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Ian H
12-05-2011, 06:35 AM
Have fun you crazy kids :wave:

Birthday celebrations starting early :beer:

Viva Las Vegas :D

See you all Monday if I make it :sick:

Nige
12-05-2011, 06:47 AM
Have fun. :thumb:

Floyd
12-05-2011, 07:08 AM
Really? Wait there, I'll join you.

Ian H
12-05-2011, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@May 12 2011, 08:08 AM
Really? Wait there, I'll join you.
Only if you can make Manchester Airport for 10am ;)

Darren Langeveld
12-05-2011, 07:14 AM
Have fun :thumb:

Floyd
12-05-2011, 07:16 AM
I drive very fast for this!!

Ian H
12-05-2011, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@May 12 2011, 08:16 AM
I drive very fast for this!!
Arriba arriba...


http://exiledonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/speedy-gonzales.jpg

pye21
12-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Have a good one Ian :thumb:

Hippychick
12-05-2011, 07:35 AM
Steve's on his way to the station, but if he was here he'd want to ask if you're invoking the 100 mile rule?

JudeM
12-05-2011, 07:38 AM
I hope not :whistle:

Chris D
12-05-2011, 07:46 AM
Have a good one :thumb:

Lucky shit :D

Kev_G
12-05-2011, 07:53 AM
Have a good time Ian and remember what happens in Vegas stays in errrrrrrrrrrrr :chin:

Jane
12-05-2011, 07:54 AM
Have a fab time u lot :thumb:

Floyd- don't forget time difference and call and wake me up at stupid o'clock :nono:

Simon
12-05-2011, 07:54 AM
Have a great trip, Ian :veryhappy:

Tim
12-05-2011, 07:56 AM
Football margaritas :thumb:

leavingeasy
12-05-2011, 07:59 AM
Hold up- nobody told me about this.

Oh hang on, yes they did.......!!!

See you both in 60 mins!

Jim Cameron
12-05-2011, 08:00 AM
:thumb:

Floyd
12-05-2011, 08:35 AM
There's a bit of traffic but the hard shoulder is for emergencies, right?

Simon
12-05-2011, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@May 12 2011, 09:35 AM
There's a bit of traffic but the hard shoulder is for emergencies, right?
Only if your name is Sir Alex :whistle:

Karl
12-05-2011, 08:37 AM
Have fun, you crazy cats :lol:

leavingeasy
12-05-2011, 08:39 AM
No pressure! I'm just watching your transport taxi past my hotel window.

Tick tock tick tock.....

Simon
12-05-2011, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by Tim@May 12 2011, 08:56 AM
Football margaritas :thumb:
This & no excuses :thumb:

unzippy
12-05-2011, 08:44 AM
http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/ ('http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/')

and


This tour - http://www.sundancehelicopters.com/tourpage.aspx?id=316 ('http://www.sundancehelicopters.com/tourpage.aspx?id=316') ($389 or £244)

is

this tour - http://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Vegas/Gran...r/d684-2280AAHT ('http://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Vegas/Grand-Canyon-All-American-Helicopter-Tour/d684-2280AAHT') (£187)

Joel
12-05-2011, 08:46 AM
Put EVERYTHING on black. No, red. No, definitely black. You can't lose!

Ian H
12-05-2011, 08:50 AM
Here Nick, hurry up :wave:

Ian H
12-05-2011, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by unzippy@May 12 2011, 09:44 AM
http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/ ('http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/')

and


This tour - http://www.sundancehelicopters.com/tourpage.aspx?id=316 ('http://www.sundancehelicopters.com/tourpage.aspx?id=316') ($389 or £244)

is

this tour - http://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Vegas/Gran...r/d684-2280AAHT ('http://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Vegas/Grand-Canyon-All-American-Helicopter-Tour/d684-2280AAHT') (£187)
Definitey gonna shit stuff, drink too much, maybe rent a stupid sized American muscle car and generally have fun :D

Looks like Floyd made it :whistle:

stevem
12-05-2011, 09:04 AM
This could be handy... ('http://www.aafp.org/afp/991001ap/1387.html')

:thumb: :whistle:

Dan
12-05-2011, 09:05 AM
Have a good one Ian. :thumb:

Try not to bounce Nick. :whistle:

Simon
12-05-2011, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by Ian Howell+May 12 2011, 09:53 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Ian Howell @ May 12 2011, 09:53 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-unzippy@May 12 2011, 09:44 AM
http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/ ('http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/')

and


This tour - http://www.sundancehelicopters.com/tourpage.aspx?id=316 ('http://www.sundancehelicopters.com/tourpage.aspx?id=316') (&#036;389 or £244)

is

this tour - http://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Vegas/Gran...r/d684-2280AAHT ('http://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Vegas/Grand-Canyon-All-American-Helicopter-Tour/d684-2280AAHT') (£187)
Definitey gonna shit stuff, drink too much, maybe rent a stupid sized American muscle car and generally have fun :D

