Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Traveling Lately

Well last week found me out in Nevada for some work (and play) and then I spent the weekend in Colorado visiting my family.

The first day in Nevada I worked a little and then headed out to see Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
That is a long way down huh?

Ever been in 2 places at 1 time?

Well I worked the next morning and early afternoon and was wondering what else I might be able to see around the Las Vegas area that did not entail gambling or shows in the hotels. I found out that the Mojave National Preserve was not that far away so I headed out for some desert traveling: Yes, that is snow in the desert - pretty cool huh?

Kelso Sand Dunes - I was going to climb to the top but the weather had other ideas in store!

I was chasing this rainbow out of the park on the way back to Las Vegas - I saw the beginning and the end but my camera could not do it justice.

Well on Friday I was heading to Colorado in the afternoon and had some extra time so I went to see Death Valley. They had a lot of rain over the week and a lot of it was closed due to mud and flooding but I got a good enough picture of it that makes me want to return in the future!
This was just awesome to see in person

Another beautiful shot of the terrain around Death Valley

Well I did not get to spend a lot of time there so I headed back to the airport and flew to Colorado. Saturday morning I woke up and went hiking at Green Mountain and saw the sunrise - worth the lack of oxygen and sleep to see this!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. One day I will figure out how to it quicker into an album so you can see them all but one step at a time!

1 comment:

Patrick Mahoney said...

Some amazing country out there, hope it was a good time.