Sunday, 25 November 2012

Viva Las Vegas

 
Guns n Roses , Las Vegas, Nov 2012
 
Its not eveyday one gets invited to Las Vegas, so it was a pleasant surprise to be asked to fly there from Dallas to train a new gang of stonecoat applicators. Not only another first, but staying in the
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino was another good reason to pack my suitcase yet again.
DFW to Las Vegas is just over 1000 miles and a little over 2 hours on a plane. With a 'problem' before we took off, the delay was explained as the Coffee machine leaking. Hard to believe but an extra hour added after we had boarded is always a pain.
Vegas is a sprawling place in the middle of nowhere and the red rock mountains are quite stunning as you fly in. I missed the Grand Canyon fly over as the guy in the window seat was asleep and the blind was down.
Next day, a quick guide around the offices of CLM and we were underway. Classroom stuff and a quick run through the who, what, where.
After a run through and practise wall day two and three were practical and re-finishing the exterior of the building.
 
The red stone of Nevada was the plan.
 
Later that night, I managed to blag a ticket for Guns and Roses in the hotel. Not a bad end to my Vegas visit.
 
 Front row.... not bad !!!
 
 
By Friday I was back in Addison TX, and spent the last few days relaxing before flying back to the UK.
Saturday saw me attending the Progressive Motorcycle Show in Dallas. A small affair with a good turn out of manufacturers. Some lovely customs and vendors to talk to.
A few hours to myself, and a nice break from 'work',
16 hrs on the go, I arrived back just as Mrs R2M was going out to work.
 
The Motorcycle Live at the NEC Birmingham starts today, So maybe another show by the end of next week.
Take one Honda Goldwing, and start again.