Well, enough of Salt Lake City – it was onto the color, noise and excitement of Las Vegas. Is it possible for one day’s travel to have such extremes? Not too many adventures along the way but there were some interesting sites.
We saw this sign four times between Salt Lake and the state line:
These next two photos were taken as we approached St. George
Overlooking St. George were these two homes – there were two homes and an empty lot between them.
As you leave St. George you go through Virgin River Canyon, one of the most spectacular sites we have seen. If you haven’t been through and are visiting Las Vegas take a day to drive up. You won’t be sorry. Sadly I didn’t get any decent pictures with all our oohing and aahing.
Okay – so this is a picture of a “crotch rocket” and two of these provided me with my second life threatening experiences on this trip. We are motoring along after leaving the canyon on a long flat straight stretch and without any warning to me these things scream and I mean SCREAM by. If you have ever heard one winding itself out, you know what I mean. We were going 80mph and they disappeared almost instantly. I figure they were going at least 120mph. I literally jumped in my seat and because I did not hear it coming until it was right on top of us. Terry didn’t react because she had seen it coming. My heart went thub – stop – thub!
Then we arrive in Las Vegas. The first issue was finding the parking lot for our hotel – The Linq. Drove right past the hotel but there was no entrance. Had to drive into The Venetian parking lot to get directions. The attendant clearly had had the question before. Then we get into the hotel itself. Hundreds of people moving around, lots of of signs which say CASINO-HOTEL but nothing that tells you how to get to the registration desk – that took 15 minutes. When we finally got registered we were told our room was in District 3 – I saw another sign for District 9. I can’t imagine how big it must have been. Nevertheless, here we were in Las Vegas for our one big night of excitement.
We started out with a glass of wine in the room and then went downstairs to Hash House A Go Go for dinner. I think they may be downplaying buffets because the meals were HUGE.
After dinner we went back to the room, Terry watched Manchester By The Sea, I read for 20 minutes and then fell asleep – done by 8:30. How about that for unbridled excitement!
So that’s our story so far.