Valley of FIRE

Trip Start May 01, 2008
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valley of fire state park

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

WOW What a difference a few miles makes!!  We had the whole of Valley of Fire State Park to ourselves, we arrived at about 1pm after hightailing it out of Cottonwood. The Valley of Fire is right, it was 115F (47C) when we made camp but it was a stunning setting, with the red rocks all around, we had the pick of the sites at this brand new deserted campground. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_fire 

We went to Overton, the nearest town, in the afternoon to get haircuts, we were beginning to look a little raggedy around the edges, I know we are living in a trailer but that no excuse to lower your standards! We found a the ONLY hair shop in town as the barbers had closed after the barber had cut his hand off doing DIY!!  Clean cut and ready to go we headed back to Valley of Fire to explore the rock formations and the 4000 year old petroglyph's. Later Brent did a spot of sunbathing as we were still all alone......

As the sun was setting, we were enjoying the rock colours change when 7 rental RV's turned up! All Germans...hahaha, thankfully they chose to park at the other side of the campground far enough away. Toby had to go and help as it was their first day and they seemed to have forgotten the briefing (or not listened) on how to set up an RV.

The following day we took a quick trip into Las Vegas, neither of us had been to Vegas for 10 years so we were eager to see some of the new casinos on the strip. Toby also needed to buy underwear as he was always running out before Brent and the next laundry run!

Las Vegas really reminded us of Dubai with all the high rise construction on the strip, we were very disappointed as neither one of us remembered how "ghetto" Las Vegas is as soon as you get 1 block off the strip. We walked around for awhile and headed back to the Valley of Fire for the sunset.

We decided that we would have to pack up early and get going as it was reaching 100F by 9am, also we thought that seeing the sunrise would be more amazing than the sunsets. So at 530am the alarms went off, as we opened our eyes we were horrified to realize that  it was already was past sunrise and pushing thru the 90's F! 

Having had enough of the desert we headed off to the mountains of Yosemite National park just inside the state of California.
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