About Me

An avid traveler I have had the good fortune to have spent my career in the travel and vacation industry. From Bali to Copenhagen and all points between is where I have been or intend to go. This blog however is specific to the Western half of the United States as I explore this part of the world.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Red Rock

Ahhh things are finally starting to slow down a bit... today Me, Sonny, Frank and Joanne are going for a relaxing drive and some light hiking in Red Rock... we started with a energy boosting breakfast at Egg Works... one of my fave breakfast eateries in Vegas.

It was a beautiful and windy day in Red Rock. I thought I would start everyone out with a little museum walk through but unfortunately it is being completely renovated... I am excited to see what the end result will be. We walked around to the back of the museum at Red Rock to observe the Desert Tortoise pens but alas they were already in hibernation so not Tortoises either.

I, of course, was being a clown as usual..."I am not a crook!" The cube like pieces of stone are what are left of a quarry that used to be here... the vehicle that moved the stone from here to Vegas was a machine that was described as larger than a locomotive and used 400 gallons of fuel per day... well my 5.9 liter R/T Durango is a little better than that :-P

What a view!

I think we are actually relaxing!


Jennifer said...

I left a comment below on the wedding entry (congrats again!). But I had to add another. Photos like these make me nostalgic for my time out west. It was in the 20s last night here, and I know it's not going to be much better for the next 4 months. We might just have to take a mid-winter break and thaw out in Vegas.

Ted Madsen said...

That would be awesome! Just give me some advanced notice and I can hook you both up with a nice place to stay!