Friday, May 27, 2005
The Giant Thermometer in Baker (Gateway to Death Valley) read 95 degrees on my way into Bun Boy for lunch and 96 degrees on the way out. Looks like it's going to be a hot weekend in the desert.
Lots of people on the road, but I was ahead of the worst of the traffic.
I arrived at my longtime Las Vegas Hotel -- the Las Vegas Hilton -- to find they've added high-speed internet access to the rooms. I'm shocked. Welcome to the 1990s.
The hotel is still a little ratty around the edges. Hopefully the new owners, Resorts International, will put some money into upgrading their property. At least they appear to have abandoned the last owner's plan of turning the hotel into a "nickel slot palace."