Looks like Floyd made it :whistle: [/b][/quote]
Oh well. Still try to enjoy it :whistle: :lol:

Kev_G
12-05-2011, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by stevem@May 12 2011, 10:04 AM
This could be handy... ('http://www.aafp.org/afp/991001ap/1387.html')

:thumb: :whistle:
for ian after he sleeps with nick you mean :fish:

jem
12-05-2011, 10:17 AM
have loads of fun x

Chris D
12-05-2011, 10:20 AM
I need to go to Vegas&#33;

Ian H
12-05-2011, 10:43 AM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/6cbc6fe1.jpg

Nicks driving

:thumb:

Floyd
12-05-2011, 10:45 AM
I want upgradings.

stevem
12-05-2011, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@May 12 2011, 10:45 AM
I want upgradings.
http://failposters.com/uploads/saved_posters/fail-poster-om8iuhhamv-UPGRADE-NAZI.jpg

Ian H
12-05-2011, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@May 12 2011, 11:45 AM
I want upgradings.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/77eabcf9.jpg

:whistle: :lol:

Ian H
12-05-2011, 12:08 PM
Bugger, Nicks broken the plane, only had 3 buttons to push :(

Simon
12-05-2011, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 12 2011, 01:08 PM
Bugger, Nicks broken the plane, only had 3 buttons to push :(
Opps :(

I&#39;d be more worried about the number of emails being sent to US imigration about the dodgy looking chap in seat 81F tbh :whistle:.

Snap, the sound of rubber gloves being put on :rolf:

BTW. Did Floyd get the upgrade to a Sky Cot? :fishing: :lol:

stevem
12-05-2011, 12:17 PM
I wonder if the engineers shout at him like Gareth does ?

:rolf:

Hippychick
12-05-2011, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by stevem@May 12 2011, 01:17 PM
I wonder if the engineers shout at him like Gareth does ?

:rolf:
Nobody can shout like Gareth does ;)

Ian H
12-05-2011, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by stevem@May 12 2011, 01:17 PM
I wonder if the engineers shout at him like Gareth does ?

:rolf:
The passengers are sending him to the naughty corner :lol:

5hr delay to get a part from heathrow :loser:
Northloop express anyone :lol:

Oh well, guess just gonna have go hardcore on arrival rather than the planned disco nap :beer:

stevem
12-05-2011, 12:36 PM
If you&#39;d have left from civilisation then the part would be to hand already :whistle:

Simon
12-05-2011, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by stevem@May 12 2011, 01:36 PM
If you&#39;d have left from civilisation then the part would be to hand already :whistle:
:lol:

Dan
12-05-2011, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by stevem@May 12 2011, 01:36 PM
If you&#39;d have left from civilisation then the part would be to hand already :whistle:
:rolf:

leavingeasy
12-05-2011, 02:10 PM
Bloody typical- take your mates away and the bloody plane breaks.

Tried everything: switching it all off and then on again, spraying the broken component with WD40, even calling Nige and asking for his special skills- but he&#39;s busy&#33;&#33;

The boys are enjoying their comp refreshment voucher- well they would have been if Howell hadn&#39;t decided to spend it on the Audi R8 raffle.

Flight deck is blooming hot as we&#39;ve switched off the aircon to save petrol and 747 has no opening windows&#33;&#33;

Karl
12-05-2011, 02:21 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Chris_S
12-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Chris Davidson@May 12 2011, 08:46 AM
Have a good one :thumb:

Lucky shit :D
What are you moaning about? You&#39;re going away too :rolleyes:

:Gun:

leavingeasy
12-05-2011, 03:49 PM
Boys are tucked up snuggly in premium economy.

Just need the component to arrive so we can go&#33;&#33;

Ian H
12-05-2011, 03:57 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/c63478c5.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/ac9a9b63.jpg

Floyd
12-05-2011, 03:59 PM
Flight manual read and joystick yanked&#33; I&#39;m ready.

George Bolton
13-05-2011, 10:41 AM
Is that a map by Ian&#39;s foot you&#39;d think Nick would know the way by now :(

stevem
13-05-2011, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by George Bolton@May 13 2011, 10:41 AM
Is that a map by Ian&#39;s foot you&#39;d think Nick would know the way by now :(

Menu. Of Hosties.

leavingeasy
13-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Currently in the queue for the Bucks of Star, so brief update as Ian has the pics on his phone.

Land.

Bus Juice.

Hotel.

Bull riding.

Beer.
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a397/leavingeasy/63ee8c56.jpg
Wings.

Fountains.

Emotional Floyd.

Paris.

Duelling Pianos.

Never heard of Wheatus&#33;

Strong Pilsner.

1am bed.

