27 August 2010

Las Vegas Gun range Videos

We both purchased a package that allowed us to try out a few choice guns.  Corinne went for a walther MPK machine pistol and a glock 9mm pistol.

I had a go at the H&K MP5 machine pistol, the Swedish K machine gun, a suppressed 45 pistol and a semi auto shotgun.  It was all a lot of fun and not something you easily get to do in many parts of the world.

Las Vegas Gun Range

While we were in Las Vegas Corinne begged me to take her to the machine gun range. I wanted to relax by the pool and maybe see a show but all she wanted was guns, guns, guns. 

The gun shop was quite interesting, all the sales people had pistol belts on with large pistols or revolvers in them.  That way if you decide to be naughty or steal stuff and do some shooting, you are guaranteed to be shot quite quickly.  Nevada has quite relaxed gun laws so you can come in a buy your average household assault rifles and large heavy duty sniper rifles etc.

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This one is perfect for that cat that keeps on toileting in your veggie patch.  You can set yourself up in a hide about 500 metres away and take him out from across the valley.  Or if there is a tank or armoured vehicle ruining your veggie patch, you can do the same thing – excellent.

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18 August 2010

The drive from Vegas to Glacier National Park

When we finished up in Vegas, we picked up our hire car, a Toyota Camry and started our drive north to Glacier national park.  We drove up through Nevada, and through Utah and stayed the night in a Salt Lake City. 

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah and is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  They have a big church there and basically own the city and most of the state.  We visited the church and visitors centre and seemed to provide quite a bit of entertainment for the space cadets that were mingling there.  We tried and tried to have dinner in town but unfortunately everything was shut because everyone was at church or sacrificing goats or something similar.  We ended up at a burger joint in the burbs across from our motel.  The city is quite close to some tall snowy mountains where they recently held the 2002 winter Olympics so it is a good looking city from afar.

From SLC we drove west out to the Bonneville salt flats where the world land speed records are performed and where movies like ‘The World’s fastest Indian’ were filmed.  The salt flats are quite amazing and really are spectacular.  We also drove past the salt lake that the city is named after. 

From Bonneville the Satnav told us we had another 11 hours to drive to get to our next nights stay in North Fork, Idaho – Bugger it was already lunch time.

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The Temple

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Corinne looking like a dirty infidel in front of the temple

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Driving through Nevada and Utah.  The whole of the Central North West of the US is very high altitude and dry country, almost like desert.  For most of the 3 weeks of our road trip we were at least 2000 metres above sea level.  In colorado we spent a lot of our time at 3-4000 metres.

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Standing in front of Great Salt Lake just to the west of the city.

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Corinne looking sweet and blue skies in front of Great Salt Lake

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Bonneville Salt Flats

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