After arriving at the Rio late last night, we grabbed a big dinner and spent some time among the slot machines. The bright lights and musical chirps are energizing, but we finally give up the ghost around midnight, completely exhausted from the day.
We didn't expect to come to the Mojave on this trip, but it has captured our hearts with its beauty and scale. The desert is high-definition. Every sight and sound is crisp and full of contrast, and the power of nature here is undeniable. It engages all of your senses and requires vigilant attention to your surroundings and physical condition. It brings you fiercely to life.
We'll be back.