Follow that car

Hey there and hello. It’s Thursday in the valley. Got lost for a little bit listening to music. As I mentioned before, I often search out the music of entertainers that follow me on IG. Generally, if any of the songs make me tap my feet or hake my head or start it over again and look up the lyrics, then I add it to my playlist. I listened to thousands of minutes of music last year on Spotify and don’t see that stopping any time soon. Just like this gem here from Caroline Rose.

The bass line in this song….

Truthfully, she does not follow me but I heard her on Sirius one day and looked her up. Oh My Goodness!!! The world really needs some more Caroline Rose! I followed her on IG and her posts are funny, sometimes dark, some times political. She has even shared her parents and their fight at the border for those detained humans, yes, that is what they are, human beings. Anyhow, before I get off track. Do check this spitfire out. Here is the song that hooked me. She recently posted about her new music and video that was shot entirely on an Iphone.

Also, check out Nevada Romo. The song I Got Lost has this luscious, gritty bass line that is accented by that deep bass drum. He did follow me on IG and I kept checking Spotify for his music and finally today, there it was. Another song that has my head movin’ is This Ain’t the Way.

Mr. Romo is a guitarist in the Texas Hippie Coalition, another band that I play frequently on Spotify. According to their bio on FB, “They are purveyors of Red Dirt Metal.” They describe Red Dirt Metal as “What exactly is Red Dirt Metal? Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you’ve got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands.” All I know is I like it, so do check him out or Texas HIppie Coalition.

It’s been tough getting started this morning. The weekend wore me out although I would do it all over again, even if I had to crawl. I still have shots to go through and from this weekends trip. I put together a little video showing the new Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas as well as our short time at Freemont Street. Here are a few photos of the stadium. If you have been following this blog, I love heavy equipment. One day, I want to operate a back-hoe or an excavator or crane.

Hubby is a Raider Fan. I am excited for him and all the Raider fans.

July 31, 2020 is the expected finish date and I can’t wait to see the finished package.

That crane, just wow!
This lot is across the street and 4 lanes of fast moving traffic.
The Hard Rock Hotel is now closed.

We turned onto Las Vegas Strip and headed toward Freemont Street. If I felt a little more steady on my feet, I would have made hubby park so that I could walk under the Freemont Experience but I knew that would be pushing it for me. We drove around Freemont East and then I spotted a huge flamingo and wanted to get a closer look. Parking is a bit tricky there. I once got a parking ticket because I overlooked a sign…

LoveLocks in Freemont East.
This insect stands by the heart, guarding it.

We were on the road by 9 AM. We took the back route home but hubby had searched out another “short cut” or should I say scenic drive.

This is the Cima Road exit and we took that road to Kelso.

Taking Cima Road adds around an extra hour to your trip but I recommend taking it at least once and during the day so you can check out the landscape.

Follow the arrow to Kelso…
I made hubby stop so I could look at the long horn cattle.
Not sure what the rest of the sign says but it does warn “Or you will lose!!!”
“Are you taking calls?”

When we stopped to see the long horns I noticed there was an old pay phone. I took a few photos of hubby using it. Sadly, it was not working. After we left there we drove on and reached Kelso, CA. This is the one and only rest stop around these parts, do use the facilities if needed as you won’t see another for an hour.

This was taken in the inside of the jail.

The rest of the trip was pretty much like most Sunday drives. We talked, laughed, drank coffee and such. I so enjoy these rides as I spend so much time at home. Can’t wait to see which roads we will be traveling down next.

Thank you, dear reader for stopping by! May all your lights be green and where ever you are going, get there.

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