Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas - Red Rock/Summerlin
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... is different, steep sweeping bends rather than winding. Mono Lake near where CA 120 meets National 395 looks interesting too but we just drove by. If I read the signs right a bit further down the road it is a volcanic caldera.
We swung southward onto US 395 a four lane highway with mountains to the east and the west. The western ones had some snow still on them but none on the eastern ones. There are still Ponderosa Pines but smaller and more scattered ...
... trail that lines the South Rim we are blown away by the magnitude and beauty of Grand Canyon. Barry, our driver, said that he always had a hard time realizing that it is indeed for real and not a painting, and we totally understand him. Simply amazing.
Most or the trail runs along a paved path with some small trees and bushed between the trail and the canyon, but there are quite a few vista ...
... rest areas" which consisted of a shaded table & a trash barrel. Seriously. No toilets! Roughing it on our pit stops then! Luckily we carry a portable potty for Emma. It was well used! We stopped for lunch at McDonalds in Ely (Emma's first McD playland!) and let her play for awhile to break up the day. She had a great time & even talked Grandma Kathy into going down the slide with her :) The views along the way were amazing. ...
No time for rest, we hit the highways and headed for Bryce Canyon which was about 5hrs away. We couldn’t however, as much as Danny and I tried, bypass the Outlet Mall in Vegas. So with a slow start and a much heavier car, we drove out to Bryce and arrived at a perfect time as the sun was slowly descending over the horizon.
... of all the dents and scratches. Over 30 in all. But the roof went up and down, we found the window switch, explored the cap less fuel system, trunk catch, and we were off. Straight out onto a 4 lane highway would not have been my choice of a start off, specially as I am not used to an automatic. However, somehow we managed to find our way to the first hotel past the endless rows of massive billboards, shopping malls, fast food outlets and gaudy looking motels. Loving it ...
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