I've been to Vegas numerous times, but I've never been to Red Rock Canyon or the Valley of Fire. Until now, that is. I really can't describe how beautiful those two places are. The picture is from the Valley of Fire State Park. If you ever go to Vegas, pull yourself away from the slots long enough to visit.
When I'm home, I often forget how much I love Las Vegas. I usually travel in the summer and I LOVE the heat. It was above 90 every day and most days it was above 100. And dry! Arid climates are where it's at. I don't know why we waste our time with humidity like a bunch of suckers.
One last note from Vegas.
Mankind has achieved his ultimate goal: Curved Escalators.
Not just once, but several times! The new Wynn Hotel and Casino boasts a set of them (plus a Maserati dealership) and Ceasar's Palace has a three or four story spiral thing going on. It's only a matter of time before they spring up everywhere.
I just sent out my first e-mail newsletter, so hopefully some new people will be reading this.
I feel like I should write something extra interesting and insightful for the new readers. Unfortunately, I don't have anything that fits in either category.
Next week, I'll be travelling to Las Vegas for my cousin's graduation (as well as some serious pool time.) I'm pretty excited to see my Uncle Butch and my cousins. I haven't seen them in over a year and I haven't been to Vegas in almost two years. I hope that this time, we'll be able to go to California as well. I've never been there and I'd really like to.
I'd also really like to hit it big while I'm there. Unfortunately, the nickel slots don't really pay that much ;-)