You would think after travelling halfway around the world and staying up for will over 24 hours, that we would want to curl up and go to sleep somewhere when we had the chance. Kim and I certainly would have liked to do that, particularly on the drive back to Las Vegas from the grand canyon, but we didn’t get the chance as the rest of the people in the van wanted to watch DVD’s. That was fine, but we had a flight out of Las Vegas early the next morning.
As we drove back to Las Vegas, we both had the idea that we should just stay up and sleep on the plane flight the next morning. We still had to pack and we wanted to see a bit more of Las Vegas before we left. We also wanted to do some gambling. When in Rome, and all that.
I think it was close to 1am when where dropped off at our hotel. We went up stairs and packed our bags so that they wouldn’t be over weight. One of the greatest things we took with us on the trip was a set of travel scales. They were invaluable! My camera bag was always well over weight, but I made it look like it was as light as a feather. (Well that is what I think, but the straps were at their maximum all the time, so I probably wasn’t fooling anyone).
Once we were packed we headed out to have dinner, at 2.30am. I wanted to go to the Venetian just to say I have been there. We were also hopeful of going to Madame Tussaud’s, but I guess wax figures need their rest. It was closed, which I can’t blame them for, but it would have been nice to wander through the exhibit. I imagine the wax figures would be even more freaky at that time of night. We wandered around in the Venetian trying to find somewhere to eat and finally found a place just off the gambling room floor. We had a very delicious dinner at 3am in the morning. As we left we did our high stakes gambling. We put $10USD through a one armed bandit and lost the lot. That was the extent of our gambling.
After having dinner and gambling we still had a couple hours to wait for our flight, and we were both exhausted, so we went back to the hotel and got some sleep. We nearly stayed up all night. We were close.