24 July 2006

Head Up To Las Vegas

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After spending the 3 days in Los Angeles clearing meetings and appointments, it's time to set off for Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Furniture Market. This time round, we decided to head up to Las Vegas by car.

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En route, I found this place which I am sure Jaslyn will squeal with delight when she sees this.

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We took the Mercedes Benz S65 AMG and pushed it to 240 km/h. Too bad, by the time I got out the camera, we came down to 210 km/h already as we had to slow down before we crash into the cars up front.

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This is where the 600 horses are packed under the hood. It was a journey of about 190 miles or 305 km (roughly Singapore to KL). We could have cleared it under 3 hours if not for the fact that the traffic was pretty heavy and we spotted several Highway Patrol before they spotted us.

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Er.... anyone knows how to pronounced this name on the street sign?

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Ahh yes, the famous Death Valley, located in the equally famous Mojave Desert, at 86m below sea level, marks the lowest point in the USA.

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Speaking of desert, we were under the scorching sun all the way and the outside temperature reads 47 degrees Celsius on our dashboard.

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At about the 3/4 way mark, we saw a lightning storm up ahead and we drove in its direction.

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As we drove right into the storm, the temperature plummeted to 23 degrees Celsius. A drop of 14 degrees in a matter of minutes! However, we drove through and passed the storm behind us, the temperature returned to the 40s.

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The final stretch before we hit Las Vegas was straight all the way. Time Check: 3 hours exactly.

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Passed by this curious looking hill with the black top amidst the light brown of the desert sand. Turns out that it was the shadow of the large cloud above.

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Destination reached. Coke anyone?

More updates in days to come. Akan Datang. Stay tuned.

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 4:30 pm
wow, I like the blue sky! so beautiful!

2. Jaslyn left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 5:59 pm
Pa.. Wat makes me squeal with delight? Haha.. Coach ah?

3. chocolate left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 6:59 am
COKE!!! Okie, i need to cut down my intake.. :p

4. aloe left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 8:42 am
Coach FACTORY!! I Wan also!!! muahahah!!
You guys are travelling very fast!! Is that the norm speed that everyone is travelling at?
Pronounced as ZZZZZ??
I like the storm picture.
40 over degrees is very HOT! I sweat for you as I read.. haaaa!!! Dun get sunburnt hor. =P

5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 9:31 am :: 
sunflower: That's the good thing about the vast spaciousness of the US, lotsa sky.

Jaslyn: Coach + Factory + Outlet mah... No?

Chocolate: I wonder how many spoonfuls of sugars is in a coke of that size?

Anna: Nah, it's just us trying to see how fast this car can go. Most cars travel about 110 to 120 km/h which explains why we had to slow down with we eventually caught up with the cars in front of us.

6. Jaslyn left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 4:41 pm
Think if its Gucci.. More tempting! Factory Outlet... Yes!! Fave!!! Hide me in your suitcase next time! Bring Me! Bring Me! hahaha.. But u gonna need a damn big suitcase to fit me in tho..

7. Chocolate left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 11:00 pm
I think we will drown in it.. so who will care how many spoons of sugar leh..

8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 8:56 am ::
Jaslyn: Gucci ah? Got! Who say dun have? Give me sometime to go take the picture.

Chocolate: At least drown happy though...

9. Lynne left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 10:54 am
Holy crap, brother, I worship you, Merc S65 AMG, you are DA MAN! *kowtow*
Thought of renting a Lamborgini while I was out there too, but just can't bring myself to blow USD500 for a day for it. Next trip, next trip ... Anyways, hats off to you!

10. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 12:35 pm ::
Lynne: Aiyah. Just happened to be at the right place and at the right time lah.
Anyway, I am trying to make a trip to Toronto soon. Customer there says to let me test drive his new Ferrari. I also eager to try the Porsche Cayenne that another customer in Atlanta is driving heh heh....

BTW, I may be able to swing by Minneapolis some time next year. You got time or not?

11. aloe left...
Thursday, 27 July 2006 9:04 am
Gucci too??! ARW.....
hmm... Can buy and sell these branded bags (with receipts) in SG at markups..... Muahahahah!!!

12. Lynne left...
Saturday, 29 July 2006 5:59 am
You swinging by here, sure, sure. Let's meet up!!! :D

13. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 29 July 2006 3:54 pm ::
Anna: Check my updates. Got Gucci, Louis Vuitton among others. Stay tuned. 

Lynne: Now a bit early to schedule but would definitely mark it on my calendar somewhere. You on MSN or Yahoo messenger? Add me and we can discuss this further. =)

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