Desert Drive – Los Angeles to Las Vegas and Back
Flats on US 95 between Las Vegas and Searchlight, Nevada.
The drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes about 5 hours – through extreme terraina nd climatic changes. When I left the tree-lined Boulevards of Hollywood about 7 AM , it was hazy and 63 degrees. Arriving in Las Vegas at lunchitime, it was 108 !
Kelso Road- Less than 50 cars a day sometimes.
On I-15 , crosssing from California.
Michaelangelo recreated at Ceasar’s Palace, above a high end shopping mall.Las Vegas is really the world’s largest mall, different in that it allows drinking,smoking and gambling everywhere.
One of two old Strip Casinos left. Still has $1 Blackjack.
One Armed Bandit nickel machine in Searchlight, Nevada.
Crossing the State Line from Laughlin,Nevada to Bullhead City, Arizona.
The temperature rose to 114 about 5 miles down the road – Arizona 95.
Looking across the Colorado River to Arizona,from Needles,California. I swam in the refeshingly cool clean water – runoff from snowmelt in the Rockies several hundred miles away.
Cross Country freight train nearing its’ destination.
Back on the Pacific – seeing the sunset before the flights back to Miami
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