Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On the Road: NV-AZ-UT

On the first full day of our Vegas vacation, we planned on a day trip to Zion National Park. We found out that from the Strip, the national park is only about 2.5 hours drive - easily doable. Afterall, we've done day trips farther than this.

This road trip stretched to three states: Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Two and a half hours in the car, a coffee mug filled to the brim, camera with battery fully charged and an incredible landscape, all these conspired to produce the following drive by shots.

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Leaving Las Vegas.

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A bit dreary.

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No traffic - on schedule.

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Blue skies here.

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Wide open roads, lots of wide open spaces.

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Love these kind of road trips.

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Entering Arizona Republic.

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Inside Arizona.

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To say this is a scenic route is an understatement.

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Scenic route.

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Rock formation.

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More pretty landscape.

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We're getting closer to our destination.

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Entering Utah.

More to come from this day trip.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Road Trip To Vegas: Of Road Signs & Skywatch


I work in a hospital setting and one of the things we deal with every day at work is making sure we put the correct and accurate ICD code. "ICD (International Classification of Disease)is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems." (via WHO website).

Why am I telling you this and what does ICD codes have to do with my Vegas roadtrip? Well, I'll tell you. As one of my co-workers told me that she can tell (track) the story of a patient just by looking at the ICD codes that were used/applied throughout the treatment. This is how I see a road trip myself and in place of ICD codes I use road signs. Road signs tell the story of a road trip. And here's the story of my road trip to Vegas.

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In past road trip we stopped for a meal here. The restaurant is funky, lots of Americana on display and for sale in addition to the restaurant itself.

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Ain't a road trip grand? Kidding aside what is a road trip without the signs.

And sometime during the long drive I managed to take a single picture with a lovely cloudscape.
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