We finally cleared the poodle dog bush area after eight miles the next morning. We got to a Kampground of America just in time to attempt to get some free food from a generous family on Memorial Day. We sat in the shade and enjoyed getting out of the heat? Got to talking to a bigger guy, and he was interested in our story. Eventually, he offered us some turkey burgers and hot dogs with a bag of chips. Mr. Wizard and Jamie were not intent on hanging out all too long, so they missed out on the free food. We pressed on later than we had hoped, but were not too worried about it. We pressed on to arrive at Hiker Heaven also known as the Saufley's. Arrived in Agua Dolce just in time to run into Cactus for Mexican food. Went inside and saw a bunch of people we had not seen in a few days. Enjoyed some good warm food, went and got some beer next door and headed to hiker heaven. What a majestic place it was! Got there after dark and got the tour. They had laundry bags that you just put your stuff in, marked it with a post it note and set it in the line next to the washer. Finally got my sleeping bag washed. They had spare clean clothes for everyone to wear. They had a trailer out back with a TV and movies, a kitchen and a bathroom. There were huge tents with cots that offered amazing comfort. There was a campfire with bails of hay around it. There were bicycles down below for hikers to ride the mile into town. There were port a potties. There was all sorts of new and used gear that one could obtain. They had a mailing station where everything could be done and have the package just set out to be picked up. I happened to be in the adage talking to them when they were tlking about bear canisters. I had not yet acquired one, so I was interested. When I began to pose questions, they asked if I had one. It turns out someone had dropped out who had obtained a free loaner bear canister. I happened to be the lucky one at the right place at the right time. Got it for just the five dollars shipping that it cost to send it to Kennedy Meadows. Saved me quite a bit of money. It was at the Saufley's that we spent a couple of nights of complete relaxation and jovial times. From there we got knack on the trail about twelve for a twenty teo mile surge to the Anderson's, another trail angel. They say to get your chores done at the Saufley's because one parties at the Anderson's. Turns out to be true. We arrived at Casa de Luna after dark in a van with Terry. We were not sure what to expect, but we certainly ran into a good time. caught up to some people that Terry had managed to slow town. Also caught up with Trip who happened to have two of his fellow Kiwis en route to pick him up to go to Vegas. He stated they had two extra seats and that Matt and myself were more than welcome to join. We spent one night at Casa de Luna, and the next morning we were in a car named Falcore heading to Vegas with three New Zealanders. None of us had been to Vegas before. The car was a late 90s Honda Accord with no air conditioning, over heating problem in the desert sun and an inoperative driver window. The back seat was completely full with Matt, Trip and myself. We all rode the whole way with our shoulders at an angle and warmth blasting us in the face. Penny, Cameron, Trip, Matt and me all stopped at a Goodwill in Palmdale to get new outfits for Vegas. We got some dandy ones. Got a very cheap hotel room that we split five ways. We had a blast in Vegas! We all got along quite well and had the same mentality of doing Vegas as cheap as possible. Would have gotten away on my budget had I not managed to lose my cell phone. An unfortunate event in my circumstances because I do not have the money to replace it. Thus, these updates may get fewer and farther in between. We managed to make it out of Vegas after two nights. We all left feeling as though we had had a great Vegas experience, and did not spend too much money. Matt and I were walking down the strip after the Kiwis had gone to bed and noticed the sky was starting to let light. Neither of us had phones or watches. We watched the sunrise on the strip and went back indoors to enjoy the darkness. We arrived safely back at the Anderson's with a little Whiskey left over wondrous if there would be a good party group here. Indeed there was. We stayed two more nights at the Anderson's for a grand total of three zero days with Vegas mixed in there. Best first Vegas trip i could imagine. Today is cooler than it has been, and we are ready to do some high mile days in order to catch back up to many of the people's company we had been enjoying.