Adventure Day

Day 7; Las Vegas; 9th July

Its safe to say we were not up early today.
Slightly rough, we woke up late morning (still in my fabulous outfit I might add, just couldn't bare to take it off!) and tried to piece together what the hell happened the night before. 

We had a full free day to play in Vegas & a very large bucket list to do so no messing around, up, dressed and dragged Colin out with us to experience...

Since me & Em had eaten breakfast at 4am we felt eating more would be cheating so we all went straight for the alcohol at the first slush bar we found. 
Hair of the dog an all that. 
It was actually really refreshing!
We strolled round in awe of all the crazy hotels on the strip sipping on our slushes.

Colin wanted to introduce us to some actual gambling, not this slot machine crap we'd done the night before. 
Strolled into Tropicana Hotel and sat down at an empty blackjack table.
No idea how to play Blackjack FYI
The nerves set in, what if I lose all my money, or get addicted and end up gambling my house away
Luckily that didn't happen, Colin kept us grounded and helped us play.
Em didn't last long and lost her money within a couple of rounds
I however persevered on and actually won!
$50 please m'aam 

Chuffed with my winnings we left and carried on along the strip
I can't actually remember the order of what happened so I may be lying

Im going to say we went into Excalibur next and got some crap Chinese buffet before heading through Luxor & ending in Mandalay Bay. 
Now every hotel and casino we walked into Emily would say the exact same thing
"This is my favourite casino" 
"Oh wait no this is my favourite casino"
"THIS is my favourite casino"
Make your mind up love, which is it to be??

We had reached the end of the strip so now was the challenge to make it the whole way down to the Stratosphere on the other side.

We had mentioned to Colin on our walk that we wanted to go on all the roller coasters, only to learn that he wasn't a fan of rides. 
A bit of peer-pressure later we had him strapped into the Big Apple Coaster in the New York New York hotel.
That's what friends are for :) 
$14 for the ride and it was actually awesome!
Me & Emily laughed and screamed like little girls the whole way round. 
There are so many unexpected twists and turns and loops! 


                                       Colin survived & actually enjoyed it (we think)
So we continued down the strip.
Monte Carlo (probably another favourite casinos of Emily) & then into the Bellagio
The flower displays were amazing!
Had a really cool underwater theme 
Got a great view of the Paris Paris hotel & the Venetian across the road.

Played some slots which stole all my money so it was onto Ceasars where we saw Alan from Hangover chilling outside with a baby & tiger
as ya do.
Inside we found Fat Tuesdays (slush bar) which was on our bucket list so we bought our 2nd alcoholic slush of the day.
I went for a yard cup of Bellini which was great! It was my mission to keep the cup & im pleased to say I lugged it round America with me and it made it back home in one piece.
F knows?
I collect some strange shit on my travels ok.

 Next stop we passed the Mirage, kinda gutted I didn't get to see the Volcano show;
next time ;) who's with me??

We walked and walked and walked and time was ticking on.
We had no idea what everyone else was doing or if there was a POA for that evening
We were just so close (not really) to the Stratosphere so we made a team decision to just carry on! 
10km+ of walking the strip we made it to our final destination.

The Stratosphere Hotel
Tallest building West of the Mississippi;
an acrophobias dream destination

That being said I was not going to let my fear of heights ruin our adventure day!
The Stratosphere has 3 rides in the hotel
Oh wait, did I say in?
I meant ON
Yes, on the top of the hotel.

They were X-Scream, Insanity & Big Shot
Me & Em wanted to do all 3 but Colin opted for 2; whichever we thought would be the 'nicest' ones
Now looking at the rides we concluded that X-Scream looked the worst so Colin shouldn't do that.

This was X-Scream
It was horrible! 
Thought we were goners!
Colin kindly filmed the whole thing.

Thinking the worst was over with we went onto Insanity
Dangling & spinning off the side of the hotel was horrendous!
I felt so ill and made us so trippy.
Who comes up with these ideas?

Finally was Big Shot,
A one way ticket to space & death if the breaks didn't work
THIS, was the worst!
You had no idea when it was going to shoot off and when it did we basically all soiled ourselves.
The picture says it all. 


All the emotion & fear
Apart from Colin, he has so much fear he looks fine
We laughed for a good 20 minutes looking at the picture before deciding we all obviously all needed a big copy! Sold

By time we'd finished it was dark & the whole strip had lit up which was awesome!
The views from the hotel were amazing.

                                        Back down onto safe land we found ourselves in
"The world's biggest gift shop"
But still, a gift shop means souvs so we stocked up on all the goods
Which reminds me ...
Whatever happened to that delightful pink tshirt you got Colin?
What did it say again?
Ohhhh yes I rememeber "Kitty needs a spanking"




It was now 9:30pm so we'd been walking the strip for over 9 hours so we decided it would be a good time to head back to Super 8 & freshen up ready for a night out in Fremont St & to see if anyone else was around. 
Joe had surfaced, just. So we made him come with us too!
A quick change of clothes and we were ready to head to Fremont St so we could tick off the last 2 things on our Vegas bucket list:
Picture with 1 Million dollars in Binions
& Zipline down Fremont St

A taxi ride later we were there, think we'd worn Colin out on adventure day, he fell asleep in the taxi!
We headed straight for Binions
What a surprise; the million dollars photo op closed at 10pm
So that one was buggered!
Me, Em & Colin went to buy our zipline tickets whilst Joe went to gamble some more dollar! 

Zipling was with SlotZilla & you could either zipline lying down the whole strip ($40) or sat down half the strip ($20).
We just went for the sitting down option, so went to get in our gear.
I stupidly wore a dress that night so when I was in the harness it pulled my dress up and all you could see were my knickers. Oops
Good job I wasn't going to be sat down flying over people seeing up my dress
Oh wait :/
Oh well, it was all good fun!

ANOTHER big slush and we were walking round the old strip and exploring in the casinos but tbh they were all a bit quiet and shit. 
Realising it was 11 and we'd not actually eaten since the shit chinese we went for dinner;
Dennys again
F sake 
Ordered the bacomslamburger ... zero bacon in my burg though
Sort it out Den

Team decision and we got a taxi back to thr strip & to MGM Grande to do some more gambling.

Joe, joe, joe, joe
You should have listened to us mate.
Your new friends who had your best interest at heart
We would have made you alot richer

Basically as we're walking through the casino we notice a roulette table that had all reds on the board. Suuuuurely the next will be a black.
Now im pretty sure Joe asked his dear friends if he should put $400 on black
"YES, do it! We'll support you, you can do this. Go team."
All the encouragement to make this move ;)
If he says otherwise it's all lies
Did he do it?
Was the next number black
Joe knows the answer to that & I doubt he'll ever forget
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