It’s 9pm and we just got back to our hotel. So hard to believe the Billboard Music Awards are going on less than 1km from here! But what’s harder to believe that I’m here and I’m still sober. Honestly, I didn’t think I could do it.
This afternoon, we did a helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon. What a beautiful country this is! It was so majestic. The sheer cliff faces and deep diving crevices had us all captivated. A once in a lifetime treat none of us will forget. Except perhaps those who were drunk… but that was their decision and not for me to write about here. Let’s get back to the exciting bits!
When we landed at the bottom, we got a light picnic and, of course, alcohol. A once in a lifetime opportunity like this would always be ‘celebrated’ with ‘a drink (rubbish, a bottle of wine ++) in the past. I acknowledge that. And, sure enough, most people got into it. But I didn’t. When I’m offered alcohol (which has been EVERY DAY THIS WEEK!!!!!) I have come to a realisation. I now think to myself: what would be the point of accepting this drink?
Because for me, it is seldom just A DRINK.
Drinking in the Canyon would have only left me dazed, foggy and less able to enjoy the experience. And possibly throwing up on the helicopter on the way home! No thanks.
As each day goes by, I’m so pleased to not be drinking. The sights, sounds, colours and opportunities in Las Vegas are so incredible; I have no desire to ruin it with a drunken haze. I will leave that for other folks here in Vegas.
In closing, I’ll leave you with some pics from this evening’s trip including Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam and of course, the majestic Grand Canyon. 🏜
Have a wonderful evening, friends xoxo