We have been on this fabulous road trip for nearly a month since we returned to the United States from Japan. We have been cruising through South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and my husband timed it just right to celebrate what I think is the best birthday I ever had at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. I was still over the moon when I realized that we have yet to cap my birthday in Las Vegas! Aw, what have I done to deserve this? I am thoroughly thrilled to see the famous neon-lit Vegas strip, and the 5-hour drive to from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas was a complete torture. Although Las Vegas is infamous for gambling, easy marriage and easy divorce, prostitution, and strip clubs, clearly not my kind of habitat, I definitely want to see and feel the city’s vibe myself. Another one off the bucket list!
By the way, Las Vegas means “The Meadows” in Spanish because of its abundance of wild grasses in the area around 1850s . Now you know too!