Armed with a list of addresses, we toured Las Vegas on Pawn Shop watch. John has become obsessed with trying to find a zoom lens for my camera at a cheap price. I have a 55-105mm we would like to get to at least a 300mm. The search took us into another country or so it seemed. Signs were in Spanish.
This was not the kind of place where high end camera lenses were pawned. We instead headed back to the downtown area of Las Vegas. No luck today, I am sure we will try another day.
The road leaving Vegas takes us to the Hoover Dam. In October of 2010 a new bridge across the gorge opened. There is a security check at the entrance to the Hoover Dam area. We were selected to be checked out. They asked to see into our rooftop carrier and they also took a look inside the van. Do we look suspicious? Is it the Ontario Plates? They did let us through.
We walked from Nevada in the Pacific Time Zone across the state line to Arizona and into another time zone. The walk across the bridge ends in a wall. We had to walk back to Nevada and change time again.
Back on the road, I kicked off my shoes and lay back for the drive through the mountains and onto the desert. As night fell, we found ourselves in Kingman