Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Bright Lights Big City




Morning all. It’s 9.30am here. I’ve been awake since 4am and went to the gym at 6.30am so I’ve been up for a while. Tim finally got the weblog working after the disaster of the server at home crashing, huraaaah. Our hotel room at the Bellagio is positively palatial, our bath is bigger than our entire bathoom back home, and our room is just as big and lush. We’ve settled in here and yesterday we did what seems to be the only thing you can do in Vegas (other than gamble). That is tour round all the hotels which all have individual themes. I’ve lost count of the number of hotels we visited but we were truly shattered when we returned to the hotel at 5pm. We then went out to dinner with John and Marion (Lee’s parents), Richard and Lee, and Dave. We watched the water show outside the Bellagio then went to bed as we were exhausted. Rae will be pleased to know I have bought more than her requested amount of peanut butter M&M’s, and then some. I spent $30 on M&M’s, how is that possible?
Anyway I think today we are going to go to the Liberace museum today, but I must dash as we’ve got to meet Tim’s Dad for breakfast in a few minutes.

Love
Karen & Tim xxxxx :o)

Las Vegas Baby!





We made it to Las Vegas at 11pm last night shattered, but glad to be finished with the travelling. Our total journey time was around 20 hours, but we'd been up for quite a bit longer than that.
as I type this, I'm in our room at the Bellagio. We've had quite a busy day:
Karen was up at 6 to goto the Gym, whilst I lay in to try and adjust to the time difference.
We met my brother and dad for brunch at 10:30 and then toured the strip to see what the hotels are all like. I've attached some photos to give a flavour of it all.


Tomorrow, we're talking about going to the Liberace museum, or perhaps climbing the 'Eiffel' tower. Not sure which we'll actually do. It's still 30˚C (~90F) outside and it's been 38 or more all day (that's 100F in your old fashioned counting system!).
I'm off to bed, but I expect that karen will write with some more information tomorrow.

Blogger takes the strain

Well, the server isn't responding to pings, so there are two possibilities:
1) The connection is faulty and will get better soon
2) The server has crashed (more probable), and needs to be reset. It's been getting quite unreliable recently and I'm wondering if there's a hardware fault in there somewhere (dodgy memory perhaps) since BSD shouldn't crash this often if it's healthy...

Anyhow, we've got this here blog thing instead, so change your bookmarks and keep up to date!