Miscellaneous Road Trip Stuff and Los Angeles
I’m currently back home, so I’m going to quickly blog about portions of the trip I skipped in earlier posts.
After leaving Moab, my friend and I set off for our third and final stop before arriving in LA. Obviously, this last stop had to be Las Vegas. We have a long, complicated relationship with Sin City, so we decided that it was necessary to relive portions of earlier trips and redeem ourselves from the less impressive occurrences. My phone service was minimal during this part of the drive, so I implored my sister to help us find last minute accommodations. She called back later and read off our options. We stopped her at, “There is a $27 room, $30 with tax, at the Imperial Palace.” We jumped on it, to which she responded, “Wait. Are you serious? I can’t tell.” Yes, we were totally serious. We have done the fancy Vegas hotels, so an outdated, piece-of-crap on the Strip sounded just about right for a duo of cross-country-driving nomads.
With the room booked, my friend made up a theme song:
When we arrived, it became glaringly obvious why the room was $30. However, we didn’t plan on actually being in the room very much, so we tried to suppress the fact that, according to my friend, the place smelled like egg foo young. I’m not sure what else can be said about Vegas, but this picture about sums it up. Notice the impressive decorating:
Yes, I know that my pajamas are hot. You don’t need to tell me.
Anyway, 12 hours in Las Vegas is more than enough for me, so first thing in the morning, we, literally, ran out of that hotel and booked it out of Nevada…After consuming a 5-Hour Energy and about 4 cups of coffee.
The first weekend in Los Angeles was spent with my sister and another good friend who drove down from Sacramento to hang out with us all. Also, my sister and I are never awkward or weird:
The weekend was capped off by a private box for a Los Angeles Kings game (Kings vs. Ducks). While I don’t watch hockey very often, I do thoroughly appreciate good seats and a good fight. We experienced both during the game. It was a great time.
And, finally, some respectable activities, like a hike in the pretty Runyon Canyon:
For now, it’s good to be home, but I’m looking forward to some trips in the near future. Not here, but All Inclusive Vacations will save you money!! Yeah, yeah. You get the idea…
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