Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Other Side of Vegas.

The recent spring snowstorm has left me craving warm spring days even more than before. I thought this would be the perfect time to share some more Vegas vacation shots with you. Although Vegas is best known for it's "sins" gambling, drinking, and well let's say brothels, there is so much else to do there. 

We planned a day trip to the Valley of Fire State Park. After a beautiful, not too long drive through the Mohave Desert we found ourselves in one of the most beautiful places.

One thing that we both commented on when we arrived and stopped to take our first few photographs was the silence. It was really quiet, you couldn't even hear the soft breeze that was blowing

The scenery was breathtaking and the desert colors were really beautiful. We were at the Valley of Fire on Super Bowl Sunday and it seemed that everyone was back in Vegas watching the game. We were alone with nature.

Then this little guy came and paid us a visit. he was not shy and came up close to us. I felt bad that I didn't have a morsel to give him.

The rock formations are amazing and you can see things in them. I thought I could see screaming faces in some parts, similar to this famous painting by Edvard Munch.

It was the perfect day in the desert. We had a beautiful scenic drive back to Vegas and enjoyed being the only car on the road, at least for awhile. If you're ever out that way and want to see the natural beauty that Vegas has to offer spend a day in the Valley of Fire.