Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Last ones from the Vegas-area desert trip. We missed it driving to the Grand Canyon cuz you can't see the damn thing from the new highway bridge that these shots were taken from. Not from a car behind the high concrete barriers anyway. We missed it again when our boat rental on Lake Mead was cancelled due to high wind. But with some time to spare on our last morning, we made it out there before hitting up a casino buffet in Henderson. Great cap to the trip.
Monday, April 16, 2012
A few more faves my recent trip out West. Above, the rings at Hole in the Wall. Below, my darlin preps out dinner at the Mid Hills campground. And last, a standoffish bull eyes me with caution, just off the road from Mid Hills to Hole in the Wall.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Part of the western Grand Canyon is on Indian land, and they own the one road you can drive down to the bottom. You pay them for the privilege, and it's well worth it. We very cautiously drove our rental car down there last Friday (and then proceeded to get it stuck in sand, which is another story), and were two of six people that were camping that night. Two of the others kept to themselves down on the beach, but up in the dunes we made fast friends with the other two (related to the sand fiasco). And it was glorious. The half moon gave us plenty of light, and the stars we could see above the canyon rim were amazing. I'm not going to disclose the details of the place. You could track it down with a little internet sleuthing, but it's not well-publicized, and I think it's best kept that way. If you ask me nicely I might give you some personal tips about it.