Done&#33;&#33;&#33;

Kev_G
13-05-2011, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 12 2011, 04:57 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/c63478c5.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/ac9a9b63.jpg
Jesus that thing looks bloody old&#33; As for the cockpit it looks its from the 70&#39;s ( watch someone say it is now )

Chris_S
13-05-2011, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 12 2011, 04:57 PM
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/ac9a9b63.jpg
I&#39;ve just noticed a DRS button over on the right. Is that for overtaking other planes?

:racing:

leavingeasy
14-05-2011, 04:25 AM
Floyd just got us kicked out my favourite bar.

Didn&#39;t see that one coming&#33;&#33;&#33;

Dan
14-05-2011, 05:03 AM
Originally posted by leavingeasy@May 14 2011, 05:25 AM
Floyd just got us kicked out my favourite bar.

Didn&#39;t see that one coming&#33;&#33;&#33;
No touching. Means no touching&#33; :nono:

Simon
14-05-2011, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by Dan+May 14 2011, 06:03 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Dan @ May 14 2011, 06:03 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-leavingeasy@May 14 2011, 05:25 AM
Floyd just got us kicked out my favourite bar.

Didn&#39;t see that one coming&#33;&#33;&#33;
No touching. Means no touching&#33; :nono: [/b][/quote]
Lol. :rolf:

Dave G
14-05-2011, 08:34 AM
:rolf:

What did you go Floydus?

leavingeasy
14-05-2011, 10:47 PM
Seems some people need to compensate......

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a397/leavingeasy/3571abc2.jpg

Simon
15-05-2011, 05:46 AM
Lol. That Magnum 500 is fecking stupidly funny to shoot :rolf:

Great picture :thumb:

Das Chin
15-05-2011, 05:56 AM
Ian "dirty harry" Howell.

Have a great time chaps and looks like an awesome trip. Many happy returns.

V jealous especially after four days with the baby and missus on her hen do. Going stir crazy&#33;&#33;

Ian H
15-05-2011, 03:03 PM
EPIC trip :veryhappy:

Guns were awesome especially the machine gun :shock:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/c6a275de.jpg

Philip Davidson
15-05-2011, 10:02 PM
Ian. what cal (ie. .44, .357) was that Magnum?

Was it made buy Ruger by any chance?

Reminds me of my old GP100 .357, but mine had a litte bit shorter barrel :lol:

Jim Cameron
16-05-2011, 06:33 AM
(Oops I said the F word)ing civvies :rolleyes:




:lol:

RichW
16-05-2011, 11:17 AM
LOL - paper targets dont fire back :veryhappy:


Looks like a blast out there, makes me fee left out - heres a pic of when i went last year, its a Glock 17 IIRC - and before anyone mentions my groupings, it was quick firing lifting the gun from the hip and firing off two rounds at a time, instructor was impressed for a first timer so that was good enough for me :thumb:

Edited to say - the bullet between the dudes eyes - i had one bullet left and the instructor told me to get him between the eyes - i even impressed myself with that one :rolf:


http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab4/RichW426/DSC_0129-1.jpg

leavingeasy
16-05-2011, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by Philip Davidson@May 15 2011, 11:02 PM
Ian. what cal (ie. .44, .357) was that Magnum?

Was it made buy Ruger by any chance?

Reminds me of my old GP100 .357, but mine had a litte bit shorter barrel :lol:
Its a Smith and Wesson 0.50

Weeman
16-05-2011, 12:34 PM
I roffled at the burst he gave that browning 30 cal, No wonder the instructor shouted, any more and the barrel would of been glowing LOL

Ian H
16-05-2011, 04:00 PM
Not long home from an amazing trip, will add some more pics and vids.

Thanks so much to Nick and Floyd for making it a weekend to remember (what I can remember) :veryhappy:

leavingeasy
16-05-2011, 04:13 PM
Glad you&#39;re both back safe and sound- don&#39;t worry about me, I only flew (the middle bit) from Vegas (as you slept) blagged my way into the BA lounge at Manchester, have just flown to Heathrow, now waiting for a bus to get me to the car park so I can drop off Steve&#39;s brakes and eventually get to my digs sometime tonight&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

No honestly I&#39;m fine&#33;

Top trip. Howell is an animal, Floyd is gangsta&#33;

jjturner
16-05-2011, 05:55 PM
so jealous, cant wait for my trip at the end of July now.

