Southwest Holiday Adventure Part 5 of 6

Check out part 4 of our adventure if you haven’t, yet.

 

Southwest Adventure 2013After a few nice days in southern California, it’s time to hit the road again.

Southwest Adventure 2013This is the motto of our trip.

Southwest Adventure 2013I spy…  another Flying J.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Where are we headed next?

Southwest Adventure 2013Now that’s a long straight stretch of highway.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013Welcome to Nevada!

Southwest Adventure 2013

This is our first quick stop.  Why’s that, you ask?

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Why for another roller coaster, of course.

Southwest Adventure 2013Well that stinks.  Maybe next time.

Southwest Adventure 2013We made it to Vegas and got settled at our campsite.  We had reserved one with a nice plot of grass.

Southwest Adventure 2013

We got lucky and had a great view of the Stratosphere.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Our campsite was at Circus Circus, on the strip with an indoor amusement park attached, The Adventuredome.

Southwest Adventure 2013

I was looking forward to this new El Loco roller coaster but it wasn’t open yet – it’s still under construction.

Southwest Adventure 2013Canyon Blaster was open and was running great!  What a fun ride.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Let’s head up the strip away from our campsite.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013Las Vegas has lots of great sights to see.

Southwest Adventure 2013Since it was New Year’s Eve, over 500,000 people were expected on the strip.  They had the Port-a-Johns all ready.

Southwest Adventure 2013Look!  Another Forever 21.  Fortunately we made it past this one.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Enjoy some more shots of our from The Strip.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Next we stopped to watch the Volcano.  It was a blast!

Southwest Adventure 2013Jeffrey loved it tremendously.  How can you not love fire and explosions?

Southwest Adventure 2013The volcano is part of the Mirage in case you didn’t know.

Southwest Adventure 2013Hey, a Margaritaville!  They are always a fun place to eat.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

The local TV crews were getting ready to broadcast for New Years.

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013

Southwest Adventure 2013Next up we stopped to watch the water show in front of the Bellagio.

Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas

Las Vegas - NV

Las Vegas - NV

Las Vegas - NV

Las Vegas - NVYou never know what you are going to see in Vegas.

NY NY - Las VegasOur final destination on the strip.

Nathan's - Las VegasWho’d have thought the New York, NY casino would have a Nathan’s?

Roller Coaster - Las Vegas

Roller Coaster - Las VegasWe came to ride the roller coaster.  This will be our one and only time.  It was kind of boring.

Las Vegas Strip - New YearsAs we head back down the strip the crowds are picking up.

Las Vegas - Paris

Las Vegas - NV

Las Vegas - NV

RivieraThe lights are really shining now.

Circus Circus

Circus Circus

Las Vegas KOAGreat, we’re back!  Wow, what a lot of walking we have done in the past 4 hours.  Care to sit a spell?

Las Vegas New Years - Stratosphere…and it’s New Year’s!  The fireworks have begun!

Las Vegas New Years - Stratosphere

Las Vegas New Years - StratosphereHappy New Year!  What a great fireworks show!

 

Click here to continue to part 6.  It is the final part, I swear!

 

Southwest Holiday Adventure Part 5 of 6 was last modified on 08/26/2015 by Rick
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