Escape to Vegas
Trip Start Sep 03, 2008
28Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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Where I stayed
LaQuinta Inn Las Vegas tropicana
Victoria gave us the choice of 2 roads, the fastest (435 miles of interstate) and the shortest (370 miles of who-knows-what). We chose the short way, and did NOT regret it this time. The roads were either 2 or 4 lanes, straight, and flat, flat, flat! There were a few, very few, old mining towns or railroad towns of less than 1,000 people along the way, and each of them had a 25 MPH speed limit through town
Moving on, we saw an ever-changing landscape of desert and mountains, The mountains began to vary in both geology and color. There was quite a bit of mining going on, and we passed the spot where they used to test A-bombs. They must have filled in the hole. There were some thermally-active areas with steam rising from hot springs, which we did not expect. We saw a lot of the Nevada State tree and State flower. A lot!
We rolled into Vegas about 2:00, and spent the next 2 hours in various traffic jams shooting photos out of the sunroof. Great Urban Fun. We overate at the Buffet at Excalibur, down the street, and here we are; tired, full, and ready to get a good night's rest in a hotel with a positive star-rating.
Tomorrow it's off to Lake mead, the Grand Canyon, and Williams Arizona. If the Holiday Inn there has internet, I'll blog you.