Why Las Vegas? (Pt 2):
Also Mt Charleston (peak alt. 12500ft) is a short drive from LV. Tiny town at 7500ft that looks more like a small ski resort. Just the one little hotel where we had lunch at 7500ft (200 taller than Australias Mt Kosciusko). Some short hikes to get incredible view. Well worth a trip if you only have 4 hours free. Sadly we missed out on Death Valley. It was having a record heat day, and in a rental car with ZERO mobile coverage we didn’t want to risk getting stranded.
Why Las Vegas?
Grand Canyon & Hoover Dam are obligatory of course. We splashed out big time on a top end heli-tour of GC so that we could see it from the Colorado River. Well worth the $$. Red Rock Canyon is near LV (v. pretty) & has short walks. We drove to LV through Joshua Tree Nat’l park (stunning) through the Mohave Desert from Palm Springs (Aerial Tramway excellent, short hikes at top v. Good) ...
So, VERY happy to be back home after nearly 2 weeks on vacation. Have to say that Las Vegas (when you are not there for work) is a TERRIFIC place to visit. And we only spent 3 hours visiting the strip all week. And that was for a Cirque du Soleil show (“O”). LV is surrounded by the most beautiful array of biomes.
No gym training this week as my facilities access is temporarily curtailed, hopefully to be sorted tomorrow. Instead did a morning run around the local streets. Florida is not quite fully brutal yet, but 4.5K of up and down a few hills in the sun instead of AC gym on treadmill, I sure felt the difference.
Just spent 10 minutes squinting at replacement watch batteries. #GettingOld