Careless talk costs lives as they say, or at least it did during WWII. These days it tends to lead to rude awakenings.
Last night we were at the neighbour’s house for ‘happy hour’ – a pretty loose description since it lasted from 5:30 to 9pm and beyond. From their deck we could see the illuminated Exploration Peak in the distance and Mrs P happened to mention that she’d like to climb it and before we knew it, arrangements had been made.
We pulled ourselves out of bed at 5am at to grab a slurp of coffee before jumping into Bob’s Lincoln Town Car so the four of us (plus Smarty the dog) could drive over there in time to see the sunrise.
Which we did after climbing the path upwards for four or five hundred feet. The photo above shows the view of the Strip to the east, while below is looking west towards the mountains and another of the housing developments that make Las Vegas the fastest growing city in the US.
The day before we had a drive out through Red Rock, stopping off at Cactus Joe’s which is a sort of garden centre. For people who like to grow cactus.
We had hoped to meet Lindsay Loham, the petting pig, but she has moved on to some local porcine commune.
Sideways Sammy was also missing. He’s the dog with neural damage that means he can only walk sideways, but his disability doesn’t mean he’s stupid enough to stay out in the sun as we were.
It was a good spot for photos though, like the skull above that instantly brought back memories of the Popeye cartoons – ‘You’ll be sor-ree!’
The are more photos on my Flickr page.