Saturday, February 22, 2014

Las Vegas and the Valley of Fire

As I sit here looking outside at more large piles of fresh snow, I'm grateful that Barry and I got to escape the Minnesota weather and go to Las Vegas for a few days. The weather was perfect, in the 70's (with low humidity of course) during the day and 50's at night. We went to a couple of concerts, did just a little gambling (ending up a bit ahead), had a nice Valentine's Day dinner, saw the Blue Man group, and even met up with Barry's mom and a friend who happened to be in Vegas at the same time. One of the highlights was a drive we took about 45 minutes or so outside of Las Vegas. We drove by the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, then on to the Valley of Fire. The scenery was gorgeous, unlike anything here in Minnesota.

Lake Mead

An old train tunnel

Big horn sheep

Rugged scenery