Just before January came to a close, we took a road trip to Las Vegas. It was one of those things that came out of the blue. Actually, it came from a Travelzoo deal. A very good deal for a 3N4D + air for Vegas was as they say too good to pass up. However, scheduling conflict brought by changes in husband's work conference schedule made us opt out of the air deal (although we carry a credit with the airline company)and rescheduled the hotel deal, which meant we had to drive all the way to Vegas. We inquired about getting there via flying ourselves, but the cost was prohibitive and it defeated the purpose of getting this vacation as a steal of a deal.
Late January was a beautiful time for a road trip anyway, not considering the very mild winter California was having. From our house it was 600+ miles, more or less 10 hours of straight driving and not encountering any traffic jams at all. Normally, I don't want to drive. My ideal road trip is me enjoying the ride and the sights from the passenger seat, but it was going to be a very long drive so I volunteered to take the first (albeit shorter) shift. In addition, I'm quite familiar with the road so driving it won't stress me so much. I drove the first 3.5-4 hours until we stopped for a bite and filled up our little hybrid, I believe in a little town called Tehachapi (324 miles away).
A few road shots from the beginning of the road trip.
Husband urged me to photograph this tour bus, might be useful someday.
My apologies for the dirt and the shakiness, you know I was drive by shooting.
I am enamored with roads and I cannot help but click.
This is at Boron, California, home to borax mine.
Passed by Calico, California, a ghost town and former mining town.
Dark has fully engulfed Sin City when we arrived.
Boy was I glad to see the colorful turrets of what I would call home for the next 3 nights.