Like the one on the left that I snapped on The Strip. I was taken with the incongruity of the lady on the bike holding the posy of flowers. It was only afterwards that I spotted the ‘Just Married’ sign on the back of the bike in the forefront.
I had intended to finish with some observations on American life, both good and bad, and I still might once I get my thoughts in order.
But if I have one major gripe, it would be taxation. The price of things you see in the shops are never what you’re expected to pay once various taxes have been added. I particularly need to find out what the transportation tax is that was added to our motel bills.
What I hadn’t intended to do was video any of our stay as that isn’t really my interest, but I did anyway and have been experimenting with various free editing programs.
So I’ll leave Las Vegas for now with a video taken on our helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. If it appears to show a bumpy ride, it’s because I speeded up some of the footage to shorten the film to fit the music.
Ah, the music! I wasn’t really deliberately melodramatic – the pilot really did play the Ride of the Valkyries as we took off.