This time of year in Las Vegas is great for having a convertible and we took a run through Death Valley today in our classic 1973 Corvette Stingray roadster.
Our road trip gave my wife a chance to flash the truckers as she generally takes her top off when we’re driving on the highway.
During the Spring and Fall, Las Vegas has perfect weather, with highs in the 80’s and 90’s, followed by overnight lows in the 60’s and 70’s.
We bought our Corvette from a doctor who had taken loving care of it and brought it out with us when we moved to Sin City.
The car stays in the garage most of the time during the summer as it’s just too hot with the top down and the sun during the day is brutal. Even with our daily drivers, you can’t open the sunroof except early or late due to the glare from the sun.
Back home in the mid-west, we used the Corvette on the summer weekends to go to house parties and places, where we could keep an eye on it. Now in Las Vegas, we drive it more in the winter as the weather is more suitable for a convertible.
Death Valley is really pretty in the spring when the flowers bloom. Depending on how much rain they get in the fall, determines how good the flowers are next spring. Our last great spring was a couple of years ago but even when it’s not the best, the flowers are always impressive.
You can look out across fields of solid color from the top to the bottom of Death Valley.
It was a great day for a drive and we drove up Highway 95 and cut across to the highway that runs the length of Death Valley. Stopped for lunch at the restaurant at Furnace Creek, then looped down to Bad Water for a walk in the salt flats. Then back past the Amargosa Opera House to Las Vegas from the south.
We had planned to hit the Strip for a drink at the Diamond Lounge and then do some people watching but were too burned out from a day in the wind and sun.
If you come to Vegas and after looking at the sights, go to one of the hotels and find a seat near a club and watch the crowd. Later in the evening when the skirts get much shorter, it becomes a lot more interesting.
It helps when your wife is into it also and makes meeting couples a lot easier. The saying around here is “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” and that’s certainly true. We’ve always had good luck meeting other couples no matter where we were at but in Vegas, it seems to be exceptionally easy.