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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

Just kidding, nothing bad to report!

sunny 17 °C

Sunday dawned sunny...and slightly warm....well, certainly better than Saturday. I didn't require the amount of clothes that were required the day before. Left early for the races as did 5000 or 10000 other people. Actually everything was very well organized with the transportation and I have nothing bad to say about how they handled all the people to and from and at NASCAR at the Las Vegas Speedway. I commend everyone who had a hand in making the event very smooth. And John's favorite even had a 5th place finish so all was great. No big wrecks and very few restarts so the race went pretty fast.

Pace Car

Pace Car

Starting Line

Starting Line

blue angels flyover

blue angels flyover

Line-ups to leave the race

Line-ups to leave the race

We didn't get to see the great hockey game but the announcer did announce when Canada was up 1-0 and once again at 2-2 and then..............nothing! By his silence, we knew who had won but it was confirmed when we talked to some fellow Canadians! Sounds like it was pretty exciting and as Dean taped it for us, John will be able to watch it when we get home and NASCAR too.

Last night took another walk down the strip and hopped into the City Center (the new section which is half finished). Word on the street is that the condo unit is on hold as they need additional monies to finish and there are also many caveats on it so no one wants to touch it!! Guess the Arab money is tight too! What a futuristic place, all shiny and big and shiny and expensive .... so reminded me of the buildings that they built in Dubai!

Today we took our first ever helicopter ride and went out to the Grand Canyon...I'm not sure what was better-seeing the Hoover Dam from the air, the Grand Canyon or the helicopter ride and the pilot. Enjoyed the views of the Dam and the Grand Canyon but the helicopter ride was definitely the highlight, I do believe. In the following pictures take note of the hole picture, the pilot aimed for the wall of the canyon and then we flew through the hole!!! Quite exciting!
Hoover dam

Hoover dam

hoover dam

hoover dam

the skywalk

the skywalk

the skywalk zoomed

the skywalk zoomed

the hole

the hole

going through the hole

going through the hole

cockpit of our heli

cockpit of our heli

Funky heli

Funky heli

Tomorrow we're starting the homeward journey, it's been a blast and only wish that we could bring more of this warmth back with us.

We would once again like to thank our friends, Duane and Linda and Jim and Myrna for making our Yuma stay very enjoyable and thanks for your great hospitality.

Posted by Bada Bing 20:18 Archived in USA Tagged automotive

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