Day 38 - Badwater to Sin City
Trip Start May 19, 2008
172Trip End Nov 08, 2008
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Where I stayed
America's Best Value Inn & Suites, Las Vegas
Our route took us lower still into the valley, stopping briefly at "Devil's Golf Course", (an immense area of rock salt eroded by wind and rain into jagged spires, so incredibly serrated that "only the devil could play golf on such rough links"), before reaching the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere - Badwater Basin, at 282 ft below sea level. By now it was 9.25 am and already 40'C!
Not able to contemplate still being in DV in the middle of the day, we hot-footed it (excuse the pun!) out of the valley, up more tortuous hills and into a little town called Shoshone where we stopped off for a hearty American breakfast
After finding ourselves a motel, we collapsed for a couple of hours while the air-conditioning cooled us down before hitting "The Strip" early evening for our first taste of Vegas.
Distance travelled: 167 miles
Total distance travelled: 1615 miles
Days on road: 18
States visited: 2
National Parks visited: 2