Friday, March 03, 2006

The Desert, 2006

Taking advantage of global warming, we took a little trip to the southwest desert. West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Californy enjoyed the benefits of our company (and spending). The weather was marvelous.

Be sure to click on the pictures to get enlarged fotos in eye-popping natchul color!

A traveling quat gets hungry!

                           A traveling quat makes sure the dishes stay clean!

The 'Windy and the Saturn toad in Van Horn for the evening.
The view from a west Texas roadside park. (Arizona, yew need a few more of these roadside parks, hint, hint!)
The 'Windy showing off her good profile.

The Imperial Valley in Californy.

What chew lookin' at?

Cactus near Balboa Park in San Diego.

More Cactus.

Le Fleur.

Balboa Park, San Diego, 'Forny.

Some people prefer to travel this way. Not me!

A desert reservoir east of Chula Vista, 'Forny.

Is it the moon? Mars? Nope. It's the desert.

The campsite at Terrible's Lakeside RV Park in Pahrump, Nevada. Pahrump Nevada is just across the mountains from Las Vegas. It is near Death Valley.

Terrible's is really nice. The mountains aren't far away!

Nappin' in the afternoon.

The Las Vegas Strip from the tinted winders of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Unfortunately, much of the Strip is under construction, as was this hotel, so I'd recommend waiting a couple of years before visiting Las Vegas. Unless you enjoy construction!

The above two pictures were taken in Red Rock Canyon, between Las Vegas and Pahrump.

The Nevada desert.

Nothin' like an outhouse when you need it!

Silver City, New Mexico is worth at least a three day visit. Unfortunately, we only had one day.

A bridge over the Gila River leading to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Local Indians lived there hundreds of years ago. They disappeared for no known reason.

The walk to the Cliff Dwellings is about a mile round trip. Just the thing in higher elevations!

Cliff Dwelling seen from the trail.

Markings of a snake inside a Dwelling.

Inside the Cliff Dwellings. America's first condos?

The Gila River.