Here’s where I started out my Sunday morning. I filled up with gasoline at the nearest gas station to the hotel. This was the pump I used. Very pieced together. While I in the middle of filling up my gas tank, I noticed there was a nice, pristine gas station across the street. Oh well. Gas is gas, right?
Of course, I see these blown over signs while I’m driving. That ends up leading me to this sign below.
Now of course, I’ve not been in the desert before, so I’ve not seen how the dirt could blow at the drop of a hat. However, I’ve seen dirt storms that high before in West Texas.
I did happen to see this old school hurse.
And yes, I did stop for something besides gas. I’ve only been across the continental divide by car in Colorado before.
I did see these snow capped mountain peaks before getting up in the mountains at Flagstaff.
Once in Flagstaff, I did try to take a video of the wind. However, you couldn’t hear everything.
I ended up missing the turn off for the Hoover Dam. I thought it might be faster going from the Arizona side over to the Nevada side than the other way around. Since I missed that turn off though, I just took a picture of Lake Mead in my rear view mirror as I came up in to Boulder City.
Of course, here is the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.
And then here’s the view from my room. See the cars between the other tower and the pyramid? It’s nearly a mile walk from my room to my car.