I live on the Monterey Bay. My GF and I will drive to LA, pick up some friends and head out to Vegas. Now flying is fast and all but for me, nothing, NOTHING beats driving. The anticipation is something I will never be able to recreate. No to mention all the stuff you can bring as far as food and drinks. The desert is really pretty and seeing Primm, knowing you are only an hour out. It might be a 9+ hour drive but boy is it fun.