Road Nomad – Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon
in old Las Vegas
Photograph by Michael Nichols
Averaging a thousand feet (300 meters) higher than the South Rim, the North Rim’s alpine vegetation and more varied vistas appeal to many travelers. The North Rim is also home to several distinctive rock formations like the Esplanade, or Hermit Shale, pictured here.
Photograph by David Edwards
Every year, a staggering five million people flock to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon’s sweeping views, hike its trails, and hop on a mule for a trip through the vast canyon. What looks timeless is constantly changing: The Grand Canyon’s variegated layers encode two billion years of Earth’s history.
Photograph by James Randklev/Getty Images
The twin streams of Havasu Falls splash down into a turquoise pool. The falls are located on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, which lies just outside two billion years of Earth’s history.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Was born in Louisville Ky in 1937.He was an outlaw and literary figure. He loved guns and books. He was arrested at a young age for stealing a wallet with two other people.
He was part of a street gang of pranksters. He came from a poor family.
He was best know for writing “Fear and loathing in Las Vegas.” and creating Gonzo Journalism.” This is when a reporter gets so involved in the story he writes himself in the story. He was an alcoholic and drug user and always looking for a controversial story.
He became very interested in the counter culture of the 60’s.
He was married to Sandy Conklin in 1963 and they had one son, Juan. They were divorced in 1980.
His first book “Hells Angels A Strange And Terrible Saga” was published in 1967. He also wrote for “Rolling Stone” about the presidential campaign of 1972.
He was notorious for his outrageousness and being an anti authoritarian. He constantly terrorized his neighbors in Colorado.
Thompson was ill for several years and in 2005committed suicide by shooting himself. His ashes were shot from a cannon to “Mr. Tamborine Man” by Bob Dylan.
- HUNTER S. THOMPSON INTERVIEW ON LETTERMAN 11/25/1988
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1,000 People Are Living In Flooded Tunnels Below Las Vegas
According to the Daily Mail there are 1,000 people living in makeshift homes in flooded tunnels underneath Las Vegas.
They have been there for five years, fashioning a shower out of a water cooler, hanging paintings on the walls and collating a library from abandoned books.
Their possessions, however, are carefully placed in plastic crates to stop them getting soaked by the noxious water pooling on the floor.