My brother is moving back to Colorado and I somehow got bamboozled volunteered to drive his car back. Insert best friend, two days and 1,200 miles and a whole world of unknown gems can be discovered. We flew out Saturday morning (DEN–>LAX), picked up the car and set out. Day 1 was a short 4 hour drive to Vegas in an attempt to break up the trip and add some flair. Vegas is known for many things: gambling, sin, shopping and shows! I’ve been fortunate enough to see two of the Cirque Du Soleil shows (Mystere and O) which are, in my opinion, the best shows in Vegas. This round, it was time to change it up, hello Tournament of the Kings at Excalibur. Dinner included a whole chicken, tomato soup, potatoes and broccoli, the kicker? No silverware! The “tournament” is complete with pounding on the table, cheering, fireworks, jousting and every type of ridiculousness imagineable. Did I love it? Absolutely. It’s so absurd that it just works.
After our quick jaunt through Vegas it was time to hit the road again. This is the 4th time I’ve made the trip from CA to/from CO. Typically, the goal has been to get from one place to another as quickly as possible, and really this trip was no different. However, we did make a couple of pitstops. You know all those “scenic view – next exit” signs you always see? Well, we had to see what the big deal was all about. We found that some of these were worthwhile and some were not. One of my favorites: Spotted Wolf canyon. We asked some fellow onlookers to take our picture.
After 12 hours, 2 beef jerkey sticks, 4 states and 2 ipods, we made it safely back to CO.
Lessons learned? Scenic views are actually scenic, you CAN eat a whole chicken with your hands and playing your ipod on shuffle can be quite enlightening.
What’s your best road trip experience?