Tonight was our big gambling night.
We played poker until 3a.m. and had cheap drinks all night. This time
it was $5 we all wagered and the game took place in the comforts of the Wide
Load. Vegas is the kind of place you have to fully experience with
money, and that for us is one thing that we are trying to conserve.
Almost everyone had their close call to lose their shirt before the night
This was our big bar night of the Vegas leg of the journey. It didn't start out that way though. The old town Vegas was one thing that we still had to see at night. If you've seen on the movies the walkway of three blocks covered overhead by lights, then you understand what the old town is. We took in the show that ran every 15 minutes or so and in between took in some "liquids."
Before long we were all standing in the middle of the promenade with a group of girls who were visiting from New York and Jersey. Some other Canadian guys and one British guy tagged along as we warmed things up.
Once we were good and ready, we took off in cabs to a club that the ladies had suggested. No one really liked it including Jason (who was servicing his sudden illness outside). Before we knew it, we were back on the road destined for club 54.
This was no cab right though. There were probably over 15 of us comfortably seated in a stretched out Hummer limo. It was incredible. It had the most amazing sound system and lights. All too soon, we were at thc club.
The dress code for the night at club 54 was no T-shirts (like Ken was wearing) so we bid our new friends a good night and we took off to pave our own path. Thinking we were done, we headed for home but stopped in at Ibiza USA for a bit. When Jason couldn't keep his eyes open he led everyone else out. The club wasn't that busy anyway.
The last stop before bed would be for
breakfast. We all had steak and eggs and then took the public bus back
to bed along with all the locals heading to work that morning. The sun
was rising as we rode back.
We felt that one more day wouldn't
hurt. There was no way we were going to get up in time for checkout so
we stayed one extra day in Vegas just to recuperate and to get ready to move
onward the following morning.
Hoover Dam. Day at Lake Havasu.
Drove all night. Slept in a rest area plugged in to their outlet by
Drove until it got cool. Hit the
visitor's center, and then on to Coronado for the night. Andrea and
Ryan showed up to our surprise for dinner. met the guys with the 2.4
million candle power light.
Zoo. Beachcombers. Got a
ticket for driving over the curb. $2 Guinness. After bar food.
Jack Johnson concert. Watched
Andrea play at the coffee house. Bar night . Lost Ken.
Day at the beach. Night at the
restaurant where Andrea played. Bonged at beach outside Andrea's house
on the beach. Keg party. Lost Ken.
Movies. Late evening surf. Sushi night. Then
Went shopping for electronics.
Picked up parts for electronic bong.