Today we woke up pretty early because we wanted to do a lot today, because today was our last full day in Las Vegas.
First thing on our to-do-list was driving to the south side of The Strip to take a picture of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. We also did the virtual cache there. Unfortunately it was impossible to do the traditional cache because of all the muggles around the sign.
After visiting this sign we drove all up north on The Strip to see the other side of The Strip and visit The World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. We had to wait in line to get in there, but unfortunately “The Stars” we’re not there. The shop is not that big and they also sell a lot of merchandise, particularly from Chumlee.
Next stop were the Premium Outlets Las Vegas North. It was extremely busy here and after picking up my free coupon-book at the Management Desk it was time to get the shopping done. First we went to Polo Ralph Lauren, than Tommy Hilfiger, 7 for all Mankind and Crocs.
Because it is not to far from Las Vegas we wanted to visit the Hoover Dam near the Boulder City, about one hour driving. The Dam itself is huge as if the surroundings. We took a lot of pictures and walked over the Dam from Nevada to Arizona and back. It was also pretty warm here, about 37 degrees Celcius.
We did not take a tour on the Hoover Dam and went back to the hotel. In the meanwhile we looked for a place to have dinner. And along the Highway back to Las Vegas we found a place called “Remedys Tavern”. The food was great and off course the refills were very welcome with these temperatures. During dinner we looked if there were geocaches in the neighborhood which we could look for after dinner. And there were! After dinner we did geocaching the American way. We drove with the car from cache to cache and ended up finding 4 caches. In total we have now found 146 geocaches since september 2011.
It took us about 30 minutes to get back to the hotel and another 20 minutes to get back to the hotel room because the hotel is so huge. At 08:30 p.m. It was time for the Pirates Show at Treasure Island. It was extremely crowded around the Treasure Island hotel and after the 20-minute show was over we went back to the hotel and did some last-night-gambling in the casino.
Tomorrow we will leave this beautiful hotel and this state because we heading for the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Today we have done a lot but nt really something worthy enough to write a full blog about it, therefore a short blog with a lot of pictures. We started with a lazy morning before we went out our suite and we started with some shopping at our own hotel.
After shopping we walked down the strip in the south direction all the way to Mandalay Bay by daylight. In most casino’s we tried the slot machines and sometimes we were lucky but in the end we always left with a negative result.
Starting in the beginning of the evening we walked back to our own hotel.
Gondola Ride at Grand Canal
Lobby of The Venetian
The Venetian Hotel
Siegfried & Roy Plaza
The Forum Shops at Ceasar’s Palace
Eifel Tower at Paris Hotel & Casino
Casino at Paris Hotel
Hotel New York New York
Mandalay Bay Hotel
Danielle at the Casino of Mandalay Bay
Casino Mandalay Bay
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe
Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
View over the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip
Fountains at the Bellagio
Volcano Show at The Mirage
The Venetian Hotel by night
Early this morning we woke up from some noise and the light peeking through our curtains. After getting a shower and re-packing all the stuff we jumped into the car for our first stop of the day. We stepped our Full-size SUV and went to the Starbucks on the corner and for a sandwich we went to a special dutch style bakery in the area. From that point Danielle drove the car. We got some gas and went towards Death Valley National Park.
The ride went smooth and after having the first stop I took over the car.From there on we stopped a couple of times for pictures like here at the sand dunes.
The first real target of today was Furnace Creek, mostly because there are normal restrooms and some shops. And not to forget there we could find the answers on questions for 2 easy virtual caches.
From that point on we went towards Badwater Bassin. This was a very interesting place. It was a bit different as we knew from movies or pictures but still beautiful to see.
After wandering in this area we wanted our feet to rest and that was okay since we still needed to drive almost 3 hours.
During the 3 hours Danielle found a couple geocaches along the route and all those are found by us. After about 2,5 hours of driving we saw the Skyline from Las Vegas. We parked our car in the parking-garage from the hotel en from there we walked into the hotel. It took some time to figure out where we needed to check-inn but we found it in the end.
When we arrived in our room we were blown away. It seems to be almost as big as our apartment back home. We’ve 3 televisions for 2 rooms.
Tomorrow would be a day with a relaxed start.