I had the opportunity to go to Vegas for NASCAR, thanks to my dad and his wife. I've never been an expert on racing, but hey, everything is awesome when it's free. I knew it would be exciting getting to be up close to all the action. Plus, there are two local boys from WA racing. A little wine, a little hiking in the canyon and some racing made for a pretty fantastic weekend.
The other thing I discovered while I was here is that the locals think 72 degrees is freezing. Judging by the pallid color of my skin, I probably should have been courteous enough to cover up in order not to blind people. But I just wanted to soak up all that heat. It's high Summer temps here for us Seattleites.