After writing about how well we were getting this camping thing down, we awoke on Saturday to rain. Suddenly packing up camp became a wet mess and everything became more difficult. However, we were able to manage and were soon on the road. The drive was pleasant, but long and we eventually found ourselves in a world far different from the campsites we had been staying in the past few days: Las Vegas.
Our stay in Las Vegas was a certainly a contrast to where we had been and required some adjustment. It was nice to get out of the heat of the desert into an air conditioned hotel and the room was very comfortable, but there were a ton of people and distractions everywhere. That night we met with my friend Billy and his fiancee Alyson for dinner at a sushi place. From there we had to rush to make our Cirque du Soleil show at the Bellagio, "O". We made it just in time and got to enjoy a great show. With a lot of trapeze and gymnastic acts over an ever changing stage of water it was truly an amazing show.
Sunday found us finally driving into California. The traffic was just as I remembered it, though maybe not as bad as I was expecting on a Sunday afternoon from Vegas. I showed Erin where I had lived in Dana Point and we had a delicious Thai meal. By the time we got into camp and got the tent set up it was already dark though so we called it a night and went to bed.
Today we're going to enjoy the coast some more as we make our way up to Big Sur. With all that we've done it's hard to imagine that we're only halfway through our trip. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up the blog with all that we're doing a little more frequently.