Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

August 27-29

We had two and a half days in Las Vegas. We slept in on Thursday and had an easy morning. We decided to hit up the aquarium at Mandalay Bay first, so that's where we headed. Then we walked through the casino, since Brandon had never been to one. He had such fun! After Mandalay Bay we went to Excalibur, where we gambled some more, and got sucked into a timeshare presentation. And we ended up buying one!


The timeshare actually had a great deal. I won't mention the price, but it was unbelievable. On top of that, we don't even ever have to go to the one in Las Vegas, which was beautiful in its own right. The way this works, we now have access to over 4200 timeshares, hotels and resorts all over the world. We can stay at any of those hotels for one 189 for the whole week. That's for a whole villa-type thing! 1, 2, 3, 4 bedrooms, with a kitchen, and bathrooms! It's great. We can stay at any of the hotels owned by the company for 139 a week, too. We plan on using it all the time and going all kinds of places. Right now - all over Hawaii and maybe even New Zealand and Australia.

Anyway, back on track. That took all afternoon! We got very cheap tickets to The Tournament of Kings though. It was a great show! We had fun! We were tired, so we went to bed.

The next day we went to see Hoover Dam. We really enjoyed that! We took a tour down into the dam to see the generators, and the inner workings. Brandon really enjoyed it. Then wee went on a hike through Las Vegas, gambling and checking out hotels. We had lunch on the strip. We saw free shows that they have. We took pictures. We gambled. We laughed. It was a good day overall. We saw the show at Fremont Street at the end.

Saturday we were heading to Los Angeles, but since it was less than 5 hours away, we had some time to see Las Vegas. We went to see Caesar's Palace and the shopping area around there. Very cool! Then we were off to L.A. :)