As I type this it has now been three days since I left America, and I am seriously missing the sun the sights and the food! Four years since I’ve been on holiday dear readers. Four, long years. This time was extra special as it was my honeymoon! My new husband and I got married in London on the sixth of this month and two days after we jetted off to Las Vegas.
The flight out went very quickly as they often do when you’re flying out on your journey, I ended up re-watching The Shining and The Imitation Game (I adore both these films).
The view from our hotel room was stunning, and I don’t think we shut the curtains for the whole eight days we stayed there.
We went on a road trip for the day and visited the Hoover Dam, the Valley of Fire and the Las Vegas sign. It’s funny, the photos really don’t do any of that day justice.
As neither Pete nor I had ever flown in a helicopter before we were really up for it! Sundance Helicopters were fabulous, we got picked up at the hotel in a limo, all the staff were friendly and the venue was lovely too.
It’s impossible for me to pick out a favourite part of our holiday (as cheesy as it sounds) but a real highlight for me was the Wild West Horseback Adventures, Sunset Dinner Ride. We went on the infamous Ol’ Spanish Trail. Welcoming cowboys, lovely gentle horses (Mine was called Hershey- I’ll never look at the chocolate in the same way again!) a scrummy steak dinner and stunning scenery. What more could a traveling photographer bride ask for?!
We also went to see Kà by Cirque du Soleil, which has got to be the best how I have ever seen. I would explain and describe the show to you, but it really seems an impossible task and to be honest, the less you know about it the better. Trust me though, it’s worth it!
Downtown is also worth a visit, a bit more down to earth than the main strip which obviously isn’t without it’s merits and splendour but it’s a great part of Vegas to go to and spend a few hours.
Right, now in terms of food; we visited the Shake Shack, In-n-out Burger, Gordon Ramsay’s Burgr, Hash House a Go Go, The triple George Grill, Excalibur buffet and Bellagio buffet. We also made a few trips to Denny’s (The one in Fremont Street was great) as it was a rather cost effective. Project Pie in MGM also do fantastic pizzas! All these places were deeeeelicious and I highly recommend them all.
I'm sorry if this entry seems too brief and not well crafted, but unfortunately (or fortunately whichever way you want to look at it) I think my strengths are much more with visual mediums. If you want to see more photos from Las Vegas, the gallery is here.
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tHE ramblings OF HOLLY CADe:
Wedding and Portrait Photographer - based on the Isle of Wight.