So Vegas was meant to be the relaxing portion of our trip, it didn't really end up that way I will be honest. The first day we arrived was one of the very few storms that happen in Vegas, apparently not very often but my goodness it was making up for lost time. It absolutely poured and in the space of about half an hour it went from lovely and sunny to monsoon weather and the streets were flooded. It made getting literally across the road to the Mirage from the Venetian quite difficult. We ended up taking our shoes off, which probably wasn't the smartest idea but we got there in the end.
Once we made it over there it was time to see Cirque du Soliel LOVE. It was absolutely amazing! We really enjoyed it. The songs that they chose were really interesting and they used a lot of old recordings of the beatles that I had never heard before so that was cool. We went to the 7:30pm show and it was quite late then by the time we got to dinner at one of the cafe's in the casino.
One of the main things we did while we were in Las Vegas was to hit the shops, there are two major outlet malls just outside of the strip. They are oh so creatively named North and South - we headed to the North outlet first and did most of our shopping there but Under Armour was only at the South Outlet and Kate Spade was only at the North Outlet so we were always planning on going to both. Not a lot of pictures though, just one of all the things we bought.
Another thing we did in Vegas was go to a gun range. The range that we went to was Machine Gun Vegas after it was recommended by a friend. Marcus did the Seal team IV package and I did the Femme Fatale package. Honestly, I was in two minds about even doing it but I figured I would give it a go and I could always stop if I wanted to.
The shot gun was my least favourite, I actually liked the handgun the best. Although I will be honest it was really good to learn how to line it up and how to hold it all properly. I did really well at the shooting gallery in Disneyland later in our trip!
In this photo, just look at those 3 little shots that made it into the bullseye and no need to worry about the shots everywhere else.
We had an instructor called Lukas and he was amazing, we were the only ones in the range at the time because we went first thing in the morning. Being the only ones there was great because it meant in between shooting we could take our ear and eye protection off and chat. I could also get detailed instructions on how to actually hold and shoot each gun because I had no idea.
I have zero belief in movies now after going to the range though. That was honestly the first time I had ever shot a gun and I was able to hit the target. In movies there will be "expert" marksmen or well trained at least where there are 3-4 people shooting at each other and almost none of them get hit? They are a really really bad shot.
One thing I did notice was that shooting was particularly messy, there were shell casings all over the floor.