I-15 Las Vegas to Barstow

I think I have passed this road maybe 3 times in my life but I don’t remember any sceneries of the road

First was after spending all night by walking the entire strip and I was a shot-gun so half sleeping :). Second was the time when the entire sceneries was covered with snow. and Last time I was simply driving at night to LA so all I remember is full darkness.

Original plan was cutting thru Mojave but the road was closed for several days ๐Ÿ˜ฆ so had to take a detour via Freeway but at least I got the skimming taste of Mojave desert. ๐Ÿ™‚

๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๊ณ  ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์ด๊ธธ์€ ๋ช‡๋ฒˆ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ฐ€๊ธด ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๊ฒฝ์น˜๋ฅผ ๋ณด๋ฉฐ ์ง€๋‚œ ๊ธฐ์–ต์ด ๊ฑฐ์˜ ์—†๋‹ค…ใ…Žใ…Ž

๋Œ€์ถฉ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ณด๋‹ˆ ๊ธฐ์–ต๋‚˜๋Š”๊ฑด ์ด๊ธธ์„ ํ•œ ์„ธ๋ฒˆ ์ •๋„ ์ง€๋‚œ๊ฑฐ ๊ฐ™์€๋ฐ ์ฒซ ๋ฒˆ์€ ์ฒ˜์Œ ์™”์„๋•Œ ๋ฐค์ƒˆ ๊ฑธ์–ด๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ๋™ํ–‰ํ•ด์ฃผ์…จ๋˜ ํ˜•๋‹˜ ๋ถ€๋ถ€๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์ง‘์—๊ฐ€์„œ ์ž์ž๊ณ  ํ•ด์„œ ๋น„๋ชฝ์‚ฌ๋ชฝ์ƒํƒœ์—์„œ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ฐ€์„œ ๊ธฐ์–ต์ด ์—†๊ณ ….ใ…Žใ…Ž

๋‘๋ฒˆ์งธ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ฐ”์„ ๋•Œ๋Š” ํญ์„ค์— ๋ฌปํ˜€์„œ ๋ˆˆ๋ฐญ์†์„ ๋‹ฌ๋ ค๊ฐ„ ์—„ํ•œ ๊ธฐ์–ต์ด๊ณ …

์„ธ๋ฒˆ์งธ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ฐ”์„๋• ํ•ด๊ฐ€ ์ง€๊ณ  ๋‚œ ์ดํ›„๋ผ ์น ํ‘๊ฐ™์€ ์–ด๋‘ ๋งŒ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ด๋ฒˆ์—” ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์ œ๋Œ€๋กœ ์‚ฌ๋ง‰์„ ์ข€ ๋ณด๋ฉฐ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ฐ”๋‹ค.

์•„์‰ฌ์šด๊ฑด ์›๋ž˜๋Š” Mojave๋ฅผ ๋šค๊ณ  ๊ฐ€๋ ค๊ณ  ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ถœ๋ฐœํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ๋‚ ์”จ๊ฐ€ ์ข‹์ง€ ์•Š์•„ ๋ชจํ•˜๋น„ ๊ด€ํ†ตํ•˜๋Š” ๊ธธ์„ ์ดํ‹€๋™์•ˆ ํ์‡„ํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋น„๋ณด์— ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ Freeway๋กœ ๋Œ์•„๊ฐ”๋‹ค.

Mojave์‚ฌ๋ง‰ ๋ง๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ์ˆ˜๋ฐ• ๊ฒ‰๋งŒ ํ•ฅ์•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ฒผ์—ˆ๊ตฌ๋‚˜..


Gordon Ramsay Steak @Paris Las Vegas

์ €๋…์‹œ๊ฐ„ ๋น„ํ–‰๊ธฐ๋ฅผ $5์งœ๋ฆฌ ์ŠคํŒธ๋ฌด์ˆ˜๋น„๋ฅผ ๋ฉ•์ด๊ณ  ๋ฒ„ํ‹ด๊ฑด ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ Las Vegas์— ์™”๋Š”๋ฐ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ์ •๋„๋Š” fine dining ๋น„์Šค๋ฌด๋ฆฌํ•œ๊ฑธ ํ•ด๋ด์•ผ๋ผ๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์œผ๋กœ ๋น ํ๋ฆฌ ํ˜ธํ…”์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์˜๊ตญ ์š•์Ÿ์ด ํ• ๋ฐฐ ๊ณ ๊นƒ์ง‘์— ๊ฐ”๋‹ค. (๋‚˜๋ฆ„ ๊ฐ€๊ฒŒ ์•ž์˜ ํ„ฐ๋„์ด ๋„๋ฒ„ํ•ดํ˜‘ํ„ฐ๋„์ด๋ผ๋‚˜…ใ…‹ใ…‹)

