Thursday, 6 August 2015

MOre from Our Trip to USA

Day 4 ended with a trip to The Bellagio and a performance of O by Cirque du Soleil.  The performance has been running continuously for 18 years and it was quite simply amazing. Mr Google tells me that it has a cast of 85 acrobats, synchronised swimmers and divers performing in and above a 1.5 million gallon pool.

The water appears to come and go, the skill of the performers and the whole spectacle and magic of the performance combined with the beautiful venue certainly made an unforgettable night!

Who'd have thought - I love Las Vegas!

But our visit is short Day 5 finds us in our hire car with Melanie in the driving seat heading eastwards.  Initially we took the same route east as our trip to the Grand Canyon.  First up Kingman so Kevin could check out Harleys and Honda motor cycles (a common event on this trip), then on to Hoover Dam.  This time we had the opportunity to walk across the bridge and more time to explore...
before heading to Route 66 and the sleepy little town of Seligman where lunch at The Roadkill Café with it's slogan  "You Kill It, We Grill It" certainly sparked our interest.  Although the menu included Deer Delectables, Bad Brake Steak and Fender Tenders I settled for a banana and slice of cake which I will say was the nicest I tasted in my time in the USA, so a big tick from me.  Meanwhile Kevin got lost in a shop selling leathergoods and motorbike gear, he was happy!

 If you've seen the Disney movie cars,  Radiator Springs is actually Seligman! Back when they built interstate highways, Route 66 which runs through Seligman and many other small towns was de-commissioned and all these little towns and many businesses died off.  Now it exists only through tourism, but I've got to tell you it was really quiet the day we were there.

By now it's starting to get late so we headed towards Flagstaff. 

Coming from Central Queensland, it's always exciting when you're driving and you see a snow capped mountain on your left!

We got to Flagstaff on dark, it's a very pretty town with lots of interesting shops (which I would have enjoyed looking through) it's close to ski fields and there's a big university so it's quite a busy place.

We found a lovely little restaurant for dinner, I had pumpkin lasagne and it came with a pretty purple orchid on top that the waiter told me was edible, Melanie couldn't resist it and had to try it!

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