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Monday, April 28, 1997
Laguna Beach, California to Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada:
Latitude: 36° 8' 4" North
Longitude: 115° 9' 41" West
Altitude: 2030 feet
From Seattle: 976 miles
Lodging: Hotel - La Concha Motel

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Regions: California, Nevada
Route: I5, SR55, I15
Path:Laguna Beach, California - Las Vegas, Nevada
Road Miles:309 miles
Linear:8024 miles
Weather: Cloudy

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 18
Miles Driven:2470
Linear Dist: 33933
Countries Visited: 1
Regions Visited: 4
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Hotels: 2
Friends / Family: 14
Camping: 2
Beers: 62

Journal Entry:
Nice drive. it was 93 degrees F going through the Mojave (despite the clouds), perfect with the top down at 80 mph. I'm staying at the cheapest hotel I could find, but the room is nice, and it's on the strip next to the Riviera.

I went downtown. I haven't been in downtown Las Vegas since I was 17 hoping I wouldn't get carded. Downtown LV has been completely renovated. Every hour on the hour all the Casino light on Fremont St. go out, and a light show is played out above the downtown street. It's a bit hokey, but well worth seeing once. The eating / drinking deals also seem to be better as the downtown Casinos try to attract people. I was drinking $1 Newcastle ale pints, $1.25 Cuervo Gold shots, and enjoyed a mediocre $6 prime rib (during diner hours). I also lost, but kept the damage to under $20 including diner and the drinks, so I'll call it a successful night.

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