Las Vegas, a long life dream for an gamble addict, aka poker player, revealed itself in front of us, like a mirage. Shuffle up and deal! The first hand we got dealt was last minute tickets to an acrobatic show at Bellagio.
No time to waste, park the RV, order an Uber and head straight to the strip. Sick-sacking between the crowds and dodging one slot machine after another, we made it to the theatre just in time. 90 minutes, nonstop entertainment packed with stunts and tricks blew us away. They really know how to put up a good show in Las Vegas. Afterwards, we strolled around in the casino and tried a couple of slot machines (you can’t avoid them twice!) without any luck before calling it a night.
The next day we took a cheap ($80 for 80min!) massage at a closeby resort. Bang for the buck to say the least. Our muscles now felt a little bit happier after days of hiking, driving and sleeping in a RV. Today’s sightseeing were to be spontaneous, starting at the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and work ourself to the north. We stopped at several, big casinos; New York New York, Caesar’s Palace, Venetian, The Mirage, to place a few bets, soak in the atmosphere and ride a roller coaster. We were really impressed with the design and interior of the casinos, especially the Venetian, which mimics the bridges and buildings in Venice. Lucky number six on the roulette saved us to a break even on the gambling side. Our initial plan was to celebrate New Years and see the fireworks, but we’re a bit ahead of “schedule”. Filling two days of waiting with gambling is not a good option. Paying a hefty premium to avoid standing outside in the cold with tens of thousands of people is neither a good option. You got to know when to hold’em and when to fold’em, right? So we left, steering our home towards Death Valley.