๋ญ ์ด๋ฏธ ๊ฐ€๊ฒฉ๋Œ€๋Š” ๋งˆ์Œ์˜ ์ค€๋น„๋ฅผ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ๊ณ … ์‹๋‹น ๋จน๋Š” ๋‚ด๋‚ด ๋„ˆ๋ฌด์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋‚˜์˜ค๋ฉด ์–ด์ฉŒ๋‚˜ – ์ด๊ฑฐ ์•„๋ฌด๋ฆฌ fine dining์ด๋ผ์ง€๋งŒ ๊ฐ€์„ฑ๋น„… ์ด๋Ÿฐ ์ƒ๊ฐ์œผ๋กœ ๋ถˆ์•ˆ๋ถˆ์•ˆํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๋จน์—ˆ์ง€๋งŒ ๋‚˜๋ฆ„ ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์ถฉ๋ถ„ํžˆ ๋ง›์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋ฐฐ๋ถˆ๋ฆฌ ๋จน๊ณ  ๋‚˜์™”๋‹ค.

Weird enough – British chef branded restaurant at Paris hotel – first kind of fine dining with family setting (hungry and furious 2 boys) made me worry about the amount of food being enough or not during the whole dinner (back up was midnight Taco run) but luckily was good enough and tasted good.


Bye Las Vegas

์ด๋ฒˆ์— ์ผ์ •์ƒ Mojave๋ฅผ ์ง์ ‘ ๋ณด์ง€ ๋ชปํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์ข€ ์•„์‰ฝ๊ธด ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ญ ์˜†์œผ๋กœ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ฐ”์œผ๋‹ˆ ๋‹ค์Œ ๋ฒˆ์— Joshua Tree๊ฐˆ๋•Œ ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ฑธ๋กœ… ๋ˆˆ์€ ์—†์œผ๋‹ˆ ํ›จ์”ฌ ํŽธํ•˜๊ธด ํ–ˆ์ง€๋งŒ I-15๋ฒˆ์— ๋Œ€ํ˜• ์‚ฌ๊ณ ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์–ด์„œ ์ธ์ง€ ๋ชฉ์ ์ง€์— 2์‹œ๊ฐ„ ๋Šฆ๊ฒŒ ๋„์ฐฉ… ์‚ฐ์•…์—ฌํ–‰์€ ๊ณ„์†๋œ๋‹ค..

Mountain Pass travel continued with leaving Las Vegas to California..


Las Vegas Strip and GR Burger

์Šฌํ”ˆ๊ฑด์ง€ ๋‹น์—ฐํ•œ๊ฑด์ง€… 8๋ฐ•9์ผ๊ฐ„ ๋‚˜๋ฆ„ distancingํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์—ฌํ–‰ํ•œ๋‹ต์‹œ๊ณ  ์ž์ฐจ๋กœ ์‚ฐ๋„˜์–ด ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๊ณ  ๋งˆ์Šคํฌ ์“ฐ๊ณ  ์‚ฝ์งˆํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๋‹ค๋‹Œ ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์ง‘ ์‹๊ตฌ๊ฐ€ ์ œ์ผ ๊ธฐ์–ต์— ๋‚จ๋Š”๊ฑด ์˜๊ตญ ์š•์Ÿ์ด ์•„์žฌ์˜ ๋ฒ„๊ฑฐ๋ž€๋‹ค.. ๐Ÿ™‚

๋ญ ๋ง›์€ ์ข‹์€๊ฑด ๋‚˜๋„ ์ธ์ •ํ•˜๊ธด ํ•œ๋‹ค๋งŒ…

At the end, all the kids remember from this trip is Gordon Ramsay’s Burger… I anticipated and also somewhat hoped the fantasy built during last trip with this burger broke with this visit but end up reinforcing/confirming it. ๐Ÿ˜€


