One day, Howard asked if we wanted to see a Valley of Fire. Of course we said yes, quite excitedly! Little guy Rialey just couldn't wait to go and Layla seemed interested. She sometimes gets motion sickness and doesn't like long drives. Howard said it would be quite a distance from Las Vegas so we packed lunches for everyone, including drinks and off we went.
I was happy to spend some time with him. We really haven't seen him since mom died in 2000, so this was great for me. The drive was a long way out but we enjoyed the scenery. Finally we got to the "Valley of Fire" and it was on Aboriginal land and the road into the actual Valley was another long drive. Eventually we started to see some wonderful rock formations. Some I just couldn't believe my eyes! A bee hive formation. These rocks have been here for millions of years. They formed various shapes and sizes. The Valley was vast and it certainly had the right name, "Valley of Fire".
The colour of the various rocks was amazing! Some were very reddish, others less so but the name was appropriate. The valleys and gullies stretched for miles and miles. There was a museum which we stopped at. The kids had a great time climbing the mountainous rocks. These rocks had large holes in them and they were very smooth. It was a true wonder how these rocks were able to form in the shapes we saw.
Being in the Valley of Fire felt like being on another planet. Nothing was "normal" to us. The rock formations, the various colours of the rocks and ground and the erie feeling like were somehow made it to the tv show, The Otter Limits made the day even more interesting! When you look closely at the pictures, the entire colour & formation is astounding! We even found ancient writing, thousands of years old high up steep stairs so Layla had to go for me and take pictures. I'm trying to find them and when I do, I'll post them.
I can honestly say this was the most interesting place we've been. I love the pictures of the kids high in the arched rocks, but really, I loved it all and was totally amazed as we drove around and stopped only to take more pictures. I also really like the "road" pictures. It looked surreal to me. I really recommend going to see the Valley of Fire if you're ever in Nevada. It's about an hour outside Vegas but I will warn you, take lots of water and food with you, because there is nothing for miles.
I hope you enjoy my pictures. There are a lot of them, but how can I leave any out!?! I couldn't, so please be patient and enjoy a fabulous time at the Valley of Fire in Nevada, USA.
|Little Rialey in awe of the rocks as he looks around.|
|Little Rialey in the museum|
|I saw rock forms of many shapes|
|These rocks just seem to loom up out of the ground!|
|You can see some colour differences in this picture. Some rocks very red.|
|More various rocks of colours.|
|Layla & Rialey observing the various rocks and formations.|
|This picture doesn't look real, but I took it! Amazing colours. Some rocks jut out of the ground.|
|When they say Valley of Fire, this looks like it's on fire.|
|Us in the museum|
|This picture & a few others look like the camera had a colour problem but it didn't. This is the colour of what we saw.|
|This is the stop we made at the museum. The rocks to the right had large holes and Rialey and Layla climbed in and out of them.|
|For some reason, this looked spooky to me.|
|So beautiful! I love this picture.|
|It this not amazing!!??|
|These rocks are next to the museum|
|Is this not incredible!|
|Kids way up on the rocks by the museum.|
|I was not too happy when I saw them way up on the rocks like this.|
|How does one capture what these rocks look like?!!|
|Little Rialely is trying to hide from me|
|These rocks are so incredible! Sorry for keep saying it, but I can't believe my eyes. I am so glad we visited the Valley of Fire.|
|Kids are looming in and out of the rocks and holes.|
|So many different colours.|
|Rialey sits among the strange holes dug deep into the mountainous rocks.|
|These rocks we found when nearing the end of our journey. The kids climbed up, wow! I love this and the next picture.|
|This is one of my favourites|
|This is a good picture of the museum which fits right in with the colour of the rocks.|
|Kids on the rocks.|
|Rialey thinks this is all play!|
|A view of my family, Layla, Rialey and Howard|
|The rocks look like they jutted right out of the ground!|
|You can see the holes in rocks across the way.|
|This looks like something from Mars!|
|This felt like an outerspace moment.|
|This rock has the look of a puppy dog.|
|A land of many colours.|