Hippychick
16-05-2011, 05:59 PM
Nick just dropped in on his way to Brighton...I think Floyd & Ian have broken him&#33;

JudeM
16-05-2011, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick@May 16 2011, 06:59 PM
Nick just dropped in on his way to Brighton...I think Floyd & Ian have broken him&#33;
Helen I saw Floyd, I think Ian broke them both :whistle:

Ian H
16-05-2011, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick@May 16 2011, 06:59 PM
Nick just dropped in on his way to Brighton...I think Floyd & Ian have broken him&#33;
That was the brake pads he had to carry back :whistle:

I seem to have broken both of them :lol:

Floyd
16-05-2011, 06:13 PM
Nick is a top host (now rated at legendary status) and we were looked after/chaperoned really well. His mate Tim (he&#39;s a pilot - cue hand movements) ;) and Mark were also damn fine chaps. The Wing Commander is obviously at heroic status&#33;

I&#39;m struggling TBH, as I think I may have overdone it a bit. Ian seemed to take it all in his stride (annoyingly) and looked pretty fresh at the end of it. I&#39;m glad that we both had beds on the flight home, which is a first for us both. Not sure the stag do crowd appreciated that though :loser:

&#39;Sweet&#39; boys trip away&#33; :veryhappy:

stevem
16-05-2011, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 16 2011, 06:02 PM
That was the brake pads he had to carry back :whistle:


pah, there were only a couple of little boxes :smug: And he got some free ones :thumb:

Floyd
17-05-2011, 06:58 AM
Originally posted by Dave G@May 14 2011, 08:34 AM
:rolf:

What did you do Floydus?
Apparently, I&#39;m a gang member and I have to be escorted out of the bar by several security staff. Moral of the story is - watch what you wear out there. :fish:

Oh, and we&#39;re from Eng-a-land, not Australia, dimwits.

Tim
17-05-2011, 07:18 AM
http://www.streetgangs.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/crips.jpg

Floyd and his homies, May 2011

Simon
17-05-2011, 07:52 AM
Originally posted by Floyd+May 17 2011, 07:58 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Floyd @ May 17 2011, 07:58 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Dave G@May 14 2011, 08:34 AM
:rolf:

What did you do Floydus?
Apparently, I&#39;m a gang member and I have to be escorted out of the bar by several security staff. Moral of the story is - watch what you wear out there. :fish:

Oh, and we&#39;re from Eng-a-land, not Australia, dimwits. [/b][/quote]
PMSL. Did you give them an angry scowl? :fish:

Great to hear that you all had an epic trip :veryhappy: . It really is some place eh&#33;

Neil Mac
17-05-2011, 09:02 AM
An Australian gang member? Sounds dangerous. Was it the no-shirt, tattoos and braces that gave it away?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516QE9B63JL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Nige
17-05-2011, 09:52 AM
Sounds like you had a fabulous time :thumb:

Ian H
17-05-2011, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by Nige@May 17 2011, 10:52 AM
Sounds like you had a fabulous time :thumb:
We had an amazing time :veryhappy:

Going to do a bit of a proper trip later in this thread with an overview of weekend :D

Ian H
17-05-2011, 01:07 PM
A number of you will have seen the pics etc on Facebook but I thought I would do a bit of a trip report.

Even though it was 4 days we managed to pack a few things in :D


It all started a few years ago sat having a beer at the Ring with Nick talking about stuff when we ended up hatching a plan to go to Vegas one day. Unbeknown at the time so had Floyd.

Years passed and I started looking at sorting some things out for my upcoming 40th Birthday.

The plan was resurrected and plans put into place to go with Floyd.

So after confirming a few things a date was set.


On Thursday last week we headed off to Manchester to meet Nick.

Nick sorted the flight for us to the States.

His company vehicle... (he is sat in the planes RH seat in the cockpit)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0675.jpg


Pre flight thoughts...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0694.jpg


Looks easy to me....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0698.jpg


Oh Dave Evans..... Nice hat Floyd has...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0692.jpg


So, manual says one for take off, one for mid flight and one for landing, check

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0704.jpg


Ah there they are...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0702.jpg


Chilling on the flight....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0722.jpg


Where are we going again...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0723.jpg


Erm I think Nick is lost....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0712.jpg


Snack sir, yes please (very well looked after during the flight)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0732.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0734.jpg


Nick, sure we are going the right way....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0742.jpg


Eventually we landed in Las Vegas so I guess the autopilot worked well.

Off on the crew bus with party drinks to the hotel for a splash and dash before heading to the bar.

Occasional beverage

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0750.jpg


Entertainment

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0748.jpg


Beer and wings time

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0751.jpg

Ian H
17-05-2011, 01:07 PM
Out for a walk down the strip to show Floyd the Bellagio fountains....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0760.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0764.jpg


Off to Paris Hotel to see the dueling pianos

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0766.jpg


Absolutely fantastic, even though they didn&#39;t "Teenage Dirtbag" for Nick :lol:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0768.jpg


Another beverage...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0769.jpg


This cop/security guy came in, well known to them and started dancing...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0770.jpg


No comment :lol:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0771.jpg

Ian H
17-05-2011, 01:28 PM
View from room...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0774.jpg


Up the next morning for breakfast at the Cosmopolitan as it was meant to be a bit special, plus Nick hadn&#39;t been before.

