Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day #8

And so, alas, our vacation is coming to an end and we are leaving Las Vegas. Sigh......I dont like LV.....too many people, too much constant noise, and way too mjuch cigarette smoke everywhere.....
 Look - we got to go see  Greyhound racing!!! (C'mon, by now you should be use to my sense of humor!)
 So long story short, hubby went to this place as a young boy and LOVED it. On our last trip to the Grand Canyon we just HAD to stop here.....can you spell d-i-s-a-p-p-o-i-n-t-e-d! He still can not get over how disappointing it was - and altho I asked him several times if he wanted to stop this time (hee hee hee) of course he said no.
 I guess someone is mad at Rockstar?
 Do you think they forgot to tell NV that Mervyns went bankrupt and closed?
 We thought it was windy on our way to LV - ha! It was crazy windy all the way home. We stopped in Barstow to use the facilities and top off our gas - and then 5 hours + later we arrived home without another stop! Snacked on the rest of the salami, cheese, and crackers, and drank our water.....
 Warnings about dust storms, but this was about as bad as it got - this was in CA... and a little later we were rained on several times briefly.
 Fitting end to a southwest adventure....tumblin' tumbleweeds....
 Close to home - looking out towards ... hmmm... not sure where, Patterson area??? Multiple dirt devils....
Just because I like this photo.

So got home before 5 PM and headed out to dinner. Wanted Mexican food so bad but no parking - and hubby tired, hungry and cranky. Went to Strings which took way too long cause they really messed up our order. But food revitilized us enough that we could stay awake until late enough to go to bed - and caught up on some programs we missed!

Would I like to go back to Sedona? Yes, sometime in the future I would like to  go back and go to some of the parks we missed - we heard that Slide Park or Rocks or whatever is great. Next time we will plan far enough in advance to say at the Grand Canyon too. And of course my deal would be to skip LV altogther but I think I will have to compromise on that once again.

Got all our double wrapped stuff unwrapped and put back. Trip to the grocery store and farmer's market restocked our larder. Hard to get use to how quiet the house is, especially at night. Hugged and patted some cute puppies and nice gentle dog at the TVAR place at the market - but they really didnt grab our hearts yet...

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