Day 33! Panguitch to Las Vegas

The Las Vegas strip at night from our hotel window

The Las Vegas strip at night from our hotel window

The Las Vegas strip during the day from our hotel window

The Las Vegas strip during the day from our hotel window

Me with my 'big win'.

Me with the ‘big win’.

Well it’s official, we are all arched, canyoned and hiked out so have  come to Las Vegas for a rest!! I know, ‘a rest’ you say! Yes, for the next three days we will lounge around the pool, weather permitting, yesterday we had temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees and today in Las Vegas it’s currently about 100 degrees and we are told that last week it reached 112 degrees, so quite warm! After sunning ourselves we will eat good food, drink good wine and do a little gambling.  Speaking of which, tonight we had dinner and then had a quick look around the casino because we’ve had quite an exhausting day and are a little weary and gambled $20 (£13 ) on a Monopoly machine and won …………… $440 (£300).  So, all in all a good start to our little ‘break’.

Teepee 1aOn the drive from Panguitch this morning we saw three interesting things but alas, did not have the camera handy so couldn’t take photos.  First, was a red and white lighthouse in the middle of the desert, second was a sign on the interstate saying ’80 mph’ …. how many of those do you see in the UK and thirdly was a large roundabout, how many of those do you see in the US ….. answer, not many.

It was our intention to stop off at Zion National Park this morning but the crowds were so bad we decided to give it a miss.  We have been to Zion so it was no big deal.  We did see this tepee on the way out though. Bookings being taken now!!

Arizona 1a

We passed briefly through Arizona today on our way to Nevada

13 thoughts on “Day 33! Panguitch to Las Vegas

  1. Good win, hope you have a few more. Enjoy your rest in LV, sounds like you need it after all the hiking you have done.

    • I hope we don’t get hiking withdrawal symptoms lying round that pool in 102 degree heat! Ha, ha, ha.

    • Probably more gambling!! The third suitcase is now full so there’s no room for shoes or camera gear!!!! Hey ho!

  2. Congrats on your big win Sandra. I hope you can double it! Either view of Vegas is awesome, though the night view really is spectacular with the lights shining on the fountains and buildings! Uh, I’ll take the 112 degrees for lounging around the pool! Enjoy…I am sooo envious of you guys!

    • Thanks Dot. Will certainly try and double our money. I’ll send some sun back in a box for you!

  3. That’s great on a big win like that!!! I have to say, there better be a shoe purchase in the near future. Maybe they will ship it to your home for FREE!! 🙂 The view from your hotel is spectacular! Looks like a post card shot! My goodness….100 degrees! Whew….that’s hot hot and more hot! You might get to relax by the pool for a short time, but what’s nice in Vegas is you can walk down the street and feel the air conditioning coming from the casinos!! Relax and enjoy!!!

    • Thanks Nat. If I buy shoes then I’ll have to buy another suitcase too!! We will go round the pool until about midday and then check out the other casinos and shops.

  4. Vegas looks great and as for your win I’m not even gonna say typical, jammy, there’s a surprise, lucky b*tch, charmed lol xxxxxx

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