Bicycle Journey Progress

The journey begins on April 5th and ends on June 20, 2012

Ride Progress: COMPLETE!
Daily summaries:

segunda-feira, 11 de junho de 2012

Day 58 – 05/30/2012 – Las Vegas, NV – Day 2

This day we woke up late and went to the hotel restroom to have breakfast. After eating and having a nice coffee we got our bicycles and rode to the New York New York hotel, where we found a bike rack to tie them up. We walked inside the hotel and started our tour through hotels and casinos.

After spending some good time walking in the casino we saw a Starbucks and decided to stop and drink some more coffee. My uncle then realized he had forgotten his camera tied in the bicycle, so I waited for him there while he ran back to get it. Thankfully it was there, untouched.

From there we crossed the bridge to the MGM hotel and looked for a place to buy tickets to the David Copperfield show. They only had tickets for the next day, so we got those and moved on to the street. We walked several blocks until we reached the section where the Ross store was located at. We needed clothes to enter in David Copperfield’s show, so we stopped by and got pretty much everything: pants, shirt and better shoes.

Once we were done it was time to eat already, so we stopped by a local Subway and had a great meal as usual.

Next we saw all hotels up to the Ceasar’s Palace. It is very hard to describe Las Vegas. This is a place that is so big, so luxurious and so different from other cities in the United States that any description will certain be incomplete. The buildings are incredible, and new constructions are always in progress. At the same time there is a sad side to Vegas. We see people in the casinos, mostly old folks smoking and spending all their money on those electronic games. Very sad because it’s only the gambling component acting, there is also a loneliness factor associated with it.

More on a positive side, we had a great time visiting the city. We walked until night time, then got our bicycles and headed back to the hotel. It was very good not having to rush so much preparing the food or washing clothes. We had a great night of sleep and rested enough for another upcoming busy day in Vegas!

Here are some more pictures of this wonderful city: