Thursday, April 10, 2014

Road trip!

What a week! Talk about a whirlwind road trip.... Chris and I were joined by Norm and Michelle, and in eight days the four of us covered nearly 1300 kilometers (780 miles!) throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. From Palm Springs to Phoenix, we golfed, gambled, and were thoroughly entertained!

The tour started with a stay at "Casa Cliff and Nora", in beautiful Palm Springs, California.....

Beauty sunset view from the plane.

Our gracious hosts - Cliff and Nora.
Thanks so much for everything!

After golfing a few rounds at the Bermuda Dunes Golf Course, and meeting some fantastic people and in general just having an amazing time, we continued north to Sin City.....

Rollin' into Vegas!

Elton John - what an incredible show!

The city that never sleeps....

Almost 140 mph! Woot!


Photo shoot (ha ha, poor Chris does not look impressed!!)
at the Tournament of Kings

We sang every word to every song at Elton John's most fabulous show, we ate and drank like medieval knights at the action-packed Tournament of Kings, we wandered the casinos and didn't quite lose anyone's family farm at the tables, and I drove a Nascar at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Now THAT was a good time!

From Vegas, we traveled back south again, over the Hoover Dam and on down to Lake Havasu City in Arizona. I think it's fair to say that the Emerald Canyon Golf Course spanked us all... the narrow fairways and gnarly green locations were challenging to say the least! The landscape was wild and I personally lost count of the number of golf balls which I gracefully shanked into the harsh, dry rough.

Hoover Dam

The London Bridge

Chris and I ended our stint with the rolling party by detouring to Yuma and dropping the Simpsons off at Michelle's parents' place. They continued enjoying the gorgeous desert and the summer temperatures while we zipped to Phoenix and flew home from there.

At least when we arrived in Alberta this time, it was above zero! And spring may possibly be on its way? I hope it is - I'm itching to get out into some green goodness and be done with the white!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you sure do not let any grass grow under your feet,especialy in the desert,,,iI like the NASCAR PART THE BEST,,cannot wait to see the track video,,,you will have to go to work for a rest,,lol,,love ya lots cheerio for n ow,,,dunkster,,,