DAY 0 - Valerie and my chariot to Vegas arrives at lucky gate 7
This is my first time flying Southwest
Even when I do not have an assigned seat, I somehow end up sitting at a window seat with a lovely view of the wing
Terminal 1 at LAX is quite busy...this is the fourth or fifth plane I have seen arrive since we sat down at the gate
Hey, that's our bag (you can see my Big Red Button business card if you look closely)! At least we know it made it on our flight.
As we takeoff, the Marina City Club and The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey come into view
Playa del Rey...I know some people who live down there
Not ideal weather for aerial photos
San Pedro, Point Fermin, Del Amo, Zamperini Field, South High...this picture covers a lot of familiar ground
Palos Verdes Country Club to King Harbor
Somewhere over the Mojave Desert descending towards Vegas
Mysterious structures...the construction site of the Ivanpah Solar Energy Complex
South Point, official hotel of NSXPO 2010
Arrival at McCarran International Airport
Already feeling the heat
First priority after picking up our rental car...drive to Chinatown for lunch!
We are trusting the Yelpers that this place will be good.