but since it was very late, we just decided to stop at the Fremont Experience before heading back to the RV Park and getting that done as well… so we did that.  It was great.  The music was set to Imagine Dragons.  Great show.  If we had more energy, we’d have stayed for the next show, which we heard would have been set to The Who, and we are all fans, but we were too tired to wait around another hour… we are now West Coasters, so we’ll be back… we can see more shows later.
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We barely made it to the RV, it had been a super long day!  We were heading out the next day to get home… after another buffet, we had decided! lol


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Red Rock Canyon and Hoover Dam!

Up ridiculously early to go hiking!  When the weather gets to temps of about 110 degrees in the desert, you start thinking that you must get up around 5 am to do any sort of physical exercise… and that’s what Christopher and I did… however, that doesn’t mean that we were quite awake and thinking like we normally do… it was VERY early and we weren’t quite ourselves at that time of morning… however, we woke up fairly quickly.  We met Samia at a gas station near Red Rock Casino and parked her car at the Casino, then we drove up to the Canyon.  We had scoped out a trail, but then found another that sounded like fun… and started that one.  We chose Calico Tanks.  We had hoped we’d see water.
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Calico Tanks was 2.5 miles and was listed as Moderate for the type of trail it was… and promised a great view of Las Vegas.  The one we were going to do was 3.3 miles…
Well, after our hike, we were SO glad we went on the 2.5 mile one, because by the time we finished, #1, it was SOOO HOT!  #2, we were out of water! #3 MODERATE was something we had to reconsider, there were parts to this trail that we were able to do, however, we needed each other for support and if we’d known, we’d have carried less… I’d not have brought my Canon camera, I’d have brought my fanny pack to carry things, so both of my hands were free, etc…
However, we TRULY had a great time!  We were just EXHAUSTED! LOL

Said goodbye to Samia, what a great time we had with her!  Headed back to the RV to pick up Ivan… fix some sandwiches and grab drinks and then head out to Hoover Dam.  Very impressive!  Sad about the water levels, but cool to see the dam!  Also the new bridge, the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, across from the dam as well… which we walked across both structures, in the heat… it was a great day for exercise!
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We called it a day when we returned to the RV and just relaxed… the following day would be our “Tour Vegas” day!