Well, as you probably noticed in the picture with the icicles, we weren't exactly enjoying stellar weather in the Southeast, prompting a swift and liberating decision to drive to the warmest, sunniest place we could find...The City that NEVER sleeps, LAS VEGAS!
We drove three long days to get here, and along the way, tried to stop and camp in Jacks Canyon, AZ, which was pretty much a mud pit. We were trying to walk around camp with three pounds of mud on each shoe. We got stuck trying to leave, and the truck was sideways, covered in mud as the wheels spinned fruitlessly, despite the fact that the Toyota was in low 4WD! The truck looked like something out of MAD MAX, and we later discovered that Adam never locked the wheel hubs in the first place, thus we never really were in 4WD!
We had many other adventures along the way, including a nighttime visit to the Hoover Dam, a lovely site when lit up against the dark desert sky. We also visited the Grand Canyon for the first time, and it truly did take our breath away. We knew that Sin City wasn't far off, as we could see the light beam shooting out of the Luxor from about 20 miles outside of Vegas.
The weather gave us about 6 days of sunny, dry, warm heaven, before the weather gods figured out that we were on the move and chased us down with more rain and cold temperatures. We are still having lots of laughs though, because there is a wildlife preserve for Burro's (aka ASSES) at the campground we are staying at. All night long they shriek and snort and bray, which is so funny that it makes us do the same!
We will try to get more pics up when we replace the little do-hickey that puts the pictures from the camera onto the computer.