We spent the afternoon at The Valley of Fire outside of Vegas yesterday. If you ever have some time to kill in Vegas, I highly recommend driving the 40ish miles there. It was absolutely beautiful! Ian's brother is getting married there in April so I wanted to go scout out wedding locations. I was getting so excited and Ian was not matching my level of excitement... We took some great pictures.
|On the drive in.|
Lone Rock was our first stop. I wish they allowed weddings there because it was incredible. The red rock was off set by these beautiful turquoise bushes with little flowers. The colors were so vibrant!
|The contrast was absolutely stunning.|
|I had never seen anything like these little bushes.|
|Those little yellow flowers are my favorite.|
|The place lent itself well to panoramic pictures.|
|Through the window|
|At least there's a fireplace...|
|I climbed up to the top. We decided Alex and Claire should stand up there and we could |
watch them from below at their wedding. :)
|A panoramic from the top.|
Mouse's tank was our next stop. Mouse was a gangster, not a rodent. The story is that it was a hideout for gangsters in the early 20th century. We were told there was a rainwater lake after a short hike.
|For the Harwells, it's all about picture spots. I thought this was a great one.|
|Another picture location.|
|There was no shortage of beauty to take in along the way.|
|Here's the rainwater "lake" that sustained Mouse and his gang. |
It was rather underwhelming.
|There was a cute little rock formation in the sand.|