It’s been a long day in Las Vegas for you and your family .
The four of you , you , your wife and the twins , a boy and a girl , age 15 , have just come from riding the Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York , New York Hotel .
Being the New Yorkers that the four of you are, the roller coaster ride reminded you all on a ride on the New York City subway .
The kids aren’t ready to go back to your hotel just yet and neither are you and your wife , by the way .
The kids have told you as only tweenagers can , that they want to go see the hotel with ” that mad huge sphinx . ” in front of it.
You’re guessing that they’re talking about the Luxor because it reminds you all of the time that you took the kids to visit their grandparents in Cairo , Egypt .
Normally , you would walk to this hotel , but it’s 117 degrees out, and that’s with no shade whatsoever .
If there’s one thing that you’ve learned from your trip to Las Vegas is that objects are NOT as close as they appear to be .
Luckily , there’s a free tram that goes from Excalibur Hotel to the Luxor .
The four of you get off at the Luxor stop, and there it is right in front of you , the half man, half lion, ” mad huge sphinx . ”
The hotel is in the shape of a pyramid and at night , there’s a beacon of light that shines from the top of the hotel that supposedly astronauts can see from Outer Space , but you aren’t sure if that’s true or if it’s just an urban myth .
You do know that when your plane landed from Laguardia Airport to Las Vegas McCarron International Airport the other night , you did see the light and it just wasn’t the lights from the Las Vegas Strip .
As you all walk through the lobby , there’s two huge statues of a Pharoah , which one , you have no idea.
It does remind you of the statue of Pharoah Ramses I I that the four of you saw when you went to Abu Simbel with your cousins a few years ago .
The kids want to take a ride on one of the “inclinators” at Luxor .
Because of the shape of some of the rooms at the hotel , the elevator doesn’t go straight , it inclines.
The kids won’t have the chance to ride the inclinators because you all aren’t staying at the hotel .
Maybe the next time that you all come to Las Vegas , whether it be a 30 Plus Teams Tour or not, this is the hotel that you’ll make reservations for .
You have to agree with the kids, just being at Luxor for a few minutes reminded you of those wonderful times that the four of you had visiting your relatives and in laws in Egypt .