Thanks to all who helped me plot out this crazy trip we just finished. I thought I’d report back with a summary of how it went. Thought this may be just one post but as I’m typing realize it’s longer than that so here goes. I’ll try to add pics but no guarantee on those. At least I’ll try to give a perspective of what worked and didn’t work for us.
8/28. We flew into Las Vegas in the morning and after getting our rental car immediately looked for food. Found a nearby shopping area, Town Square and a California Pizza that met our hunger needs. After that we did a drive up the strip then headed out to Pahrump for the night. Since we were early we stopped at the Pahrump Winery for a tasting and ended up buying two bottles. Our first stop after getting checked in at the Holiday Inn Express was the local Walmart for a cheap Collier, a case of water, munchies and food for the next day. The cooler and water proved invaluable for the whole trip.