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Sailing into Las Vegas

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How comes you can sail into Las Vegas? Well, we left Trona Airport hesitating between to possible routes. "A" heading North via the Death Valley National Park. We have seen it yesterday, quite steep roads up and down.


"B" heading South via Barstow, also some mountain passes but seems a bit better.


We picked "B" and it was a right decision, not for the elevation but for the wind! There was very strong wind East and we were heading East most of our drive! The trailer's flat back acted like a huge sail and we were cruising with 60 miles an hour. Normally that would mean a fuel consumption around 28 liters per 100 kms, now it was 12! So this is how we sailed over 200 miles happily into Las Vegas!


Then the next day we did the classic walk on the "Strip".


Also visited the Pinball Museum. Kids can enter casinos but no gambling is allowed for minors so we wanted them to enjoy some other machines. They did and I also played a bit with the classic Pac Man arcade. It was quite quick compared to my memories but was great to play again!


Finally we had to try out luck and while security was not watching we did a quick round with the whole family. Started with 10 USD and left with 25 so the hot chocolate the next day was free for all!


Posted by divatmotoros 01:33 Archived in USA Tagged las_vegas sailing

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