Valley of Fire State Park – Fire Wave and Pink Canyons

We have visited Valley of Fire State Park many times over the last few years. It continues to be one of my favorite parks, which is saying a lot because I'm not a huge fan of hot weather or the desert, although I do think the desert in the winter is spectacular. The park is an hour's drive from Las Vegas and we always try to come out whenever we go to Sin City. I used to go several times a year … [Read more...]

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Valley of Fire State Park Redux (but in Macro!)

Last August I visited the Valley of Fire State Park with Mr. Misadventures.  It was 110 degrees.  I took photos, but I didn't leave the car much... This past December we planned a return trip for the Spring thinking it would be cooler.  So not knowing that I would be staying in Vegas for two weeks working back-to-back tradeshows, we planned a weekend where we would stay at the Element and do … [Read more...]

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Photo of the Day: Valley of Fire Gopher

Location: Valley of Fire Stare Park, Nevada, USA. … [Read more...]

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Element Las Vegas (Summerlin)

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Starwood hotels. I have been a loyal member of this hotel chain for a very long time and think they treat their SPG members right.  So when I discovered there was a new property in the Las Vegas area, particularly in the Red Rock Canyon area I was excited to try  it out.  The hotel is called Element and it is a new sub-family of Westin (a Starwood … [Read more...]

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Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada

A few weeks ago I met Mr. Misadventures in Las Vegas. He had been at a conference on the strip all week and by the time I arrived he was anxious to get out of town! We got up very early to drive the hour to the Valley of Fire State Park, the oldest state park in Nevada. When we reached Highway 40/Highway 169, the road that we took into the park, it was deserted, seriously, we parked the car and … [Read more...]

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