Hot, hot, hot.

Vegas, Death Valley and Mammoth Lakes.

The last couple of days have been hot! We drove from Vegas yesterday to Death Valley and we nearly hit 50 degrees! HOT!

 Vegas was surprising. I have never been before so I didn’t know what to expect but as we drove from Beaver through the desert and Vegas suddenly appeared. It was one strip and that was all. We didn’t have an amazing time in Vegas because Henry got ill on the way there, he was sick in the car and then all day. It was just a 24-hour thing for him but when he was ok then I got it.

So, we were in Vegas 2 days and Henry was sick the first day and I was sick the second. We went out for a meal but only Stephen ate something. He also played on the roulette table and won £120! He could have won more but chickened out! We did manage to take Henry to the Avengers superhero thing. It is a training centre for kids (and adults) to become super heroes. Henry thought it was a bit scary but it was well made. Our hotel was on the strip and we had a great view. At 8pm at night the hotel next door had a volcano show,  they had fire going from one of their pools. The hotel next to that one had a fountain show going at the same time.

This is Vegas, all of it.
This is Vegas. All of it.
Vegas by day
Vegas by day
Vegas by night
Vegas by night

Paris
Paris
The Avengers
The Avengers
Venice
Venice

 We drove to Death Valley the day after.  En-route we stopped at devil’s golf course and the lowest point in America. It was too hot for me and Henry so we stayed in the car with the AC on while Stephen went out to look and take pictures. We stayed at a hotel for one night. When we got there Stephen started to feel bad and he has been sick since.

The desert
The desert
Henry and Stephen in 48 degrees heat.
Henry and Stephen in 48 degrees heat.

We were driving and driving and driving and it didn't feel like we were getting anywhere.
We were driving and driving and driving and it didn’t feel like we were getting anywhere.
Devils golf course
Devils golf course
This is the lowest point in America
This is the lowest point in America
Salt on the mountains
Salt on the mountains
The views are stunning
The views are stunning
Then we had snow....
Then we had snow….

Henry and I went to the pub last night on our own to get some food.

 Today we have driven to Mammoth Lakes, starting at -82m and 50degrees to 2402m and 28degrees.   We were supposed have 3 nights here but the road to Yosemite is still closed because of snow. It is normally open in May so now we got a few extra hours to drive and have had to sacrifice a night in Mammoth Lakes.

 It has cooled down a lot since yesterday and we can see the snow on the mountains. Henry wants to go to the snow tomorrow. We’ll see what we can find. I asked him if he likes traveling and he said “ yes, because we are not on a holiday, we are exploring”.

 

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