You do see some random things in Vegas.... is that Dave Evans hat....


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0776.jpg


Floyd took the big dogs on....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0778.jpg


It was pretty special, and a bloody huge restaurant with so much choice&#33;

Typical fair...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0781.jpg


Not so typical....


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0783.jpg


Beef ribs with Mac&Cheese

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0785.jpg


Mike Solo had given me a dollar at Easter which I decided to put to good use....

And achieved this....


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0787.jpg


Nearly a car :D

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0789.jpg


The rest of day was spent going up/down the strip seeing the sites....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0793.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0794.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0796.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0798.jpg


Went on the roller coaster at New York

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0799.jpg


Nick has a video of it which shows how rickety it was :D


Inside the Luxor, which has inlcinators not elevators to go up the corners (stayed twice there before)

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Ian H
17-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Called in some shops and met Karl...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0810.jpg


Off to the Bellagio, (where Oceans 11 was set), which has a &#036;1million glass ceiling

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0812.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0814.jpg


Inside the Bellagio Photosynth link ('http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=def017ea-2692-4ace-ae8f-7db1680e1667')


Off to the piano bar for Mojitos....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0827.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0828.jpg


Off to Caesar&#39;s Palace and the Apple shop

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0832.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0834.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0836.jpg


Called in to try and get some shoes for a friend...... boys will be boys&#33;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0838.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0840.jpg


White Iphone 4, not good enough for Nick, Ipad 2 anyone

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0846.jpg


Who :fish:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0848.jpg

Ian H
17-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Off to the Imperial Palace for the car museum which has quite a range of cars.

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0862.jpg


&#036;45k anyone??

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0878.jpg


&#036;85k anyone??

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0880.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0884.jpg


Soon to be seen on the back of Nicks M3... (Sonoramic Commando Power) :lol:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0888.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0890.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0892.jpg


Soon to be seen on Floyds car (Turbo fire)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0896.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0898.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0900.jpg


Original

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0902.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0904.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0906.jpg

924 Race car

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0908.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0910.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0912.jpg


Great place and highly recommended visit

Kev_G
17-05-2011, 02:11 PM
Looks a amazing place to visit and that museum looks fantastic. As for the iphone 4 in white, Apple can shove it :veryhappy:

Ian H
17-05-2011, 02:15 PM
Back to hotel for a freshen up and get changed for the evening.....

Down to the Carnival court to see a band called "Mr & Mrs Smith" that Nick liked, not sure why :whistle:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0915.jpg


Short clip of band plus random guy dancing who was hilarious ('http://vimeo.com/23848836')


Carnival court Photosynth link ('http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=a0ebde16-2a56-419e-8f09-a11cdd483ace')


Some more beverages

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0923.jpg

Towards the end of the first set from the band as the bar was getting busy Floyd disappeared due to his bladder seal going.
When he came back he said he had been asked to leave by the bouncers :fish:
We thought he was joking until 2 of them came over and told him to leave :chin:

We asked why?????
They said it was because he had a T-shirt on,
..... er so have others what&#39;s the problem with his?
It was because it was plain white, if he had a collar or a print on it he could stay WTF&#33;&#33;

So we had to leave and stand the other side of the fence to finish our beers and the show.

The trouble maker...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0924.jpg


Floyd and I then went to Margaritasville for a bite to eat...

This guy made me a balloon hat for my birthday :lol:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0925.jpg


Floyd felt left out so he made him one too...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0926.jpg


Interesting walk back though some of the casinos....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0928.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0929.jpg


Decided to go to New York Hotel and to the Coyote Ugly bar for some more beverages...

Just like the film they get girls and staff to dance on the bars and stage...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0931.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0933.jpg


Then poor drinks down the audience throats to get them drunk....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0936.jpg


When in Rome etc :whistle:


They also collect girls underwear...... bye bye thong.....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0939.jpg


Floyd got asked by a bride to be to sign her T shirt, the first thing he thought of was a common phrase on N/L...... "GLWTS" :lol:

Problem was her bridesmaid questioned him what it meant, after a bit of trying to talk his way out of it he told her it was an urban dictionary use...... OK she said and got out her iphone and looked it up :shock:

Comes up with "Good luck with that Shit"........ not impressed but eventually saw the funny side of it :rolf:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0940.jpg


Easy Rider on way home...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0946.jpg


Anybody that&#39;s been knows about the people harassing you for providing hotel entertainment which can be called for.....

One Pizza please.... :whistle: :lol:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0947.jpg

Gary Kinghorn
17-05-2011, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick+May 12 2011, 01:23 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Hippychick @ May 12 2011, 01:23 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-stevem@May 12 2011, 01:17 PM
I wonder if the engineers shout at him like Gareth does ?

