Today was very relaxing, just what I needed after a few weeks of driving around, chasing sunsets and not getting enough sleep. I woke up around 8am, had some breakfast at the hotel and got reasdy. First stop was Kolob Canyon, the not so crowded part of Zion NP. I think I saw about 5 cars on the entire 5-mile scenic drive, so a very nice change versus the Disney Land like region in the main canyon. I spent about an hour there, stopping and taking photos, others were preparing for a picnic or a hike. Around noon I got a quick bite to eat in St. George. I also hopped into the Best Buy to check out the prices on some tech stuff and I bought myself a shiny new iPad Air 2.
Eventually I got to Nevada and since it was too early to checkin at the hotel, I made a quick detour at Valley Of Fire. I’ve been here a couple of times before, so I didn’t spend hours there, but it was still nice to drive through. I made a stop at Atlatl Rock to stretch the legs and met a guy from Florida, visiting with his son. They were having some fun with the chipmunks/squirrels there, I got a few good shots!
Around 3pm or so I arrived at the Cosmo, which was in the news a couple of days ago because of a fairly big fire at the Pool. But they already put up some walls and the pool is reopened. The lady at the frontdesk hooked me up with a nice room on the 59th floor, overlooking the Bellagio fountains. The rest of the day I just spent at the hotelroom and the casino, I had some roomservice, I played some slots and watched the fountains doing their thing.
Tomorrow I’m also here, but I’ll be staying at the Bellagio next door, really looking forward to that! I’ll also be returning the rental car tomorrow, by my calculations I’ve driven about 4000 miles in the last 3 weeks. That’s about 6400km, which comes down to 200mi/320km a day on average, pretty good 😋