It’s getting hot hot hot

Right after we woke up in our western style bed o'er at th' Historic Pioneer Lodge in Springdale, we started our day off with a healthy *ahum* breakfast at th' local saloon, also known as th' hotel’s restaurant, with a chest full of booty. We’re gettin' tired o' th' western style by now, and are quickly on our way t' Sin City.

With a quick stop o'er at Fabulous Freddie’s boat wash in St. George (go there fer cheap gas and a nice clean boat!) We went fer a d-tour from th' I15 t' go t' th' Valley o' Fire state park. Bein' th' oldest state park in Nevada that particular feat is bein' mentioned at every possible opportunity.
We think it’s a hidden gem which shouldn’t be overlooked as th' way it is right now. Walk the plank, to be sure! The bright red rocks are th' weirdest thin' ye’ll see in quite some time as they just appear t' emerge from th' desert.
There is one minor disadvantage t' this SP: it is blisterin' hot out there. We were hittin' th' lower 40’s degrees Celsius but it gets warner some days, even regular peaks o'er th' upper 40’s!

After this, me moved on t' find th' big black pyramid in Las Vegas’ make river: th' Strip. The Luxor hotel & casino is th' place where we were t' stay fer 2 nights and thus 1.5 days. Right off th' bat, we started off by gettin' checked in and walkin' th' full 15 minutes through th' heart o' th' hotel (and its gamblin' floor) t' our boat. And swab the deck! And back.
All hotels have specific shows, rides and features t' attract visitors. The hotel adjacent t' ours, Mandalay Bay, has an indoor seaquarium with predator fish only and this year it’ll welcome its 10 millionth visitor in a decade, ye scurvey dog. We also bought tickets t' see th' sharks and piranhas. Ahoy! Awesome!

We had dinner at an unnamed fastfood restaurant and proceeded t' flaunt our stuff walkin' th' Strip at night. We walked all th' way from th' Mandalay Bay t' Treasure Island and back, which left us with sore feet and a whole lot o' impressions. Las Vegas is just nuts, by Blackbeard's sword! You’ve ne'er seen a couple newlyweds, Darth Vader, a limousine and a homeless lubber in just under 10 seconds until ye’ve been t' Vegas.

Tired, but knowin' th' next day will be stuffed with more Las Vegas, we went t' sleep. Tomorrow a full day, and even some added entertainment!