Posts Tagged ‘Nevada’

h1

Day 38 Part 2: Las Vegas

November 9, 2008

I only had an interest in seeing Las Vegas, not doing anything in it. All of the things Vegas is famous for hold little to know sway for me. I do however have a fine appreciation for the ridiculous, and Las Vegas is nothing if not ridiculous, so it merited a look-see.

I got into town at about 10pm, giving me enough to to bike a ways down the strip and back. I took what photos presented themselves.

Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Day 36 – From Southern Nevada to Lee Vining, California

November 5, 2008

I woke up today to sunrise in Nevada:

In addition to being my Nevada day, today was also election day, and I definitely wanted to watch that unfold. In addition, I was still exhausted (four nights sleeping in my car wasn’t helping), had a monster blister to finesse, was in rather dire need of a shower, shave, etc, had a load of photos to sift through, and had a slew of blog entries to polish and post. With this confluence of creature needs in mind, I decided to find a hotel, turn on CNN, get a shower, and take care off all the other things it’s difficult to address while living out of your car.
Read the rest of this entry ?

h1

Day 35 – From Yosemite to Southern Nevada

November 5, 2008

Well, the clouds rolled in once more today. The West entrance to Yosemite dumps you into Yosemite Valley, which houses many of Yosemite’s more iconic features, including El Capitan:

Holly crap!  Thats totally the cliff that Captain Kirk fell off of in Star Trek V!  Though, if I fell off El Capitan, I dont think Spock would be around with a pare of jet boots to bail me out.  Hmm... I could really go for a marsh mellon.

Holly crap! That's totally the cliff that Captain Kirk fell off of in Star Trek V!

Though, if I fell off El Capitan, I don’t think Spock would be around with a pare of jet boots to bail me out. Hmm… I could really go for a marshmelon.

Read the rest of this entry ?