:rolf:
Nobody can shout like Gareth does ;) [/b][/quote]
This is very true

Gary Kinghorn
17-05-2011, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Dan+May 14 2011, 06:03 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Dan @ May 14 2011, 06:03 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-leavingeasy@May 14 2011, 05:25 AM
Floyd just got us kicked out my favourite bar.

Didn&#39;t see that one coming&#33;&#33;&#33;
No touching. Means no touching&#33; :nono: [/b][/quote]
Brilliant :lol: :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
17-05-2011, 02:35 PM
Great pictures and report, I enjoyed reading that :thumb:

Ian H
17-05-2011, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@May 17 2011, 03:35 PM
Great pictures and report, I enjoyed reading that :thumb:
Cheers Gary ;)

Only halfway so far, some more to come :thumb:

Rory
17-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Ian Howell@May 17 2011, 03:15 PM
Floyd got asked by a bride to be to sign her T shirt, the first thing he thought of was a common phrase on N/L...... "GLWTS" :lol:
I love it. :rolf:

A very enjoyable and thorough report, great work Ian. :thumb:
Looking forward to more...

Ian H
17-05-2011, 05:57 PM
Up the next day and off to Hoover dam stopping in Boulder City for breakfast.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6957.jpg


On the way we saw this happen.....
The woman, who had driven into the car that stopped at a red light, just sat in the car.
We reckon she might have been related to Teffers :whistle:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6962.jpg


The road systems are quite something, this is similar to an "A" road here....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6960.jpg


Bikers don&#39;t seem to like leathers in the heat....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6964.jpg
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Stopped for some breakfast here...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6974.jpg


Toilet sign....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6968.jpg


Came out and saw this for Hannah...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6967.jpg


Floyd felt the need to harass the locals :D

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6971.jpg


Off to the Hoover Dam.... first stop the bridge overlooking it...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6978.jpg


Wind troubled Floyd....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6979.jpg


Looking down to the access road, now that would be fun to drift&#33;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6981.jpg


Hoover Dam....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0955.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0957.jpg


Hoover Dam from bridge Photosynth link ('http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=41455967-1d10-4cb6-b2c2-cabd4370df14')


That hat gets about a bit.....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0964.jpg


Not a clue....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0960.jpg


Down to the Dam....

On the Hoover dam photosynth link ('http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=b10bd347-cd0d-440f-8b83-c3b1faa3fd0c')

Ian H
17-05-2011, 09:39 PM
View of the bridge from the Dam...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6997.jpg


Floyd wanted to see where the Transformers were kept....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7013.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7012.jpg


Nick, you OK?

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6998.jpg


Ah, just getting some water, phew :D

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF6999.jpg


Ok maybe not....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7004.jpg


So strong :lol:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7008.jpg


Back to Vegas and saw this sneaky unmarked police car...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7015.jpg


Headed to a Gun Range to play for a few hours as I had been given some money to spend by Jude.

Nick started sensible with a choice of a Glock 9mm, but asked the guy for some silly guns that apparently made up for some inadequacies with Floyd and I.
I just suggested something big that might knock Floyd over.

So we ended up with these :lol:
Glock 9mm, S&W Magnum 500 and the Desert Eagle .50 cal

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7021.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7020.jpg


Floyd was up first with the D.E. and was a little apprehensive (sensibly&#33;)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0972.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0980.jpg


Then Nick with his toy....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0978.jpg


Then me with the 500 Magnum...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1001.jpg


We all then swapped guns and had a go with each one.


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0998.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1005.jpg

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http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_0994.jpg



The Northloop Pistoleros...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1018.jpg


Nick shooting the guns at the range video link ('http://vimeo.com/23848184')

Floyd shooting the guns at the range video link ('http://vimeo.com/23822035')



I decided that I wanted to have a go at something a little different.
After chatting to the guys at the range we came up with this as an idea....
A Browning .30cal machine gun, which was great fun :thumb:

100 rounds, yes please&#33;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7064.jpg


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1026.jpg



My compilation of shooting the pistols then the machine gun at the end&#33;&#33; ('http://vimeo.com/23827467')


A great time was had by all :veryhappy:

Dave G
17-05-2011, 10:09 PM
Awesome&#33;

Brings back memories of my stag do last year, the piano bar felt like home after 5 days staying at the Bellagio. At any time in the 24h of a day some of our group would be in there. :lol:

Ian H
17-05-2011, 10:11 PM
Cheers Dave :thumb:

Still a little bit more to come ;)

It is a great place :D

Dave G
17-05-2011, 10:17 PM
Yes it&#39;s (Oops I said the F word)ing manic. (or it can be great with WAG).

It just reminds me of drunkenness by the pool, lots of ridiculous silliness and banter and expensive but awesome nightclubs.

I was literally bedridden for the last two days and ill for two weeks after. I drank a years worth of alcohol in 5 days. Poisoned&#33;

You had a much, much more productive trip.

