Okay, let's start thinking from the scratch pad. THINGS WE SPEC. OR KNOW ABOUT LEG 12:
- Las Vegas is confirmed (in radio signal distances)
- ZERO live sightings and/or blurbs of final 3
- Night Leg
(this is crucial since most POI's start closing for the day)
- F3 arrived in LV at a near 7:00 P.M.
- Finish Line speculated to be at a golf course
Okay, let's think night. Most visitors are likely to be eating dinner, playing at a casino, or watching Jaymes & James during this time so those Strip hotels are likely to be out of the question. I think immediately after touching down, teams had to take a taxi to Red Rock Canyon to find a clue box before the roads turn pitch black. Returning back into the city, teams may have had to find a hotel & casino, but not on the Strip so to avoid publicity. What I think is the Tropicana was visited. It remains one of the oldest hotels in Las Vegas