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The infamous 1982 Toyota!
The night before was amazing fun. Well, I think it was. OK lets rephrase and start again. The night before was more than amazing, it was what happens when everyone arrives in a good mood, determined to have a scream. That's exactly what happened. So, imagine waking up early the following day to go walking in the rocky canyon, with no breakfast and a quickly slurped tea/coffee and you get the idea of how I was feeling... TOTALLY ready for day 2!

I was to be the only guy in the Melanie's car but I was looking forward to this because everyone “IS  SO FUNNY” (If I say that one more time I am going to scream!). I met with Melanie, Tracy and Jenn by Starbucks - everyone look wide-eyed and bushy tailed! Once we found Mel's car everyone got in.
Jenn starts dancing! Jillian is bemused!
Then Jenn got out and Melanie took a phone call and drove away.

“MELANIE!!! MELANIE!!! YOU'VE LEFT JENN BEHIND!!”
No response.
Both Tracy and I join in this time while Jenn is waving at the car “MELANIE!!!”.
“MELANIE!!! JENN!! JENN!! JJJJJJJEEEEEENNN!”

Mel is the first girl I have met that can't do two things at once! So, now that Jenn was back in the car we could get on our way. No. We needed gas. And. Tracy and Jenn needed coffee. 30 minutes later and we're on our way to the Red Rock Canyon.

At the canyon we stopped and waited around for James, already renowned for not being very good at directions, we were waiting quite some time. Not to worry though because we met up with Sal and RJ, who was kitted out with a camel hump and a drinking straw - Someone has does this before!

Finally, we get moving again and the scenery is just amazing.
Beam me up!
Red Rock is beautiful and I had to snap photo's all the time and that's when it started. Camera mayhem! Everyone wanted a picture of everyone in every combination, using everyone's camera �" that's over 8000 pictures!! The walk itself was great fun and everybody was interested in my accent and got me to repeat words to them. My English teacher Miss Harvey, who we locked in the cupboard in school (FancyNancy take note!) would have been proud of me. “'Al-You-Min-E-Um' Repeat after me everyone”. “Al-OO-Min-Um”, “NO!!!!!!”.

We didn't get too far on the walk because 1)it was hot 2) we were all hungover 3) There were too many cameras and 4) It wasn't an easy grade walk as promised by RJ! So some people struggled. 5) Jenn was a little bit poorly.
Red Rock Canyon


By the time we got back to the hotel, everyone was starved. So, Tracy, Jenn, Mel and I ate in the diner. There wasn't much time to get rested so we bolted the food and I headed off to get pampered!

A few hours later and Mel picked me up in her 1982 V6 Toyota and drove me the 1 mile to the Angry Wives pub. Everyone slowly arrived and shortly after the place was crowded and the locals looked on bemused by our “Convention” and the mix of people it had attracted; black, white, tanned; short, very short, very tall; European, American, Asian �" it was a fantastic mix and everyone was either funny and good looking or intelligent and good looking!

By 9pm I get tapped on the shoulder by Sal and he says Will can get cheap tickets to a show in Vegas and would I like to go? I knew that everyone was going to a club after so I was keen not to miss out on that side of the fun too but Sal assured me there would be time.
Sal, Mel and James
By 10:30pm Sal and I were drinking Chocolatini's (I want the recipe please!! Someone?) in the MGM Grand waiting for the show to start �" Cirque Du Soleil, Ka. There was some mild panic as Will along with Jenn were late getting to the ticket office but not to worry, they arrived on time and stood in line for some tickets. When they returned they held just two in their hands. Oh, I couldn't believe it, that was so cruel but Will is such a cool guy he offered them to Sal and I on the grounds that they could come any time. I wasn't 100% sure but there wasn't much time as they pre-show had already started. We both felt bad going in through the door, but there was a chance they could get tickets in 2 minutes time �" so I had my fingers crossed.

Sal and I were shown to our seats by some interesting looking characters.
The place was huge and the ambiance stunning. Entertainers moved around the audience from all angles, creeping and leaping in the gloom. A text arrived on Sal's phone, Jenn and Will were in. Good! It was then I suddenly realised, daaaaammmnnn, I need to pee but the show started and there was no escape. The show blew my mind, it was just so surreal and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I just could not stop muttering “Oh my god” and “Phenomenal” - they are the only words I could use. I felt so happy coming out, it was just the best thing I had experienced in decades and I have Will, Jenn and Sal to thank for that! It really made my year!

We headed back to the hotel and I managed to find my way into the Cherry nightclub. This place is again, like everything in the Red Rock hotel �" awesome! I thought at first is was just a dance floor but I soon realised it included the pool area too.
I can jump this high!
We danced, drank, screamed at each over the music and generally had a brilliant time. I don't think I had more then 2 hours sleep that day and that was on top of the 3 hours sleep I had the night before but there is so much energy coming from everyone that is just didn't matter, I didn't want that night to end.

jenn79 says:
Oh look at the rebel! =)
Posted on: Apr 15, 2008
mattango says:
Thanks Jenn! But I wasn't part of this plan ;-)
Posted on: Apr 15, 2008
jenn79 says:
Great blog! =) But you forgot to end it with "And then we went to Cherry. THE END"
Posted on: Apr 14, 2008
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The infamous 1982 Toyota!
The infamous 1982 Toyota!
Jenn starts dancing! Jillian is be…
Jenn starts dancing! Jillian is b…
Beam me up!
Beam me up!
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon
Sal, Mel and James
Sal, Mel and James
I can jump this high!
I can jump this high!
RJ with his camel ;-)
RJ with his camel ;-)
Red Rock Canyon... trail! Sorry wh…
Red Rock Canyon... trail! Sorry w…
JUMP!
JUMP!
Where would we be without cameras!
Where would we be without cameras!
Tracy does... something!
Tracy does... something!
I need water!
I need water!
Tracy and Jenn, before were all d…
Tracy and Jenn, before we're all …
Awww you guys!!
Awww you guys!!
Sal and Harriet!
Sal and Harriet!
I think I need a ZOOM!
I think I need a ZOOM!
Las Vegas - hike into Red Rock Can…
Las Vegas - hike into Red Rock Ca…
Look how happy we are!
Look how happy we are!
How to stay alive in Vegas!
How to stay alive in Vegas!
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