In June 2017, Mumford and Sons were playing a show in Vegas. I managed to get 2 tickets to the concert before it sold out in just minutes. I figured if I actually got tickets, I would find a way to make it happen.
I ended up doing a weekend road trip with a friend who was willing to stick it out with me. We left on Friday morning and were back home by Sunday night. Thankfully, I have a friend in Southern California, so on Friday we only drove from Sacramento to there and then stayed the night. Then Saturday we drove to Las Vegas. We stayed in a cheap hotel off the strip and took uber to the Hard Rock. Then Sunday morning we got up and finally headed out around 10am and drove all the way home back to Sacramento.
Before the trip I had googled things to see on the drive to Vegas. We saw the World's Tallest Thermometer. We saw the Seven Magic Mountains art installation. We stopped at a lot of Starbucks there and back for pitstops, coffee and fuel. Bless Starbucks for their clean bathrooms and free water. We listened to the audiobook 1,000 Naked Strangers all the way home on Sunday. It was a great way to pass the time.
It was 105-117 degrees for most of the trip. We drove just over 1,200 miles!
It's almost a year later and looking back and can't believe we did all that in 3 days. I'm glad I did that "one crazy road trip" to Vegas and back. Lordy it was SO HOT.