Friday, March 28, 2008

The Final Friday

OMIGOSH! That sounds foreboding, doesn't it? It's just that today is the last Friday of our winter sojourn in the desert. We have really been enjoying this week. The weather has been great. I think I mentioned our trip to Mt. Charleston. Here is a picture we took while visiting the mountain.

In utter contrast, yesterday we visited the Valley of Fire State Park. This was the first state park in Nevada. What a delightful day this park provided for us.
The weather was a wonderful 78 degrees, with a light breeze. Perfect for walking and hiking around the unique rock formations.

The park is well equipped with picnic areas, restrooms and watering stations. Because it was a weekday and early in the season, crowds were at a minimum. All-in-all it was an ideal day.

This is in an area of "Arches" where wind erosion has caused these arch formations and will eventually destroy them.

This is in an area called "Beehives". I can hardly wait to show these pictures to Nancy at the Bee Skep Restaurant. I took quite a few pictures for her.

And the wildflowers - WOW! I'll just post one picture here and the rest on my picture blog.

I have been thinking a lot about how I'm going to scrapbook this trip. However, I'm still working on last winter's trip across the country. Jim is interested in working on this project with me and I'm sure he will have some input as to how we want to do it. We do have some other pressing projects to complete (painting both bathrooms & organizing my work room) before we indulge ourselves in the "joy of scrap booking".

Jim's talking about going to see "21" which comes out today, so I think I'll pack up the old "Dell" and walk over to the theatre with him.

Toodles. Have a great weekend.


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camport said...

Sean wants to see 21! I kinda do, too.

I've been looking for some Arches, but figured I'd have to go to Utah for those. What a beautiful place. And the beehives, how cool! We have Buttes here in AZ, but they aren't nearly as picturesque.

Enjoy your last weekend in the Desert!!


Nancy said...

Your time there has gone by all too fast! I look forward to your new pics, so I am going to miss that! You certainly have taken some beautiful shots, and I'm sure I am not the only one who has enjoyed them! The way time is flying by, you'll be back there next year before you know it! Enjoy the remainder of your vacation!

Renie Burghardt said...

What gorgeous pictures! I have never seen the desert, but now want to. Thank you for sharing your trip.



Diane said...

It's been a vacation for me just looking at all of your photos. I'm sure the scrapbook will be fun to do.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Well, thoses are some beautiful pictures. I'm glad you have enjoyed the desert.. Safe travels...

Cheryl Wray said...

WOW!!!!! These pictures are AMAZING!!! This is a part of the US that I've always wanted to see...someday, I hope!!

I know you have had such a great trip! And I can't wait to see what you scrapbook from it!