Tuesday, April 3, 2012

On The Road Again.....

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I stayed at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.  My room was great.  It was clean, very roomy, had a view of the pool.  And as you can see in the picture above, a phone by the toilet, just in case???

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I headed out of Las Vegas Monday morning bright and early.  It's pretty amazing how quickly Las Vegas ends and the desert begins.  It's almost like a line was drawn in the sand, and no one could build past it.

Most of the drive there were the small cacti on the floor of the desert, then l hit the big times and drove through the Cacti Forest of the Mojave Preserve.

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The mountains are pretty, one peak had snow.  I also saw what l believe to be a dormant volcano, you could see the black lava rock  where it flowed many, many years ago.

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Also, it looked like a dried up lake bed (in the for front of the picture).  The further l drove, l discovered it was man made, and has something to do with the extraction of Chloride.


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I had an overwhelming urge to hold my breath as l drove through this part.



  1. Beautiful pics of places I'm going someday in the not to distant future. Well except the bathroom one... not sure I'll be seeing that "exact" toilet :)

    You must be so excited to be on your way!

  2. You know you will Maria! Not too far behind me l am sure!

    I am very excited!