Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Just Like Airwolf!

You will be happy to know that Vegas wasn't all 'Yard Dogs', shopping and Starbucks!

Que another long post (for which I apologise!)

While we were there we took a trip of a lifetime to visit the Grand Canyon by helicopter. I was a little apprehensive, as I'm not a thrill seeker, but I was so glad I agreed to do it!

We used Maverick Helicopters and I have to say they were fabulous. A few initial squeals of terror were soon replaced with oohs and aahs as we were treated to breathtaking views of stunning landscapes, Lake Mead and the Colorado River


We even spied the Hoover Dam! (we also had a trip there later in the week!)


After about 40 minutes we flew over what looked like a rocky hill and the ground fell away, we were there, the west rim of the grand canyon!


We flew for about 12 miles getting lower and lower into the canyon before landing as low as possible on the canyon floor, where we had little champagne reception



After a little look round and plenty of photo opportunities we went to refuel and then headed back to the strip.


Unfortunately I was a little distracted as I was feeling a little bit green, luckily I didn't get ill and am very grateful that it only started a short while from landing!

Even with the queasiness I'm so glad we went, it was certainly an experience I wouldn't have missed, and thanks to the DVD James bough of our trip we can watch it again, laughing at our comments and my squeals!

Lots of Love



xxxx

21 comments:

Polka Dot Moon said...

Sounds like lots of fun and you were so close to me!! And I'm not sure I could have braved the heli like you did ;)
Denise

Hannah VanderHart said...

oh, that is so. very. cool.

what an experience! :)

and, gee, I've never even seen the Hoover dam! how cool!

Dragonfly said...

What a great experience. I'd love to do it, once I got past the nerves!!

Josie-Mary said...

wow that sounds & looks great :) x

RosieP said...

Looks brillian Kel.

love you Tante xxxx

Kissed by an Angel said...

I'm glad you managed the trip kelly!! It is fantastic!!!
xxxx

Michela said...

Great shots, sorry to hear that you got sick after your very brave trip xxx

The Girl said...

Wow that's amazing!! I went to the grand canyon but not in a helicopter, we just peered over some viewing platforms, took some photos and then headed back to Arizona. I LOVED Hoover Dam though, thought it was so amazing. And I can see that the bridge is way more finished than it was when I was there in 2008!

Mrs Lucia-Wright said...

Wow - amazing! I can see why you felt queasy though. xx

Lululiz said...

OMG, you are such a brave girl, you wouldn't get me into a helicopter, no sirree, no way. Fabulous photos though, it really is an amazing place.

Rose said...

So amazing. You are one brave chicky, i would be much to afraid to go on helicopter rides. Every day when i see the helicopter land on our hospital roof I think omg i could never get in one of those! hehe

Rose

Pixiedust said...

Wow it must have been amazing. xx

Isobel said...

I must say you are well brave. I would never go in a helicopter,no way!
xx

Rachel M said...

That looks amazing!

I can't wait to see what you do with your kitchen.

XxX

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Wow that looks fab, I think I would have felt a bit icky too though. oh I used to love Airwolf as a child - think I had a bit of a crush on one of the actors :-)

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Kelly, I have lots of lovely new things to take to the fair, I expect everyone else will too. Your holiday trip looks fantastic!
Lucy x

TCake said...

fab photos... i love the grand canyon... looks like you had a great time. Tx

Country Style Living said...

Thanks for the fab photo's, looks like a trip of a lifetime...

Alijane said...

Wow Kelly, it looks fabulous. I would love to visit Vagas.

Not sure I would be so brave as to go on a helicopter, I think I would be very very nervous.

Alison
xx

Della said...

I'm so jealous- I live in the U.S. and I have never once been near the Grand Canyon!

Sherry said...

Lucky girl Kelly! Amazing adventure!

Sherry