Not that we got wet. It had been windy all day yesterday and the clouds began to gather and crash in the evening, but the rain passed us by.
You could see the clouds’ frayed edges in the distance where the rain would be falling, although it probably evaporated before it reached the ground.
We reached the tipping point of the holiday yesterday when you go from finding your feet in a place and planning what you’d like to do and see to realising that there are just a few days left and wondering how much more you can cram in in a hurry.
Top of that list was another trip to Cactus Joe’s that we went to soon after we arrived in Vegas. I mentioned then that it is like an eccentric garden centre for people who like to grow cactus, as well as an eclectic mix of odds and ends on sale or just as ornaments.
From CJ’s, we drove up past Blue Diamond to Red Rock Canyon to drive the thirteen mile loop of yet more rugged and stunning scenery.
We would have liked to explore one or two of the many hikes that the canyon has to offer, but as I said above, time was now against us and we had to settle with stopping at several of the viewing points.
Due to the wind, it was the first time we had eaten indoors, apart from a couple of cooked breakfasts, but it was nonetheless enjoyable company and conversation for all that.
Which leaves us with just today and tomorrow before we have to reluctantly return to drought-stricken, rain sodden England.
Today we plan to tick off the Hoover Dam from our list of things to do, but I’ll leave you with a view of Red Rock Canyon.