Saturday, June 20, 2015

Go West Young Man! Victorville, CA to St. George, UT

Our shortest day of travel and a nice break despite driving through the heart of Las Vegas. But we're getting ahead of ourselves.  At the beginning of the day we found ourselves back in the Mojave desert.

Before arriving in sin city, we made a quick stop in Goodsprings, Nevada.  It was significant to my son Jake as a location in the video game Fallout 3.  I was interested in its history relating to the tragic deaths of Carole Lombard and 21 others when their plane crashed into nearby Potosi Mountain on January 16, 1942.  (More in a future post).  In Goodsprings, we visited the Pioneer Saloon and Goodsprings General Store.  Potosi Mountain can be seen looking north behind these two establishments.
A cruise up and down the Vegas strip was enough for us.
Despite the 107 degrees temperture, I did jump out of the car for a photo of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Heading north, we experienced a spectacular drive on I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge, but unfortunately did not get any photos.

Tomorrow is an early start to beat the crowds at Zion National Park, then head east through Monument Valley.

Today's Music:
"Let's Go to Vegas" - Faith Hill
"Viva Las Vegas" - Elvis Presley
"One Step Over the Line" - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
"Movin' Right Along" - Kermit and Fozzie
"Lost Highway" - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
"Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" - Wayne Hancock
"Nothin' But the Taillights" - Clint Black

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