Yesterday was finally Vegas day! After some trouble of the tube, and having to go around a longer route, we finally arrived at Heathrow. We being Miss Honey Bare, Little Miss B Hats and Red Headed Ranter (Lucy).
The first flight was about 7 hours to Philidelphia and I have to say, since I flew to Las Vegas two years ago the technology of the in flight entertainment has really improved! It's now on-demand, with a touch screen, so I watched three films, and some tv.
People who know me know I don't enjoy most films, but I have to say I really enjoyed Real Steel. Really enjoyed! My kind of film.
We got to Philly, all a bit more grumpy, but at least we were on our way! Just one more 5 hour flight to go. Unfortunately when we boarded the second plane I realised that it wasn't going to be as easy as the first one. No tv screens!
So five hours, with no entertainment to pass the time. This second flight was pretty horrific. I'm really not ok with 5 hours and no screens. Really not ok.
By the time we arrived at our hotel, we met Simone at the check in desk, and headed for something to eat.
By the time we had pretty much been up for 24 hours (with a few bits of desperate nodding off on the second flight). We were all reaching our own little breaking points!
On a more positive note...what I love about Americans is their openness in comparison with us Brits. We regularly got stopped by people wanting to say they loved how we looked, where we were going etc. They ask questions about our style, and say 'how cute' we are. When I say regularly, you may well be a little surprised by how regularly.
In Britain we get stared at, but the British reserve prevents most people from actually approaching us. Over here, they have no such fear, and it's nice. Even when we had a couple be pretty openly racist to us (not about us, but about the cultural state of London) I still appreciate their directness. I know racism is equally about in London and over here, but again, people just don't say anything out loud at home! At least we had the opportunity to say London quite likes it multi-cultural status!
I'm so excited to finally be here, it's been a long wait! It's my third time in Las Vegas, but I have spent quite a lot of time in the States, and I definitely love it here. I wish everyone a nice day, and definitely appreciate the level of customer service they provide. We have a lot to learn from them!
It's currently 8am here, and I've come to coffee shop to blog while everyone else sleeps. I have been up since about 5....darned body clock!