Road Trip 2020 - Part 2, Las Vegas
We spent one week in Las Vegas, staying at a timeshare about 7 miles from the Strip. Normally when you stay in a timeshare for 7 nights, minimal service is provided mid-week (trash removal, new towels, etc.). With COVID, no one enters your unit at all...I loved that. The timeshare was not full and people were good about social distancing.
We spent the first afternoon walking the Strip and a few of the casinos. The Venetian, Caesars Palace, and others were fairly empty. We don't gamble but the poker tables had plastic screens separating each player, every other chair at the blackjack tables were removed, every other slot machine was shut down. And all casinos had masks and sanitizer available at each entrance. Masks were required, of course. We felt totally comfortable walking around.
The rest of the week was spent swimming at the timeshare, exercising, and exploring the surrounding area (something we had never done before).
We drove to the Valley of Fire State Park. WOW! Gorgeous red rock formations were scattered around in odd shapes and shades of red. There were even petroglyphs at the AtlAtl Rock. Truly spectacular!
We also drove to Red Rock Canyon. There is a 13-mile loop you can drive to view more incredible rock formations, and there are lots of trails for hiking.
It's interesting...in all the times we've enjoyed Las Vegas, we always stayed right on the Strip, walking around the casinos, enjoying the shows, people-watching. It took a pandemic to get us out of the main drag to explore a beautiful part of Nevada.
I am so grateful to live in a such a diverse and beautiful country. Every state has something to offer. One need only look to see the beauty.
Next Stop: Lake Tahoe, CA