Bob Neuman and David Ruether
Trip to the South Western US
May - June 2005
VALLEY of FIRE STATE PARK
Soon after leaving Las Vegas on Interstate 15, we visited Valley of Fire State Park, our first real taste of red-rock formations (There is another interesting red rock park near Las Vegas to the west called appropriately, Red Rocks State Park, but we did not get to it). The last photo shows part of some very old Indian pictographs. Bob needed to climb a long stairway to get a close view - and he took a photo of David from the top (the second to the last photo). Photo three shows a small arch, a taste of things to come. Going north toward Utah and Zion, we drove through a spectacular mountain pass in the northwestern corner of Arizona - but unfortunately there was no place to stop for taking photos. Almost as memorable near here was a very good and hearty spaghetti dinner at the Oasis Hotel and Casino in Mesquite, NV. We tipped 150% (yes, 150%!) for Fred's excellent and friendly service, since the total bill for TWO was a miniscule $2.13! After lunch, we continued on I-15 toward the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park.
taken by Bob Neuman and edited and adjusted by David Ruether)
(All photographs Copyright 2005 Robert Neuman)
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