Monthly Archives: February 2013

Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas, NV Just to the west of Las Vegas is a hiking area mentioned by many people we have met.  So Friday we decided to check it out for ourselves.  The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is an area managed … Continue reading

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Vegas at Night

Las Vegas, NV One evening during Jessica’s stay with us, she and Pam headed for the Strip for some dinner and to check out a couple of free light shows in front of hotels.  John had seen them before so … Continue reading

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Hiking to Hoover Dam

Las Vegas, NV One day during Jessica’s visit she and Pam (John’s bad back still had him on the disabled list) headed south to hike to Hoover Dam using the Railroad Tunnels Trail.  This trail follows an old railroad bed … Continue reading

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Valley of Fire State Park

Las Vegas, NV On Sunday Pam and Jessica headed north to do some hiking in the Valley of Fire State Park.  John re-injured his back and spent the day on the floor trying to stretch out the sore muscles.  But … Continue reading

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First Trip to the “Strip”

Las Vegas, NV Jessica arrived right on time on Saturday and we headed to the nearby “Strip” on Las Vegas Boulevard to let her see some of the large hotels. After parking in the Venetian, we wandered through their shopping … Continue reading

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Welcome to Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV We left our spot in Wickenburg, AZ just after 9:30 this morning and headed north on US-93.  The highway is fairly flat and goes through desert typical in this part of the world.  After about an hour … Continue reading

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A Ghost Town and Downtown Wickenburg

Wickenburg, AZ This blog is a continuation of our previous post, “Gold Mines and Crested Saguaros,” describing our one day visit to the Wickenburg area.  After visiting an abandoned mine area surrounded by Saguaro, we returned to the main road, … Continue reading

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