Five points for the musical reference. I used the same one on the Stalybridge post; that’s how predictable I am. It’s not Elvis, but this is;
The best way to tidy up my holiday snaps is to do a post about a place, so here’s all you need to know about a small city in the Nevada desert.
Actually, all you need to do is follow Nick (ex-Erlangen) on Twitter to convince you to visit immediately/lock up your children.
Nick seems to be having a wilder time of it than the Taylor family, but then he has found the secret supply of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Mrs RM added Vegas to our LA trip for two reasons;
- To see the big hole in the ground
- To eat loads of pancakes
It’s telling that the only people I know who’d been to Vegas were either hairdressers or Welsh. My personal barber had lost $3,000 only last Summer, and seemed delighted by it.
This 8 day trip was dragging me away from the delights of English pubs in midwinter, so it seems only fair to compare Vegas with its twin city in Tameside.
A quick reminder of the charms of Stalybridge;
1. Travel time – VEGAS WIN
The Bolt Bus from LA took 5 hours to reach Vegas. Anyone who’s been on the A628 through Mottram will know that the journey to Staly takes at least 5 days.
2. Accommodation – VEGAS WIN
To the best of my knowledge there are NO hotels in Stalybridge, so Vegas wins by default, even if you couldn’t see the seaside from the Royal Resort.
3. Wi-Fi – STALY WIN
The Society Rooms in Staly has excellent free WiFi; the absence of WiFi in our Vegas hotel nearly caused an international incident.
4. Breakfast – STALY WIN
Denny’s breakfast is indeed a marvel, but careful research reveals you can also put back 2,000 calories in half an hour in the Society Rooms. At half the cost.
5. Curry – STALY WIN
No sane person would order a curry in America. That said, the tacos were sublime.
6. Restaurant views – VEGAS WIN
A bag of chips on Victoria Bridge at sunset comes a close second.
7. Swordsmanship – STALY WIN
Vegas has an Excalibur Hotel but no swordsmen.
8. Hills – NEVADA WIN
Much as I admire the Dark Peak, I have to concede the superiority of the Grand Canyon, particularly when I read that 36 people fell into it last year. On the downside the 3 hour journey there took 5 hours.
9. Exchange rate – STALY WIN
The Stalybridge pound can be converted into UK pounds at a rate of 1:1, ensuring economic stability. At the current time £1 sterling buys this;
10. Pubs – STALY WIN
Points deduction for VegasBass mirror, reinstated due to availability of keg Bass.
OVERALL RESULT – Stalybridge win. That doesn’t mean we’ll be spending next Christmas there, mind.