We were swallowed

We were swallowed! We even went back to throw stones…

After being over stimulated and tired of fighting crowds on the street and busses, we called Vegas. The deal was done, the gambling lost and death was us. We headed out of Vegas, this morning, the 29th, destined for Hoover dam, with apparently great views.

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After these quick snaps we shot (45minutes) back to Vegas, I’d left my camera charger plugged into the wall. And someone needed to wee.

Deal done, we were now headed for Grand Canyon, more specifically the SkyWalk. This for those who don’t know is a walk over the edge of the canyon looking down through a glass floor. Spectacular!
Only arriving at 14:30, we were informed that tickets took an hour and a half to buy and it takes and hour and a half to get onto the deck. Conveniently closing at 5pm. Who would have thought the traffic would be this insane!
Not only is the wait ridiculous but also the price. An entrance fee of $30 with ‘red indian tours’ was not optional, as the skywalk was also $30. This info would have been nice to know before we drove 4hours to get there.

This has lead me to an idea. Travel Buddy is my next app, and possibly company, which works in association with booking.com. Travel Buddy would have made this information available to us, soo to you.

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Above are the photos from some insane things we did while being swolled down in Vegas.

Here is a summery of the rides…

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Big shot is a ride where you are shot up 25m, 350m above the city. At a rate of 120km/h. While on the ride, your visual area doesn’t include the structure supporting the ride, freaking any passenger out! Specially at the speed and height.

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This is insanity, a ride of pure torture. Once again you aren’t able to see the supporting structure as you are spun over the city 320m off the ground. This being off the edge of the building, posts all sorts of strength and stability questions in your head.

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This right here is the stupidest ride ever. Also at 320 meters off the city. Locked and loaded into a chair positioned nicely off the edge of the building. The ride begins we a sheer propulsion off the edge, stopping briefly before dropping what felt like three, is only a meter. This sequence is shuffled in a set of three more torturous minutes.

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After being highly disappointed with the skywalk we made our way to Flagstaff. Tomorrow we explore the canyon. Don’t know why they call it Grand, it’s massive!

Cheers,
Chris

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1 comment
  1. wiggie said:

    Did the trains keep you awake in Flagstaff?
    Love the photo of you Sam on the stratosphere!
    Chris ….. information, information, information, way to go!
    Sleep warm.
    Wigs

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