Hello from Las Vegas, NV

Hello from Las Vegas, NV

Draft Started Friday August 25, 2023 (First post of this travelogue)

Updated:  August 28, 2023

We are staying at the Red Rock Casino Resort in Las Vegas (Google Map)


We are here for Pat’s Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.  It is a2 ½ day event that started Thursday afternoon.  This conference is for the higher-level demonstrators.  There are approximately 700 in attendance.

We left Evergreen Monday and drove to Grand Junction where we stayed at a Holiday Inn property.  Tuesday, we drove to Cedar City, Utah and again stayed at a Holiday Inn.  Wednesday we drove to Las Vegas.  The scenery on this drive is amazing.  We never get tired of the drive.  We drove the Mazda on this trip.  Later this year we hope to be heading this way in the truck and trailer with travel on into the LA area for some car/racing events.

The Red Rock Casino and Resort is an interesting facility.  It is located about 10 miles west of the strip in an almost rural area (no other casinos around).  It is a huge facility that seems to cater to large meetings and is family friendly.  It has two Starbucks and a food court.  Unlike the hotels on the strip, the food and coffee prices are not jacked up too badly so you can find a decent food variety for “affordable” prices.  The casino is huge and has very modern slot machines and several game tables/rooms. 

Red Rock Casino and Resort

Our hotel room is on the 18th floor and has a great view of the Las Vegas Strip (see photo).  We are what seems like a half mile from the elevator {grin}, but we just tell ourselves that we need the exercise.  That said, my back issues have come back with a vengeance (about a month after my Epidural injections) and it is difficult to walk long distances (indeed, sometime even short distances).

View of Las Vegas Strip from our hotel room

Update 8/28.  We left Red Rock Sunday and headed to Richfield, UT, again staying at our normal HI property.  Today we drove to Grand Junction and are staying at the same hotel we were at on the way out. 

Las Vegas is about 750 miles from our house and that is just a bit more than we care to do in two days – especially given my back issues.  The shorter days are just fine with us.

That is all for this trip.







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