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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tunnel Trail and the Strip

Hi all,
Just to recap a bit on our stay in the Lake Mead area, we had a good time and though the wind blew pretty hard a couple days.
 Wendy and I got a nice hike on the Historic Railroad Trail. The trail is part of the old rail line that was used to haul supplies to the construction of the Hoover Dam. It is a 3.5 mile trail that features 5 tunnels that begins near the visitor center and runs to a view of the dam. It is used by both bikers and walkers but high wind on the day we visited had most all walking.

 Lake Mead Recreation Area also maintains a super nice bike trail that runs through the park. We messed up a bit and were unable to ride it as the winds picked up the last few days and would have made biking unpleasant. Oh well we always save something for next time.
 If you were wondering if we made any pilgrimages to the famous Vegas I must admit we did. We found a place to park the dually and then just walked up and down the Strip ducking in and out of a few of the casinos.
 We play pretty tight to the vest hitting penny and nickel slots. We definitely lost a bit but did well stretching our dollars.
 Wow has this place changed, Wendy and I had made trips to Vegas before but it has been almost 20 years since our last.

 We were amazed at the fancy new casinos and so many other things that were new to us. And so many people, one trip there was enough for us.
 On the good side we did log in over 10 miles walking up and down the Strip.

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