Burgers in the Bellagio Café for breakfast at 7am still pissed FTW.

Floyd
18-05-2011, 07:02 AM
Brilliant report Ian :veryhappy: I think we fitted so much in that it&#39;s easy to forget bits but this has it all&#33;

Dave G, I agree, easy to over do it on the beverages&#33;&#33;&#33; ;)

Dave E, your hat gets about a bit&#33; :whistle:

Darren Langeveld
18-05-2011, 07:46 AM
Lookin good guys - if a bit homo :thumb:

Tim
18-05-2011, 08:01 AM
There is one major ingredient missing, where are the lunges&#33;&#33;

Ian H
18-05-2011, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Dave G@May 17 2011, 11:17 PM
It just reminds me of drunkenness by the pool, lots of ridiculous silliness and banter and expensive but awesome nightclubs.

I was literally bedridden for the last two days and ill for two weeks after. I drank a years worth of alcohol in 5 days. Poisoned&#33;

You had a much, much more productive trip.
That was something we discussed before hand and decided against getting too wrecked that we would waste time in bed.... can/have done that back in the UK :D

..... didn&#39;t stop us drinking to excess, just not to comatose :lol:

Really glad we decided to keep it that way.

Although the Sat night was excessive enough :whistle:

Ian H
18-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Darren&#39;Teffers&#39;Langeveld@May 18 2011, 08:46 AM
Lookin good guys - if a bit homo :thumb:
:lol: :thumb:

Kev_G
18-05-2011, 03:23 PM
gun range looks awesome how does it work you turn up and say "i want to shoot that that and that please" ?

Ian H
18-05-2011, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by Kev_mk3@May 18 2011, 04:23 PM
gun range looks awesome how does it work you turn up and say "i want to shoot that that and that please" ?
Yes, basically :lol:

Ian H
18-05-2011, 06:31 PM
After the guns we headed to the strip to have a look at a few more sites.

Went to the Wynn to have a look at the Ferrari dealership

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1051.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1044.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1046.jpg


then the Venetian ...

Venetian hotel outside, photosynth link ('http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=93b76073-417c-43fc-a1d6-3b0a1b20b804')

St Marks sq, Inside Venetian, photosynth link ('http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=6cecaa59-2151-43ed-8c50-21a1a379587b')


Floyd started on these guys for staring at him....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1059.jpg


Dave.... isn&#39;t that your hat....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1057.jpg


main entrance was impressive...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1062.jpg


Saw this in one of the shops, full body painting...... nice

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1066.jpg


... then on to Margaritasville for some Top Shelf Margaritas (bloody strong, so had two :D )

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7077.jpg


Next stop was back to Carnival court for some beer chasers and saw this going on...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7081.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7080.jpg


The he got even more excited&#33;&#33;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7084.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7087.jpg


Random girl shot in the bar

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/DSCF7095.jpg


Stayed up and had a few beverages that night, moved on from beers as Floyd said he&#39;d had enough so we hit the spirits :beer:


Late night, early morning, coffees and muffin.

Ian H
18-05-2011, 08:44 PM
Next and last day...

Off to play in a Corvette C6, following Teffers recommendation after the California Run.

Nick suggested we head off to Red Rock Canyon as it was quite scenic with some twisty bits.


Headed down the strip to see some classic sites....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1076.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1070.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1072.jpg


As it was a gift to me from Jude, thought this was appropriate...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1078.jpg


Out at Red Rock...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1084.jpg


Floyd still feeling a bit rough from the night before ....

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1095.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1113.jpg


Great place to visit and drive ...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1120.jpg


Stopped for some lunch and this was in the restroom, yes it is used for what you think&#33; (no not washing)

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1118.jpg


Back to Vegas and stopped at a Lotus dealership for Dave&#39;s hat...
Saw this lovely track spec Corvete with some lovely detailing....


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1144.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1128.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1132.jpg


Rather nice, but not sure of the wheels...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1138.jpg


Same for this, why oh why are they mad on chrome&#33;&#33;&#33;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1142.jpg


This thing was huge&#33;&#33;

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1146.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1148.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1150.jpg


This looked so small in comparison :lol:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1158.jpg


Last cruise up the strip with hud...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1162.jpg


Broken Floyd :D

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1163.jpg


Bye bye Vegas...

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1164.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1180.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1198.jpg


What a great trip :veryhappy:

Dan
18-05-2011, 08:48 PM
:thumb:

Filthypig
18-05-2011, 08:52 PM
Brilliant report. Just makes me want to go back :thumb:

Armour
18-05-2011, 09:49 PM
Mega :thumb:

Simon
19-05-2011, 07:37 AM
What a great trip :thumb: . It seems like ages ago that I went. Such a totally over the top but awesome place :veryhappy:

Mike describes it as all the best & worse of the US of A rolled into one :D

Karl
19-05-2011, 11:04 AM
I absolutely loved that, Ian, thanks :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Rene Graff
19-05-2011, 11:28 AM
Thanks for sharing. Impressive how huge that city is. :shock:

Ollie_247
19-05-2011, 11:44 AM
I&#39;m so going to try and blag my way out in Jan on the next work trip.

