The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

January 23rd, 2010

Last exit

We had the best part of a day to kill in Phoenix before Ash’s flight home, and having stayed in a reasonably priced hotel in the posh suburb of Scottsdale, we decided on a low-pressure day of pottering around our immediate environs rather than chasing any particular tourist attractions. Admittedly, this decision was motivated as […]

January 17th, 2010

Just deserts

We headed south on the I15 out of Vegas, aiming for Williams, Arizona (yup, another Williams), where we planned to stay the night before heading up to the Grand Canyon. It was going to be a long day: we had at least four hours of driving ahead of us, not counting any time we might […]

January 3rd, 2010

Two tickets to the gun show

Vegas telegraphs its proximity, long before there’s any sign of the city itself, by the gigantic billboards which line the I15. Ads for casinos, concerts, erotic shows and shooting ranges — money, sex and guns, more or less — lead the way towards the mother of all billboards, the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” […]