Hi all! I thought I would introduce myself as I'm sure I'm going to be around for a while! I'm Christina, I live in England and have grand ideas for my 40th next August. I've been with my hubby for the last 10 years and, although he is English, lived in California for a few years so he has been to Vegas a few times and I have spent the last 10 years hearing how much I would fall in love with the place So, we have over 12 months to prepare for the big 4-0... and not a clue where to start! The idea is to stay 3 weeks starting in Vegas, finishing in Vegas, and with a big adventure in between! We are big U2 fans and I have some stuff I want to tick off my bucket list - visiting The (now fallen) Joshua Tree from the album artwork (just outside Death Valley at the side of the 190) is one of them, along with seeing the sunset at Zabriskie Point and a trip to Bodie. Hubby also raves about how much I would love San Fran so perhaps we will go Vegas - Death Valley - Yosemite - San Fran and then either head down the PCH and back across to Vegas or just fly directly back to Vegas... I'm not too sure yet as I have been to California before and seen the major 'sights'. Add in the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon and the 101 shows I'd like to see... and 21 nights seem nothing at all! I'm not too sure of the actual dates we will be travelling yet - Probably the last week in August/first 2 weeks September. My son turns 18 and will be heading off to University next September so our dates depend on when his academic year will start although it will be just me and hubby on the trip. My son is too busy planning a holiday abroad with his mates next summer! This is going to be a once in a lifetime sort of trip so I really could do with all the help and suggestions I can get!