|Do I look like I am on a movie poster? Maybe CSI? or something?|
|The family except for me. I took the pictures.|
One of the first things all of us did was ride the Roller Coaster at New York New York. Well, all except Warren whose back would not fair well with a roller coaster ride. I was skepitical since the last roller coaster I was on was "The Rattler" at Fiesta Texas. Immediately after the ride started my chin was in my chest, and I could not raise my head. I thought for sure my neck was going to snap and break. It was the worst 2 minutes of my life. Mark and Amber assured me this was a mamby-pamby ride, and Mark volunteered to pay for my ride. I relented. It was not a mamby-pamby ride, at least I did not think so. There is 4777 ft. of track, with a maximum height of 203 ft, dropping 144 ft. with speeds up to 67 mph. My stomach felt that drop...twice in fact since there are two major drops. It simulates a barrel-roll of a fighter plane rolling 180 degrees, hangs 86 feet in the air, then dives back under itself. Mark and Amber went twice, but once was enough for me.
|Walking up to the roller coaster. See it in the background? The loop where you go upside down is not visible from here. Actually, the loop was not as scary as the drops.|
|The before and brave picture.|
|The during and scary picture.|
After that we walked around some of the more interesting hotels. The Bellagio has fountains that "dance" to music. During the evening, there are colored lights, but plain during the daytime was pretty fantastic, too.
|Warren and Mark watch the fountain "dance." Thank goodness this did not last too long since it was so hot out.|
|Me with flat hair, Mark with a goofy look, and Amber who is the only one who looks nice.|
|Father and son.|
|Mark posing with Mohammad Ali who, when I was little, was called Cassius Clay.|
|Amber and Mark|
|Mark's habit...stopping by to look at the drinks.|
|A swimming pool|
|Amber, our travel guide.|
Okay, this picture is out of place, but I am too lazy to insert it where it should go.
Stay tuned for more of Las Vegas.