The US and A - Starting in Las Vegas
Trip Start Sep 25, 2012
56Trip End Mar 01, 2013
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Shrnutí v češtině: Po dlouhém letu jsme se konečně dostali do první destinace našeho putování - do Las Vegas. Jako bylo to fajn vidět a jsme za to rádi, ale že bychom z toho byli nějaký extra odvázaný... Ve Vegas jsme si mimo jiné půjčili obrovské auto (pro Amíky tak akorát) a jeli nakoupit do Walmartu, což je místní superhypermarket. O čem jsme věděli předem, ale co nás stejně udivilo bylo to, že při koupi vína jsme museli ukázat doklad kvůli věku. Alkohol se může pít až od 21, ale doklad pro vás pro jistotu chtějí pokud vypadáte pod 40
Woohooo...and we're off! Our 11 hour flight from Frankfurt was fine although neither of us slept. Flying over the Nevada desert it was really hard to imagine how a city like Vegas was ever conceived in the middle of it- never mind how it continues to thrive.
When we got off the plane we had to queue for ages at immigration (a girl from our flight fainted in the queue), then queue at customs, then queue to get the shuttle to the car hire centre and then queue for the Alamo desk there. When we finally got served we got some weirdo who throughout the tedious process of car hire paperwork kept saying 'right on!' and punching the air with his fist which we found really bizarre!
We got our car for the week which was a lovely big SUV (make 'Dodge', model ‘Journey’ – how appropriate!!!) and we got on the road for the short drive to our accommodation along the famous Strip. We have to say we definitely got a thrill cruising up Las Vegas Boulevard! We quickly dropped off bags and just got time for an evening walk along the Strip and back as we were leaving Vegas the next morning
Next morning we got up early and drove to Walmart in Vegas to buy a tent and sleeping bag and some food for our camping in Yosemite. In the camping section we watched a guy buying his 18 year old son his first gun which was a real culture shock when in the same supermarket we were I.D.ed when buying a bottle of wine! It was interesting to see the outskirts of the city where the residents live. To us it was just a gridlike repeating row by row of the same scene of residential streets interspersed by shopping areas over and over and over to the edge of the desert.
Anyhow, we started our road trip then finally and J drove from Vegas to the edge of the Mojave desert where M took over.