Personal Travel

March Madness Road Trip Diary

Day 7: Royersford, PA

  • No driving, just home.

Relieved to be home for a normal day.  Well, as normal as day as it could be after all that driving and knowing that tomorrow we were heading to the west coast.  Rental car returned, laundry started, work caught up and a dog to play with.  In all, a full day in Rofo.

Day 8: Royersford to Las Vegas

  • 2170 miles
  • 5 hour flight

I picked Abby up from school at dismissal and we headed right to the airport for a 6pm flight to Las Vegas.  It was much cheaper to fly into McCarran and rent a car, so that’s what we did.  Staci ‘Priceline-d’ a night at the SouthPoint Casino off I-5 for the night and I took care of the rental.  We were lucky to grab the bulkhead window and aisle, but since it was a full flight we knew we’d have someone in the middle seat. Abby didn’t want to be separated, so we’d offer the window seat to whomever showed up at boarding- free upgrade for them.  To our surprise, an 11 year old girl from East Stroudsberg boarded and took the seat!  Her family was totally separated and gave her the bulkhead.  This meant that this flight was now a 6th Grade sleepover!  5 hours of hair braiding, boy band discussion, sharing of music and iPods.  And talking.  Non-stop Tween chatter.  Me?  Noise-isolating earbuds meant I didn’t really hear much and was left alone.  What luck- Dad didn’t have to do any entertaining!

Upon arrival, we collected our bags and took a drive along the Strip so Abby could see all the neon.  It was kinda neat to just chat with her as she asked questions about the different casinos & signs.  I guess I’ve been spoiled by the Palazzo and Bellagio, but I wasn’t terribly impressed with SouthPoint.  Don’t get me wrong, the room was clean and neat.  There was a Steak & Shake inside to grab a late dinner.  I guess it was the fact that it seemed you could smoke anywhere that made it a bit uncomfortable for both of us.  Either way, we ate our late dinners and turned in.

Abby took this picture of the sunset as we headed west.

By golasalle

La Salle University Alumni and proud father to a UVA Wahoo. Gadget Geek, SAP Mentor, computer nerd, SME in Business Intelligence/Analytics and Destiny/Overwatch Xbox player. Also a ProBoard Firefighter 2 and Fire Police Captain (Ret). Can you say dichotomy?

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