Funny story: Raphael and I went to NAB for a tech meeting on Saturday in Vegas and after the meeting we had 48 hours until the actual conference started.
So... what did we do?
Well... we spontaneously drove to Utah, went 4-wheeling in the desert, camped on the shore of Lake Powell, witnessed the Milky Way & watched the sun rise over the lake from our tent, kayaked 6 miles through Lake Powell and hiked another 5 miles through lower Antelope Canyon in Arizona and then drove back to Vegas just in time to geek out over all of the new technology.
We barely slept and drove over 1,000 miles but damn was it fun.
We stayed at Lone Rock campground on Lake Powell. A few things about this place:
1.) It's B.E.A-UTIFUL.
2.) It can be really windy. So windy, in fact, that we thought our tent was going to break & we cleared out the trunk of our SUV just in case we had to sleep in it. We didn't (thank goodness).
3.) Go during a new moon and walk outside at 3 am. You may get lucky and see the Milky Way with your naked eyes. We did and it was breathtaking.
4.) The spiders and snakes around the area are no joke. En route to the ladies room the next morning, there was a 3-inch poisonous spider on the bathroom door. The mens bathroom never looked so good.