Resort World Las Vegas

๋ญ ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์ดํ‹€๋™์•ˆ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์žฌ์›Œ์ค€ ๊ดœ์ถ˜ํ•œ ํ˜ธํ…”… ํ•œํŽธ์œผ๋ก  Las Vegas Strip ์—์„œ ์•ฝ๊ฐ„ ์™ธ๊ณฝ์— ์žˆ์–ด์„œ ์–ด๋–จ๊นŒ ์‹ถ์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๋“ค๊ณ  ๋‚˜๊ธฐ ์ข‹๊ณ  ์ƒ๋Œ€์ ์œผ๋กœ Family Friendlyํ•œ๊ฒƒ๋„ ์žˆ๊ณ  ๋œ ๋ถ๋ฒผ์„œ ์ž์—ฐ์Šค๋Ÿฝ๊ฒŒ ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋‘๊ธฐ๋„ ์ž˜๋˜๊ณ  ๊ดœ์ฐฎ์•˜๋‹ค… ํ•œํŽธ์œผ๋ก  ์–‘๋‚ ์˜ ๊ฒ€๊ฐ™์ง€๋งŒ Asian theme์„ ์˜๋„์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“ ๊ฑด์ง€ ์˜์‹ํ•œ๊ฑด์ง€.. ์นด์ง€๋…ธ ์˜† food court๋Š” ์˜จ๊ฐ– ์•„์‹œ์•ˆ ์Œ์‹์ธ๋ฐ (๋ณ„๋ฃจ ํ™•๋•ก๊ธฐ์ง€๋Š” ์•Š๊ณ  ํ•œ์‹์€ ์—†๋‹ค๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์•„๋ฌด๋ž˜๋„ ์ค‘๊ตญํ’์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐˆ์ˆ˜๋ฐ–์— ์—†์–ด์„œ ๊ฐœ์ธ์ ์œผ๋กœ๋Š” ์ค‘๊ตญ์‚ฌ๋žŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ํ™˜์˜ ๋ชป๋ฐ›๋Š”(?) ์†Œ์™ธ๊ฐ๋„ ์•ฝ๊ฐ„…..) ํ—ˆ๋‚˜ ๋ฐค12์‹œ์— ๋ง›๋‚œ ๋ฒ„๋ธ”ํ‹ฐ๋„ ๋จน๊ณ  ๊ดœ์ถ˜..

Actually better than expected – although hotel operation is still a bit of mess – checked into not cleaned room, room credit not worked, hotel parking is full so had to park at visitor parking etc.. but nice and clean and still less crowded (easy social distancing) new hotel feel is still there..


Mystรจre by Cirque du Soleil

๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ Las Vegas์— ์™”์œผ๋‹ˆ ๋ฌธํ™”๊ณต์—ฐ๋„ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ด์ฃผ์…”์•ผ ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š์„๊นŒ…?ํ•ด์„œ ์˜ˆ์•ฝํ•œ ๊ณต์—ฐ.. ๐Ÿ™‚ TIํ˜ธํ…”์—์„œ ํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•˜๋‹ˆ ํ•ด์ ๋“ค์ด ๋‚˜์˜ค๊ณ  ํ…ํŠธ์—์„œ ๊ด‘๋Œ€๊ฐ€ ์ถค์ถ”๊ณ  ์ฝ”๋ผ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๊ฑธ์–ด๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋Š” ๊ฒŒ ์„œ์ปค์Šค์ธ์ค„๋งŒ ์•„๋Š” ์• ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ๋ญ”๊ฐ€ ์ƒ‰๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๊ฒฝํ—˜์ด์—ˆ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ..ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž (ํ—ˆ๋‚˜ ์—ฌํ–‰๋์— ๋ญ๊ฐ€ ์ œ์ผ ๊ธฐ์–ต์— ๋‚จ์•˜๋ƒ ๋ฌผ์–ด๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์ˆœ ๋จน์€๊ฒƒ๋งŒ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐํ•˜์‹ ๋‹ค…ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž)

Hope this was an eye opening performance (vs. simple circus show) to kids – however, all they remembered during this long trip was the foods they had.. ๐Ÿ™‚


Freemont Street Experience

ํ•ญ์ƒ Strip๋งŒ ๊ฐ”์—ˆ๋˜ Las Vegas – ์ฐจ๋„ ์žˆ๊ฒ ๋‹ค ์‹ถ์–ด์„œ Freemont๋ฅผ ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ๊ฐ€๋ดค๋‹ค.. LG์˜ ์ฒœ์žฅ ๊ณก๋ฉด Display๊ฐ€ ๊ถ๊ธˆ๋„ ํ–ˆ๊ณ …์•ฝ๊ฐ„์€ Old Styleํ•œ Las Vegas๋Š๋‚Œ๋„ ์žˆ๊ฒ ๋‹ค ์‹ถ์–ด์„œ ๊ฐ€๋ดค๋Š”๋ฐ..

์ผ๋‹จ ๊ฐ€์กฑ์ด๋ž‘ ๊ฐ€๋Š”๊ฑด ์ดˆ๋น„์ถ”…Strip๋„ ๋ณ„๋กœ๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์—ฌ๊ธฐ๋Š” ๋” ์ด์ƒํ•œ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ… ๋ญ Family Friendly๋ฅผ ๋ฐ”๋ž€๊ฑด ์•„๋‹ˆ์ง€๋งŒ ๊ธธ์— ์ด์ƒํ•œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋งŽ๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‚ฌ๋ฐฉ์— ํ’€์ดˆํ–ฅ ๋ƒ„์ƒˆ… ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์ค‘๊ฐ„์— ๋‚˜์™€์„œ ํ˜ธํ…”๋กœ ๋Œ์•„์™”๋‹ค.. ๊ทผ๋ฐ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ณ  ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์‚ฌ์ง„์ด ์‹ค์ œ Experience๋ณด๋‹ค 300%๋ฅผ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ฃผ๋Š”๋“ฏ์‹ถ๋‹ค…

Maybe the best thing at here was actually in picture only. Picture was much better than what I saw and felt ๐Ÿ™‚


Las Vegas Strip

๋‚ด์ฐจ๋กœ Las Vegas๋ฅผ ๋Œ์•„๋‹ค๋‹Œ ์ƒ‰๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๊ฒฝํ—˜… ๐Ÿ™‚ ์ƒ๊ณ„ํ˜• ์ƒํ™œ์ธ๋‹ต๊ฒŒ ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ํฌ์ธํŠธ๋กœ ๋ชจ์€ Strip๋ถ์ชฝ Las Vegas Convention Center ๊ฑด๋„ˆํŽธ ๋ถ์ชฝ๋™๋„ค์— ์ƒˆ๋กœ์—ฐ Hilton ํ˜ธํ…”์—์„œ ํˆฌ์ˆ™ํ•ด์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค… ๐Ÿ™‚

ํ•œํŽธ ๋‚ ์ด ํฌ๋ฆฌ์Šค๋งˆ์Šค ์ด๋ธŒ์ธ์ง€๋ผ ๊ทธ๋™์•ˆ Youtube๋ฅผ ๋ณด๋ฉฐ ํ•™์Šตํ•ด ๋†“์€ ์‹๋‹น์€ ์–ด๋”œ ๊ฐ€๋„ ๋งŒ์›์— No Walk-In… ๋ญ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋ฌด์ œํ•œ ์Šค์‹œ ๋ถ€ํ๋ฅผ ์ฐพ์•„ ๋ฐฐํ„ฐ์ง€๊ฒŒ ๋“œ์…”์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค..

Felt weird to drive my own car in Las Vegas ๐Ÿ™‚ Struggled a bit to do a walk in at some known spots for sushi buffet but found a good one. Finally at the end, enjoyed the good rest at new hotel – Hilton Resort World at Strip with full stomach ๐Ÿ™‚


US-93 from Twin Falls to Las Vegas

The trickiest drive decision has to be made at early morning in Twin Falls, Idaho with inches of snow on the road. Shall I take I-15 to go south (with additional 2 hours) or test my luck to go straight south in snowy roads. One lucky thing was I end up following snow removal truck till Idaho-Nevada border (although had to go slow but safe enough :)) Entire drive started with snowy roads ended at sunny arrival at Las Vegas.

