Friday, 18 July 2014

Day 17 - Vivaaa Las Vegas part deux and fini !

If you are here for my Polkadoodles post - click here :-)

Hi everyone, well we had another fabulous day yesterday, here in Las Vegas.  I know I said I probably wouldn't post today, but I have explained at the end of this post :-)

Andy left in the wee hours of the morning, well 5.45am, to get his transport to the airfield for his helicopter flight.  The girls and I had a really lazy morning :-)

Time for you to grab a coffee or beverage of some sorts.  Andy took some amazing photos and will share just a small portion with you :-)  Apologies for the picture overload.

Starting off over Lake Mead.

Some of these formations, look so amazing!

This one is amazing as you can see how big the lake is and Andy managed to catch the cloud reflection in the lake.

The Hoover Dam.

See the white line of rock, well, that is where the water levels should be!  Apparently it is down by 100ft of water!

A great scenic view of the Hoover Dam.

Here comes the Grand Canyon.  Such a different view to see the canyon from the air.  Amazing!

The sheer size of this place, just amazes me.

On top of this crevice, you see the road just ends at this viewing point!!  There is even a walk to the very tip, something I would definitely not do!

At the top of this crevice, you can just make out a building, that is where the glass bridge is, and that is what they look down into!!!

The Colorado River, running through the Canyon.

Why not sneak in a face!   I can see it, can you?

Oh my goodness - fabulous and breath-taking.

I just love the forms - so wonderful.

A close up of the one above.  It so looks like old ruins.

Another amazing scene.

And one final photo of the Colorado river, meandering through the Canyon.

These are just but a few of the photo's that Andy took.

We also went out in the afternoon for a little walkabout.  These photo's were taken inside the Forums Shopping Mall.  

This is actually inside the Forums.  Amazing and like walking through a great city.  The domed ceiling made to look like the sky.

The Paris Hotel and Casino!

We also managed to catch the Bellagio Fountains.  The music they played was quite ironic "Singing in the Rain"  LOL!

I don't know about "Singing in the Rain", but I could quite happily have jumped in there!  The temperature was 106f (41c), phew!

And there ends the visit for today and the end to one amazing road trip vacation!  We had fantastic weather and amazing experiences.

We booked an extra night in the hotel for tonight, although we aren't actually staying the night LOL!  We would have had to check out by 11am this morning, and we as we don't have to fly until 11pm tonight it would have made for a rather long day, with nowhere to crash if we felt like.  So we held on to the room and therefore, we can go out and about but still come back here to cool off and then get ready for our flight home tonight.

Which meant of course that I could also get this post done :-)

Not sure if there will be much else to show you, but I think Day 18 I will do a reflection and maybe some tips about doing such a long road trip. ;-)

We will be back at home by tomorrow midday and will see our lovely cat Jess :-)  She has been well looked after by our close friends, whilst we have been away.

Sigh!  The end of one amazing vacation, we have had the most fabulous time and though sorry to see it come to an end, am looking forward to the comforts of being in our own home and beds :-)

Thank you all for following along on our vacation.

Have a fabulous rest of the summer my friends and normal - crafting - service will resume soon :-)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy summer !


  1. Looks like an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing your trip with us! Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  2. I'm so glad to have been able to tag along on your amazing adventure!! xx

  3. Wow! You guys had a fantastic trip. I loved seeing all your pictures. It was so nice of you to invite us all along. Safe travels to home.


  4. Wow, the helicopter ride Andy took looks amazing!! He took gorgeous pictures!! I've been to the Hoover Dam but have never seen it from that perspective!! And that picture of the dome sky looks like a real sky!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome trip with us!! I'm sad it's over!! Safe travels home my friend!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. I LOVE the helicopter pictures. I REALLY want to see the Grand Canyon. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  6. Amazing aerial photos! Glad you took the room for the extra time. It would have been hard not having a room until flight time! Fabulous vacation and again safe travels home!

  7. Breathtaking photos. Thank you for sharing your fabulous trip.

  8. Your pictures are spectacular. I know as pretty as the pictures are it had to be even more amazing to see in person.

  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing such an amazing vacation with us all :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  10. Now THAT was the BEST vacation I've never taken!! You took incredible photographs and the journey was just so much fun!!! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing in all the fun. So glad you got a nice long vacation with your family all together. :)
    Lisa x

  11. Amazing photos and memories to last a lifetime. What a fabulous vacation. Safe travels home my friend!

  12. I'm sure Andy was thrilled when his flight took off and then to see such wondrous sites! So nice of you to share them with us. I hope this finds you home and resting after your long trip, remembering the good times and relishing your own bed.

  13. Beautiful vacation, Karon! Thank you for sharing your lovely journey. The arial photo's are amazing and 106° is hot,hot,hot!!!

  14. AMAZING pictures Karon!!! WOW just awesome!!
    Thanks for taking the time to document your trip with all of us! I felt like I was right there with you guys!!!
    Such an incredible adventure you all were on!

  15. Looks and sounds like you all had an amazing trip.
    Love all the photos and it was fun to tag along with you virtually on your family vacation ;)

  16. What spectacular photographs! Wow! I'm delighted you had such a special and beautiful vacation. :o) I've been dealing with an arm injury, so I apologize for the lack of comments. I did travel along with you, though. :o) Have a sparkly start to the week, Karon! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,


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