Tuesday, April 1, 2008
For Spring Break I flew out with my girlfriend, Erin, to California to get my stuff and move it out to Colorado. Flying out was generally difficult as we had to wait in Denver while the plane was delayed and then the wings were defrosted. This caused us to miss our connecting flight in Las Vegas so we had to wait for a shuttle over to the hotel that the airline booked for us. After a nice night's sleep we were waiting once again for our flight to California.
Once in my hometown of Tulare, CA we enjoyed the sun and warm weather. It was great spending time with my family and friends. Erin enjoyed eating duck for the first time while I enjoyed playing guitar hero. The next day we loaded up a U-Haul truck with some furniture and my motorcycle and were soon on the road to Las Vegas.
Las Vegas was a blast as usual. We started off with some all-you-can eat sushi followed by tall drinks from Fat Tuesdays and a wonderful walk down the strip. It was great to see the Bellagio fountain, Caesar's Palace, and the Venetian. The next day we had time to see the lions at Luxor and ride the roller coaster at New York, New York. It was soon time to hit the road onto our next destination though.
Late that night we made it into Springdale, UT just outside Zion National Park. We got there just in time to check into our room and enjoy a wonderful pasta dinner. The next morning we were able to take a nice hike in Zion before continuing on the longest leg of our trip.
We ended up that night in the relaxing hot springs of Glenwood Springs, CO. It was a nice end to a long and stressful day of driving as we sat in the hot pool, steam rising up into the moonlit night.
The next day found us back in Denver, unloading into my new apartment. What a great trip.