Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Las Vegas & Grand Canyon
After leaving Lake Tahoe, we headed straight towards Las Vegas crossing through Dath Valley at night. This was one of the most diverse drives I have ever experienced. We started up in the mountains and drove through central California into and then east to Nevada driving through Death Valley. In Death Valley we stopped when our brakes began to overheat (red-hot smoking). So the machinery and equipment told us to stop right there on the side of the road. We saw more stars in the sky that night along with satellites, shooting stars and every so often a car would zoom by. It was hot and 3 hours later we drive for an hour and stopped again, sleeping until 6:30 am or so. Just enough time to arrive in Las vegas by 10:45ish. So we stayed at the Circus Circus KOA in a black color parking lot off the strip. Rose and I wanted to see "Love" the Cirque De Soliel show based on The Beatles music. What a show!!!!! It was by far made my trip to Vegas worth it. Otherwise, the strip was as I expected and full of energy, and sounds and just about everything you could ask for in a party. We left Vegas and only gambled $9 total, won nothing and saw a great show.
We headed over the Hoover Dam and to the Grand Canyon next. It was so nice to finally come face-to-face with this great thing created by nature. We sat on the ledge off the hiking trail. We decided to go ahead and go to Sedona. Not much other than pure beauty at the south rim of the grand canyon.
Sedona was this evergreen pine forest merged with red rock canyons with vortex energy points. Very developed to fit into the landscape. The feelings in Sedona were very peaceful.