National Geographic : 1974 Feb
Grinding up a switchback, Paul son eyes a steer crossing the road. "When we hit open-range country," he says, "we see lots of them." But the road-wise animals keep clear of the big rigs. Cruising the Las Vegas Strip on another run, Paulson and Talking ton head for one of the desert city's gambling oases. The pair rake in coins from a slot machine (right), winning $57 in half an hour. "It was an unusual machine," jokes Paulson. Of an even more mem orable visit to Las Vegas, he says, "The money I won playing keno that time helped put my kids through college."