Yesterday, we left Ely, Nevada bright and early to try to avoid the heat of our ride through the desert north of Las Vegas. As we headed south, the landscape became bleaker and the temperature reached about 48 Celsius by the time we were an hour north of the city. We decided we didn't get up quite early enough!! Small shrubs slowly changed to miniature palms and cactus plants, and the landscape looked more like the surface of an inhospitable planet than the earth. The temperature was about 46 Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) as we rolled along with the traffic in Las Vegas.
We are staying at the Sunset Casino and Resort in Henderson for a couple of nights and then head off tomorrow back northeast. One great thing about the hotels and resorts in this area is their low cost. They expect you are going to spend all your money in the casinos! Today we may go check out "the strip" in the main part of the city.
After teaching many years in Canada, I moved to China in 2007 for a different experience. Teaching a few more years, and seeing a bit more of the world at the same time, seemed like a better idea than retiring. I am now in my fourth year at Wuhan Maple Leaf International School where I teach Mathematics and am head of the Math Department. An avid motorcyclist (over 60, 000km of North American road trips during the last five summers), I now ride a Chang Jiang 750cc sidecar bike here in Wuhan. This blog was started to keep our friends and family informed about our adventures. I hope anyone ... full info