Düsseldorf to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Last Day in Europe: 7.5.2007

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One last continental breakfast at the hotel City Apart
before we hoofed it to the train station for a ride
back to the Düsseldorf Airport
and our return flight to the States.
Three days in rainy Düsseldorf,
and then we wrapped up the adventurous trip
back in hot and dry Las Vegas in July
after some five weeks and thirty hours en route.

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The flight passing over what appears to be Greenland and a number of clear blue snowmelt pools.

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Nearing descent, the pilot needed to make a second pass before the plane could be cleared for landing.
The first pass ran west to east, but the second pass rerouted the plane north to south and right along
the Las Vegas Strip in the midday summer, so there were plenty of opportunities to photograph the
Strip hotels before landing at McCarran Airport.

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Looking west at the Las Vegas Hilton and the adjacent Country Club golf course.

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Looking west at the Wynn Hotel with the Desert Inn golf course in the foreground.

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Looking west at the Strip with the green MGM Grand Las Vegas in the foreground.

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Looking northwest with Mandalay Bay and Luxor hotels in the foreground.

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