The Las Vegas Strip is just a small, small taste of what Las Vegas has to offer. Communities like Henderson, Summerlin, and Lake Las Vegas hold many, many interesting and beautiful buildings, scenery and historical locations. While driving to Red Rock Casino, I spotted this wonderful mission type architecture on St. Joesph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church just outside of Summerlin on Sahara Blvd. West. Enjoy ! Looking at the bell tower from the courtyard at Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Las Vegas Nevada, June 2011.
Ribbon of Red in a rock formation at Red Rock Canyon, Summerlin, Nevada 2007 Las Vegas is so much more than the neon of the Strip or Fremont street. I will admit it took until my third trip to realize this. Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area is located a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip in Summerlin, Nevada. It’s more or less Red Rock Casino’s neighbor ! The park offers many, many photo ops as well as hiking, rock climbing, bird watching, biking and so much more.
Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada is an amazing park to visit. From the wide space of desert to the tight canyons and cliffs of red sandstone, you’ll be sure to fill your camera’s memory card quickly. A boulder seems to be hanging on, putting up a fight against gravity. It will lose. Valley of Fire State Park Just a short drive north on I-15 from the Vegas Strip, you should put Valley of Fire State Park on your list of to-do’s when visiting Las Vegas. It offers amazing rock formations, scenic vistas, hiking, […]
One great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Vegas Strip is to head for the infamous Area 51, the USAF base that doesn’t exist, even though it does, but really doesn’t, but sort of does. It’s not right around the corner from Las Vegas though, about 2.5 to 3 hours one way. Definitely a true day trip! The sign for Nevada Route 375, E.T. Highway, on the way to Rachel, Nevada 2009 The trip takes you through some wonderful desert landscape which will have you pulling over for […]