Sunday, May 09, 2010

Ironman, then vacation

Last week I drove to St George, Utah for another Ironman race. Marianne flew to Las Vegas two days later for an ambulatory care Nurse's conference. After my less than stellar performance in St George, we met up in Las Vegas for the rest of the week. After living there for a few years in the early 90's the town was almost unrecognizable to me. North Las Vegas is still scummy, and Summerlin and the strip are still full of people with more money than taste, but red rock canyon and the town of Blue Diamond continue to be awesome.
Left town on Thursday and drove out through Death Valley, then headed North through Owens Valley skirting the Sierra Nevada's. We we're going to cross over into Yosemite, but all the passes were still closed for the winter. California State route 395 has got to be one of the most scenic roads in the US. We camped overnight outside Bishop California then turned right and headed West past Lake Tahoe. One of the best parts of the trip was running barefoot in the snow. We are going to do some serious camping trips through this area in the future.

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