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My attempt at a *semi* live trip report.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by bwatson23, Jun 13, 2016.

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  1. bwatson23

    bwatson23 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I have never done a trip report before and in being a follower of them for awhile, I get they are difficult.

    I'm going to attempt to update this thread as much as I can. We like taking lots of pics and I don't see that changing this time.

    We are driving out from Michigan beginning Wednesday, so this thread is a couple days from starting, I guess.

    Just wanted to test the Tapatalk app. Seems pretty solid. Here's a pic of the futbol match I'm watching.

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    bwatson23 Low-Roller

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    Update: VERY IMPRESSED with Tapatalk and the ability to post full-sized images. As a professional photographer/journalist this pleases me.

    I don't anticipate using any photos from my camera, just from my phone, but the above image gives me hope for this thread.
     
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  3. Ty

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    Driving from Michigan? Is the avatar going?
    Looking forward to the TR. Would be neat to see some pics of the drive.
    Do you take I-80?
     
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    Hey Ty:

    Yes, my daughter Aria (2, not named after resort) is coming along. My wife's brother and sister live in Summerlin, so anytime I go to Vegas I have to bring the wife along, which is normally fine. It'll be my kid's second trip to the desert and for the most part she spends time with my wife at her siblings place.

    We are driving from Michigan as I'm a sportswriter at a daily newspaper, so the only time I can take vacation is during the summer. I've got two weeks so we like to drive and stop at places and see things. Hopefully we will be able to share some of that here. Typically take I-80, yes, but this year we are going the southern route via I-55 to I-40.

    It should be fun!
     
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    Wow, that must be some drive. It's great that your daughter can sit through such a ride. I have a 9 year old step-son that barely can go on a 2 hour drive before asking " are we there yet?" We will be driving from San Diego to Vegas in early August, and I am dreading that drive.:bang: Get there safe and have a wonderful time!!
     
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    Part of the success of the trip is leaving when I'm done for the day (usually between 1130 and midnight). Aria's bed time is 830, but my wife said she will keep her up a bit so she can sleep on the trip.

    When we drive, I love leaving at midnight and driving for five, six hours and really getting into it. The goal is to get to Amarillo, Tex., Wednesday early evening, where I think we will rent a hotel for the night and crash. Then it's early up and off for the second leg, basically cutting the trip in half.
     
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    Lots of driving so far, many stops. Here are some pics!
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    nice road trip! Have a great trip!
     
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    I love road trips, how fun!
     
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    Currently in Amarillo, Texas.
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    The Missouri Uranus pirates.........:eek:
     
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    That team are a bunch of ass_ _ _ _ s!!!:wink2:
     
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    "A different kind of pirate" (Family Guy)
     
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    Amarillo, Texas


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    Current gas prices in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a little snack.

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    Love road trips. When we come over to US from Australia, we always incorporate a road trip somewhere. Love seeing the smaller towns
     
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    Oh this is so cool. A road trip TR. Fun!
     
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    Crashed last night in Gallup, New Mexico.
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    This Holiday Inn understands me.
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    This Tapatalk app is really nice.
     
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    BTW thank you to everyone stopping in!
     
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