Rock, girls and poker, this is an explosive association. But if you go to Las Vegas, do not be surprised about it. Rock and roll is all about entertainment and it attracts a lot of good looking groupies who have nothing else to do than follow these bands as they tour the United States and the world and play their music. Las Vegas is the largest city Nevada. Thanks to liberal gaming laws, the city acquire a world reputation for its casinos but also for its shows and shopping. Sin city receives about 36 million visitors every year. Las Vegas is known as 'Sin City, an aptly chosen nickname. Despite being the city of sin we love Las Vegas and especially its climate. We never get bored there, there is always something to do or see. Again we had a small eight-hour walk to explore the city that ended in more discoveries. Tomorrow morning we leave Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. We came from California to Barstow and Las Vegas, Nevada. Of course only after the haircut Alan got for $ 5.00 in a hairdressing school in Barstow by a Chinese who speaks almost no English. Cheap, nice cut. Along the Mojave Desert, at elevations between 1,000 to 3,000 feet we cross the habitat Joshua Tree. A family tree cactus that grows only in this region. It can reach 13 meters high and can live up to 200 years. One of the most beautiful spring in the desert shows its white flowers and they do not bloom every year. Thereafter a small 10 km walk to the Las Vegas downton destination.
There are traces of wild dog in the sand, some droppings snakes and nothing inspiring about. We jump into the tank towards the mountains where yesterday we saw through a landscape of old trailer with mountain background, cactus and some rusty objects hanging around. A real landscape to kill Bill 2. We are completely lost on a road that leads directly to the highway to Las Vegas. On a dirt road that leads nowhere, the sun is up and 3 minutes will be lost in the cloud layer. We park the car, no time for the tripod zigonne to change lens, shoot a picture and check the result worse is all wrong, adjusted the exposure, worse another photo shoot bad everything is blurry, adjusted the focus worse shoot another picture the white balance is off and everything is blue, criss the camera in auto mode worse shoot another, and now the sun is gone. Well I'm not rusty at the photographic and hunting and hunting is not good all the time the big game. Back in town with a coffee at Denny's and fun photo in the city park. Still a big favorite for the species: Joshua Tree. And they are all in bloom now. Well we were told to relax in Las Vegas. We arrived at 15:00 am and at 21:00 pm we had a little 10 km from Market. Vegas dream city, desert city, city of happy lovers, broken hearts city, a city surrounded by mountains, the city of neon curved, city of taxi horns and beautiful girls, city of artists, city auditorium, the city where fortunes are won and lost. Viva Las Vegas!
The show Love evokes the musical legacy of The Beatles. A scene populated by real and imaginary characters. Artists from all corners of the world offering breathtaking performances, colorful and energetic. The sight to see. This morning after some slot machine at the hotel, we found a studio nearby with pool and spa. We ventured into the lobby, I lost a bit, tomorrow I will play again and I hope to be more lucky. After seven years I found a good friend of Oceanside High School who has been living in Las Vegas for several years. Let me tell you that it was thoroughly reminiscent. The memories were flying from left to right. Nice meeting. I'm break photos from yesterday so I leave you with pictures of my girlfriend and my general request tite haircut. My friend Michael told me, if you have one show to see in Las Vegas it is Celine, but this is not a joke he told me it's Love and it was right. We had chills that came to me from the top of our heads and we wish we had four pairs of eyes to miss nothing because that fused from all sides. You know the kind of show you want to last longer. Obviously no pictures allowed. The second warning is out. I took a picture of me and shabby Lo before the show with my little i-pod. Today we loose Las Vegas casinos to go hiking. Alain chose the trail Arizona Hot Spring located in White Rock Canyon, volcanic area in the desert. A short walk of 10 km round trip with an elevation of 1500 feet from the red cliffs, desert plants and lizards. Fortunately we did not encounter rattlesnakes even as they are very active in this area. Picnic on the banks of the Colorado River and a small dip in the pristine water. Unfortunately we did not find the hots springs which are small mineral water bath at a temperature of 33 degrees in the cliffs. Back at the hotel completely punctured, spa, beer and rum. Alan chose a trail medium exhausting. It was fun despite the tour and what a landscape. Trail "Arizona Hot Spring." Let me tell you that this is a very hard trail. Currently there is not a single muscle in our body that does not scream mercy (despite all the rum we could swallow to date). Is it beautiful? I can easily say that it is 1000 times more beautiful than the pictures we upload. We did not find the "Arizona Hot Spring" (we were so close just 0.1 mile) but this is only a postponement and anyway the three basins hot spring is a tourist spot since those who have boats can make it nearly so directly. What a day.
Sin City has been built in just a few decades which required efficient city planning and waste management as well. With all the construction projects going on regularly the amount of debris to deal with was enormous. Even as of today now that the city is biult for the most part, there is a lot of junk to handle daily and dumpsters are constantly needed at various locations. Some are permanent, some are rented dumpspters hauled by trucks. The Sin City could not be as beautiful as we know it with the Eiffel Tower and other famous spots without some people doing the cleaning and junk and garbage removal in the background.