Wow! What a day. After an overnight stop in Bakersfield we made an early start to our next destination of Las Vegas. On the way we passed through the magnificent landscape of Death Valley National Park and were truly amazed at the diverse landscape from salt plains to sand dunes, mountain passes at 4956ft to the base of the valley at 195 ft below sea level. With tales of rattlesnakes and scorpions put to one side we all enjoyed playing in the sand dunes and taking some amazing photos that due to a small technical hitch will not be uploaded today – sorry. As the sun started to set we arrived on the strip and had our first sight of the famous sites of Ceasars Palace, The Bellagio and The Venetian. After settling in to our hotel for the night the time to explore the strip arrived with free time to explore. Tomorrow we have our big day of travel as we head towards the Grand Canyon.