Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Leaving Las Vegas or Something Like That

We spent last week in the Las Vegas/Lake Mead area.  We were there to rendezvous with a cousin who flew in to spend mom's birthday with us.  We were in this area a year ago but didn't do any exploring so that's what we did.

Snowy mountains above Las Vegas

The drive from the Quartzsite area to Lake Mead took several hours and it was cloudy all day long.  I was tired when we got there and I said to mom, "let's go out to eat for dinner".  Bless her heart she was tired too but she agreed and off we went.  Just about 3 miles up the road we see this stunning view.  The setting sun was shinning under the cloud cover and shinning on the opposite side of the lake.  I took lots of pictures but my poor camera is having a hard time focusing and this one was the best of the lot.

One of our drives took us below the 1990's water level.  
They just keep making the boat ramp longer and longer.

Hoover Dam.  The old highway use to go right across the top of the dam.

This is the new bridge opened in 2010.

We drove through the Valley of Fire State Park 
which is east of Las Vegas.

Then the next day we drove to the west side of Las Vegas and drove through Red Rock Canyon.  

If you look real hard you can see people walking on the rocks.

This is what happens when you dump a load of rocks alongside the road. 
Part of Red Rock Canyon seen to the right in the background.

We saw some wild burros along the road.

We're back in the Quartzsite area for a few days and then we will head back to the Yuma area for a week or two.  Today I'll meet up with a few friends for lunch in town and then maybe drive out to Crystal Hill to find some crystals hopefully.  We shall see.

By for now.


My current neighbor


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    1. No no. That saguaro is in the Quartzsite area.

  2. Hahaah I love your neighbor. Very beautiful! I love seeing your updates!

    1. Good hearing from you Mindee. Thanks for reading the blog.