Tues am: From a Yosemite dawn with the scent of cedar trees heavy in the air, through a burning haze in Death Valley, to that great mirage in the nevada desert, Vegas. A 10 hour drive and 1,500 miles on the clock. Stopping off at "Manzanar" where 10,000 japanese americans were pretty much imprisoned during the 2nd world war by the US Government because of "national security". Incredible!
Weds 9 pm: Up in the air again - this time on the world's highest rollercoaster - 1,000 feet up on top of the Stratosphere, screaming out into the Vegas night, the Strip a haze of neon down way below. Crazy crazy - the other rides were even more insane.
As we return to Santa Monica, where we started 2 wks ago; Over blue haze horizon the sun sets on our road trip way out west. 2,000 mile round trip crazy unforgettable rollercoaster ride