Well, just before Thanksgiving, 2000, I had 1 week of vacation I had to take or loose. I decided to take it. My rough plan was to drive (from Seattle) to Salt Lake, Utah and ski.
A bird hanging around my house:
Looking down on the original Oregon trail:
An Oregon trail style wagon.
Scenes at Brighton (a ski hill near Salt Lake City, UT).
Utah State capitol building:
Scenes from Alta, another ski hill near Salt Lake City, UT:
The great salt lake:
Okay, after a couple of days I was sore enough. I had had enough of skiing. I didn't have to be back in Seattle for awhile. I noticed that Las Vegas, NV was only a few hour drive away from Salt Lake...and I had never been to Las Vegas.
Scenes above Vegas:
One of the rides.
The ride at the top of this tower was quite a rush...
Sunset in the desert.
The Monte Carlo hotel (where I stayed).
The fountains of Bellagio. Overall I didn't care for Vegas very much...these fountains were fun to watch 'tho.
Inside Mandalay Bay:
Okay, I still had more time in my vacation. I had never been to San Diego and I noticed it wasn't that far from Vegas...so, next stop: San Diego.
Well, I still had time left. I had never been to Mexico and I noticed Tiajuana was close to San Diego.
The US/Mexico border at I-5.
The only picture I took while in Mexico...how exciting.
Well, I still had more time left in my vacation. No, I didn't head towards South America. I decided I'd drive from Mexico to Seattle on the Pacific Coast highway.
I stopped for a day at Disneyland:
Pacific Beaches just north of Las Angeles:
Pacific shoreline ~100 miles South of San Francisco.
Golden Gate area: