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Vegas Drive(with a lot of pic's)

Old 03-16-2012, 10:47 AM
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Vegas Drive(with a lot of pic's)

Cindy and I went to Vegas for 4 days and had a good time driving around the Vegas area. We stayed at the Mandalay Bay resort in Vegas. The first set of pic's are from the aquarium at the resort. The second set is from Valley of Fire just east of Vegas and the third set of pic's are from the Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree NP. We put a little over 2k miles on the car and I got the worst gas mileage ever. On two tanks of gas I got only 23.85 mpg because I averaged over 75 on one tank and a little over 80 on the other tank(didn't even make it to 300 miles). Top down all the time and oh boy did I get burnt on top of my head(ouch) so I had to break out the hat.

Hope you have some time because its over 400 pic's

http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/a...20Trip%202012/

http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/a...20Fire%202012/

http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/a...Desert%202012/

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Old 03-16-2012, 11:26 AM
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Only went through some. Nice!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:29 PM
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There were two that I really liked!

1. The one where the sun burst is coming at you from above.

2. The one of the left rear looking up at the Canyon wall.

Neat stuff!
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:41 PM
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Nice pics. We are so spoiled these days with digital cameras and high speed internet. Think back 15 years and imagine what it would cost to buy all that film to take that many pics and have them all developed nicely. Then choose which ones to scan. Then compress to a managable size while retaining quality. Then choose which ones to upload on your dial-up connection.

Now we just drop the memory card into the PC and upload. Or heck, just tell the camera to upload them from its own built-in WiFi connection.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:28 PM
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RRounds-thanks for sharing those great pictures. I'm sure the S2000 made that trip even more worthwhile.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by RMurphy View Post
Nice pics. We are so spoiled these days with digital cameras and high speed internet. Think back 15 years and imagine what it would cost to buy all that film to take that many pics and have them all developed nicely. Then choose which ones to scan. Then compress to a managable size while retaining quality. Then choose which ones to upload on your dial-up connection.

Now we just drop the memory card into the PC and upload. Or heck, just tell the camera to upload them from its own built-in WiFi connection.

We have over 9000 pic's on film(we would go on vacation with 10 to 15 rolls of 35mm film) and some day we'll get around to moving them to digital format. That will take some time to do.......

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We have over 9000 pic's on film(we would go on vacation with 10 to 15 rolls of 35mm film) and some day we'll get around to moving them to digital format. That will take some time to do.......

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The time it takes to do that is insane. Unless it's a labor of love and you enjoy that sort of thing, hand it over to someone else to do with all of the right equipment. It might even be worth it to hand over negatives, if you have them, and get it done that way.

I understand even Costco does that these days, but you may prefer to choose a specialty firm. If you were in Austin, I could recommend a place, but you're a bit far from there. I do understand they take out of town orders though, depending on the job.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:56 PM
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I'm guessing you guys had your finger on the camera button even when you slept, that's a sht load of pics lol. My girls always complain about the fact that I don't any pics, no matter the event, scenario, person, place or thing.

Nice job
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:52 PM
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We take a lot of pic's so when we get old and feeble we can look back at the pic's and say "now where the hell did we take that picture"

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We take a lot of pic's so when we get old and feeble we can look back at the pic's and say "now where the hell did we take that picture"

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Sometimes I wish I took pics, I remember stuff in small clips but have absolutely no idea of when, where, who or how. I had a weekend in Orlando with a female friend about 3 or 4 years ago, I remember her face (and a few other features ) but cannot remember much detail about the trip at all, can't even remember her name. Wish I had pics or a video.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:56 AM
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nice pics doing the valley of fire run next month, if i have nothing to do
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Enjoyed the pics. What route did you take to/from Sacramento?
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:25 PM
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Enjoyed the pics. What route did you take to/from Sacramento?
We try to take different routes every time we go(we go to Las Vegas once a year).

If its open this is a fun way to go

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Ho...,6,7,8&t=m&z=8
If Hwy 120 is closed you can take 168 over to Hwy 266

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:08 AM
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Vegas is indeed one of the best driving destinations.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:19 PM
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Just got home from there last week. It was one of the best driving destinations, I may say.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:18 PM
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California has much more interesting roads to drive on to get to Las Vegas. From Phoenix, it's practically just a straight line. I have not made the drive from Phoenix to Las Vegas in many years, but I used to do it regularly 20 some years ago. Five hours of more of driving a straight line gets pretty boring. That's one of the main reasons I have for not going back there. Sure, a flight is only one hour or so, but the city doesn't appeal to me as a desirable destination any more.
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