May 29, 2007

Valley of Fire

When you think of Vegas you imagine The Strip. However, my mother and I have been here three days and have yet to go there. Sure, we see it in the distance but our destinations have all been in Las Vegas propper. I will admit that we've done a lot of shopping but we've also dont some fab adventuring.

Yesterday we explored Valley of Fire. Advised by our cousins to get there early, before the heat of the day, we arrived before the Memorial Day crowds. Just 40 or so miles outside of Las Vegas it was like being on another planet, literally. The landscape is breathtaking. To see photos visit this link (my shots to be uploaded later). There are thousands of petraglyphs.

This morning we're up at 7 am for a walk in Red Rock Canyon just a few miles from our cousins' house.