Happy Cotton Anniversary Veromarcos !!

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
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Trip End Nov 04, 2008


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Luxor Hotel Casino, $ 100, luxury for us!

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Monday, October 13, 2008

After a very good hearty and  good priced brekkie at a little family diner in Beatty (wish we had seen this one the night before). It was a small road diner (the only other food place in Beatty) which said "Mexican Breakfast".

Funnily enough we never had such a good breakfast in old El Mexico...the Breakfast Burrito and the Pancakes where just heavenily. The staff was very friendly, including the waiter with the Monster Trucks t-shirt.

So we left this town behind (God knows how people arrive at that place...) and drove a couple of hours South to famous Las Vegas.

By the way...its sunny, but windy and chilly which is a great combination to walk around Las Vegas and enjoy the different casinos.

We checked into our selected hotel...Luxor, yep the one that is based on a pyramid with a large sphinx at the entrance and Cleopatras noodle in front. Yes we know...all this luxury after sleeping with bears and foxes...but there is a pure and unselfish reason behind it...
Happy Cotton Anniversary to US!! Its our second wedding annivesary so we decided to celebrate a bit with style (American Style...flip flops, big bellies and loads of overdone decoration...yeehaaaawww).
Yes, its two full years since we happily crossed the cold waters of the Chimsee lake (Vero on one boat with her parents, Marcos with all the troupe on the other boat) to tie our fates for ever...good day that was!
In any case...back to the future. We checked in, and this is simply overwhelming. Its a mixture of thousands of machines singing their songs, loads of tourists with shorts and shirts designed in "Hell Fashion Shoppes" and a bit of airport organization...it takes some time to adapt.
The pyramid which holds most of the rooms is a bit disappointing at the begining as it looks a bit small in comparison to expectations, but once inside...its HUGE! You are just lost inside the maze of coin machines, starbucks shops, wedding chapels, etc, etc. But as brave adventurers we made it to our room on the 17th floor (out of 21) and after resisting the sales attempt of the receptionist who was trying to sell us an upgrade from "luxury" to "grand" to "Embassy", each one $25 more expensive than the other with a promise of a few square metres more than the one we booked. Sadly for the sales person, we did explain we were in the room to sleep and not attempt to beat the Bob Beamon long distance jump....

The rooms are totally decorated in Egyptian parafernalia, although we think they overdid it with the sphink on the pooh paper...but that is our opinion. The best part of the rooms is the view out of the 45 degrees windows....its all desert outisde and at night its all full of lights, etc. Excellent!!

Although it was a bit chilly we did make it to the pools to get a bit of a tan in the rest of our bodies (i.e. not our arms and neck).  We thought we were going to suffer getting into the water...but of course not...its heated even though its outside and in the middle of the bleeding dessert! Good value for money.

Back to our room, and some nice California Champagne before we go out for a stroll to other casinos and diner. They can call is Champagne here by the way...just because they dont give a damn what the French say...if they had joined the Iraq effort perhaps...but they didnt so no respect for copyrights, etc with regards to France. They also have some Las Vegas Camembert for those interested

Anyway...we are off now to enjoy some Vegas (just had to do a bit of typing in the in room internet keyboard... oh yes...back to luxuries!!)

More updates tomorrow....
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