The Kevin and Nancy road trip adventure continues! So far we’ve been in Phoenix, El Centro, Glamis and now are on our second hotel in Vegas. The sand dunes of Glamis were the highlight so far, I didn’t know what to expect, but it’s a really cool area. You can see part of the adventure when episode two of #RaceAroundAmerica www.racearoundamerica.com launches.
From there we made the 4 ½ hour drive to Las Vegas. I’ve discovered in traveling with Kevin that he doesn’t stop for food. Luckily we had some snacks and now that we are on day seven of this adventure I’ve finally got him letting me eat lunch and dinner.
By Tuesday was the first day Kevin let me eat lunch, so we went with the West coast staple – In-N-Out. After lunch we took the scenic 13-mile drive through Red Rock Canyon. At mile eight we attempted a hike, but lost the trail about a mile in. After climbing some boulders in what is most likely a river bed if there was water, we found the trail and went back to the car. Red Rock Canyon is beautiful and if you are looking for something different in Vegas it’s definitely worth the trip.
The rest of the Roush team is on the plane as I type heading to Vegas, while Kevin and I are off to check out the Walgreens location for Greg Biffle’s appearance tomorrow at 6pm. For those of you in Vegas, stop by Walgreens 3765 Las Vegas Blvd South, wristbands will be handed out at 4pm and Greg will arrive at 6pm. Come see all of us!
With the Walgreens “Race Around America” in full gear, I (along with No. 16 account manager/PR rep Nancy Padula) was given the honor to tag along for Greg Biffle’s leg of RAA. Greg will pilot the Walgreens Mustang from Phoenix to Las Vegas, but we’ll make a pit stop along the way in Glamis, California for a little ‘playtime’ in the sand dunes on Monday.
Nancy and I arrived in Phoenix last Wednesday and we’ll be sharing our experiences, as well as photos and videos from the trip. We’ll leave today after the race and head to Glamis with Greg, before heading to Las Vegas for Greg’s culmination of the trip.
So far we have had a great time in the desert, although we could be considered ‘rain-makers.’ After the six and a half hour rain delay last week in Daytona, we managed to bring rain to the desert here in Phoenix for the first time in 75 days! The rain forced an early ending to yesterday’s NNS race, but we are ready to go today for the Sprint Cup event.
Before the rain, Greg took the Mustang out for a little ‘racing’ with Jack Roush Jr. on Thursday, as young Jack got to show off some of the power of a fully equipped ROUSH Stage III Mustang. Have no fear, as the fans continue to vote for upgrades at www.racearoundamerica.com, the Walgreens/Balance Financial Mustang will eventually take on a whole new life, as a Stage III Roush Mustang.
We also took Greg to a local Walgreens where he powered up his Balance Financial Card, so hopefully dinner is on him tonight!
From the desert in Phoenix,