We moved up to Las Vegas today. It's a nice place to hang around for a couple of days. There is another big tent in much of the parking lot. It's for a Cavalia circus/horse show.
Didn't really accomplish much today. So, another sucessful day.
We met brother Ernie for dinner.
We drove out to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area West of Las Vegas. Here are a few pictures of the place.
Ernie's doggies like to get out and run. Walter is shown at left. A Chipmonk on the right.
These birds were making a racket that sound very much like chickens by one of the trails we took.
The weird creatures on the left were in the Visitors Center. The top one has things figured out. he just rides the big lizard around the cage.
The rocks have an interesting "grain". The park had a "forest" fire in 2005 that burned most of the flatlands.
Ernie's doggies awaiting our return. The park has both pytroglyphs and pictoglyphs as shown above right. There are five outlines of hands in the picture.
Another look at the burnt desert. A wild burro begging from the motorists.
The entrance sign to the park. While the rocks are all good looking, not that many of them are red? The gray and buff rocks out number the red rocks.
Ernie departed early this morning. Lou and I bought day passes for the bus and rode downtown to look around at the casinos on Fremont Street. We also dropped by the Post Office to see if our mail had arrived. It hadn't. It normally arrives within three work days but the holiday delayed its arrival.
We also rode the length of the strip on the bus. The buses are double decker. You get a great view from the top front seats that we had. It also helped to be ten feet off the ground, above traffic. A view of the Las Vegas Strip at night and a sunset as seen from there.
The Cavalia Show tent was behind our parking space. When we visited the Wynn Casino, we spotted this practice rescue from their fountains. There is a conference of Homeland Security Folks in town for a convention?
Our campsite at the Rio Casino. On the right you see the Cavalia Tent behind us.
From our RV we saw a semi nude chippendale looking guy in the driver seat of the RV ahead of us. It was actually a reflection from one of the Rio buses.
Our day passes were still good so we rode down to the post office to get our mail. Success!
When we returned to the Rio, we prepared for departure. Traffic was very light. We headed down I-15 and then over to Palmdale on Hwy 18. Traffic was pretty heavy in Victorville, but OK once we were out of town. Were planning on spending the night here at Wal-marts. We might get ousted though because were the only RV here?