From LA to Vegas

Hello everyone!

Amy and I are on our 44-day road trip to kick off our year of travel.  We’re taking a break from the work we’ve been doing for 25-years and want to start new careers in travel.  We’re not sure where we’ll end up, but we have a long time to get there.

On May 27th, we left Santa Monica and the first stop was Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.  We took a beautiful hike on First Creek Trail through cactus and into the desert canyon.

Cholla cactus with mountains in the background.

This was our first day on the road and I trained for my July backpacking trip by packing many things into my backpack including chairs and a gallon of water.  the hike was pretty easy, but the 35 pound pack made it feel like I was hiking up a big mountain.

We hiked until the trail stopped in the canyon.  We sat and Amy wrote in her journal for 10+ minutes.  We are making the trip a spiritual and contemplative journey as well as an exciting vacation.

It was getting late, so we headed to Red Rock Casino and had a great meal while watching LeBron advance to the Championship for the 8th year in a row.  He’s amazing.

We stayed in an airbnb for $35/night and then cruised the strip.  We started in the county center and Artists District.

Keep Memory Alive Event Center
How can you pass up the Elvis Wedding Chapel?
I hear the Holiday Motel was beautiful 50 years ago.  That’s the Stratosphere behind it.
Doesn’t this pink Cadillac look good in Vegas?

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