Day 7 - Salt Lake City, UT to Lake Mead, NV


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July 4th 2008
Published: July 5th 2008
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Patty's escape on foot to capture some of the sights of Las Vegas.
Happy Independence Day! We're on the road again…continuing south on I-15 toward Las Vegas. We will overnight on Lake Mead (appropriately named), the body of water created by Hoover Dam and which supplies Las Vegas and much of the southwest with electricity.

At 10:15 pm we pulled into Lake Mead RV Resort after a visit through the heart of Las Vegas. Our route took us around the downtown area but one member of our party insisted she needed to see the famed Las Vegas strip. Parting ways with the maps, it was not difficult to identify our target. It was approaching sundown and the light level was just right to witness fully the crowds lining the streets and the lights lining the buildings.

Patty demanded at one point she needed to get out and take pictures so she hopped out and took off on a picture expedition in the 108 degree heat with her sweatshirt and camera. We made our way around the block to reclaim her and the guys proudly proclaimed they “picked up a woman on the strip”.

The drive to the resort was dark and hot but uneventful aside from fireworks lighting up the skies all over the city of lights. -Karen



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Sunset over Las Vegas on the road to Lake Mead.


5th July 2008

Hi!
I am SOOOO jealous! I have seen and done a lot of what you're doing, and would love to do it again! God's creation is indeed magnificent, especially out west. Can't believe "whoever" ha gave you that "injured" car!! Patty's doing a great job with pictures, Bill's doing a great job cleaning poop... What's David doing?? Brian says he should be sending us gas reports - how much are you spending, how good of mileage are you getting, etc. Miss you all!!
7th July 2008

SO YOU ARE HAVING FUN
Thanks for all the news and pictures Karen. I haven't been practicing my trombone so I will need to get back up to speed soon. I've missed the orchestra practices but I have been attending mid-week power. Darla and Emily are out of town - Darla will be back home Saturday Emily on August 2nd. Jacque and I are taking care of the projects and chores. God Bless everyone, I miss you, May God lead you home safely.
8th July 2008

Awesome pictures
I really love the one of the sunset! Did you go in and play any games or watch any shows? Is the weather dry/hot? Keeping sending pics! Good blogging!
10th July 2008

So you are having fun
John, Yep we have been having fun. This has been a terrific experience. All the problems we have encountered haven't spoiled the fun for us. We've been flexible and made the best of every situation. God has gudied and protected us on this trip. He'll see us home. See you Sunday. Karen
10th July 2008

Hi!
Stacey, Thanks for your note. Yes, everyone is doing great at their assigned duties. David and Bill are driving, David loggin more at this point. He's chief driver, trash emptier, window washer, cabinet organizer and keeper of the humor. We all hove our roles. Miss you much. See you Sunday! Karen

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