January 24, 2014
Its been six months since my last post.
I was telling the world that I was off to the USA.
Well just to let you all know..... I loved it. Loved New York. Loved Las Vegas. the verdict is still out on San Fran. Loved the drive down the coast of California to Anaheim. Would love to have spent some more time in Carmel. Hearst Castle at San Simeon was unbelievable and we didn't really get to see Santa Monica. Totally adored Disneyland and had fun at Universal Studios. And who could not love Waikiki?
New York is definitely on our re-visit list. We heard so many people say New York is great blah blah blah and thought Yeah yeah whatever. But OMG ITS AMAZING. We stayed at The Beacon Hotel and loved the accommodation and the staff. Anthony and Ray at the conierge desk were great. Central park in summer is just beautiful. We only got to see half of the park. Didn't even see half of NY. Is just HUGE! I could keep raving about it but I could never ever do it justice.
Las Vegas was Hot! we arrived during a heatwave (if there is such a thing in Vegas). We stayed at The Aria hotel. the Casinos are jaw-droppingly amazing. We went to the Grand Canyon with Big Horn Wild West Tours. Brett was our tour guide and we had a blast with him. A real Chuck Norris look alike and sound alike. Highly recommend this company.
Next stop was San Francisco. The Handlery hotel was a big let down after being in the Aria and The Beacon.
But we had fun when we did the Safari Tour around San Francisco. We went to Lombard St and climbed to the top and then walked all the way down again. We also caught a trolley/cable car to the Wharf and back with the guys hanging off the side like they do in the movies (no run away cable cars or car chases thank goodness),
Well that's it for tonight. I'll fill you in on the rest of the trip another day.
Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx