Just How Much Excitement Can One Couple Handle

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:

This actually says: Love is Blind Driving is Not Focus People

This actually says:
Love is Blind
Driving is Not
Focus People

Interesting to see where people choose to live. There was NOTHING near this house. Good luck if you run short of milk.

Interesting to see where people choose to live. There was NOTHING near this house. Good luck if you run short of milk.

These next two photos were taken as we approached St. George

scenery-2

scenery-3

Overlooking St. George were these two homes – there were two homes and an empty lot between them.

Bit of a difference in price, I'll bet.

Bit of a difference in price, I’ll bet.

I have no idea what they sell, but I can imagine the uproar if someone wanted to open a shop with this name - particularly since "Moby Dick" caused such a todo with some.

I have no idea what they sell, but I can imagine the uproar if someone wanted to open a shop with this name – particularly since “Moby Dick” caused such a todo with some.

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.

I think this is called flat land

I think this is called flat land

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!

A Red Crotch Rocket

A Red Crotch Rocket

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.

Terry chose the crab cake and pasta appetizer for her meal. The crab cake was slightly larger than a hockey puck and, according to Terry, just as tasty.

Terry chose the crab cake and pasta appetizer for her meal. The crab cake was slightly larger than a hockey puck and, according to Terry, just as tasty.

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!

Terry on Stallion Mountain Golf Course.

Next morning – Terry on Stallion Mountain Golf Course.

You want a rock wall? Here's a rock wall that went the entire of a 400 yard hole.

You want a rock wall? Here’s a rock wall that went the entire of a 400 yard hole.

So that’s our story so far.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Just How Much Excitement Can One Couple Handle

  1. Richard

    Crotch rockets aka organ donors = young guys with lots of good organs to donate. Wait till one of them lane splits beside you. Enjoy Richard

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  2. kenrhaycock

    We enjoyed St. Georges. Stayed at Brigham Young’s winter home, The Seven Sisters Inn (you get the idea). It is a top retirement destination for weather and social/economic conditions. (And Manchester-by-the-Sea is top Oscar material — and you missed it!)

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  3. ggwatt Post author

    From what I did see, not sure I missed it – even Terry found herself nodding off and then woke up as the credits were rolling.

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