Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day #6

So again today hubby is playing golf and I am walking around Williams. Doing a little shopping and a lot of looking. Met a 'desert rat' as I was waiting for hubby to pick me up at the visitors center.
 We ate here on Routte 66, in Seligman AZ. Route 66 brings back so many memories. Altho I did travel it from Chicago to Texas with my parents a few times, I was too young. But we traveled from CA to TX about every other year to visit my mom's family. Why or why, did my parents let me buy the "Indian" junk instead of investing in Navajo rugs or GOOD turqouise jewelry....just because I was a little kid who wanted the junk is no excuse...!!!!
 This was the sign you saw as you went into the Cafe
 Ahhh......
 The one good thing to say about AZ is the cheap gas....yes folks, compared to what we pay in CA, this is cheap....never thought I would see the day when I would say $3++/gallon was cheap....you dont even want to know what I was paying when I first started driving!
 So guess there are no building codes out in the AZ desert????? LOL
 We originally planned to go here. I thought I would be able to do it altho my heart would be pounding the whole time. Then we started researching it and decided it just wasnt worth it. Apparently the road in is horrible and we were int he car which is too low to the ground...and you pay to get onto Indian land and then again to go onto this skywalk - I think it was around $50/person to go out there. And lots of no-nos - no cameras, no purses, etc. So we decided they could find other suckers to do it....
 Stopped here again. A whole new bridge goes over the dam - bypassing the one lane road which is what we took when we went on our Dam Tour. It was a great tour that they do not offer anymore....told hubby we should have taken our hard hats with us fromt hat tour....


And so on we went into Las Vegas. Took us a couple of tries to figure out how to get into the parking lot of Treasure Island where we were staying. That day was very windy - saw lots of dirt devils - and it was hot. After checking in and checking out the casino, we took a cab to Fremont Street AKA the Old Strip. Very ...hmmm, interesting? Trashy is more like it! All these wierdos dressed up in costumes (Minnie and Micky Mouse, a fat Batman, Spiderman, etc) that you have to tip to take a photo of - and why would you want a photo of them anyway??? At one end were some dancing girls in bikinis, and a boxing ring. Over head is a dome type of thing that every hour they have a music video on - that was interesting. I even saw Santa.....a pathetic old man in red pants, and a Santa suit type t shirt and cap, walking around. Sad.

Hubby did his gambling. I spent and lost $3 on the penny slots - but hat kept me occupied for about 2.5 hours.....then I pulled out my Kindle....

We ate at the buffet at TI - of course we did, we had a free coupon. The food was so-so. But the dessert bar was to DIE FOR!!! Chocolate covered strawberries and macaroons, mini hot out of the oil donuts.....just to name a couple of things.

About 11:30 P (way past our bed time) we called it a night....

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