I’m back! So let’s jump back into it!
Day 11 was the extra day we had to stay in L.A because I was still quite ill, so nothing really happened, we just hung round the hotel and then I had another appt in the afternoon.
I had one final doctors appt and then we headed off to VEGAS! We didn’t know until we got there that there was a major music festival going on in Las Vegas the exact same time that we would be there, so on the way, everywhere we stopped people were talking about it! It was the longest time in the car we had done, but the change in landscape was spectacular and when we eventually stepped out the nice air conditioned car, the heat hit you like an oven!
We finally made it legendary Las Vegas! Oh boy, it does not disappoint! We checked into our hotel The Monte Carlo and got ready to hit the strip!
We had dinner outside on the strip which was magical, surreal and crazzzzyyy busy! I’ve never seen so many people! And it was still 32 degrees C at 10pm! We then watched the fountain display outside the Bellagio hotel which you have to see to believe! Then headed back to our hotel rooms!
Today was the day we planned on going out to the Hoover Dam. We stopped off for a quick breakfast on the road and also had a little stop off at the Vegas Sign!
Quick note, it was like BURNINGLY HOT that day, and it was only going to get worse. We arrived at the Hoover Dam in 114F heat, which we later found out had been the hottest place on the planet that day.
I have to say, it felt like it. I was still recovering from being in hospital and I struggled to walk the length of the dam. I started to feel sick and dizzy and it was just insane the heat. Luckily the view and the size of it, took my mind off it and I did in fact make it to the other side. On the other side they had set up a massive cooling fan in the shade which whilst eating an ice lolly I sat next to for half an hour trying to calm my breathing down!
Then came the walk back! We made it just about, but boy were we glad to get back into that air conditioned car! That a side, the Hoover Dam is AMAZING and I highly recommend going if you can!
On the way back from the Hoover Dam we stopped off at a place called Willow Beach/Lake Mohave famed for its FREEZING WATERS. It wasn’t really ‘a beach’ but the water was VERY cold and refreshing!
Then we headed back to our hotel, we had dinner in the casino at a place called ‘Dragon Noodles’ (Chinese!) and then headed off to bed!
Stayed tuned for part 7!