Finally! Summer of 2015.
The day was here. After 17 years it was finally going to happen. My bags were packed since three days ago. Plans were to leave tomorrow morning, drive all day and find a place to sleep at night. Wake up early again, and drive hoping to get there on Friday afternoon. I heard footsteps, talking, knocking, its time to wake up. I opened my eyes and looked at my phone. 4:30am, it read.
I closed my eyes for a bit and mentally whined about the time. I slowly got up to go to the restroom, yes I was excited to leave but at 4:30 in the morning I’m still a zombie regardless of where I’m going! I did last minute checks to make sure everything was set and ready to go. We cramped in the car and drove off. Saw nothing but fields and cows until we got out of Kansas. After eight hours we reached Colorado.Now more long hours driving through mountains where I have to keep swallowing saliva to keep my ears from clogging.
As we left Colorado we entered Utah, which was nothing but mountains of dirt. Being extremely tired that my neck hurt when I looked out the window. Hours went by and there seemed to be no sign of a living plant. Everything was so dead and dry. Not to mention the heat. It seemed like the longest state to cross, then we did about half and hour in Arizona then onto Nevada.
Nevada was also nothing but desert until we started to get closer to the west Stateline. “Las Vegas 100,” I read.“Las Vegas 85”“Las Vegas 53”“Las Vegas 18”“Las Vegas 5”“Las Vegas”Every one starts to sit up, stretching our necks to see out the windows. Got our phones ready to snap. As we get closer we can see the palm trees, and the buildings get taller, we’re calling out the names of the places we’ve heard about. Casinos, “Monte Carlo”“The Cromwell”“Caesars Palace” “Bellagio”“The Mirage”“Mandalay Bay”“A Castle!” Taking pictures as we pass by, we seem to get farther away fro.