Road trip to Vegas....very long but very pretty

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

We were up early to get on the road!

We waved goodbye to San Francisco and drove to Danville to visit Jo and Dave..good friends of Phins Aunty Di. They live literally on a golf course..their deck is less than a metre from the actual green of the eighth hole!!! Jo made us an amazing breakfast of smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels with fruit salad...what a start to the day!!! After a quick tour of the clubhouse with tennis courts, a gym, ball room and more we were back on the road again.
Destination...Yosemite national park.
We slowly climbed up hill and made it to the entrance of the national park...the sun was shining so we took the roof off. Moments later we noticed snow on the side of the road and all of we could do was laugh...why does this keep happening to us! We drove through the national park and marveled at the phenomenal view points of the valleys and massive rocks. It was beautiful. We hit the classic photo spot and it was magic!!! We drove down to the valley floor and walked up to the Bridalveil falls...after a light shower, we drove a little further and found a picnic bench amongst the trees and made some sandwiches!! Very nice!!! Unfortunately we had to change plans as the road we wanted to take out of Yosemite was closed due to Icey conditions...this meant not only did we have to leave a different way but we couldn't drive through death valley. Boo. We were then in standstill traffic for half an hour in the park before we made it out...very annoying. Our ETA to Vegas was pushed back to 12am eeek!!!
A few hours later the ETA was pushed back to 12.45am following a flat tyre on the highway!!!!! We were pretty quick to change it but needed to stop to check air pressure as well!!!
Having made up some time, We rolled into the bright lights of Vegas just after midnight and found Bills Gamblin Hall!! Our home for the next four nights!!!
After a 15hr driving day we fell into bed...we needed to rest up before the Vegas antics began!!!

April 28 Update
Phin: Not happy with canon!...may have just deleted best videos ever, and canon software did not copy them to computer!!!!"
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