Las Vegas Day 2 – New Vegas

“Nobody controls me. I’m uncontrollable, the only one who can control me is me, and that’s just barely possible” – John Lennon

Wow…just wow. If I were to describe Vegas in one word ‘wow’ would be it. I can honestly say that the last 2 days/nights in Vegas have been some of the best of my entire life. It has without a doubt been absolutely magnificent. We kicked Vegas’ ass and in return, it kicked ours!

Yesterday morning started off with an amazing buffet breakfast at our hotel. It was filled with all the delicious shit you could think of for breakfast. I had my first American ‘biscuit’ which is kind of a cross between a bun and a scone. It was delicious! Anyway right after breakfast we went over to the mob museum. It is a museum that is dedicated to organised crime and the mafia that has operated in America throughout the last century. It was top quality. They had a part of the actual brick wall from Al Capone’s St. Valentine’s Day massacre. There were bulletholes and blood still in the wall which was awesome to see. We loved the mob museum it was really interesting.

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Following the mob museum we walked down to a place called the container park. It is a  shopping precinct that is made up of shipping containers that have been renovated into a series of restaurants, stores and bars. It was really nice. Out the front of the container park they have a giant praying mantis sculpture that breathes fire. It was awesome.

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It was now lunchtime so we walked up Fremont street looking for somewhere. We walked past a place called ‘heart attack grill’ it prides itself on being extremely unhealthy lol they have a giant scale you can weigh yourself on before you enter. If you are over 350 pounds, you eat free! Obviously, I was nowhere near that. We didn’t want anything that hectic but I weighed myself anyway and it turns out I’ve actually lost 5kgs since being here! I feel like it might not be true and they make the scales a bit lower to rip off the fat cunts who just make the 350 mark. Hahaha. We actually ended up at Denny’s which turned out pretty good. Loaded tater tots! Yum!

Then we geared up for the zip line. It is a zip line that files 30 metres over Fremont street. We met up with two kiwi sisters on our tour and walked in. They put the gear on us and then we went up an elevator that took us 5 stories up. They then make you lay on a mat and drop the floor out from beneath you. At this point you’re dangling in the air, then they lower the door and you can see everything beneath you, it’s terrifying. 4 people go at a time so we all went at once. You launch yourself using your hands when they say go and it’s about 30 seconds of euphoria flying four blocks above hundreds of people and stores. We loved it, was so fun! We got pics at the end and then had to go get ready for our show. We prepared and the rolled onto the coach with everyone.

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We rolled over to the mirage for the show. The show tonight was Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘LOVE’. It was a performance based on the music of the Beatles. This show was one of the greatest moments of my life. I sat there for the whole 90 minutes in absolute awe. I was getting chills, at times i felt like crying that I was having such a good time and I was so happy me the show just exemplified that. It was an absolute 10/10. If you are ever, I mean ever in Vegas. Add see a cirque du Soleil show in Vegas on your bucket list. Stunning. Words do not even do it justice.

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After this we went and had dinner at a burger restaurant at the casino. It was called LVB. Dunno what it stands for but I had a buffalo chicken burger and Aimee had a beef burger. Both of us agreed they were one of the best burgers we have ever eaten. Then we met up at the theatre to hit the party bus!! Because our group is so large we needed two party busses. No joke, these things are absolutely awesome. They seat about 20 people, they have a stripper pole and it’s like a nightclub/bus/limo. It’s freakin awesome. We were smashing tequila and passing around bottles of vodka to take swigs of while we drove down the strip. This lasted about an hour and was so fun.

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A lot of the group were going to another nightclub called ‘ghost bar’ at the palms casino. We did not want to nightclub again tonight so we caught an uber back to the linq promenade to go on the high roller. The high roller is the largest Ferris wheel in the world. It goes 550ft above Las Vegas inside these capsule type things that hold up to 40 people. One of them even has an open bar in it! Our had about 6 people insid. I was fuckin terrifying. My knees became weak about 200ft up. We enjoyed the view and struck up a conversation with an American couple from Chicago who come to Vegas every year for Memorial Day weekend. They were really nice. The woman, Nicole, said that she loved my accent and could listen to me talk all day and night hahaha.

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At this point it was 1am and time to return to the hotel via Uber of course. The uber driver picked us up in this sick rig and told us that he had a loaded gun in the car hahaha it wasn’t creepy or anything cause he was cool but it was different! Anyway slept for a few hours and woke up for coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. We’re now on the bus driving through boulder city about to enter Arizona. Can’t wait for the Grand Canyon! Vegas has been an absolute blast. Memories that will last a lifetime.

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Much love

Ronnie

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