Chris_S
19-05-2011, 12:41 PM
Great stuff :veryhappy:

Floyd
19-05-2011, 01:33 PM
What we could have done with is some Northloop stickers for that Las Vegas sign :whistle:














And the tunnel of love

pye21
19-05-2011, 02:37 PM
Great read that :thumb:

Something i fancy doing, but dont have deep enough pockets atm :(

Ian H
19-05-2011, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by pye21@May 19 2011, 03:37 PM
Great read that :thumb:

Something i fancy doing, but dont have deep enough pockets atm :(
Thanks to all that have commented :thumb:


Agree Ian, I saved for this and got some money given to me which made it possible.

No point going unless you can afford to have fun :karl:


er Floyd... you going to add anything to the trip report, or just leave it to me :D

Kev_G
19-05-2011, 03:19 PM
amazing report well in guys :D

leavingeasy
19-05-2011, 06:52 PM
My memories:

Ian&#39;s endless energy

Floyd&#39;s constantly erect nipples

Ian insisting on walking up stairs instead of using an escalator

Floyd&#39;s powder caked face after firing the Desert Eagle

Mr &#036; Mrs Smith- God I love her

Bryan in Margaritaville

Convincing some Texans I was a page boy at Willy and Katie&#39;s wedding

And no, I&#39;m not bloody Australian&#33;

edited for crimes to apostrophes

Ian H
19-05-2011, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by leavingeasy@May 19 2011, 07:52 PM
My memories:
:lol: :thumb:

Ian H
19-05-2011, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by leavingeasy@May 19 2011, 07:52 PM
My memories:

Bryan in Margaritaville

"you want ICE CREAM WTF"


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/ianh26/Ians%2040th%20Birthday%20Celebations/IMG_1068.jpg

:D

Floyd
19-05-2011, 08:49 PM
Things that I learnt:

It&#39;s hard to keep your mouth closed when discovering the wonders of Vegas.

It&#39;s easy to drink to much.

The coaster at New York is very scary.

Ian has boundless energy.

Nick is a damn fine host (but a bit lightweight - I have to sleep, I have to fly a plane, blah blah blah).

One of Nick&#39;s mates fly&#39;s Tornado&#39;s :thumb:

One of them is a Wing Commander :veryhappy: A Wing Commander FFS&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; Nice chap too&#33;

The Hosties are very nice and looked after us well :thumb:

The police are everywhere...

Gang clothing is not advised.

Dualing piano&#39;s is a must do.

Carnival Court is a MUST do.

If I ever go to Red Rock again I&#39;ll take some walking shoes.

Shooting big guns is a bit of a shock :Gun:

The food is really good everywhere.

The cocktails are really good everywhere.

It&#39;s one big party :rave:

As holidays go, this was one of the very best. Many, many thanks Nick and Ian :veryhappy:

Hannah
19-05-2011, 08:52 PM
Glad to see my t-shirts have been put to good use.

Nice to see you guys had a great time :thumb:

Ian H
19-05-2011, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Hannah@May 19 2011, 09:52 PM
Glad to see my t-shirts have been put to good use.
Oh its your fault is it :angry:

:lol:

Hannah
19-05-2011, 09:59 PM
No, I bought Nick&#39;s ones.

We don&#39;t do t-shirts that will fit Floyds huge muscles.

Ian H
19-05-2011, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by Hannah+May 19 2011, 10:59 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Hannah &#064; May 19 2011, 10:59 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>No, I bought Nick&#39;s ones.[/b] :thumb:

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We don&#39;t do t-shirts that will fit Floyds huge muscles.[/quote] :rolf:

stevem
20-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Originally posted by Hannah@May 19 2011, 09:59 PM
No, I bought Nick&#39;s ones.

We don&#39;t do t-shirts for Gangstas.
EFA

Dan
20-05-2011, 08:20 AM
I am def going Vegas next year :thumb:

stevem
20-05-2011, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@May 19 2011, 08:49 PM
Things that I learnt:


Shooting big guns is a bit of a shock :Gun:



http://gallery.roadbikereview.com/data/roadbike/500/The_Big_Gun.jpg

orsonbuggy
20-05-2011, 10:14 AM
Great read - thanks for posting it up :thumb:

leavingeasy
20-05-2011, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by Hannah@May 19 2011, 10:59 PM
No, I bought Nick&#39;s ones.

We don&#39;t do t-shirts that will fit Floyds huge NIPPLES
EFA again