Well, that’s us on our way to JFK airport for the last 2 flights out of 12 around the world in total. New York has been an amazing end to our incredible adventure! We have made friends & memories for life. Mixed feelings about heading home, we don’t know what we are going to do yet but I’m excited to start a new journey. Thanks world, you’ve been awesome! x
So we loved Vegas so much the first time we had to make it our pit stop before Death Valley trip, and it was on the way back from Arizona anyways so why not! We had walked for hours the first time around, exploring hotels/casinos/shops and just taking in all the mesmerising sights. This time around we arrived later in the day, had a practical shopping session for some warmer clothes! And then booked a show for Penn & Teller that evening! So we checked in to our favourite hotel again (the Stratosphere) it was cheaper than the RV campsite I promise! :) Before we got a taxi to the Rio hotel for the show, we made another trip up to the Stratosphere Tower (voted best views of the city) and had a cocktail and enjoyed the views of the strip all lit up at night - amazing.
Penn & Teller were awesome! The whole show blew my mind, they also ended with their catching a bullet in their mouth trick, wow! Not only are they amazing magicians but they were hilarious and such nice guys - they even came out at the end to meet & have photos with anyone who wanted! So lucky, what a great night :) x
After an incredible day at the Grand Canyon we decided to make our way to a town called Kingman (to escape the freezing temperatures at night!) Kingman was about 3 hours away and another 1.5 hours from Vegas so it was a good point to stop and break up the journey. We couldn’t resist another night in Vegas before our trip up north to Death Valley national park.
Our night in Kingman wasn’t too exciting, we arrived at night again (you’d think we’d have learned after our first experince!) so another after hours check in and we were left to find our own space & orientate ourselves (find the showers/toilets/laundry etc). We walked to the local wall-mart for some supplies and stopped in at Del Taco for a drink and some free wifi! Ha! Story of our lives lol. Early start, we did some laundry and then got on the road back to Vegas! x
07/02/2014 - 08/02/2014 Grand Canyon, Arizona.
The Grand Canyon completely exceeded my expectations, what an incredible place. Photos really don’t do it justice. It was my turn to drive the camper van & the journey took about 5 hours (not including the time travel of +1 hour into Arizona!) we stopped at Hoover Dam on the way too. We knew there had been snow overnight at the Grand Canyon, but I phoned ahead and checked our campsite was still open. When we arrived, it was dark & we had no phone signal. The sat nav directed us to our campsite but all I could see in front of me was a snowy path that would lead us 5 miles into the national park and to our campsite. There was no way I was up for getting stuck in the snow! So I turned the van around and made our way back to where we last saw shops/restaurants & thankfully there was an RV campsite that was more accessible! It was our first time sleeping in the RV, and at an RV campsite all together! We eventually found the office & did a late night check in (put money in an envelope and posted it through a letter box) and chose our site. We trudged through snow to the closest cafe to get ourselves orientated & look for wifi (no luck on either!) lol. We just accepted that we had no idea where we were & that we would start again in the morning! All part of the adventures! We ordered a hot chocolate to warm ourselves up from the shock of suddenly being confronted with snow & the kind lady didn’t even charge us :). It was a pretty cold night but a great experience nonetheless & one we won’t forget. The next day at the Grand Canyon itself made the freezing cold night before totally worth it!!