USA Sept 2010 – Tigers, Big Elvis and our first “big” win…

Manage to sleep until 7:45am – this constitutes a lie-in so far this holiday! Today is one of the few days where we don’t have any structured plans, so I let Mr Fletche sleep until 9am before I send him down on the Starbucks run… First stop is the Secret Garden, but this doesn’t open …

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USA Sept 2010: A Las Vegas Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me…. Except when the alarm goes off at a shockingly early 5am, I really don’t feel like celebrating… Mr Fletche tentatively asks if I still want to get up for sunrise. Hell, I’m awake now aren’t I… and as much as I would love to spend another hour …

USA Sept 2010 – Grand Canyon – Just a big hole in the ground?

Once again, I’m up early enough to watch the sunrise. Are my sleep patterns ever going to return? Although the nap in the middle of yesterday afternoon probably didn’t help matters… Another Starbucks run from Mr Fletche (“Did you know there were people down there that looked as if they’d been there all night?”); a …

USA Sept 2010 – Viva Las Vegas!

At last! After 9 months of hard planning, researching and spending precious work time on Internet forums, we’re off! The stars of this story are myself (Mrs Fletche) and the hubby (Mr Fletche). Mr Fletche has been to the US before (Midwest only) but I’m a US Virgin. I’m a meticulous planner and have a …