I left my work in Salt Lake at 1:00 on Friday December 30 and make the 463 mile super-slab drone to Vegas, arriving around 7:00 that night.
Here's my lodging for the next 4 days (picture was taken the next morning).
Arriving a day early allowed me to take a ride through the Valley of Fire Nevada state park. Fellow Utahns, Jared and David, joined me. This is in the visitors center, about 50 degrees warmer than the temps had been in Utah.
We stumbled onto a hidden valley and found this indigenous civilization untouched by modern man. They thought we were Gods on "steel horses" and offered us gold and precious jewels, we of course declined and left them as we found them...
Leaving the Valley of Fire we next went to the Hoover Dam, intending on takeing the Dam tour, but with parking fee $7.00 and the tour $11.00 we found it to dam expensive. So we said, "darn" and went on our way.