On the Road: Cross-Country – Vegas
The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view ~ Jack Kerouac
Lit out from Santa Rosa pre-dawn, 28 degrees, then as I climbed up the mountains it would get down to the lower 20s. The plateaus looked pretty with a little layer of frost across them, once the sun came up that is.
It was a pretty drive today, crossed the continental divide and spent most of the day driving across, shrubby deserts surrounded by mountains.
When I hit Albuquerque, NM I was treated to a sky full of hot air balloons.
This was one of those days, when you’re driving eleven hours that you just want to make time. Happily when the speed limit is 75, you can drive 80 all day and make excellent time. Coming up through Arizona and over past Hoover Dam, I finally felt like I was on familiar ground. Coming down out of Boulder City you get a great view of the whole Vegas strip.
Arrived in Vegas, ate, walked around a bit, won about $400 and in a first for me was back in my room and writing by 8PM. Lunch tomorrow with a good friend, then out the next morning and back to California.
Finally, Happy St. Patrick’s Day – I lit the Eiffel Tower up for you.