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Las Vegas, State parks

Best of: Southern Nevada

Southern Nevada

04.06.2012 – 04.11.2012

Delta Airlines

Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa & The Signature at MGM Grand

The deserts of Nevada are anything but dull.  While the bright lights of Las Vegas casinos draw millions of visitors each year, lesser known are the colorful Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park.  For our birthdays in 2012, we flew out to the Silver State to indulge ourselves in Las Vegas’ culinary scene, try our luck in gambling, and discover Nevada’s awe-inspiring natural landscape.  And of course Nanette agreed to visit Hoover Dam for the third time so that her structural engineer husband can finally see this mammoth of a construction for himself.  Combined with the perfect spring weather, we could not have asked for a better birthday trip.

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Casino

Spring Mountain Ranch

Lake Mead

Valley of Fire

Wynn & Encore

Blue Diamond

Valley of Fire

Red Rock Canyon

Hoover Dam

Valley of Fire

New York-New York

The Venetian

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon

Hoover Dam

Spring Mountain Ranch

Spring Mountain Ranch

Bonnie Springs Ranch

The Cosmopolitan

Bally’s & Paris

Petroglyphs (Valley of Fire)

Lake Mead

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire

Spring Mountain Ranch

MGM Grand

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Red Rock Canyon

Handprints Red Rock Canyon

Spring Mountain Ranch

Sunset in Las Vegas

Lake Mead

Valley of Fire

Caesars Palace

Hungry burro

Burro encounter

Paris

Arizona time

Red Rock Canyon

Las Vegas

Lake Mead

Valley of Fire

The Venetian

Las Vegas

Valley of Fire

Bonnie Springs Ranch

Spring Mountain Ranch

Spring Mountain Ranch

Bellagio

The Venetian

MGM Grand

MGM Grand

Lake Mead

Valley of Fire

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Valley of Fire

Las Vegas Boulevard

Hello, there!

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire

Red Rock Canyon

Valley of Fire

Lonely road

Spring Mountain Ranch

The Venetian

New York New York

New York New York

 

Bonnie Springs Ranch

Bonnie Springs Ranch

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Best of: Southern Nevada

  1. Wonderful pictures, thank you! Finally someone who posts pictures with a decent size! My wife and I travel to Vegas and surrounding areas a couple times a year and I love the scenery! We’re from Michigan, I used to live in San Diego. Have you ever driven from Vegas to LA? It’s about a 6 hour drive but the change in landscape is incredible! One trip we made it to Rachel, NV and area 51. We’ve been to Hoover Dam and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon with the skywalk, beautiful. This trip 3 days in Cali, Santa Monica…maybe a trip to the Sequoias. Then while in Vegas, we’re off to Oatman, AZ and the donkeys! Thanks again for the beautiful photos! With your permission I’d like to use some of those for my desktop wallpaper.

    Posted by Joel Howard | April 12, 2014, 12:17 am
    • Hi Joel, thanks for the message. I’ve been on a road trip from Vegas to LA probably about ten years ago. I really enjoyed the scenery of the Mojave Desert. You’re welcome to use our pictures for your desktop wallpaper.

      Posted by fallequinox2006 | April 12, 2014, 3:06 am

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