18 November 2011

Bus Tour of Vegas Strip

As it was such a nice day today, we decided to do an open top bus tour of the strip. Theviews were fantastic, unfortunately the guided tour left a lot to be desired!

16 November 2011

Mirage Volcano and Fire Show

The Mirage Hotel has updated is tame Volcano show to now add dancing fire!

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Grand Canyon Skywalk

Today we went back to the Grand Canyon, but again to do something different, the new Skywalk. The Skywalk is a glass bridge dangling 4000ft over the edge of the Grand Canyon! You put on some very stylish slippers and shuffle round very carefully, gripping the railing very tight!

15 November 2011

Freemont Street Zipline

After a full day of shopping, we used to car to all pop up to Freemont Street for the evening. We had a gorgeous buffet at the Golden Nugget. Freemont is also famous for its full length TV screen spanning the roof of the street, but there is also a new attraction, a zipline that runs down half the length. Barry was mad enough to have a go, watch the video!

14 November 2011

Hoover Dam

Today for a change of pace we decided to hire a car and all four of us head to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. We left the razzle dazzle and noise of Vegas behind and after a short 40 minute car ride we arrived in Boulder City. The damn itself is colossal and we went on the power plant tour, 400ft into the dam. Fact fun of the day: the dam itself contains enough concrete to make a 4ft wide pavement/sidewalk around the equator of the world!

Our final stop of the day was the Vegas sign!

13 November 2011

Fountains and Village People

During the day yesterday we went down the strip to Circus Circus and Riviera. Today we went up the strip to Monte Carlo, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Tropicana and MGM Grand. Needless to say we're a bit knackered, as thats a whole lot of walking!

3 stories of crystals inside Cosmopolitan hotel

In the evening Ray and I went to watch the Bellagio fountains, while Barry and Beryl went to see the Village People!

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Puss in Boots 3D Movie Review

Following in Shrek's rather large footprints comes this Puss in Boots spin off. The characters aren't quite as loveable as Shrek with Paws and Humpty trying to support Puss, but failing. The story is a twist of Jack and the Beanstalk, and Jack and Jill and going after the Golden Goose, with cross and double cross. Its well animated, as some visual jokes to laugh up, but ultimately falls a bit short. Not even the 3D is that great, which is unusual for an animated film.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10


12 November 2011

Price is Right LIVE!

We fancied doing something different today, so went to the Price is Right LIVE at Bally's to see Jerry Springer do his thing! The show was exactly as seen on TV, we didn't get called, but the woman in front of us did and she won $300 (bitch). The final showcase showdown wasn't won, but it would have been a poker set, Xbox 360 with Rock Band, cruise to Mexico, holiday to Hawaii and a car! Blimey!!! The whole audience was nuts, just shouting and screaming out prices. We were a bit tiddly on some very alcoholic slushies!

11 November 2011

Phantom of the Opera

This evening we all headed to Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian for Beryl and Ray's christmas present! I did sneak a couple of illegal photos of the chandelier, but for some reason the stupid camera hasn't actually got them saved! So you'll just have to imagine a very large one floating round the room! Needless to say this show it still fantastic in it's custom build theatre.

Immortals Film Review

Billed as a Clash of the Titans killer, this film still felt lacking. All the big action set pieces are in the trailer, leaving the rest of the film to trudging around from set piece to set piece. The action is sparse and brief and there are no mystical creatures, even the gods are nothing special. Very disappointing as the trailer made the film look spectacular. Clash remains the superior film.

Ben 6 out of 10
Barry 7 out of 10


10 November 2011

We're in Vegas!

Well we're in Sin City again, with Beryl and Ray coming along for the ride! We're staying at Planet Hollywood, they're at Imperial Palace. Today is a recovery day!

6 November 2011

In Time Film Review

The premise for this movie is a new twist. Everyone lives until they are 25, they then stop ageing, but a one year clock starts on their arm, and at the end of that year you die unless you earn more time. As another kick in the face, you also have to buy everything with the time you have less, with a coffee clocking in at 4 minutes off your life! Its a story of the rich getting richer and living forever and the poor getting poorer and dying at around 25. An unknown slum boy, Timberlake, is given over 100 years by someone from the elite rich, who has had enough of living forever. The Time Police then spend the rest of the film trying to track Timberlake down as he crosses zones, using vast sums of time to eventually end up in the elite zone, trying to trick a million year man owner out of his time and distributing it to the poor. A modern day telling of Robin Hood then. A very interesting idea for a film, slow, but thought provoking.

Ben 8 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10