Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 1 - 24th March 2012 - Vegas

I have never been to an airport where you can play slot machines whilst waiting for your baggage! 
Today I left the UK and travelled out to America on the first leg of my adventures. The journey went really well. Mum dropped me off at the airport and I travelled over with James 'boring' Bradley. 
Looking out over the Strip from the roof of the Stratosphere Casino Hotel
Arriving in las Vegas at 6.30pm we met up with Andy Gardner and Rob Harris and quickly found ourselves in ' New York New York' taking in the incredible magnificants of the wealth, size and madness that is The Strip! Casinos, themed buildings, restaurants, taxis, lights, castles, pubs, hotels, money, limo's, hummers, music, red bull DJ trucks, walking, flyers, leaflets, walkways, police with film crews, suits, bandits, blackjack, strippers... This place is insane and so tall but so small. It's all in one area surrounded by normality / slums! We stayed the night at Motel 6 fresh out of CSI and the X Files. 4 of us slept in the very basic motel, air con blasting, trying to make sense of what we had just seen.