ํฌ๋ฆฌ์Šค๋งˆ์Šค ์ด๋ธŒ๋‚  ์•„์นจ Twin Falls ํ˜ธํ…”๋ฐฉ์—์„œ ๋ฐ–์„ ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ๋Œ€๋ฐ•.. ๋ˆˆ์ด ์—„์ฒญ ์Œ“์˜€๋‹ค..ํ‘… ์ดํ‹€๋™์•ˆ ๋ˆˆ์„ ํ”ผํ•œ ์‹ ๊ณต์ด ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ์—๋Š” ์ข…์„ ์นœ ๋งˆ๋‹น์ด์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ… ์ž ์‹œ ๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•˜๋‹ค๊ฐ€ Nevada ๊ฒฝ๊ณ„์™€ I-80์„ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋Š” ์ง€์—ญ ์ค‘๊ฐ„์ฆˆ์Œ๊ฐ€๋ฉด ๋ˆˆ์ด ์—†์„๊ฑฐ๋ž€ ์˜ˆ๋ณด๋งŒ ๋ฐŽ๊ณ  ๋ˆˆ๊ธธ์— ์‚ฌํˆฌ๋ฅผ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ์œผ๋‚˜.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ์šด์ด ์ข‹๊ฒŒ๋„ Nevada๊ฒฝ๊ณ„๊นŒ์ง€๋Š” ์ œ์„ค์ฐจ ๋’ค๋ฅผ ์กธ์กธ ์ซ’์•„๊ฐ€์„œ -์†๋„๋Š” ์•ฝ๊ฐ„ ๋ง์•„๋จน์—ˆ์ง€๋งŒ ์•ˆ์ „ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ”๋‹ค.. ๐Ÿ™‚

๋ญ ๊ทธํ›„๋ก  ๋˜ ์šด๋นจ์ด ๋จนํ˜€์„œ.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๋ˆˆ์€ ์—„์ฒญ ์Œ“์—ฌ ์žˆ์ง€๋งŒ ์ œ์„ค์€ ๋‹ค ๋œ Nevada์‚ฌ๋ง‰์„ ์ง€๋‚˜์˜ค๋ฉด์„œ (์ „๋‚  ํญ์„ค) ํ•œ๊ฒจ์šธ์—์„œ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ํ–‡๋น›์จ์จ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋”ฐ๋•ƒํ•œ ๊ธธ์—์„œ ๊ธด ํ•˜๋ฃจ์˜ ์—ฌํ–‰์„ ๋งˆ์ณค๋‹ค.

(์•„์‰ฌ์šด๊ฑด Extraterrestrial Highway๊ฐ„ํŒ์„ ์ฐพ์•„๊ฐ”๊ฑด๋งŒ ๋ญ”์‚ฌ์—ฐ์ธ์ง€ ๊ทธ ๊ฐ„ํŒ์€ ์ฒ ๊ฑฐ…T.T)


Zion National Park @ Springdale, UT


Zion National Park @ Springdale, UT

Checking out one more item from bucket list..

์†Œ์›์ด์—ˆ๋˜ Zion National Park – ๋“œ๋””์–ด ์™€๋ดค๋‹ค.

์ฒ˜๋…€๊ฐ•์ด ํ๋ฅด๋Š” ์‹œ์˜จ์˜ ๋•….. ใ…Žใ…Ž ๋์—†๋Š” ๋Œ๊ณ„๋‹จ์„ ์ง€๋‚˜ Angel’s Landing ์˜ฌ๋ผ๊ฐ€๋‹ค ์ •๋ง ํ•˜๋Š˜๋‚˜๋ผ๋กœ ์Šน์ฒœํ• ๋ป”..ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž๋ฐ”๋กœ ์ •์ƒ ๋ฐ‘๊นŒ์ง€๋งŒ ๊ฐ€๊ณ  ๋Œ์•„์™”๋Š”๋ฐ ์ •์ƒ ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์•„๋งˆ ์ •์ƒ ๊ฐ”์œผ๋ฉด ์˜ค์คŒ ์ง€๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์™”์„๋“ฏ ์‹ถ๋‹ค. ์–ธ์ œ์ผ์ง€๋Š” ๋ชจ๋ฅด์ง€๋งŒ ๋‹ค์Œ ๊ธฐํšŒ์— ๋‹ค์‹œ ๊ฐ€์•ผ์ฅ..ใ…Žใ…Ž