During the day we went to Valley of Fire, a really neat state park about an hour outside of Las Vegas. This place was highly recommended to us by my parents. It's a great scenic drive with lots of short-distant hiking trails.
|Look how small these people look next to the giant boulders|
|Brandon savoring the moment in our private tatami booth|
Afterwards we found a terrific ramen shop back in Chinatown and ordered some tonkatsu ramen.
We woke up early on this day and headed 2 1/2 hours north stopping by an old ghost town called Caliente. It was once a booming town along the railroad tracks and apparently offers hot springs (hence the name).
Cathedral Gorge State Park, which is completely worth the drive.
Little A'Le'Inn restaurant and hotel. I have no idea why I still fall for tourist traps out in the middle of nowhere because they usually end up a disappointment (i.e. Four Corners, Infant Jesus of Prague). As Brandon put it, "Well, we went there and took the photos so now no one else has to."
Final day! We spent the entire day by the hotel pool until our 9 o'clock flight. They had barbecue grills, two pools and lots of lounge chairs. The perfect way to wrap up our trip.
Wowie, that was a long post. If you made it all the way down here, thanks for reading and if you'd like to see more photos, check out my Flickr page.