American Adventure Day 9 - Red Rock Canyon
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I` d agreed to go hiking through red rock canyon with Melanie and RJ. Taking into my account my genetic lazyness and the 100F Vegas heat, i`d obviosuly not been sober when signing up to this foohardy idea. After being assured by RJ that there were no mountain lions in the canyon and we`d ONLY be hiking a measly 3 miles we set off.
The scenary within the canyon is nothing short of magnificent. As someone who has grown up watching westerns, this felt so unreal to be seeing this landscape first hand. However the heat felt VERY real and the incline of the trail was hard going. Eventually we reached the end of the trail which consisted of a rather smelly pool of water and a couple of frogs! I managed to resist the temptation of pushing RJ into the pool and we all headed back.
later Melanie and I joined up with Sal, RJ, Eric, and Ryan for some Sushi. After taking the wise move of letting Sal order, what Sal doesn`t know about Sushi isn`t worth knowing, we all tucked into a great meal.
In the evening myself and Melanie paid another visit to the strip. This would give me a chance to have a look around all the Casinos and see the strip properly in all its glory. I have to admit that Vegas has a mixed reputation in England. Some see it as disneyland for adults while others see it as the height of tackiness.
One thing that really did stand out walking round these luxurious surroundings was the informality towards visitors. I had expected their to be some sort of dress code and everyone to be wearing tuxedos. yet there were many people casually dressed in shorts and t shirts being treated like they had as much right to be there as anybodyelse. If the Bellagio was in Engalnd it would be run by snobs and you would have to be atleast fourth in line to the throne just to get in!!