I had a great time in Vegas and Vancouver in May… now I’m over my jet lag and back into routine, and I thought I’d post some links and pics to summarise it (for those who want to see them). Two very different cities indeed.
We had 7 nights in Vegas and 7 nights in Vancouver – lots of fun, lots of walking and sight seeing and lots of EATING too. 🙂
My favourite thing in Las Vegas is a toss up between the sky dive, the Helicopter trip to Grand Canyon and just the grandeur of it all. Big hotels, big everything – and the weather was pretty sweet too.
For the sky dive, 15,000ft up in a plane, tied to a man called Warren… then we jumped out of the plane and in around 3-5 minutes plummeted to the ground…. I travelled at up to 125mph…. the parachute opened and we went around and around. I tried every so hard to take it all in.
What an experience… until 30 seconds before landing…when I got water rush… and felt very sick indeed. I managed to focus on the ground and landing and kept myself from being sick – right up to the end… bum on the ground… and barrrf. 😉
The helicopter trip over Hoover Dam and into the Grand Canyon was special too. 🙂
Vancouver was a whole other kettle of fish – the kind of city we love. Lots to see and do. 🙂 Lots and lots of walking around downtown and the south of downtown, a couple of days cycling – seeing Stanley Park and around the City. A city tour, Robson Street, the Queen Elizabeth Park, shopping, eating, park, Granville Island…. just how we like it. And the weather was good too – 25’C most days, with about 2 spots of rain one day.
It’s safe to say I’d go back to Vancouver any time. 🙂 See the links and pics for more.
No training whatsoever when we were away – no running, no strength training. Almost 3 weeks of walking, sightseeing, eating lots and leisurely cycling a few days. I’ve already written about my weight (going down) and body fat (going up slightly) … just shows you what a change in activity can do. 🙂
And let me tell you – I’m back to training this week – I settled into running fine – the first one was a bit sore, but ok after that. However, the strength training on Wednesday appears to have disabled me slightly lol. Sore legs, but I know it will get better. 🙂 Looking forward to picking my training up some more (running) and strength training. Maybe Summer will decide to be nicer to us too?