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USA in pictorial splendour!

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What a wonderful time spent in this pool, by this pool, in this pool and in this pool! (get the idea!?).
Even the sky tells how wonderful the weather is - and this would have been around 9am in the morning!

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Brittany enjoyed walking past any spray things she could find - only mad dogs and englishmen (and the odd kiwi) around in the middle of the day!

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Probably stopped at the most expensive place to buy petrol - but it was on Route 66. Petrol around $1.63 per us gallon. The cheapest we found it was at Costco petrol pump - for $1.49 per gallon (long live costco!).

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Simon even bought the T-Shirt - the Red Garter hotel (not the hotel we stayed at!). Probably the oldest building in Williams (certainly the oldest profession worked out of there).

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Downtown Williams in the wild wild west.

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Brittany kept wanting to go out on ledges and have a photo taken right on the edge. Brittany's mother would have preferred she looked from the safety of the car in the carpark! Where is OSH when you need it. Can't believe how you can look from railings but also look from just the rocks themselves - with no protection.

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Having seen the IMAX movie of the Grand Canyon - Brittany was ok if she came face to face with a cougar (mountain lion) - she said she would just grab the ears and wrestle it. However she said she'd freak if she saw a rattlesnake or scorpion? Kids are just not right in the head!

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Originally called the Boulder Dam (renamed whenever) - you have to drive through to get from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. It was how nearby Boulder city got its name when they built the town to accommodate all the workers for Dam.

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Picture of New York New York hotel - only in America - really speaks for itself. The whole place is just fake. Nothing is real there!

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Stunning fountain at Bellagio hotel. Plays about every half hour during the day and every 15 minutes at night - in time to music. Music varies - we heard Star Spangled Banner, Singing in the Rain, Time to Say Goodbye (Andrea Boccelli), to name a few.

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Place where we stayed. Spent about half an hour in the queue to check in to this hotel - and when we left it had risen to about 45 min wait. Only 5 check in staff on (sound familiar?). Very tired looking - probably an original hotel. Caters to children - with carnival type exhibits on the mezanine floor. Down the far end of the strip - but the bus was only $2.00 one way to the other end of the strip - or a $5.00 day pass.

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Brittany keen to go up this - hello said Simon - you've been up the real thing - this one is a fake.

Posted by smilers2 20:10 Archived in USA Tagged tourist_sites

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